[NTLK] New Newton owner!

Larry Zasitko l.zasitko at sasktel.net
Wed May 30 16:48:59 EDT 2012

Somewhat correct but.....

On 2012-05-29, at 2:28 PM, Laurence W Brown wrote:

> 1. They are available from time to time.

You need a Keyspan USA-28 which is an usb adapter to two of the mac round serial ports, check on ebay or used computer stores or maybe check with the fellow on here that bought a bunch of newton stuff he may have one. The drivers are still available on-line. Only other thing is to have a mac serial cable.

> 2. You do need a package on the Newton, and a Mac program running on OS9 or earlier.

Using the keyspan and drivers with NCX (should be on UNNA) you will be able to transfer programs to the newton under OSX (I have OSX 10.6) without too much trouble.

> 3. There is no such thing - the cards simply cannot be read or written to in any usable manner.

I have not seen a adapter that worked but again maybe someone here has figured it out

> 4. Someone does it and should be able to answer you on that!

Depends on what you need, I have a couple cards that work but can't recall what is on them right now and as I mentioned I do not know what you want or need....
Others may be willing to get a card to you too.

> Sent from my 2Pad…
> On May 29, 2012, at 13:21, Mattias Ståhl <stahl80 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> So no way for me to transfer and "apps" to it. Im not sure  what the best way to go about it would be.
>> 1. Trying to fins a cable, trying that….
>> 2. Find a IrDa compatible mac and might transfer that way. Not sure that works without any preloaded pkg on the newton.
>> 3. Buy a memory cars/adapter to transfer pkg´s from a Mac to the card and then connect that to the newton, works?
>> 4. Find someone who can lend a card with preloaded software, or load my card with software?

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