[Coladam] Software questions from a newb

Ronald Mitchell bytehacker at tallcedarskennels.com
Tue Jan 19 07:22:57 CET 2010


Going on memory (at my age always dangerous), and wishing I still  had  
it.  Remember it from Ottawa.  As I recall, it had some nice features,  
like line renumbering and such, but I could be dead wrong.

Ron

On Jan 18, 2010, at 9:32 PM, Joe Blenkle wrote:

> Ron...
>
> (ie - Autoaid -
> Australian SmartBasic, etc. SmartBasic 2.0 (Coleco)
>
> This is a new one on me...Australian SmartBasic? I've got a lot of  
> different versions of Basic, but not this one!!!
>
> Joe B.
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Ron Mitchell" <bytehacker at tallcedarskennels.com>
> To: "Craig Lindholm" <eclindholm at gmail.com>
> Cc: <coladam at adamcon.org>
> Sent: Monday, January 18, 2010 9:07 PM
> Subject: Re: [Coladam] Software questions from a newb
>
> >
> > Looks like my first attempt to reply to you last night didn't make  
> it
> > through. This is a retry
> >
> > Craig, I sincerely hope that others will reply to your question  
> about
> > software. This board is for newbies like yourself, and we all need  
> to
> > help as much as we can.  It's probably a good thing to make a list  
> of
> > this stuff.
> >
> > Word Processor.  I like Speedywrite  (David White Software). However
> > there is also VDE.com that operates under CP/M or TDOS. All of which
> > gives rise to a basic division of opinion amongst us, and probably a
> > question that should be asked of you first.  The ADAM was capable of
> > using its own native operating system or CP/M (Control Program for
> > Microprocessors) which pre-dates DOS by at least 5 years.
> >
> > Some of us never took to CP/M, and preferred to stay with software  
> that
> > ran under ADAM's native operating system, Elementary Operating  
> System or
> > EOS. I'm one of those who prefers CP/M, and so my favourite  
> software for
> > ADAM might reveal a bit of a bias.
> >
> > For the balance of this answer I'll assume that you're not  
> interested in
> > CP/M - which really runs better with a disk drive (better yet, 2  
> disk
> > drives, and better even still a hard drive)
> >
> > So, back to your question.....
> >
> > Wordprocessor    -   Speedywrite
> > Spreadsheet      -   Adamcalc
> > Database         -   (I don't really have any for ADAM EOS)  There  
> is
> > D-Base II
> > available under CP/M
> > Tape Backup      -  JKL Utilities, AJM Filemanager, Quickcopy
> > Utilities        -  AJM Disk Doctor, Uncle Ernie's Toolkit
> >
> > Graphics         - Powerpaint (Sol Swift)
> > Tape Backup      - Filemanager, AJM Software
> > IDE              - MacAdam assembler
> >                 - Various versions of SmartBASIC with tools included
> > (ie - Autoaid -
> > Australian SmartBasic, etc. SmartBasic 2.0 (Coleco)
> > games           -  I'm not really a games person, and I really  
> couldn't
> > give
> > you any personal preferences.  Hopefully others will address that
> > Multimedia      - Chris Braymen's Sequel 2.0, Chris Braymen's
> > Multi-media  Utilities,
> >
> > As far as web browsing software is concerned, I'm not aware of it.  
> ADAM
> > users were active on the net when Compuserve and Genie were  
> amongst the
> > chief ways of getting together online. All that ended somewhere  
> between
> > 1990 and 1995. (the exact date escapes me).  ADAM was capable of  
> online
> > communications at speeds of up to 2400 baud, and at the time, that  
> was
> > good enough for Compuserve and Genie. It was even capable of  
> hosting a
> > BBS system that ran under CP/M. Had one running when I lived in  
> Ottawa.
> > However with the advent of the commercialized internet circa 1993,  
> all
> > of that stopped. Some of us CP/M types browsed the net with a text  
> based
> > browser known as Lynx. I'm not even sure if Lynx is useable on the  
> net
> > today. Somehow doubt it.
> >
> > Ron
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > On Sun, 2010-01-17 at 21:57 -0800, Craig Lindholm wrote:
> >> Hello, it's me again....(that darn newbie)
> >>
> >> what's the best:
> >> Word Processor
> >> Spreadsheet
> >> Database
> >> Tape backup software and other "must have" utilities
> >> IDE (Integrated Development Environment)
> >> ADAM specific games
> >>
> >> Any other "must have" stuff?
> >>
> >> (I am on a tape drive only BASE system)
> >>
> >> Craig
> >>
> >> PS. Sorry for asking all these newbie questions, but it's been so  
> long
> >> since I have done ANY ADAM stuff, I am totally lost with what is
> >> currently out there.
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