Model Multi User Operati System

The new TRS-XENIX Model 16 Multi-User operating system was announced during January. TRS-XENIX is the most powerful operating system available today for a microcomputer. This is a true Bell Unix based operating system developed by Microsoft, and every owner of a Model 16 or a Mod 16 upgrade kit is entitled to the runtime (or CORE) system. Model 16 and 16 upgrade owners will be notified by mail that they should phone or drop by the Computer Center (or dealer) where the system was purchased and...

Caveat Patchor Let the Patchor Beware

Editor's Note With the advent of the new Software Maintenance Program, as introduced by Jon Shirley in our January 1 983 issue and detailed further in this issue we felt it appropriate to reprint an article which appeared in the December 1981 Microcomputer News. This article is written for those computer users who have, at least once, lost many hours of work because a simple immediate fix has caused more problems than it solved. It is a rare person who has never lost any data or programs when,...

Magazines

Below are two magazines of special interest to TRS-80 owners that we believe have editorial content of high quality and will be of use to our customers. Cover photo by Dwayne McDowell, Radio Shack Photography Studio. Utilities from PATCH to BACKUP to BUILD and DO are discussed in this issue to make us all smarter and happier TRS-80 users. Some of the utilities are familiar and some are not so familiar. We're re-running two pertinent articles, The PATCH and Backups Insurance Against Disaster...

Communications Corner

Welcome back to Communications Corner. This month we're going to try to clear up some of the mysteries of that dark and sinister tower of complexities, LCOMM. LCOMM is a communications program which you can use with your LDOS system to allow your TRS-80 to communicate via modem with timesharing systems, other TRS-80s, or remote Bulletin Board Services such as the Forum network or the like . It also allows you to send or receive programs from these sources as well. Although it seems complicated...

Notes on Previous Newsletters

Ed Hamilton 1756 Kansas Drive Santa Rosa, CA 95405 I enjoy receiving my copy of Microcomputer News each month and feel that it is interesting enough to continue a paid subscription. Accordingly, I would like to contribute a few comments that I feel will increase its value to me and other readers. In my program Linefeed with a Carriage Return for the Color Computer, line 112 was incorrectly printed as 112 MT MT - 19 12 it should be this 112 MT MT - 19 2. I had many letters and phone calls from...

Labels and Renumbering on the PC

Fabio Marzocca Via Delle Baleniere N.20 00121 Ostia Lido Rome, ITALY These two programs are written for the PC-2. The first program is LABELS. This short program for the PC-2 computer lets you print out your own labels for your table, the office door, or even on your computer. You need, of course, the Pocket Computer 2 with a printer-cassette-interface, and make sure you have paper. 10 INPUT Label A TEXT LF 5 ROTATE 1 CSIZE 9 40 GLCURSOR 100, 0 SORGN 50 B MID A , I, 1 60 FOR J 1 TO 5 70...

Compu Serve Offers Financial Products and Business Services

Editor's Note The CompuServe Information Service is one of the largest information and entertainment services available to owners of personal computers and computer terminals. With each issue of TRS-80 Microcomputer News, various features of CompuServe will be discussed. The CompuServe Information Service is sold at Radio Shack stores nationwide and in Canada. To serve all spheres of Its subscriber base, CompuServe provides a broad range of business services as well as entertainment services....