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Volume 001, Number 074, 21 Feb 1997

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  1. Re: Digest poqetpc.v001.n073 by McWrapper@xxxxxxxx
  2. Re: Digest poqetpc.v001.n073 by Psychotic Don't-you-dare-tickle-me Elmo <honge@xxxxxxxx>
  3. INFO RESPONSE -Reply by bmoy@xxxxxxxx

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Re: Digest poqetpc.v001.n073 by McWrapper@xxxxxxxx

From: McWrapper@xxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: Digest poqetpc.v001.n073
Date: Thu, 20 Feb 1997 23:22:30 -0500 (EST)

"Ram cards left in the PCMCIA slot (Take the bloody things out when
you don't need them)"

What do you mean I have to take out the ram cards...Its a pain to take then
in and out.

What will that have to do with battery depletion?


Re: Digest poqetpc.v001.n073 by Psychotic Don't-you-dare-tickle-me Elmo <honge@xxxxxxxx>

From: "Psychotic Don't-you-dare-tickle-me Elmo" <honge@xxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Digest poqetpc.v001.n073
Date: Thu, 20 Feb 1997 23:32:21 -0600 (CST)
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>>"Ram cards left in the PCMCIA slot (Take the bloody things out when
>>you don't need them)"

>What will that have to do with battery depletion?

SRAM, unlike flash RAM, needs power souce to retain the memory.

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From: bmoy@xxxxxxxx
Subject: INFO RESPONSE -Reply
Date: Fri, 21 Feb 1997 17:15:28 -0500

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Hello everyone!  I'm new on the block, just
subscribed yesterday when my job upgraded mestuff
to Windows95 with Netscape including outside web
access!!!  I'm having a blast exploring the net
for the first time.

Anyhow, my name is Bill Moy,38 ,in New York doing
Grants Accounting.  Got a Poqet PC, model no.
PQ0164 which I kouldnot pass up for $189 -WOW!
(still WOW even after having it for about a year.)

I remember when, I think it was DAK or Damark -one
o'those mail order catalogues, was offering these
at $600 and they offered a 30 day trial period. 
Well, I tried it, loved it and was extremely
tempted to keep it, but didn't.  I remember the
original package came with the cable and a Lotus
123 program card (hate 123).  So I was kinda
dizzapoined when California Digital offered it
without any accessories ('cept for the Poqet
Utilities disk)

I consider meself a minimalist and I guess at 512K
you gotta be!  I'm very proud that I figured out a
way to run Windows 3.0 on a 720K floppy!!  It can
run on a duo-floppy system with 640K.  It can even
run ExcelV2.2a!!! (No luck with Word for Windows
yet.)  Of course it runs all of the applettes that
came with Windows3.0 (Write, Paintbruse,
Calculator, Terminal, File Manager, etc.) and can
use scalable fonts (not TrueType -that was
introduced with 3.1)  Of course this has nothing
to do with the Poqet becuz of the 512K limitation

Which lead me to the next question:  Is there any
(repeat, any) way of expanding the 512K RAM to
640K or more???  This would make me very happy!

Also, I can't get my drive A sram card to boot up
to a later DOS than V3.3.  I tried to replace the
boot files: IO.SYS and MSDOS.SYS for V6.22 onto a
bootable A: card that was formatted by Poqet's C:
drive, but, no go.  Trying to use SYS.COM from a
remote drive was also unsuccessful... any ideas???

I already downloaded VDE and I am AMAZED by it
capabilities, especially for a 78K program!!  I
will register soon, I'm sure, and get the spell
checker utility (another WOW!)

Anyhow, looking forward to knowin y'all!

Bubbye, -Bill

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