My first editor was TECO. My second was vi; it's still my favorite.
There are a lot of vi clones floating around but I like
Also, the vi Editor FAQ
part 1 and
are pretty detailed.
You will some kind of zip utility and
WinZip has a nice user
interface. There are versions for both Windows 3.X and Windows 95.
Electronic TV HOST
After getting an
RCA digital satellite receiver, I found that
TV Guide wasn't hacking it
anymore. I decided to try the
Electronic TV HOST.
I started with their
I down loaded the ETV Windows client and a "demo" data file. Once I saw
how powerful it was, I bought a six month subscription. I guess I
won't be renewing TV Guide; ETV costs about the same but does a lot
You can also check out the
(although it looks pretty dusty...)
(Note that TV Guide appears to be working on something called
TV Guide on-line.
It looks like an ETV competitor.)
DIACOM is a really neat package that lets you use your Butterfly
(actually any PC from the IBM-AT up) to link to the computer in your late model
GM or Chrysler vehicle. It displays all the engine parameters
your cars engine management systems maintains in real time.
In addition to the software, you get a parallel printer port
to ALDL interface cable.
There are two version available. The basic DIACOM package is about
$300. The extended package is called DIACOM Plus and is about $580. In
addition to the normal DIACOM features, DIACOM Plus does graphs and
gives you access to technical troubleshooting information.
DIACOM runs great on the Butterfly (after you fix the "Packed file is
corrupt" problem described on my PC DOS page).
But it doesn't run under Windows 95; you have to boot to DOS
or else the software will incorrectly report trouble codes (including
Fips is a neat utility that allows you to shrink a fdisk partition.
This is handy when you have a new laptop that has Windows 95
pre-installed on the hard drive and you want to convert it to a dual
boot system. First you defragment the disk, then you run fips to shrink
the DOS partition and then you have room to install Unix.
Note that if you hibernation file is enabled, you will need to disable it
in the BIOS and then delete it before you defragment the disk.
ATTRIB -R -S -H C:*.HIB
After you have run fips, you can re-enable the hibernation file in the
BIOS (which will automatically recreate it the next time you boot).
A commercial alternative to fips is
Partition Magic by Power Quest. This program is very
slick. It lets you change partition size, location, type
(including FAT32 and FAT conversions). It lists for about $30.
The Simtel.Net software collection
is a good place to go looking for all kinds of PC software.
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