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THE DOS CONNECTION: DOS SOFTWARE ON THE HP 95LX

THE DOS CONNECTION: DOS SOFTWARE ON THE HP 95LX

By Mark Scardina

I have tested a number of pieces of IBM PC compatible software on the HP 95LX with varied results. I have been successful in using the following pieces of software on my HP 95LX described in the chart below. Some of the software is free or is shareware available from bulletin boards or CompuServe. Other products are commercially distributed.

Software Available for HP 95LX: Chart

 If the product is freeware or shareware, the CompuServe forum where it resides is listed as follows: CIS: GO Forum. The name of the file to download is in parentheses. (Note: the name of the file and the CompuServe forum and library can change over time.)

Products with a "Y" in the "SysMgr" column are TSR (memory resident) programs that can be made to work while 95LX built-in software such as 1-2-3 or MEMO remain open. Products that have a "Y" in the "40 Col" column, naturally run, or can be customized to run on the 95LX 40-column by 16-line display. The minimum files required to run the software are listed in "Files Required." The amount of disk space required by these files is listed in the "Size" column. If Diet is used as described in the previous article, the "Diet Size" column reveals reduced disk space requirements.

 I have had success running each of these programs on the HP 95LX. However, I, of course, can make no guarantees. Backing up your files on a regular basis makes sense whenever experimenting with software not designed for the HP 95LX, especially TSR software and software that uses the serial port.

 Hopefully, through the months we can collectively add to this chart while discussing particular pieces of software on the HP 95LX in depth. Please, send us the results of your experimentation: add to this chart; report in detail on useful DOS products for the HP95LX; or modify information on the chart.

Please mail a description of your results on disk or paper to: The DOS Connection, The HP Palmtop Paper, PO Box 869, Fairfield, IA 52556. Send CompuServe mail to Mark Scardina, 71551,467 or to Hal Goldstein, 72257,714.

 Future Articles

 Future articles I have in mind will cover the following subjects: a 95LX Outliner; a 95LX Communications Program; using CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT; using your 95LX as a Remote PC; great TSRs for the 95LX.

FASTLYNX

EXPANSION BOX

PC-OUTLINE*

MEMORYMATE

GRANDVIEW

VDE*

MANIFEST

DIET*

KBFix2*

EZ CURSOR

PCANYWHERE

ANSI.SYS

Encore*

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