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mystixman
Aug 21, 2003, 07:22 PM
I felt like the luckiest kid in the world the other day when going through some storage and found my dad's old Newton. Im not sure which version it is, but none the less Im loving it more than even my semi-new Visor. The software is so much better for everything on the Newton. Anyway, can I get this to sync with my iMac (15" flat-panel)? The newton has an old Apple Serial port on it which my computer does not. Also, is any software still available to D/L? And how would I sync it? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

ibookin'
Aug 21, 2003, 07:43 PM
http://www.everchanging.com/newton/

This software will sync your Newton with OS X. You will need a USB to Serial converter as well, which can be had for about $30.

USB to Serial:

http://www.keyspan.com/products/usb/usa28x/

mstecker
Aug 21, 2003, 07:57 PM
Thanks for the tip! That is so awesome! Time to break my Newton out of storage.

M.

Gus
Aug 21, 2003, 09:59 PM
Try this:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3427203353&category=41995

It's cheaper, and it's what I use on my Newtons.

You need to find out which model you have so that you can take full advantage of it.

Here's a boatlaod of software:
http://www.panix.com/~clay/newton/

And here are specs and info on all of the models:
http://www.geocities.com/newtonresurrection/indexspecs.html

Find out which Newton OS you are running too. OS 2 and 2,1 are the best. NOS 1.3 is allright, but anything before that is going to prohibit things like e-mail, internet, etc.

Here is the place to make your Newton sync with iTunes.
http://www.pixell.net/doppler/newton/html/download.html

Have fun!

Regards,
Gus

P.S. A free Newton? You are the luckiest kid alive! ;)

mstecker
Aug 21, 2003, 10:31 PM
Gus! Thanks for those links. I've got an OMP upgraded to an MP100 and a MP110. I had a MP2100, but I sold it.

Gus
Aug 21, 2003, 11:38 PM
No problem. Here is one last one, which is like a Newton link heaven:

http://dettmer.maclab.org/newton/350.html

Lots of good info and free stuff out there!

Regards,
Gus