I have a Newton 130... Now what?

Discussion in 'Apple Collectors' started by Mechcozmo, Nov 27, 2004.

  1. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

    Mechcozmo

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    I recently acquired a Newton 130 with two battery backs, a charger for the Newton (not the original, but it works), a stylus for the Newton which, seeing as most eBay auctions don't include the stylus, well... it is important.

    It is running the Newton OS 2.0. I also have the keyboard for it.
    What now?

    I have a wireless card as well as a wired ethernet card in the house-- can I use them? What software should I get for it?

    I have a USB->PC serial adapter (the rectangular-ish kind, not the Mac circular kind) but that won't work... so, what now?

    And it is fweakin awsome, I might add... :)
     
  2. StarbucksSam macrumors 65816

    StarbucksSam

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    You could do what I did with it; use it for three days, throw it in a closet for four years, and sell it. ;)
     
  3. cubist macrumors 68020

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    There are gobs of newton links with software you can get for it. I use mine mainly for a calendar and to-do list. Turn on the agenda mode so that events and tasks are shown on the same page.

    You can try newtsync to sync address book & ical with your newton - works ok, but you get lots of duplicates.

    Yes, you can use Ethernet and wireless. There is a web browser and ftp client for it; possibly an email client too, I haven't looked.

    I have about a lot of links for Newton stuff, here are some:
    newtsync http://www.everchanging.com/newton/
    FAQ http://www.splorp.com/newton/faq/
    ethernet http://www.chuma.org/newton/ethernet/
    newted http://www.newted.net/
    this old newt http://www.thisoldnewt.net/index2.html
    avi drissman http://www.drissman.com/avi/newton/
    unna http://www.unna.org/unna/

    The Newton is still the best PDA ever made.
     
  4. 5300cs macrumors 68000

    5300cs

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    I use mine mostly for eBooks. You can use Newton Press to make your own eBooks, which is very cool :cool:

    I also have a basic flight simulator called Flight3D, nZone which is a Battle Zone clone, and then there's Newtendo :)

    You also HAVE TO check out Newtonlust. Everytime I start to not use my Newton, I look through this page; it keeps me away from my Palm ;)

    Also, why not join Newton Talk mailing list at www.newtontalk.net? I'm on the list and there are a lot of interesting discussions going on.

    Rememer: Keep the Green and Ink Different ;) :)
     
  5. Macs R Us macrumors 6502

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    Yep, NewtonTalk.net is a great site, you can get a lot of infromation from there, I am a meber there, and enjoy it...

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