Atari Portfolio User Warning - the bugs we lived with then.
guerney at bigpond.com
Tue Apr 5 07:27:50 CDT 2005
I was lucky enough today to score an as-new Atari Portfolio. In the box was
the following "OWNER'S MANUAL ADDENDUM": (All caps as per original)
1. DO NOT END A DOCUMENT IN THE TEXT EDITOR WITH A Space FOLLOWED BY A
If you do end a text file with a Space Return, a serious system error will
occur when you load the file. This error will require you to remove the
batteries from your computer, causing loss of all data from drive C:
2. NON-WEEKEND REPEATING ALARMS DO NOT WORK. DO NOT USE THEM. USE OF
NON-WEEKEND REPEATING ALARMS MAY REQUIRE A COLD BOOT AS ABOVE.
Imagine a product being released today with such brazen, data-destroying
bugs! Then, it was par for the course. Just remember to end your files with
_two_ returns and all's OK! Forget about repeating alarms during the week.
It's only software so work around it. Beta testers? Not in Atari with the
Tramiels in 1989!
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