[Coco] OS-9 Documentation FREE!!!

farna at att.net farna at att.net
Sat Feb 24 10:22:09 EST 2007

Go to this site with your web browser and you'll find PDF files of "Mastering OS-9" in its own directory:ftp://maltedmedia.com/coco/Farna/. There is also an "OS-9 Quick Reference Guide" (and one for OSK) in the same directory. The two provide excellent documentation for OS-9 Level II -- I dare say better than the original. "Mastering OS-9" is written in more of a text book format, with working examples of using commands -- not just command syntax. It was originally written by Paul Ward. I was an OS-9 novice myself at the time I gained rights to it. As I went through the original text a few minor editing changes were made for clarity where a novice might get confused. I didn't have to do much -- the original is a very good learning guide.

The original PM4 files are also included. If someone has PageMaker 4 (Mac or PC) or PageMaker 5 they could easily add the information for NitrOS-9. If someone is willing to use the two as a base to modify for NitrOS-9 documentation, I am willing to give written permission to them -- just contact me. I am willing to "loan" my copy of PageMaker to anyone willing to take on the task of making the NitrOS-9 mods. 

I only ask that the document be uploaded as a native PM4 or 5 file and PDF file to the Farna directory at maltedmedia.com and be made public domain. This does not prevent the author/modifier from selling hard printed copies and/or copies on CD-ROM/floppy if they wish to make them AFTER the files are uploaded and it is made known on the list that they are available for free download. 

Frank Swygert
Publisher, "American Motors Cars" 
Magazine (AMC)
For all AMC enthusiasts
(free download available!)

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