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Newton FAQ

Part I: Introduction

  1. General
    1. What is this document?
    2. Where can I find the latest version?
    3. Who can I contact for corrections, suggestions, or comments?
  2. Sources
    1. Where can I find other FAQs about the Newton?
      1. General FAQs
      2. Specialized FAQs
    2. FAQs & resources in other languages
  3. Acknowledgments
    1. Who is responsible for this thing?
    2. Who deserves additional thanks and appreciation?

A) General

1) What is this document?

This document used to be a FAQ related to common questions and issues about Newton hardware, software, and sources. It is now a huge database of knowledge, including questions you would dare to ask and answers you even ignored. It is by no means a simple newbie only tool, but it includes useful links and can also be used as a bookmark directory.

2) Where can I find the latest version?

The FAQ is traditionally updated once per month. Because it’s a huge document with plenty of links and because it reflects a large part of the Newtledge (Gregory J. Wayman) there are always changes to make.

The plain text version of this FAQ used to be automatically posted monthly on comp.sys.newton.misc, comp.answers, and news.answers. An older text version of the FAQ is still available on ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/faqs/palmtops/newton/faq/ and may still be available on various mirrors. You can also find an older version of the FAQ at http://www.faqs.org/faqs/palmtops/newton/faq/.

For quite some time the HTML version of the FAQ is sent to popular Newton site webmasters who wanted to mirror the FAQ. But the webmasters do not often have time to upload the latest version to their website. That is why some copies on the web can have incorrect or outdated information.

Starting in September 2001, the FAQ was automatically posted to several sites and some mirrors were automatically updated just after the new version is released.

Mark Rollins compiled the November 2000 release to a Newton Book: http://www.mrollins.com/newton.html

3) Who can I contact for corrections, suggestions, or comments?

The FAQ project was originally led by Steve Weyer, Peter Rand, Sean Luke, and Paul Guyot. Daniel Padilla maintained updates for several years as well. Grant Hutchinson is currently maintaining updates. Feel free to email him.

Please note that the FAQ isn’t just a compilation of knowledge from the project members. It’s a compilation of knowledge from the entire Newton community. Consequently, we’re often not the best people to ask if you have a problem with your Newton. You’d be better off to post your questions in the related groups and forums.


B) Sources & Acknowledgments

1) Where can I find other FAQs about the Newton?

a) General FAQs
b) Specialized FAQs

2) FAQs & resources in other languages

C) Acknowledgments

1) Who is responsible for this thing?

Over the past two decades, several individuals have been involved in the creation, maintenance, and hosting of the Newton FAQ.

We’d like to acknowledge the following people for provided their time, knowledge, and other resources to this project.

2) Who deserves additional thanks and appreciation?

We’d like to thank Robert Sexton for all of his hard work over the first few years of this project, as well as David Arnold for his complete site for developers.

Lastly, we thank the entire Newton community for its spirit and support. The depth and breadth of this FAQ couldn’t have been accomplished without the all of the comments, suggestions, additions, and corrections from Newton users like you.

Cheers!


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