An odd request...

From: Don Maslin <>
Date: Tue Dec 21 00:45:23 1999

On Mon, 20 Dec 1999, Bob Stek wrote:

> I beleive that you need a MatchPoint board from MicroSolutions to do that.
> It was advertised to be able to read both NorthStar and Apple formatted
> disks. I have never tried it with an Apple disk, though. I've never heard
> of Zardax, but it's name is reminiscent of either a space invader-type game
> or perhaps a laxative <g>.

Bob is correct about the MatchPoint card, which does a pretty good job
on both formats. It is unfortunate that they chose to discontinue
manufacture and development of that and other legacy computer support

As to the Zardax word processor files, my top of the head estimate would
be that it is possible to convert them over to a more current WP format.
The question then becomes - is it practical?

                                                 - don

> Bob Stek
> Saver of Lost SOLs (and N*'s, too)
> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> []On Behalf Of Bruce Lane
> Sent: Monday, December 20, 1999 9:20 PM
> To: Discussion re-collecting of classic computers
> Subject: An odd request...
> I just had a kind of odd request.
> This one's for the Apple gurus on the list: Is it at all possible, through
> hardware, software, or 'other,' to read 5.25" floppies written on an Apple
> IIe on a PC?
> Taking that one step further: Has anyone heard of the word processing
> program 'Zardax,' and if so, do you know if it's possible to convert its
> files to a more common format?
> Thanks in advance.
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