KB2VXA > WINPAC   31.08.13 09:27l 62 Lines 2439 Bytes #999 (0) @ WW
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Subj: Re: VK2AWZ > No 32 bit Winpack
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From: KB2VXA@VK6ZRT.#BUN.#WA.AUS.OC
To  : WINPAC@WW

Hi Dave and all invisible hams,

Now it's making sense, correct, packet is doomed unless 32 bit user programs 
are developed. Make that 64 bit and add a bunch of other digital radio 
software, even 32 bit OS is being phased out.

Oh I already know that Winpack and FBB are compatible, I have been using it 
for years and as ex sysop of the regional radio BBS I know it uses FBB over 
DOS. Yeah DOS, ancient but extremely reliable and pretty much bulletproof, 
ideal for a remote location. Oh thanks for mentioning that BTW, there may be 
a survivor who doesn't know.

A little more detail on WHY packet is doomed as in above, the few new sysops 
out there don't have a clue and one missing clue is dig up some old software 
and have a go. My old sysop Ray VK2TV built an APRS node without a power 
hungry computer and is working on a BBS tossing the carbon dog a Raspberry Pi 
bone but not all of us are so geeky.

In the name of Packet I salute thee Queen Julia!
                             
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73 de Warren

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Message timed by NIST: 30-Aug-2013 at 12:41 GMT


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