Issue #7 of The Amiga Informer is now available and ready for reading! What's The Informer? The Amiga Informer (ISSN 1089-4616) is a B&W Amiga print Zine full of information and contacts that helps readers stay connected with new developments and products. It features reviews, interviews, announcements, contacts, columns, tips and news. The Informer's staff are all committed and passionate Amiga users, and are proud to produce the entire publication using only Amiga computers. Issue 7 marks the start of our second year in production. Response has been great and we have plans to increase from 24 to 32 pages starting with the next issue.
Issue 7's cover stories headline the big news of the Amiga's buyout by Gateway 2000 and phase 5's new PPC/68K accelerator cards. Inside we present the winner of the prize drawing (The Avalon CD and Capital Punishment) along with announcing the prizes up for grabs in the next issue (a huge box of games and MoneySmart) .*
Note: Prize drawings are of course open to anyone as detailed in every issue and on our web site. Just send your name, address, phone number, email address and the date to the below address and you will be entered.
This issue's news stories include: info on a new LightWave dedicated magazine; JAVA on the Amiga; The Gateway 97 developers conference; Scientific Amigan on-line; the REBOL Reference Manual; The Amiga Education Network; The lose of Almathera; Myst on the Amiga; the Sonnet Doubler; and an Amiga TV show.
The "Developments" section profiles Vaporware and their many products. We also welcome two new Amiga companies, GVP Rescue and Oshawa Amiga. The "Announcements" section highlights 9 new Amiga products and/or services. You will also find may useful tips throughout this issue that could come in quite handy.
In the "Enhancements" section, Brad Webb continues his Workbench Extras column, detailing useful programs no Amiga should be without. This issue Brad examines Magic User Interface and we tell you what a MUI Custom Class program does. The "Site Seeing" column, by Davis Sprague, details the use of Telnet and how it can improve your telecommunications.
We have 3 reviews in the "Evaluations" section. First is a review, by yours truly, of the DrawStudio CD from LH Publishing. Next is Brad Webb's assessment of PCx, the new PC emulation program. This is followed by a Davis Sprague review of Imagine 5.0.
Issue 7 finishes off with the "Contacts" section listing some excellent internet sites and fine Amiga dealers. A nice selection of used Amiga products can be found for sale from our subscribers in the "Marketplace" section.
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