Issue 9 has lots of news. We don't just reprint internet press releases, but investigate the stories and give you a commentary voice. You'll find our lead story covers Amiga licencing and the many new clones becoming available. We have an exclusive discussion with Petro Tyschtschenko and a synapsis of what it all might mean. There's also an inside story on the Lotus Pacific licencing flap with Gateway 2000. In addition, we keep you up to date on the success of the Industry Council of the Open Amiga and the newly elected steering committee that is working with Gateway. Finishing up the news is an on-hand accounting of the new Siamese System, an in-depth report on Aurora Development, the open house at National Amiga and a whole bunch of informative news bytes.
Our regular writers once again bring you their insightful columns. Brad Webb goes in-depth on using WBStartup+ to get your system in shape. Davis Sprague guides you through "Talk", the real-time terminal to terminal protocol. Davis also cuts through the confusion of the many available compression routines and provides a useful cheat sheet on how to make them all work. Oleg Moskalensky, aka Dr. Amiga, answers several vexing questions in his new Question and Answer column that will appear in every future issue.
We've really gone full speed ahead with the reviews too. You'll find ten reviews, five summaries and one preview in this issue, including a new Game Zone section. Among the products reviewed are PC Task v4.20, Pagemonster, Electrics, MRBackup and Nemac IV: The Directors Cut. Our reviews are done by independent free-lance writers who evaluate and grade products without interference from The Informer's editors, so you get fair appraisals of all tested products.
In addition to our numerous product announcements, you'll find a company profile of DKB, information about ShadowWorks Software, several handy tips, and numerous listings of dealers, user groups and dynamite Amiga web sites. In the Action section, you'll find contact information on Amiga International and NewTek and how you can contact them and help the Amiga cause. To top it all off, you can find great deals on used Amiga products in our Marketplace section.
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Fletcher Haug, Editor
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