40071 8APR88-0919 Telecommunications
From: MARTYGOODMAN To: CHROMOMAN
While there are many good terminal programs for the Color Computer
advertised in Rainbow, we also have three nice ones online here.
The trouble is, you pretty much need one to download one. Sort of
like needing your glasses so you can see to look for them. But, they
are three good terminal programs!
I am speaking of the pack leader, Mikeyterm; the full-featured
Greg-E-Term; and the novel Rickeyterm. All three can be downloaded
from our databases or purchased directly from the authors.
Ordinarily, I don’t mention commercial products, but these are also
available online and are needed to use this Sig to best advantage
unless you have bought an Xmodem-capable terminal program already.
All three could be classed as “shareware” I suppose. This does NOT
mean they are public domain; the are not. All three are copyright
programs and while the authors do allow them to be posted on certain
networks and bulletin boards, this does NOT give you the right to make
copies for other people. I do hope you will respect the authors’ rights
in this matter, as they want to retain control over their programs.
All three support Xmodem protocol. Rickeyterm works only on a CoCo 3,
but Rick has added a provision to go 300 or 1200 baud through the
“bitbanger” port if you do not have an RS-232 Pak. Mikeyterm and
Greg-E-Term work on a CoCo 2 as well.
Send $10 to Mike Ward, 1807 Cortez, Coral Gables, FL 33134) for Mikeyterm.
Send $10 to Greg Miller, 9575 Royston Road, Grand Ledge, MI 48837 for a
copy of Greg-E-Term.
Send $10 to Rick Adams, Color Central Software, 712 Brett Avenue, Rohnert
Park, CA 94928 for a copy of Rickyterm.
All three programs are excellent. Mikeyterm is the proven workhorse.
Greg-E-Term is a recently developed program, but works well and has a
few more features. Rickeyterm is not as full-featured, but is the best
for those who “conference” a lot.
All three authors are on here regularly: MIKEWARD, GREGMILLER and RICKADAMS.
Hope this helps.