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Happy software [message #155457] Fri, 22 November 1985 03:38 Go to next message
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[b]Originally posted by:[/b] [email=crs8@KOREA-EMH.ARPA]crs8[/email]
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I have read the requests of information about the Happy
software which is out. I have purchased a Happy upgrade for
both the 810 and 1050 drives. The 810 comes with the version 5.3
software and the 1050 came with version 6.6. The 810 and 1050,
using these versions respec{tively, will not communicate with each
other. Also, 6.6 does not come with Multi-drive. I was quite frustrated.
I wrote a letter to both Happy and the people I bought The kits from, both
of which responded to me quite rapidly. Both did state that Happy is 
trying desparately to get the version seven updates out by the Xmas
holiday time frame. (This will please me to no end) 
The version 7 will make the 810 and 1050 talk the same language. I
use the 1050 as drive 1, as the 1050 comes up and reads/writes at a
faster rate than the 810, and is also double density. The 810
runs as drive 2.

I must say, however, that I am quite "happy" with the drives, and
consider them far advanced over a "stock" drive for their basic
read/write speed improvements alone.

                                Mark
Re: Happy software [message #155492 is a reply to message #155457] Tue, 26 November 1985 10:06 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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[color=blue]>  A friend here at work ordered ~8 months ago ! still no rev 7. They[/color]
[color=blue]>  did send a letter explaining problems with production or some such.[/color]
[color=blue]>  Billj[/color]
[color=blue]>  [/color]
[color=blue]>  I have reliable information that Richard Adams is trying to get 7.0[/color]
[color=blue]>  out by the Christmas holidays. David Young[/color]
[color=blue]>  [/color]
[color=blue]>  I have read the requests of information about the Happy software[/color]
[color=blue]>  which is out. I have purchased a Happy upgrade for both the 810 and[/color]
[color=blue]>  1050 drives. The 810 comes with the version 5.3 software and the[/color]
[color=blue]>  1050 came with version 6.6. The 810 and 1050, using these versions[/color]
[color=blue]>  respec{tively, will not communicate with each other. Also, 6.6 does[/color]
[color=blue]>  not come with Multi-drive. I was quite frustrated. I wrote a[/color]
[color=blue]>  letter to both Happy and the people I bought The kits from, both of[/color]
[color=blue]>  which responded to me quite rapidly. Both did state that Happy is[/color]
[color=blue]>  trying desparately to get the version seven updates out by the Xmas[/color]
[color=blue]>  holiday time frame. (This will please me to no end) The version 7[/color]
[color=blue]>  will make the 810 and 1050 talk the same language. I use the 1050[/color]
[color=blue]>  as drive 1, as the 1050 comes up and reads/writes at a faster rate[/color]
[color=blue]>  than the 810, and is also double density. The 810 runs as drive 2.[/color]
[color=blue]>  I must say, however, that I am quite "happy" with the drives, and[/color]
[color=blue]>  consider them far advanced over a "stock" drive for their basic[/color]
[color=blue]>  read/write speed improvements alone. Mark[/color]
[color=blue]>  [/color]
[color=blue]>  I sent Happy Computers the money for the latest upgrade (version 7[/color]
[color=blue]>  I think) still no response after a few months.. Anybody seen one[/color]
[color=blue]>  yet? thanks in advance Gary Skinner at ATT, Denver[/color]
[color=blue]>  [/color]
[color=blue]>  Try calling Happy's information number at 408/779-3830. The[/color]
[color=blue]>  revision 7 software and the 1050 controllers are not quite ready[/color]
[color=blue]>  but all orders recieved by December 15 should be shipped by the[/color]
[color=blue]>  end of December. The add in the 12/85 issue of Compute! was a[/color]
[color=blue]>  little premature. Kevin Thompson {ucbvax,ihnp4!nsc}!voder!kevin[/color]

	In response to everyone looking for or asking about HCI's
Happy Revision 7.0 for the Atari 810 disk drives.

	I talked to Richard Adams last Thursday (11/21/85) and he
has assured me that the new revision will be shipped BEFORE the end
of this year. Like many others, HCI has had my money for Rev. 7.0
since last January, but unlike anyone else, HCI also has software
that belongs to me. They have had this software for over 1.5 years.
I have been told (again by Richard) that only a few changes are
left to be made to the software, before it can be shipped.

	As soon as I get the new revision I will post the fact. And
if anyone else gets it, PLEASE post the fact here, or send me mail.
I really miss my software. I hardly remember what it is, or what
it does.


From inside the Tesseract of
	Clancy Malloy
	(ihnp4!ihlpa!freak)

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Re: Happy software [message #155545 is a reply to message #155457] Thu, 28 November 1985 12:08 Go to previous message
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RE: HAPPY upgrades.

Would someone pleased with the Happy upgrades explain why? Why
would you want to upgrade a 1050 when an Indus drive is about $200?
Wouldn't you be better off buying something else in the first place?

If I were to buy the upgrade for my 1050, what improvements could I
expect?
						harold ravlin
					{ihnp4,pur-ee}!uiucdcs!uicsl!hr
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