Mydos 5.0 Goes Shareware
Atari's on-again, off-again disk operation
system (DOS) developments have caused many XE/XL owners to write their own DOS
utility programs to solve the lack of a good operation system. Many DOS
utilities have been written since Atari DOS 2.0S back in the early '80s.
MYDOS, written by Steve Marselette was one of the first full-function DOS
programs for the XE. MYDOS was normally packaged for sale through the normal
dealer channels, but now MYDOS 5.0 has been put into the public domain as a
Shareware is a new method of distributing software
through public bulletin board systems and your local dealer or user group. You
are free to make a copy of MYDOS 5.0 and use it for home or business. If you
decide to keep it, the author asks you to send him $10, as a royalty for
writing a useful program.
MYDOS 5.0 is a pretty hefty program. In addition
to a disk sector editor, command line interpreter (CLI), and multiple autorun
support, MYDOS supports many different types of disk drives for the XL/XE
computer. If you have a Happy drive, Atari XF551 or even an ICD hard disk
drive, MYDOS allows you to create custom disk drivers to operate your drive.
MYDOS is density smart.