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 ===== Assembly Language Mailing List ===== ===== Assembly Language Mailing List =====
-With the [impending] demise of the last, known, surviving QL magazine in print, there is unlikely to be a printed copy of the remainder of my series on Assembly Language. +With the demise of the last surviving QL magazine in print form, //QL Today//, my series on Assembly Language came to an abrupt end. I still dabble in Assembly Language and some of my faithful readers might wish to keep up to date with my various ramblings on the matter. If so, please subscribe to my mailing list so that you can be kept up to date as and when I create new articles. I have to say though, I'm pretty intermittent in getting stuff ready to "print", so there is no fixed schedule for when the next issue will be made available.
  
-As the series is not yet finished, and we are slap bang in the middle of a new (potentially useful) LibGen utility, my long time reader(s) may wish to complete the application. If so, please subscribe to my mailing list so that you can be kept up to date as and when I create new articles.+I also had plans to combine everything done so far over the years into a "book" and make that available for download too. That work has been completed and the latest copy can always be downloaded from [[https://github.com/NormanDunbar/QLAssemblyLanguageBook/releases/latest]]. Enjoy.
  
-The hope is that I will send out an email to all subscribers who wish to follow the series, and the email will contain link to a pdf version of the article.+You can subscribe to the mailing list at [[http://qdosmsq.dunbar-it.co.uk/mailinglist|http://qdosmsq.dunbar-it.co.uk/mailinglist]]. Please note, that I ask for your name as part of the subscription processthis is to try and stop spam bots from subscribing. I get lot of those. **I do not use your information for any other purpose than sending out notifications about the eMagazine.**
  
-I also have plans to combine everything done so far over the years into a "book" and make that available for download too. That work is quite close to completion. 
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-You can subscribe at [[http://qdosmsq.dunbar-it.co.uk/mailinglist|http://qdosmsq.dunbar-it.co.uk/mailinglist]]. Please note, that I ask for your name as part of the subscription process, this is to try and stop spam bots from subscribing. I get a lot of those. 
 ===== I've Been Hacked! ===== ===== I've Been Hacked! =====
 This site has been attacked - why? Who knows - and caused me no end of problems. I have therefore had to disable self-registration of new users on this site. Sorry. See [[#registration|Registration]] below for details of how you can still register to contribute. This site has been attacked - why? Who knows - and caused me no end of problems. I have therefore had to disable self-registration of new users on this site. Sorry. See [[#registration|Registration]] below for details of how you can still register to contribute.
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   * [[https://www.wwf.org.uk/|World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)]]   * [[https://www.wwf.org.uk/|World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)]]
   * [[https://rnli.org/|Royal National Lifeboat Institute]]   * [[https://rnli.org/|Royal National Lifeboat Institute]]
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 ===== Enter the QDOS/SMSQ Site ===== ===== Enter the QDOS/SMSQ Site =====
  
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 ====== Linux Musings and Ramblings ====== ====== Linux Musings and Ramblings ======
  
-I quite like Linux, I certainly prefer it to Windows that's for sure. To this end and //especially// after Windows ate my Linux root partition just after Christmas 2007, I decided that my Laptop would be totally Linux - and so it is. It is now running OpenSuse 11.and in my opinion, this is the finest version of Linux yet+I quite like Linux, I certainly prefer it to Windows that's for sure. To this end and //especially// after Windows ate my Linux root partition just after Christmas 2007, I decided that my Laptop would be totally Linux - and so it is. It is now running [[https://www.linuxmint.com/|Linux Mint]] and in my opinion, this is the finest version of Linux yet, especially for any first time converts from Windows.
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-The one program I do use under Windows[[http://www.kilgus.net/qpc/index.html|QPC]], now runs perfectly under Linux/Wine 1.0, however, it cannot access QDOS floppy discs natively. Under Windows it uses direct sector access (I'm told this by Marcel) which is not going to work on Linux under WineWhat to do?+
  
-In a fit of madness one day, decided to read lot and see if could figure out exactly how to make a QDOS Floppy disc system run natively on Linux. It will be read only to start with but you never know.+The one program did use under Windows, [[http://www.kilgus.net/qpc/index.html|QPC2]], runs perfectly under Linux with Wine, however, it cannot access QDOS floppy discs natively - not problem for me these days as all my old QL floppies died a horrible death in storage. Under Windows it uses direct sector access (I'm told this by Marcel) which is not going to work on Linux under WineWhat to do? The sole survivors of my floppy collection have been "ripped" to image files on Linux using the ''dd'' command, and QPC is able to read those images as if they were floppy drives
  
  
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