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> > Need some advice aimed at the semicyberliterate:
> > My late father left his memoirs on 5.5-inch floppies written in
> > wordstar on KYPRO II in the days of CPM. I work in XYWin on a Win98
> > desktop or on a Win95 Canon Notejet laptop/printer. Having those old
> > disks converted is likly costly at best. I have a chance to buy for
> > next to nothing an old Kaypro II and a companion Kaypro 10 and gobs
> > of software and manuals. Both machines boot, the seller tells me. I
> > would be buying ONLY for this purpose. And a minor fringe benefit of
> > being able to read some of my own leftover disks done on a Kaypro II
> > back in the mid-80s.

If you like, you can have someone else do it for you. Have a look,
for example, at the following website.


All you do is send your disks and they convert to various formats
including rtf and xywrite.

Best regards,

Bill TeBrake
William H. TeBrake
Department of History        E-Mail: tebrake@xxxxxxxx
University of Maine      Telephone: (Int+1) 207-581-1923
Orono, Maine 04469-5774 USA    Fax: (Int+1) 207-581-1817