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 "Fake friends are like your shadow - they stay near to you  when
you're in the sun but leave you when you're in the dark."
                                          Christian Nestell Bovee

                         VERSION UPDATE

 The second occurrence of a new regular column here: A summary of
all  current  version numbers of specific  utility  programs,  as
available to the knowledge of the ST NEWS editorial staff at  the
time of this issue being released.
 It  has  to be noted that the following list  is  compiled  with
knowledge  owned by the aforementioned staff,  and may  therefore
indeed  not  be  very up-to-date as our scope  of  view  is  only
limited.  We  have  not  based this  list  on  any  rumours,  and
therefore the version number listed is that of the latest version
actually SEEN by us or any of our direct acquaintances.
 Versions  rumoured  to  exist  will,   if  any,   be   mentioned
additionally between round brackets ('-' means 'specific  version
number  not  known,   however'  -  we  would  surely   appreciate
information concerning these in that case).
 A version number between square brackets signifies a version  in
development,  if  known.  An  asterisk (*) before the  name  will
indicate that is has changed since the 'versions' article in  the
previous issue of ST NEWS.
 But let's cut the bullshit.

 TITLE                           PRG/ACC          VERSION
 1ST MAIL                        P                3.06
 1ST WORD PLUS                   P                3.20TT
 1ST XTRA                        P                1.03
 ACOPY                           P                1.3A
 ANTIDOTE                        P                0.9
 AT SPEED SYSTEM DISK            P/A              2.24
 AUTOMATION COMPACTOR            P                2.51R
 CALAMUS                         P                1.09
*CBHD (CLAUS BROD HD DRIVER)     P                4.10 [4.22]
 CHAMELEON                       A                1.19 [2.00]
 CHEETAH                         P                3.00
 CREATOR                         P                1.1
 CUBASE                          P                2.01
 DBMAN                           P                5.10
 DEGAS ELITE                     P                1.1
 DICMERGE (1ST WORD PLUS TOOL)   P                2.10
 FAST FILEMOVER                  P/A              1.41
 FCOPY                           P/A              III - 5.2.1990
 FCOPY PRO                       P/A              1.0
 FIRE PACK                       P                2.01 (-)
 FORM DO IT!                     P                1.0a
 GFA ASSEMBLER                   P                1.5
 GFA BASIC                       P                3.5
 GFA BASIC COMPILER              P                3.50
 GFA BASIC LINKER                P                3.02
 GEN ST (DEVPAC)                 P                2.23
 HANDY                           A                1.3
*HOTWIRE                         P                3.0
 KAOSDESK                        P                1.4.1
*KLEISTERSCHEIBE                 -                2.32
 LUFTSCHLO├č                      P                2.3
 MEGA PAINT II                   P                3.01
 MEGA PAINT II PROFESSIONAL      P                4.0
 MON ST (WITH DEVPAC)            P                2.10+
 MOUSE ACCELERATOR III           P                3.3
*MULTIDESK                       P/A              2.2
 MUSIX32                         P                1.01
 NEOCHROME                       P                1.0
*NEOCHROME MASTER                P                2.27 (-)
 NEODESK                         P                3.02 [-]
 NEWBELL                         P                1.1
*NVDI                            P                2.0
 OMIKRON BASIC COMPILER          P                3.06
 OMIKRON BASIC INTERPRETER       P                3.03
 PACK ICE                        P                2.40 [3.00]
 PFX PROGRAM PACKER              P                1.1+
 PINHED                          P                1.8
*PROTEXT                         P                5.52
*QUICK INDEX                     P                2.2
*QUICK ST                        P                3.00
 REVOLVER                        A                1.1
 SAGROTAN                        P                4.17 (-)
 SNAPSHOT (GST)                  A                1.04
 SOUNDMACHINE II                 P                1.0
 SPECTRE 128                     P                1.9
 SUPERBASE PROFESSIONAL          P                3.02
 SUPERBOOT                       P                7.0
 SYSMON                          P                1.0.6 [1.1.0]
 TEMPLEMON                       P                1.20
 TEMPUS EDITOR                   P                2.10
 TEMPUS WORD                     P                1.0
 TURBO ASSEMBLER                 P                1.7.2
 TURBO C                         P                2.03
*TURBO ST                        P/A              2.0 (-)
*ULTIMATE VIRUS KILLER           P                5.3 [5.4]
*UNIVERSAL ITEM SELECTOR III     P                3.32
 VIRENTOD                        P                1.8
 VIRUS FIXER                     P                1.04
 VKILL (MUG UK'S S.V.K.)         P                1.0
 VKILLER                         P                3.81
 X-UTILITIES                     A                2.11E

 Note  concerning  "FCopy":  There  are at  least  two  different
versions of "III - 5.2.1990"! One is about 25 Kb in length, and a
newer version is about 35 Kb in lenght,  which also works on  the

 If you know of any higher versions than the ones mentioned here,
please  do  not hesitate to write to us.  If it  concerns  Public
Domain  software,  please  take  the  liberty  to  send  us  that
particular  latest version if you feel like it!  The  address  to
send the information/disks to is:

 ST NEWS version update
 Richard Karsmakers
 Looplantsoen 50
 NL-3523 GV  Utrecht
 The Netherlands

 Thank you ever so much.

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