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ST NEWS Volume 2 Issue 8
Released on Saturday, December 19th 1987
Dedicated to Willeke

Hi freaks!
This  is  the  newest  version of ST NEWS -  Volume  2  issue  8,  
launched  on December 19th 1987.  This time (for the  first  time  
since  three  issues) the disk is again  normally  formatted  (no  
maxi-format stuff).
Instruction for copying it to a double sided disk:
The directory contains hidden files.  These can be copied if  the  
whole  disk icon is dragged on the target disk WINDOW  (!).  Only  
when performing that operation,  hidden files are copied. Copying  
to  another single sided disk can be done using any copy  program  
that can copy non-protected disks.
You  can actually consider yourself lucky that this ST NEWS  came  
out at all.  I actually had a lot of trouble getting all articles  
in  time,  and Eerk Hofmeester took the bonus by  delivering  his  
article  on friday evening,  December 18th.  And if  that  wasn't  
enough,  he  found out that he had left the keys in the car  just  
after having shut the door....
I  won't specify the cracker's mentality that Eerk  explained  on  
that  evening,  since it would probably cause the  bankruptcy  of  
"STRIKE-a-LIGHT".  Anyway,  with  help of some  more  people,  he  
skrambled the door and got in again (and the worse thing:  It was  
Hubert van Mil's car, that now looks Pre-W.W. I!)
Something  that I stress very much in this ST NEWS issue  is  the  
fact that there is a virus on the ST. Read all about the virus as  
well as a way to aniihilate it in this issue!
The only thing that now remains is to wish you a merry  Christmas  
and a happy (and virus-free) new year!
                              Richard Karsmakers
                              (Editor of ST NEWS)

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Emulation note

To run with Hatari, use TOS 2.06 and run FIXED.PRG

To run with STeem, use FIXED.PRG

The text of the articles is identical to the originals like they appeared in old ST NEWS issues. Please take into consideration that the author(s) was (were) a lot younger and less responsible back then. So bad jokes, bad English, youthful arrogance, insults, bravura, over-crediting and tastelessness should be taken with at least a grain of salt. Any contact and/or payment information, as well as deadlines/release dates of any kind should be regarded as outdated. Due to the fact that these pages are not actually contained in an Atari executable here, references to scroll texts, featured demo screens and hidden articles may also be irrelevant.