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Software Carousel V. 7

One of the great features of the HP Palmtops is the ability to run DOS programs. However, only one program can be running at any time, and the system memory which is available for DOS programs is quite limited because System Manager is running in the background all the time.

These limitations can now be overcome by using Software Carousel.

Software Carousel lets you set up up to a dozen “work areas” and switch easily among them. Run System Manager and the built-in programs in one, and run full-size DOS programs in any of the other .work areas You can even run the built-in applications in two or more work areas for unlimited flexibility. You will never run out of memory again!

Add fast program switching to your Palmtop.
All programs can use the maximum amount of memory.
Run as many built-in programs at the same time as you like!
Run multiple System Manager sessions to use more built-in applications at the same time.
Run multiple DOS programs at the same time.
Assign system memory up to about 600k to each session individually. 
Switch among up to 12 programs in a flash.
Define your own hotkeys.
Software Carousel recognizes special Palmtop keys for automatic program switching.
Alarms sound and are displayed no matter which program you are using.
Uses only a tiny amount of lower RAM; less than 30k.
Software Carousel supports EMS to store parts of itself in upper memory.

To operate, Software Carousel creates a memory pool on your RAM disk (A: or C: drive). The time for swapping a full sized task is usually between 1 second (speed-upgraded palmtop with the memory pool on the C: drive) and about 8 seconds (memory pool on the A: drive). If the memory pool is created on a stacked flash card, the swap time may even be a little bit longer.

Therefore, our TechRAM and TechSpeed upgrades are extremely useful for power users as they provide the shortest possible swap times.

The new version 7 of Software Carousel adds a couple of new features and bug fixes to the older versions. An upgrade path is available for owners of version 6.x, please send a proof of purchase if you wish to order the upgrade.

Software Carousel is shipped on a 3.5” disk with extensive documentation.

Stock #1209 Software Carousel V. 7 Compatibility: HP 100/200/700LX
Stock #1210 Software Carousel V. 7, upgrade from V. 6.x Compatibility: HP 100/200/700LX

Super Software Carousel

Super Software Carousel is a tightly integrated and easy to install package which consists of Software Carousel V. 7 and about 40 of the best freeware and shareware programs which are available for the HP palmtops. The software collection contains utilities, tools, games and many more applications (list subject to change).


HV: HTML browser to view Web document
PE: A Memo-like editor including a spell checker
VR: Lets you read doc files and electronic books, vertically on the palmtop
DBV: Fast phone, appts and database file viewer
View: Lets you view files from a variety of word processing formats
Tune: Metronome and musical tuner
ZIP: Fast PC to palmtop file transfer
Paldraw: Palmtop drawing program
PC Outline: Enter thoughts, plan ideas, and organize them into a hierarchical structure
Stereo Shell: DOS file manager
Garlic: Fixes corrupt database files
Pkzip: File archiver/compressor
LHA: File archiver/compressor
Lxpic: Lets you view GIF, JPG, BMP, PCX graphic files
Andrew3: More readable palmtop font with bigger characters
CloseFlr: Close Filer to save memory
Buddy: Lots of utilities and enhancements to System Manager in one package
Fastdb: Speeds up database programs, like the Phone or Database application
MoreEXM: Breaks the system limit of 7 EXM programs
Typing Tutor: Type faster on the palmtop
Zoom: Enlarges any section of the display in built-in apps
Vclock: Full screen clock and timer


Tiles (Mah Jongg)
Mine Sweep
Reversi (Othello)
3-D Tic-Tac-Toe

... and many more.

Please note that the shareware programs need to be registered with the authors if they are used after an evaluation period.

An upgrade is available for owners of Software Carousel V. 6.x. Please send a proof of purchase if you wish to order the upgrade.

Super Software Carousel is shipped on a CD with extensive documentation. 

Stock #1211 Super Software Carousel V. 7 Compatibility: HP 100/200/700LX
Stock #1212 Super  Software Carousel V. 7, upgrade from V. 6.x Compatibility: HP 100/200/700LX

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