Shareware is a new method of distributing software through public bulletin board systems and your local dealer or user group.
Mydos 5.0 Goes SharewareAtari's on-again, off-again disk operating system (DOS) developments have caused many XE/XL owners to write their own DOS utility programs to solve the lack of a good operating system. Many DOS utilities have been written since Atari DOS 2.OS back in the early '80s. MY DOS, written by Steve Marcelette, was one of the first full-function DOS programs for the XE. MYDOS was originally packaged for sale through the normal dealer channels, but now MYDOS 5.0 has been put into the public domain as a shareware product.
Shareware is a new method of distributing software through public bulletin board systems and your local dealer or user group. You are free to make a copy of MYDOS 5.0 and use it for home or business. If you decide to keep it, the author asks you to send him $10, as a royalty for writing a useful program.
MYDOS 5.0 is a pretty hefty program. In addition to a disk sector editor, command line interpreter (CLI), and multiple autorun file support, MYDOS supports many different types of disk drives for your XL/XE computer. If you have a Happy drive, Atari XF551 or even an ICD hard disk drive, MYDOS allows you to create custom disk drivers to operate your drive. MYDOS is density smart.