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                            The Hardware Book v0.9
                               by Joakim Ogren
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About:
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  The Hardware Book contains misc technical information about computers
  and other electronic devices. You'll find the pinout to most common
  (and uncommon) connectors availble, as well as info about how to build
  cables.

  This is a WinHelp version of The Hardware Book. Since it's converted from
  HTML the result may not always be the best.

Versions:
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  It's availble in 4 versions.

  HWBxxWIN.ZIP   Windows v3.x version in 16 colors.
  HWBxxW95.ZIP   Windows 95 & Windows NT version in 256 colors.
                 With WinHelp v4.0 features.
  HWBHTML.ZIP    HTML version packed with Zip. (Uses Long filenames)
  HWBHTML.TGZ    HTML version packed with Tar+GZip. (Uses long filenames)

How to install:
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  There is currently no installation program.
  Just copy the file to a wherever you wan't.
  
  and do:
          HWBxxWIN.ZIP       Run WINHELP from Windows and open HWBOOK16.HLP
          HWBxxW95.ZIP       Run WINHLP32 from Windows and open HWBOOK.HLP
          HWBHTML.ZIP        Open hw.html in your WWW browser.
          HWBHTML.TGZ        Open hw.html in your WWW browser.

Homepage:
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  You'll find it all on the Internet at http://www.blackdown.org/~hwb/hwb.html

HwB-News:
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  Subscribe to HwB-News, Hardware Book Newsletter. Contains info about
  updates and some tips. Send mail with the text SUBSCRIBE in the body
  of the mail to hwb-news-request@www.blackdown.org
  You'll find more info at http://www.blackdown.org/~qtech/menu_HwBNews.html

Todo:
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  - Adobe Acrobat PDF version
  - HTML version with 8.3 filenames for MSDOS/Windows v3.11 users
  - Postscript version
  - Text version
  - AmigaGuide version
  - OS/2 Help version
  - Fix 256-colors bug

History:
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  v0.1   960906    First release.
  v0.2   961117    Fixed some problems with the WinHelp version for Windows 95
                    on 256 color resolution. There is a HTML version now also.
  v0.3   961125    Minor fixes.
                   Now looks better on 640x480 since the graphics is smaller.
                   There seems to be some problems with the WinHelp version
                    for Windows 95 on 256 color resolution. I'm sorry for this.
  v0.9   970120    MAJOR update.
                   Over 100 new pages.
                   Many updated pages.
                   Minor changes on almost all pages.
                   The New & Update pictures now have white background instead
                    of grey background. Looks nicer.
                   There seems to be some problems with the WinHelp version
                    for Windows 95 on 256 color resolution. I'm sorry for this.

Bugs:
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  The WinHelp version for Windows 95 & Windows NT v4.0 seems to "eat" colors.
  It works best with 64k or more colors. Please use the Windows v3.11 version
  if you experience this.

Mailinglist:
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  Would you like to be informed of updates?
  Send mail to hwb-news-request@www.blackdown.org with SUBSCRIBE in the body.

Copyright:
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  HwB is freely distributable but is copyrighted to Joakim ™gren.
  It may not be modified and re-distributed without the authors
  permission.

Authors:
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  The Hardware Book is written by Joakim Ogren. With help from many other.
  You can contact me at qtech@mailhost.net