Bill Dunbar: “I’m writing because I’ve still been using Managing your Money on an XP machine. Amazing that in 25 years or however long, I still haven’t found a better general money program. Sadly, since Microsoft has stopped supporting XP, I’m trying to move onto a Windows 7 machine. Apparently the DOS programs are different. Any way to get it to work? If not, I think at one time, there was a way to get most of the contact data to Outlook. Is that still possible if the program won’t go any more?”
☞ MYM works fine with Windows 7 if it’s “32-bit” Windows 7. Just get a C: prompt from the ACCESSORIES menu. make a c:\mym12 directory — and all the rest as if it were XP. If it’s 64-bit and/or if you switch to Windows 8, you’ll need a free download called DOSBox and setting MYM up will be a little trickier, but someone shold be able to make it work for you. As for exporting to Outlook, press Ctrl-C to call up the Card file, then F1 for HELP, then scroll down to the EXPORTING cards section of help at the end. Basically, you’ll want to auto-mark ALL your cards and then export them to a comma-delimited file. Excel will import it fine. How much fun was MYM. Loved every minute of it.
Somehow there is a terrific channel on my cable package — channel 54 on RCN in New York — called “France 24.” In English. Commercial-free, as best I can tell. And so smart and international and informative — 24/7. Makes our CNN, let alone our nightly news programs, seem awfully lame by comparison. So strange . . . very little French about it, actually. But well worth checking out: it streams on-line for free.
MICHAEL SAM 96
Too cool for school.