Sardis Technologies ST-2900 FLEX Conversion Package

(This page is still under construction.)

The ST-2900 FLEX Conversion Package allows the user to create a FLEX system disk, fully configured for the ST-2900, from the "General" version of FLEX, or from versions of FLEX supplied for some other systems.

FLEX Conversion Package features:

Why did I supply a FLEX Conversion Package rather than a licensed copy of FLEX customized for the ST-2900? I don't remember what the licensing terms were from TSC for FLEX, but for a low volume reseller like Sardis Technologies they probably weren't viable. Then when Frank Hogg and Data-Comp started selling versions of FLEX adapted for the Radio Shack Color Computer, but at a fraction of the normal list price of FLEX, I decided to rather provide a way to use these lower cost versions. This saved my customers lots of money, even after also buying the conversion package from me. It also eliminated the need for me to buy multiple copies of FLEX (in order to get a reseller discount), with the risk that some would remain unsold. And I avoided having to ship stacks of heavy manuals all over the world.

Although STAR-DOS/SK*DOS from Star-K Software is supposed to be compatible with FLEX, I experienced problems running it on the ST-2900, so do not recommend it at this time. If anyone finds and fixes these issues, please let me know, and I will update this note.

ST-2900 FLEX Conversion Package User's Manual.
(2.6MB .pdf scanned image)
Other notes for the ST-2900 FLEX Conversion Package. Includes addendum/errata to the manual, etc.
(not available yet)
(??KB .txt)
Bootable DSK image (35T/SS/SD FLEX format) of ST-2900 FLEX Conversion Package, as distributed.
(not available yet)
(??KB .zip)
DSK image (35T/SS/SD FLEX format) of source code of ST-2900 FLEX Conversion Package.
(not available yet)
(??KB .zip)

"FLEX" was a trademark of Technical System Consultants (TSC).
"OS-9" is a registered trademark of Microware LP.

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Last revised 2020-Jun-23 09:26 PDT.
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