Brian Smithson (
Mon, 1 Jul 1991 11:07:03 -0700

I just spoke with someone from North Shore about the StayAround product.
His only caution was that you need to have enough disk space available
to swap out applications. StayAround compresses the memory image by 3:1
to 4:1 before pushing it onto the disk, but if you are trying to juggle
several simulatenous applications, it's easy to see that you could fill up
a 2MB drive. Stacker won't be of much help in this case, because Stacker
will not be able to compress much out of StayAround's already-compressed data.

The good news is that there is a money-back satisfaction guarantee. I'm
really tempted to give it a try. I'll post results if I go ahead with it.

On a somewhat related topic, I'd love to be able to have the "power fail"
warning cause something like StayAround to push everything onto disk
automatically. The idea is that once the unit was powered off and the
battery was changed, StayAround would "resume" whatever you had running
when you got the power fail indication. Does anyone know if that power
fail warning is a hookable interrupt?

-Brian Smithson
 Motorola Inc., Computer Group, Commercial Systems Division
 10700 N. De Anza Boulevard, Cupertino, CA 95014 USA, (408)366-4104, {apple | pyramid}!motcsd!brian