FREE : Free Memory Query Program
Version 4.03, 27-May-1986
(C) Copyright 1986,1987 by
All Rights Reserved
This program allows the user to determine the total amount of
standard memory that is installed in his system, as well as the amount
of standard memory that is still available for use by applications
programs. The FREE program will also check to see if your system is
an AT or compatible, and if so, it will check for extended memory
(above 1024K). If found, it will report the total amount of extended
memory installed. In addition, the FREE program will determine if any
expanded memory (Lotus/Intel/Microsoft) is installed in your system,
and if so, it will report the total amount of EMS memory installed, as
well as the available EMS memory. Please note that the EMS hardware
will only be found if the Expanded Memory Manager (EMM) software is
also installed. If it is not installed, there is no way for this
program to determine if the EMS hardware is installed.
When reporting available memory for either standard memory or EMS
memory, the FREE program will supply both the actual number of bytes
available, as well as a percentage relative to the total amount.
Version 1.10 First Release Version
Version 2.00 Added Percent Available Memory
Version 3.00 Added Extended Memory support for AT
Version 3.01 Fixed bug that would occur on an AT with no
extended memory installed.
Version 4.00 Added Lotus/Intel/Microsoft EMS support
Version 4.01 Added Copyright Info
Version 4.02 Changed algorithm for more accuracy
Version 4.03 Fixed bug that would occur with 100% of LIM
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This software is distributed as ShareWare. "ShareWare" means that
you are granted free license to use and copy this software as much as
you like, within the following restrictions:
1). It is distributed in its original, unmodified form,
including source code and documentation.
2). No fee is charged for use, copying or distribution (With
the exception of nominal "per disk" copying charges, not to
exceed $6.00 per disk).
3). The program may not be included with other goods or
services supplied for a fee, unless written permission to
do so is obtained in advance from the author.
You are not required to register your shareware, but if you are using
the program, and find it helpful, you are expected to register.
Registration fees are as follows:
Full Registration (w/full support) ........ $15.00
Basic Registration (w/basic support) ...... $10.00
Note that you are not LEGALLY obligated to register, but if you use the
software regularly, you are MORALLY obligated to do so. Aside from
easing your conscience, basic registration will also get you a diskette
containing the latest version of the software (unless you currently
have the latest version, in which case I will send you the next major
revision), a printed version of the documentation (8-1/2 x 11, unless
you specify 5-1/2 x 8-1/2), and basic user support, which means that I
will work with you to resolve problems, and will do minor
customization. Full registration will get you everything that basic
registration does, plus full user support, which includes telephone
support and all major revisions of the software for two (2) years from
the date of registration. Fully registered users will also receive new
SMG releases from time to time for evaluation. In return for these
evaluations, the user will receive full registration for the new
software at no charge. When you register, please specify the name of
the program, and the version number.
Note that no support will be given to unregistered users EXCEPT in
the case of MAJOR bugs which preclude the unregistered user from using
the program. I will then do my best to resolve these problems so that
the user may evaluate the software fully.
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This program is provided AS IS without any warranty, expressed or
implied, including but not limited to fitfulness for a particular
If you have any questions or comments about this or any other SMG
program, or if you would like to register any SMG Software, write to me
at the following address:
Steven M. Georgiades
701-H South Hayward Street
Anaheim, CA 92804
Or leave a message for me on the Circuit Board:
The Circuit Board RBBS
SYSOP: Dave Kleinschmidt
300/1200/2400 Baud - No Fee
All SMG Software is initially released to the public through the
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A diskette containing all of the latest SMG Software can be obtained by
sending a check or money order for $6.00 to the above address.