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John Kiernan's Facts and Files

This is a collection of data files and programs written by me (J. A. Kiernan) and made freely available for anyone to read or download.  There are also some links to other web sites that include related materials.

This is all PC (Windows) software. Many of the files, including HTML, PDF and images, should also be readable on computers with Linux or Mac operating systems.

Files in portable document format (filename.pdf) require the free program Adobe Acrobat Reader. Probably you already have this or a similar program.  If not, click on the link below. 

Download the Adobe Acrobat reader.

For images, I recommend IrfanView, a free program for viewing (and some editing) in Windows. The 32-bit version is recommended, even for computers with 64-bit Windows.   Click here to download it. IrfanView can also be used with Linux or with Apple's macOS, with the free Wine or WineBottler compatibility layer software (see this link for more information).

The "Click on a picture" links at the top of this home page did not show with some versions of Internet Explorer. They were OK with versions 10 and 11, and they have always been there for Mozilla Firefox. If, perchance, you do not see the three picture-links at the top of the page, just click on the Next!... link at the bottom of this page.  
Several files in these web pages are "archives", which means they have been made smaller for fast downloading. The names of the archived (zipped) files end with .zip

To expand a zipped file you need WINZIP or WINRAR or a similar program. The free versions work well. Recent versions of Windows (7, 10)  come with WINRAR and WINZIP versions that will easily expand the zipped files on these web pages.  

All the files on my web pages have passed the severe security standards of the Information Technology services at the University of Western Ontario.  

If you intend to cite or quote from anything on this web site or copy an illlustration for use in an essay, thesis or publication, first click here to read how to acknowledge the source and avoid accusations of plagiarism.

Click here to see how easy it is to use DOS  even when your computer looks as if it uses only Windows.

It is possible to run older DOS programs under 64-bit Windows 10, using the free emulation program DOSBox. See the links below for information and downloading.

Click here for information about DOSBox.

Download the latest version of DOSBox (a free program).  

Next!  See lists of files for reading or downloading

Last updated: January 2024