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 PostPost subject: OS/2 Warp        Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 11:56 am 
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Does anyone actually use OS/2 Warp? I've given it a go in VPC, but is it actually worth trying out as a main(ish) OS?

All I've ever heard about it was bitching, really, that's why I ask.

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you can, Warp 4 is pretty modern, eComstation 2 is coming out soon at RC 5, been thinking about trying it to see if it works with all hardware ; is it still compatible with Windows software ?


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I once tried installing OS/2 Warp 4.52, but after that I couldn't find Netscape Communicator. Either it wasn't installed or I'm not very familiar with OS/2. Also, OS/2 1.1 does not work in VPC 2004/2007.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 12:19 am 
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The earlier versions of OS/2 are hard to virtualize right (er - probably the wrong term, but you get what I mean - eg. run in VPC/VMWare). It has to do with how they interface with the hardware and it doesn't work right with the simulated hardware always. It's possible but I think you need some older version of VPC.

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The older BankOne/JPMorgan Chase ATMs run or used to run OS/2 Warp

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do you know that if you install staroffice 5 then you get the windows style taskbar and startmenue?


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betaluva wrote:
do you know that if you install staroffice 5 then you get the windows style taskbar and startmenue?


Did you know you are on optus internet? because i sure didn't.


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Zimmy wrote:
betaluva wrote:
do you know that if you install staroffice 5 then you get the windows style taskbar and startmenue?


Did you know you are on optus internet? because i sure didn't.


Almost as bad as telstra

Hmm I need to try OS/2


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I read that OS/2 is one of those old OSes from the 1980's orginally owned by Microsoft before they developed Windows 1, but now is owned by IBM.

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I read that OS/2 is one of those old OSes from the 1980's orginally owned by Microsoft before they developed Windows 1, but now is owned by IBM.


Almost actually, it was a collaboration. The reason the partnership broke down was that despite MS calling OS/2 "Windows Plus" Windows 3.0 kept selling much better. Naturally MS increased their budget for Windows accordingly. MS were also to code OS/2 3.0 but decided to rename it to Windows NT.


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I have OS/2 4,52 installed in a partition, and still require computers to run OS/2 etc. I also buy from vendors who make OS/2 stuff as well as windows (eg File Commander/2,W, Ztree Bold / Win, 4OS2 / 4NT, PMView OS/2, Win), RAR (I have a 2.5 licence for OS/2!), Desc

Some of the most interesting programs like WinZip, began life as OS/2 apps.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 5:49 am 
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marktuson wrote:
I didn't know it ever had been.

OS/2 has included most of Windows since version 2.0, and could run Windows 3.x software until Warp 4.5 (I'm not sure about eComStation).

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The earlier versions of OS/2 are hard to virtualize right (er - probably the wrong term, but you get what I mean - eg. run in VPC/VMWare). It has to do with how they interface with the hardware and it doesn't work right with the simulated hardware always. It's possible but I think you need some older version of VPC.

The earlier versions of OS/2 used 286 protected mode, which is only emulated right on Bochs and (IIRC) Virtual PC 4.x. Also, the later versions use the 386's ring 2, which isn't emulated right either.


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OS/2 2.0 included a Winos2 3.0 client. This consists of winhelp, progman.exe and a few OS/2 specific files (winshield.exe, ddeclient.exe).

OS/2 2.1 and later included a Windows 3.1 version, except for pifedit, sol, winmine These are still present in eComstation 1.2.

pifedit works fine in Win-OS/2, excpet that OS/2 takes the command before the PIF can be applied.

Sol.exe and Winmine work fine under OS/2, if ye pick these out of a normal Win distribution.

You can even use WfW under an "OS/2 for Windows", and many of the WfW utilities (file manager, print manager), can be lifted and used under either Windows 3.1, or Win-OS/2 3.1.

Doing the reverse (lifting the OS/2 .exe files, and shell.dll, ole files), ye can get a "Win-OS/2 3.11" running under DOS. I ran Windows in this way for many years.


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I've tried OS/2 Warp 4.52 on an old computer I had lying around, and while fiddling with it (that's my hobby, trying and fiddling around with OS's) and while it worked, between it and Windows 3.1, I can't see much difference.

I can't see myself using it on a daily basis. I've also tried to "virtualize" eComStation RC1 and RC5 with no luck :(


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 4:05 am 
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I have always wondered what OS/2 warp was. I have seen it on sites but never used it. What exactly is it?


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OS/2 Warp is an IBM Operating System. OS/2 was originally a joint project between Microsoft and IBM, but this ended in 1989. Microsoft had forked out NTOS from their version of the OS/2 Project. IBM continued to use their own core, and they both were separated.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 4:33 am 
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I see. I didnt know OS/2 Warp was made by IBM. I have a 2004 IBM netvista. and its been good. so i bet OS/2 Warp is good. Can it be virtualized?


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Of course. I have it running in a VM right now.


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Thlump wrote:
I once tried installing OS/2 Warp 4.52, but after that I couldn't find Netscape Communicator. Either it wasn't installed or I'm not very familiar with OS/2. Also, OS/2 1.1 does not work in VPC 2004/2007.
I tried OS/2 1.1 in VMWare Workstation 6.5 but it gets internal error and reboots.


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