Etikettarkiv: OS/2 eZine

Mer om OS/2

Klassisk OS/2 loggotyp OS/2 eZine presenterade det sista numret i december 2004. Det var ett e-zine som jag följde noga och faktiskt även bidrog till vid ett par tillfällen (se mer i artikelarkivet).
Det saknas en motsvarighet till OS/2 eZine och innan det finns något liknande vill jag bevara OS/2 eZine innan spåren försvinner helt.
Nu kan du ladda ner samtliga nummer utom det absolut sista numret här.

Mer om OS/2 på den här sajten hittar du här:
Min OS/2-avdelning
Boot-logos till OS/2 (spegling av Alex Taylors webbsida).
OS/2 som Open Source

Sorgligt slut

Klassisk OS/2 loggotypDet verkar som om OS/2-eZine tyvärr har somnat in. Den senaste månadsutgåvan är från 16 december…

Det har varit ständiga förseningar sedan Isaac Leung tog över som ”Editor in Chief” sommaren 2003. Varje enskilt nummer sedan dess har varit utsatt för förseningar och nu är det alltså fem månader sedan senaste numret kom.

Jag hoppas att jag har fel, men det ser tyvärr ut som om den utmärkta publikationen OS/2-eZine har somnat in…

As some of you may be aware (if not, you are now!), Robert Basler retired as Editor-in-Chief of OS/2 e-Zine as of last month. I’m sure he’ll be missed, because, as I’m finding out right now, it was, and is, a lot of effort to churn out a good e-zine every month. Hopefully it will be a smooth transition, but please forgive me if there are a few hiccups in the next few months.

Isaac Leung

Mina bidrag till OS/2 eZine

Perspective from a ‘new’ userRoland Casselbrant (OS/2 eZine, 16 juni 2004)
Läs den här artikeln hos OS/2-eZine eller här (utan reds. anmärkningar).

It’s Not Easy Being a ConvertRoland Casselbrant (OS/2 eZine, 16 maj 2002)
Läs den här artikeln hos OS/2-eZine eller här.

OS/2 artiklar

Klassisk OS/2 loggotypNu har äntligen juniutgåvan av OS/2 eZine kommit till allmän beskådan.
Den här gången har jag bidragit med en uppföljning av den artikel jag skrev 2002 (finns här) och som är en kort summering av bytet av webbserver-mjukvara från IIS 5.0 till Web/2 i och med flytten från Windows till eComStation.

Jag hoppas kunna återkomma med fler artiklar snart då jag har ett antal idéer som skrammlar runt.
Jag har bara inte riktigt tiden att sjösätta några kul projekt just nu.

Du hittar artiklarna här:
OS/2 eZine – Perspective from a ‘new’ user
Casselbrant.net – Perspective from a ‘new’ user

Intressetorka

Klassisk OS/2 loggotypTyvärr verkar det som om den nyligen tillträdda redaktören, Isaac Leung, för webbtidningen OS/2 eZine håller på att ta död på tidskriften.

I april kom det överhuvudtaget inget nummer och majnumret var kraftigt försenat.
Nu är det den 19 juni och det är tre dagar efter publiseringsdatum och ännu har det inte dykt upp något juni-nummer.

Jag hoppas att inte den utmärkta webblaskan håller på att ta livet av sig. Det behövs fortfarande en regelbundet återkommande tidskrift för oss som gillar att använda OS/2.

Perspective from a ‘new’ user

 ♠  En gång i tiden när OS/2 fortfarande var ett alternativ till Windows så akrev jag ett par artiklar ur användarperspektiv för online-magasinet OS/2 eZine. Här kan du läsa den andra av de två artiklarna:

:: The last time I made a contribution to this e-zine I was bringing a bit of outside perspective. This time it’s a little more of a inside perspective. As I said that time (in may 2002) the OS/2 users has a community that I really would enjoy being a part of”, and now I’m counting myself as a ”real” OS/2 user.

What’s new?

Since the last time I have moved my web server from the operating system Windows 2000 Professional to eComStation 1.1. From IIS 5.0 to Web/2 from Dink. Before I moved I had between 30 000 and 45 000 hits per month and because of that I hesiteted about doing such a big different as changing server software for the web site. But I had one god reason for doing so. Performance!

The hardware I used to use for the web server was also used for a lot of other services and purposes, so what I needed was one computer working singely as a web server.

My Windows system was in its third year and the memory leaking made me restart the system every third day. I felt that staying by Windows was going backwards with the web site so I had to find a god alternative. And using IIS 5.0 in Windows 2000 Professional for a web server only allows 10 simultaneus visitors. I really like Linux and I have been using Red Hat Linux, Mandrake and some other distributions earlier and always been very pleased with some of the functions in the Linux system. But using a distribution like the ones I named is like using a Windows system, because the best Linux distributions (best from a userfriendly view) is just as bloated as any Windows installation. So using Linux demands me to know the system from the ground up in a way that neither OS/2 or Windows does, if I want to use it in a optimal fashion. That, and the fact that BeOS is no more made the decision easy. OS/2 was about to become my choice for web server OS.

I used to run my web server on the same system I used for a lot of other purposes, like editing pictures in Adobe Photoshop, playing Red Alert 2 or the worst thing for my beloved web server, downloading files with DC++. Really giving my server and my network hard times delivering the goods.

The installation of NIC-drivers was a bit strange but worked out fine after a couple of tries

The move from a Windows environment to the OS/2 is, for a beginner, a step that does not demands knowledge in every nut and bolt detail issue that you have to read up on in a different environment like Linux. OS/2 or like in this case, to be exact, eComStation 1.1, is nice and easy for the newcomer and lets you concentrate on the web side of things instead for having you reading up on obscure OS-information.

Thus far my experience on using OS/2 as a web server operating system is only positive.


eComStation - Super Client for the Internet Generation

When it came to choose server software I wanted a small but still effective server that had enough functionality to take my already existing web site and just let me copy it from one machine to another. I looked around for a while and then I came to the decision to use Web/2 (earlier in OS/2 e-Zine). The decision where made from two points. It was small and it handled Server Side Includes, SSI, wich I use a lot on my web site.

Determined not to give up, I have now decided to let one of my Linux systems go in favor of eCS. I still don’t have a clue how to get it to work properly on my network but sooner or later that will be solved (because I actually still believe in all the great things I have read about this OS) and I will one day be able to read my e-mail on the eCS dedicated computer.

The transition was easier than one could expect. Web/2 worked out great from start and when I started to get a grip on the SSI-tags to use in Web/2 I was almost at the finising line.

The thing I needed now was a better than great text editor for editing my web pages which know is counting in thousands. I found a editor in MED (formely Mr. Ed). The first alternative I came to think about was FTE but after have tested MED I saw no reason to use anything else. It is almost as good as Crimson Editor for Windows and is outstanding in handling changes in a large number of files at a time.

So, now I stand here with a couple of changes left to do with my web site to make the transition complete. But I don’t need to hurry. Now I know I have I solution that will be faithful to me for a long long time to come.

With just these three tools, eComStation, Web/2 and MED, I could move a existing web site with more than 6 000 files (over 4 000 text/code documents) in just a couple of hours. That’s strength. That’s impressive.

OS/2 eZine har ny chefredaktör

Klassisk OS/2 loggotypRobert Basler som under de senaste åren har varit chefredaktör för OS2 eZine har nu pensionerat sig från posten och efterträdare blir Isaac Leung.

Läs mer här:

Ledare OS2 eZine 16 maj 2003
Ledare OS2 eZine 16 juni 2003

OS2.org har nya ägare.

Ansvariga för driften av webbsajten (OS2.org)är nu Team OS/2 Deutschland e.V. och detta visar att intresset för OS/2 fortfarande finns därute och ett stort tack till de som fortfarande håller sajter som OS2.org är på sin plats.

Läs mer här:

OS2.orgs ledare
OS2.org
OS2 World.Com om nyheten

eComStation 1.1

OS/2-eZine har i senaste numret tittat närmare på eComStation 1.1.
Ett flertal förbättringar och nya mycket genomtänkta förändringar har gjorts och om du vill prova ett operativsystem som verkligen håller för användning så tycker jag att du ska läsa den utmärkta artikeln från OS/2-eZine på adressen:
http://www.os2ezine.com/20030416/page_2.shtml

Läs även mina OS/2-sidor på följande adress:
http://casselbrant.com/wordpress1/2002/09/25/os2/

.RU

:: Casselbrant – Nu även i Ryssland

Jag gjorde en sökning på Google”Roland Casselbrant” och fann bland annat att jag numera finns omnämnd i Ryssland.

Редакционная

  • Не так легко стать осевиком — Roland Casselbrant рассказал о проблемах
    OS/2.
  • У меня есть все, что мне нужно . . . почти — Pete Grubbs

Texten hämtad från http://ru.ecomstation.ru/commentnews.php?id=634.

Det är naturligtvis min artikel, It’s Not Easy Being a Convert i OS/2 eZine som benämns men att få se sitt eget namn på en ru-domän är kul.

Nu är det bara en webbnärvaro på japanska som saknas för att jag skall vara riktigt nöjd 😉 .

OS/2

OS/2 Warp:: OS/2 är ett mycket trevligt och högkvalitativt operativsystem som kommer från IBM.

:: När OS/2 Warp 4 presenterades 1995 tyckte de redan trogna anhängarna att det var få nyheter sedan version 3.

Då kom ändå röststyrning, JAVA-stöd integrerat i operativsystemet med mera.

:: IBM har nu slutat sälja OS/2 och framtiden tillhör externa initiativ som Serenity-Systems eComStation som är en modernt förpackad OS/2 gör att det finns hopp om ett modernt OS/2 ytterligare år framöver.

To recap the last half year’s worth of computer problems: Linux, too hard. Windows, too soft. OS/2, just right.

Christopher B. Wright – 2002 sept 24
Creator of Übersoft.net

OS/2 Bootloggor

[Preview GIF]Jag har med tillstånd av Alex Taylor nu en spegling av hans webbsida med OS/2 boot logos.
Du hittar dem om du klickar här

Klassisk OS/2 loggotyp

Allmänt

:: Uppföljning av min tidigare artikel hittar du i OS/2-eZine och dess juninummer 2004 läs det direkt där, eller lokalt på den här sajten på den här länken.

:: Min artikel om OS/2 och dess användare i maj-numret 2002 av OS/2-eZine kan du läsa antingen direkt hos OS/2-eZine på den här länken, eller lokalt på den här sajten på den här länken.

:: OS/2 som open source? Skulle det kunna vara något?
Det är svårt att tro att IBM skulle skänka bort OS/2 trots att de nu har meddelat att deras stöd för OS/2 upphör 2006.
Men jag tillåter mig att spåna på ämnet på den här länken.

:: OS/2 eZine gick i graven december 2004.
Nu kan du ladda ner samtliga (utom det absolut sista numret) nummer här.

:: Tips om Warp 4 hittar du på svenska på WarpCenters Merlin tips och tricks-sida.

:: The Warp Wishlist är en aktuell lista över förbättringar som behövs för att OS/2 och/eller eComStation ska kunna fortsätta vara ett konkurrenskraftigt operativsystem.
Du hittar den här.

25 bästa OS/2 länkarna

 1.OS/2 Warp 4.
 2.OS/2 Warp server for e-Business.
 3.eComStation.
 4.Hobbes mjukvaruarkiv för OS/2.
 5.IBM OS/2 Device Driver Pak On-Line.
 6.Mycket bra och informativ OS/2-sajt.
 7.Rysk sajt både på ryska & engelska..
 8.dink.org, med bl a Web/2.
 9.Tjeckisk sajt med information även på engelska.
10.Warpzilla – Mozilla för OS/2.
11.Opera för OS/2.
12.VNC Viewer for OS/2 PM.
13.devcenter.os2.ru.
14.Warp 4 tuning tips.
15.Akira Hatakeyama OS/2 software.
16.Stupid OS/2 tricks.
17.Warpstock Europe.
18.Warpstock.
19.Python/2 – Python för OS/2.
20.KIEV Elephant.
21.MySQL för OS/2.
22.Apache för OS/2.
23.Russian Underground/2 – tyvärr endast på ryska.
24.Köra X-window på OS/2.
25.Norloff’s OS/2 Shareware web & BBS.

Skärmdumpar

OS/2 Warp 4 på min ThinkPad 600 år 2000

Sommaren 2000 använde jag endast OS/2 på min ThinkPad 600 och klarade hela sommaren galant.

eComStation

eComStation är en mordernt förpackad OS/2 Warp 4.5 med mycket medföljande applikationer som köpta separat skulle kosta mångdubbelt mer än bara operativsystemet.

OS/2 på min IBM Aptiva 351 år 1998

En skärmdump från mitt första försök med OS/2 1998.

Warp 4 går att köra på maskiner med mycket begränsat minne, här 10 MB.

It’s Not Easy Being a Convert

 ♠  En gång i tiden när OS/2 fortfarande var ett alternativ till Windows så akrev jag ett par artiklar ur användarperspektiv för online-magasinet OS/2 eZine. Här kan du läsa den första av de två artiklarna:

:: In a community like the OS/2-community, that at least from the outside seems to be shrinking, it must be of high interest to win over users from outside the community. Is the product good enough to win new users? How is the new user experience of OS/2 in a time when Windows is the standard by all measures? This article is the naked truth about becoming an OS/2 convert.

Since 1996 I have been interested in giving OS/2 a try. It started when I bought an IBM Aptiva PC and got a 3-CD 45-day trial package of OS/2. I was running the demo CD and was greatly impressed by the speech control and the JAVA integration.

A year later I installed and ran OS/2 Warp 4 on my Aptiva but could not find a workable way to set up TCP/IP so I could connect to my Windows computer. After a couple of weeks I installed Windows NT instead and that worked just fine, so OS/2 was off my agenda completely for a long time. When I first heard of eComStation my interest in OS/2 came back and I ordered a copy as soon as I could.

At the time I was running 8 computers at my home and I installed eCS on a 400 MHz/128 MB computer just for testing and fooling around. I started the installation after I read the instructions included in the eCS package. Everything worked fine until I run into the disk problem. It took me two nights to figure out exactly how to get it configured and set up. LVM was a bit of an obstacle I must say.

Since I’ve read a lot about the easy installation of eCS, I then thought that I was an hour from running my new system. The installation took a bit over 24 hours to complete because formatting of the disk was the slowest thing since walking was invented. When I was set up and had everything installed I wanted of the third party applications I tried to connect the computer to my home network.

Deja vu.

The installation of NIC-drivers was a bit strange but worked out fine after a couple of tries.

Configuring TCP/IP was nowhere near a success.

I had by this time gotten a hold of a copy of ”Getting Started with OS/2 Warp 4” and read everything it had to say about TCP/IP. Well, this must be an area where eCS and OS/2 differed from each other a lot because I just don’t have those icons on my system. And when I am trying to configure ”local TCP/IP” I’m just not getting closer than being able to ping the localhost address. I tried the best that I could but ended up with pretty much a stand alone system. I could ping the computer from my Windows systems, from my Linux systems and from my BeOS system, but I could not by any means ping those machines from my eCS system. I installed the Xitami web server on the computer and could use it as some sort of Intranet server but I wanted to be able to surf the web and read e-mail on eCS computer, no such luck.


eComStation - Super Client for the Internet Generation

After several tries I formatted the disk to FAT32 and installed Windows ME on it and gave it to my grandmother. She wanted to learn a bit about computers and I can’t in any way get an eCS-OS/2 system to connect to any sort of network at all, so I was kind of relieved by the chance to give the computer away and get an excuse for not having a home for eCS anymore.

Determined not to give up, I have now decided to let one of my Linux systems go in favor of eCS. I still don’t have a clue how to get it to work properly on my network but sooner or later that will be solved (because I actually still believe in all the great things I have read about this OS) and I will one day be able to read my e-mail on the eCS dedicated computer.

So why should you as a convinced OS/2 or eCS user care about my less than good experience on your so beloved OS? Well, a lot of what is being written about the differences between Windows and OS/2 seams to be based on a one time experience of installing Windows. Sometimes I get the feeling that it’s based on some obsolete diskette installation of a more or less forgotten Windows version (Windows 95 or earlier.) I work as a computer technician at the Stockholm stock exchange which has high demands for functionality and uptime and can get myself around in Windows, UNIX and to some extent in VMS. But I can’t get an OS/2 installation to work properly. I don’t think that I’m completely stupid when it comes to computers and operating systems. I can agree on the fact that a few hundred or more Windows installations have forced me to think in a very special way about some things, but how come then I can install other PC operating system like Linux and BeOS without too many problems?

I think it can be beneficial for the OS/2 community to be completely honest with itself and admit that your so loved OS is not perfect and still needs a lot of effort to get in nearer to perfection (like all operating systems known to man.) eComStation is a great example of an initiative that only can do good for the OS and there seems to be developers out there who still enjoy programming on their beloved platform.

As I said earlier I will not give up my efforts towards getting a fully working eCS system and I have a very good reason to do so.

Why?
The OS/2 community has been good enough advocates, making me want to start to use the system now, in 2002. When you think about it from an unbiased point of view, that’s quite amazing, to say the least. In a world where you have everything in terms of applications and support served to you if you choose to go the Windows way, it becomes important that the communities around the alternatives like OS/2 show active movement forward. That shows the other users in the community as well as the users of other operating systems that there is a positive and ongoing culture alive and available.
This makes two good things: A new user that is curious and wants to try the system out, is made aware that there is a chance to make the effort worth the first troublesome steps. More important though, is that if you are in a live and vigorous environment, you lose fewer users. Fewer users leaving is a prerequisite to keeping a high amount of knowledge in the community.

In my way of looking at things, the OS/2-eCS platform has the best GUI that has been developed for the PC and a community that I really would enjoy being a part of.