Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 2nd Apr 2007 21:11 UTC, submitted by judgen
OS/2 and eComStation "In this anniversary, I'd like to shed some light about my first-hand experience with [OS/2], especially since I see many attempts at history re-writing and over-simplification, when people compress OS/2's two decades into a single paragraph. An OS/2 user named Roger Perkins wrote to OS/2 newsgroups ten years ago: "Here's to OS/2's 10th Anniversary on April 2nd! No OS has ever died so many times!"
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RE[3]: Help Me
by rcsteiner on Tue 3rd Apr 2007 18:53 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Help Me"
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2005-07-12

What does CONFIG.SYS have to do with video?

The only thing I can think of are the old procedures to install Matrox's MGA Millenium video drivers and the like which required one to modify a couple of lines in CONFIG.SYS, but that type of thing hasn't been required under OS/2 for ages.

OS/2 isn't XFree86. It doesn't need mode lines. :-)

Seriously, though -- editing a settings file is editing a settings file, be it a registry or a text file -- and I've always been fans of text files because I can see and fix them with ease. Such files are a strong point of all Unix variants in my mind, since I'd rather edit a dotfile than have to use a GUI tool to make some sort of basic change.

Would you prefer that the settings ALL be in OS2.INI? It seems like that's what you're looking for, and I frankly don't understand that at all... At the moment, I'm aware of very few things which use OS2.INI, and IMO that's a good thing.

Edited 2007-04-03 19:01

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