Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 19th Jul 2005 03:36 UTC, submitted by her friend Brad
OS/2 and eComStation In the dawn of the end of IBM's OS/2 Stardock's CEO Brad Wardell pays his respects to the venerable operating system by writing a long article about the history of the OS. Stardock was one of the major third party software houses for OS/2 back in the day and so Brad has lived OS/2 from up close.
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RE: OS/2 Warp 4
by rcsteiner on Tue 19th Jul 2005 15:10 UTC in reply to "OS/2 Warp 4"
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My Story is I Once installed OS/2 Warp 4 that I got out of a Australian PC Magazine CD, basically I had the worst time installing the OS the desktop environment look like I was using Windows 3.1 and the IBM DOS environment did not support 32bit naming conventions I had ~files.

The OS/2 desktop looks nothing like Windows 3.1, unless you're talking about the WinOS2 desktop (which is an actual licensed copy of Windows 3.1 that was modified by IBM to work in a VDM).

It's quite true that OS/2 VDMs don't support Win95-style VFAT long filenames out of the box, but third party drivers are available to support that particular Microsoft hack under OS/2 if you wish, and you can also obtain support for HPFS long filenames as well if you want DOS programs to be able to see OS/2 native long filenames.

The Windows naming convention isn't "32-bit". Maybe you're confusing the fact that Win9x flavors use FAT32 and VFAT long filenames at the same time?

I'm not surprised that BeOS 5 PE and RH work better on newer hardware -- they're newer OSes. For something comparable in the OS/2 world, eCS is the solution, but unfortunately it isn't free.

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