At 16:40 1/30/98 +0300, Hotze wrote:
The advantage is that if you want to run Windows 3.x apps with the current
version of OS/2, you get 32 bit performance, compatiblity, and many of the
features of a "next-generation" operating system.
Yes, but -- you need an AWFUL lot of horsepower to run Win 3.x apps under
Warp. Win 3.x apps are slower under OS/2v3 than they are under NT 3.51.
And you can't run Win95 apps at all, which would stick one with (e. g.)
MS-Word v6. The last native OS/2 version of Microsoft Word is at the
revision level of DOS version 5.0.
It's a good alternative for people who want a
Windows look and feel, but
without the "Microsoft" before the name.
And have a fair amount of cash. When I was running Warp, the cheapest fax
applet I could find (that worked) was US$129. With Win95, fax is free in
the box, and with WinNT it's a free download. At that time a functional
TCP/IP for OS/2 was also pretty pricey, although I know that's not true any
But the good thing about OS/2 (that too few people realize) is that _you're
really looking at the operating system._ WinNT's DOS is a separate
executable; WinNT's "Windows" is an emulation. There is NO NT32 command
prompt, and that drives some people nuts.
Kip Crosby engine(a)chac.org
Computer History Association of California