I just read your letter in Feb '99 VOICE and I agree whole-heartedly. I love
OS/2 (though I work in the MIS world of M$oft) because it is stable and gets the
job done without a lot of fluff - and I'm still using plain 3.0! (not even Connect!)
I do think that IBM can come out ahead with such a third-party deal(Stardock?)
because the climate *is* right. Linux (which I have been experimenting with) has
gained considerable momentum in both development and media attention, prompting
many end users to have a look. However, being more difficult to install and use
than other OSes (is that a word? :) ), I think many users will look to Warp as the
best alternative - stable and proven in a wide variety of applications (like *nix),
but easier to install, manage and upgrade. Also, as you point out, apps from other
vendors would be more readily available (plus, hopefully, a collection of freeware
Anyway, just wanted to echo your point of view. Hope to see more articles from
you - I'll listen!
BTW, don't feel bad, my wife doesn't listen to me either.
John K. Nealy, III
Just a short note to thank you for a super article !
It was really interesting to read it. I myself have installed Xfree86/OS2 in
my Warp4 system just very recently, although it was a long (somewhat painfull) process
in order to figure out all the needed settings, the configuration options, etc etc.
Unfortunately for me, this article came about 2 weeks late :-)) but I'm sure
it will help somebody else out there struggling to get Xfree going :-)
Anyway, right now I'm struggling with window managers, I tried to install a
few, and now I have one which I can't fully exploit or customize. and I just can't
figure out that bash window... thing.... er... whatever that is...
It also nice to hear what other people are doing with Xfree, I myself am planning
on dabbling with Gimp and 3D modelers or renderens...
An article on setting-up new window managers and cleaning up after being done
with it, would be most helpfull (wink , wink :-)
Thats about it !
Thanks again !