• Subject: Re: OS2, TCP/IP and device naming
  • From: Larry Bolhuis <lbolhui@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 23 Jul 1998 00:18:07 -0400
  • Organization: Arbor Solutions, Inc

Dean,

  I'm not stuck on 2.1 but run the latest version (merlin). I certainly
concure with your opinion on availability.  I stick with OS/2 despite
not being able to run the latest (bloated) versions of MS apps (a great
sacrifice I know). I use PComm for OS/2 to access AS/400's over TCP/IP
or SNA.  I have native OS/2 lotus apps and lots of W3.1 apps that all
work just fine.  I'm on a laptop and can suspend the system dozens of
times a week with nary a hitch. I can also change the IP addressing,
routes etc for either Enet or T/R without a re-boot.

  MS can take W9x and <beeeeeeeeeeeeeep>!

  Larry Bolhuis
  Arbor Solutions, Inc
  lbolhui@ibm.net

DAsmussen@aol.com wrote:
> 
> James,
> 
> In a message dated 98-07-22 21:04:34 EDT, you write:
> 
> > We should all be "stuck" with an OS that good ;-)
> 
> Ain't it the truth!  I'm on the "lowly" 2.1 at my current client location.
> Amazing that everyone else in the group (consultants don't get new technology
> because it might cause billable down-time -- THANK GOD!) has switched to both
> Win 3.1 and '95 with _DECREASING_ system availability.  Everyone except us
> consultants switched to 3.1 in the first place because our WIN apps were
> crashing with great regularity and "Tech Services" blamed it on OS/2 -- they
> crashed even _MORE_ under 3.1, and when the network was down so was Rumba.
> Meanwhile, COM Manager just keeps chugging along with no performance
> degradation.
> 
> Now everyone (except us consultants) is part of the "WIN '95 Pilot".  It often
> takes ten seconds or more to page down on a simple WRKSPLF display via Rumba
> due to router problems.  Meanwhile, COM Manager just keeps chugging along with
> no performance degradation.  Last week, I handed the other consultant (who is
> none too familiar with OS/2) a stack of Visio upgrade disks and asked if she
> wanted to install them before I gave them back (I said I'd take care of the
> paperwork to get her system registered).  She asked "Will it _RUN_ on OS/2, it
> says it's for WinDoze?".  Of course, I'd just installed it myself and had
> already updated a couple of charts.
> 
> So.  I've got a ten-year-old copy of an operating system that has newer
> versions, yet runs current programs not written for it with no problems that
> don't exist on the native OS in greater number, and doesn't experience the
> other OS's problems with network traffic yet was replaced because it was
> "inferior".  Give me an "inferiority complex" any time...
> 
> Regards!
> 
> Dean Asmussen
> Enterprise Systems Consulting, Inc.
> Fuquay-Varina, NC  USA
> E-Mail:  DAsmussen@aol.com
> 
> "A lot is two words.  ALOT is _NOT_ a word at all." -- My 10th Grade English
> Teacher
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