Development, round II

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Date: Sun Feb 1 20:58:33 1998

i ran version 3.0 on a 386dx40 and wasnt bad, although it took almost 10
minutes to restore an archive! i had it running on a dx2-80 with 8 meg, and
was pretty snappy. it was interesting to place the swap file on the second
hard drive, so you could hear when vm was being used. Ive experimented with
version 4.0 but setting up my nic and a pnp soundblaster was difficult.
thankfully, there are plenty of os2 advocates out there in comp.sys.os2.* that
can help out.

os2 trivia: os2 had a START command way before BILLGe thought of it!


In a message dated 98-01-31 10:36:27 EST, you write:

<< I ran OS/2 v. 2 on a friends system (and helped him with the memory upgrade
 from 16 to 32 meg). I also ran the Rexx gopher server on version 3 (Warp)
 on a system with 16 Megs of RAM. I never ran Windows 3.1 or Windows 95
 on either machine so I cannot make a direct comparison (Win NT 3.51 was
 running on the latter machine long enough to allow setting up the OS/2
 installation). We also played around with the Voice control on a beta
 release of Merlin (thanks for reminding me of the code name) but that machine
 was eventually pressed into service running NT (I never saw it after that).
 The advice of "you should have more than 4 MB RAM" was taken from my friend
 (who is still quite the OS/2 zealot) and I thought that I had read it in the
 paperback version of the OS/2 FAQ as well - but I could easily be mistaken
 about that latter source. I am quite glad to hear that your performance
 was so good with only 4 MB - great OS isn't it? >>
Received on Sun Feb 01 1998 - 20:58:33 GMT

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