Whats a reasonable collection?

From: r. 'bear' stricklin <red_at_bears.org>
Date: Thu Jun 28 13:54:26 2001

On 28 Jun 2001, Iggy Drougge wrote:

> But I've only got the old red version, whereas the Connect version is
> blue! Although I don't particularly like Warp, I'd still enjouy
> running it on one of my PS/2s, had I only got networking working.

Not exactly.

The so-called 'red box' and 'blue box' OS/2 Warp refers to the inclusion
or exclusion of of Microsoft-licensed code in the form of Windows 3.1

If you had 'red box', or "OS/2 Warp for Windows" you had to supply your
own Windows installation disks to run Windows 3.1 apps under OS/2.

If you had 'blue box', it came with its own copy of Windows 3.1 and needed
nothing additional to run Windows 3.1 apps under OS/2.

Both OS/2 Warp and OS/2 Warp Connect came in red and blue varieties. Warp
Connect was essentially Warp with an add-on IBM software package to give
it network capabilities; at one point you could abuse one of the fixpacks
to get Warp Connect functionality out of plain-old Warp.

I am an ex-bitter-OS/2-user and recovering former-Team-OS/2-member. There
are features of OS/2 which I think still haven't been fully realized in
other platforms (dig that SOM/Workplace Shell integration), but on the
whole OS/2 lacked polish. The world has moved on, and I'm okay with that.

Received on Thu Jun 28 2001 - 13:54:26 BST

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