OS/2 Warp question - MPTS?

From: Bill Girnius <thedm_at_sunflower.com>
Date: Fri Feb 20 21:11:14 2004

You ever tried arachne? It's pretty cool and tiny, works great in DOS, don't
know about LAN support though.

Its an integrated web browser, email ftp client, etc for a DOS machine, runs
wicked fast on a 286, I think the minimum is an XT even.

It's free and you can get it right from the guy who wrote it at

----- Original Message -----
From: "Brian Mahoney" <brianmahoney_at_look.ca>
To: "General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts"
Sent: Friday, February 20, 2004 9:13 AM
Subject: Re: OS/2 Warp question - MPTS?

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Bill Girnius" <thedm_at_sunflower.com>
> To: "General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts"
> <cctalk_at_classiccmp.org>
> Sent: Thursday, February 19, 2004 11:30 PM
> Subject: Re: OS/2 Warp question - MPTS?
> > Laptops were never well supported for OS/2 even the IBM thinkpads, if
> > can get a 3com nic they still have OS2 drivers on their downloads.
> > was a fledgeling technology when warp 3.0 was out, if you really wanna
> play
> > with it, try it on a desktop with an old 3com nic and it will work
> > laptop..hmm not sure it would work easily even if you found the right
> > driver,.... unless of course it was a thinkpad with a 3com pcmcia card.
> >
> > If you really get bored, got to IBM's knowledge base in the thinkpad
> section
> > and search for OS2, it's amazing that a company that makes both products
> > makes them work so bad together.
> >
> >
> > Hope this helps, and if nothing else, you have fun, that is why we do
> > this crazy stuff :)
> >
> Yup, that's why we do it. This all started when I tried to find a DOS
> browser for a bit of speed but none of them could ID my video card on my
> donated laptop. OS/2 always interested me, and I think I will load it on
> of my IBM desktops just to get it online.
> Does anyone remember the demo OS/2 CD that IBM sent out? It had a lot of
> video on it plus some version of OS/2. The thing I remember most is that
> the videos looked very similar to a cheap porno flick. The main character,
> the guy, had this very dramatic Van Dyke beard/moustache and the woman
> house he was visiting to set up OS/2 was, to say the least, a fine figure
> a woman. I remember thinking that there was no way this product would ever
> work if this was the kind of promotion they were giving it. I should put
> of the segments up on my site for fun.
> Thanks again everyone.
> BM
Received on Fri Feb 20 2004 - 21:11:14 GMT

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