Solved Should I Install OS/2 Warp 3 in IBM Computer

Ibm / Ps/1
August 5, 2013 at 21:43:57
Specs: Windows 3.11, 486 SX
Everyone:

I have posted here many years ago and the help was great. I hope I am posting in the right place.

I have an IBM PS/1, with Windows 3.11, DOS 6.22, 44 MB of Ram, and 1.3 GB hard drive. I still use my computer sometimes. I was thinking of installing IBM Warp 3 or 4 on my computer. Amazon sells Warp 3 and Warp 4 (who knew!) . Should I do it or is it time to forget it and get on with life.

I have another computer with Windows XP version 3 that I use most of the time. Old computers are fun but it can't be denied newer computers and the software can do more than the old ones could.


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#1
August 5, 2013 at 23:11:16
You would want to spend a hundred bucks to replace a perfectly good operating system?

If you do, go for it. Makes no sense to me though.

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#2
August 5, 2013 at 23:32:58
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If You have to ask the question the answer is almost certainly "No!".

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#3
August 10, 2013 at 16:09:46
Given that there was a OS/2 forum here at Computing.net a few months ago, and that it was removed due to lack of interest/information, should tell you something about moving to that OS. Support for it is virtually non-existent and finding software or drivers for various hardware will be nearly impossible. If you're eager to switch OS's, I suggest (since you state your machine has 44MB of RAM and a 1.3GB HDD) that you have a dual-boot setup with Win95 (assuming you have access to it). It'd provide some variety, and you could always switch between Win95 & Win3.1 should the need arise.

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#4
August 16, 2013 at 22:33:14
I'd go with don't bother too if is jsut to replace a perfectly functional setup.

But if just want to have play go for it but be prepared for for some headaches along the way. Can't imagine to cost of Warp being any more than around $30 though.

There's still a small dedicated OS/2 user base just not at Computing.net I run v3 on a 486DX2/66 FWIW

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#5
January 26, 2017 at 09:53:13
Somewhat late reply.

OS/2 is being resurrected: www.arcanoae.com

For older OS/2 stuff, here is an Australian site. You may need a password to access some of the links - http://www.os2site.com



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