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    Somewhat fuzzy picture of my P5-133 XL with OS/2 Warp booted up. The desktop color scheme is much nicer in actuality (looks bluish in the picture, but it's actually more purplish).



    EDIT: Used a smaller version of the picture, for bandwidth sake...
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    Cool. v3 and OS/2 For Dummies has just come up for sale. I'm of 2 minds to get them though. The "new" 486 hasn't turned up yet but I've just acquired a PII 300 for $1 which has NT4 on it which I may swap out the v4 hdd with.

    Edit-Photo of OS/2 on the 300. I will try and get a clearer sceenshot sorted.
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    OS/2 will absolutely smoke on a 300 MHz P2. I had it running on a 266 MHz P2 for a while and it was very nice. I could have easily done my word processing and work like that on it. Web browsing was a bigger problem, but that kind of depends on the sites you're visiting and what you're trying to do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Farquhar View Post
    OS/2 will absolutely smoke on a 300 MHz P2. I had it running on a 266 MHz P2 for a while and it was very nice. I could have easily done my word processing and work like that on it. Web browsing was a bigger problem, but that kind of depends on the sites you're visiting and what you're trying to do.
    Yea, general OS performance will be more than enough on any Pentium system... Web browsing is a pain because most browsers available for OS/2 are ancient in what they supporrt (e.g. no Flash, etc), and many sites will have errors or not work at all. Even Google searches can be a bit of a pain at times.

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    As for web browsing try Mozilla Firefox. There is a version for OS/2 Version 3 (With FP40 I think) and of course Warp V4, MCP 4.52 and ECommstation actually ships with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chromedome45 View Post
    As for web browsing try Mozilla. There is a version for OS/2 Version 3 (With FP40 I think) and of course Warp V4, MCP 4.52 and ECommstation actually ships with it.
    This reminds me, I was wondering if there's anyplace with free downloads of OS/2 fixpacks? When IBM ended support I believe they took away downloads for them unless you had a service contract of some kind. Obviously they are not issuing new ones, but I might need some of the old fixpacks to get Warp working on some slightly newer hardware.

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    Hobbes still lists several fixpacks as being available. Whether any of the files work, I have not verified.

    http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/h-browse.php?...atches/fixpack

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    Opera was once available for OS/2. Here's a link to version 5 if anyone is interested http://ftp.opera.com/pub/opera/os2/512/final/en/



    Here's a blurb on what's needed to run Firefox on Os/2- http://www.os2bbs.com/os2news/warpzilla.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by krebizfan View Post
    Hobbes still lists several fixpacks as being available. Whether any of the files work, I have not verified.

    http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/h-browse.php?...atches/fixpack
    Hey, thanks, I will try out those files. I didn't realize Hobbes was still up and running.

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    Here's another site with fixpacks, Drivers etc.

    http://www.os2site.com/sw/index.html
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