12/27/00 - A Real World Cross-Platform Networking Application, Part 2
Part 2 of this short series shows some of the details of connecting OS/2 workstations so that they can share
files and printers with each other.
12/20/00 - A Real World Cross-Platform Networking Application
This article shows how I found a cross-platform application between OS/2 and Win 98 was the best approach
to a problem I face on a routine basis, and then describes the actual solution.
12/13/00 - Getting DSL Installed in OS/2 by Richard M. Rollo
Guest article describing the challenges faced by a non-techie in installing DSL, and how he finally overcame
them and got a working system.
12/06/00 - eComStation: Why I Have Chosen eComStation
A personal article giving the reasons why I think eComStation is the obvious choice for the future, and why
I'm basing my OS/2 future on it.
11/22/00 - eComStation: What's in the Box?
A complete description of the contents of the eComStation packages as of 22 November 2000
11/15/00 - eComStation: Networking Setup
This article discusses the setup of Networking features of eComStation, including potential problems
and basic fine tuning.
11/08/00 - eComStation -- Using the Logical Volume Manager
This article details the use of Logical Volume Manager as encountered in the installation of eComStation
version of OS/2.
11/02/00 - eComStation, a Review -- Installation: Preview Edition
This series exposes the contents of the preview edition of eComStation; explains what is in the package, how it
works, how well it works, and looks at what remains to be done.
10/27/00 - eComStation: Interview with Bob St. John
eComStation is one of the hottest OS/2 developments to come along in a long time. Could it be the new Warp
client everyone has been waiting for for so long? This extended interview with one of its architects is an
attempt to answer that question!
10/18/00 - Great Freebies
This article lists twelve of my favourite freebies available on the Internet. After trying these, you are
invited to send in your favourite free programs. I will collect them and later I will publish a second article
containing the collected information.
10/12/00 - Building a Network Using a Hardware Router: Installation
This article completes the examination of the benefits of using a router, then looks at the installation
and setup process. Finally, some attention is paid to the changes to the OS/2 and Windows Network
Object required by installing the router's DHCP firmware.
10/05/00 - Building a Network Using a Hardware Router, Part 2
This article examines the advantages of using a dedicated, hardware router in further detail, and then
shows how to install one into your network and broadband connection.
09/30/00 - Building a Network Using a Hardware Router
With this article we enhance our ongoing networking series by introducing the hardware router. A
separate router adds several important features and removes a number of weaknesses inherent in using
one of the computers on the lan as the router.
09/24/00 - Warpstock 2000 : A look ahead
An overview of Warpstock 2000 at Philadelphia
08/30/00 - How to Interpret IBM Syntax Diagrams
A primer in understanding those complex diagrams which sometimes hide more than
08/16/00 - Maintenance Partitions (Revised)
Procedure for constructing a maintenance partition; revised with additional material for Fixpaks 13 and 14
and disk drives larger than 8GB.
08/09/00 - How to Back Up Your Peer Network, Part 3
Three-part article describing how to back up an entire LAN from a single workstation. Part 3 describes
the backup cycle, the actual procedures for full and differential backups, and mentions variant methods of
maintaining your tape library.
08/02/00 - How to Back Up Your Peer Network, Part 2
Three-part article describing how to back up an entire LAN from a single workstation. Part 2 describes
installing and configuring BackAgain/2000 as well as creating the Set files necessary to do an automated
backup of the network.
07/26/00 - How to Back Up Your Peer Network, Part 1
Three-part article describing how to back up an entire LAN from a single workstation. Part 1 describes how to
prepare the LAN for backup.
07/19/00 - How To Interpret IBM Syntax Diagrams
A guide to understanding those complex, often mysterious syntax diagrams that accompany much of IBM's OS/2 documentation.
07/12/00 - Low-Cost Boot Managers
A survey of several low cost ($25 or less) alternatives to the higher priced System Commander entries.
07/05/00 - System Commander 2000: A Review
An examination of what has changed from System Commander Deluxe with respect to OS/2.
06/28/00 - Partition Tables (Revised)
Description of one of the most critical components in the modern computer's structure.
06/21/00 - Large Disk Problems and Solutions Part 3
Third party alternatives to the IBM Boot Manager.
06/14/00 - Large Disk Problems and Solutions Part 2
Third party solutions and techniques to partitioning large hard drives.
06/07/00 - Large Disk Problems and Solutions Part 1
A look at the underlying causes of problems with today's super-large drives and how to solve them.
05/24/00 - Connecting a Windows Workstation to the LAN
Detailed procedure on how to connect Windows PC to the OS/2 LAN for both the Internet and file sharing.
05/17/00 - Installing and Setting up the Firewall, Part 2
Thorough discussion of how to configure and test a simple InJoy Firewall configuration.
05/10/00 - Installing and Setting up the Firewall, Part 1
Brief discussion of InJoy Firewall product, and description of installation process.
05/03/00 - Connecting your LAN to the Internet
The nitty-gritty of connecting your LAN to the Internet using Cable Modem technology and InJoy Firewall.
04/26/00 - Building your Network, Part 2
A look at different network configurations, and the hardware necessary to build an Ethernet LAN.
04/12/00 - First Look at SmartSuite for OS/2 v1.5: Approach
A look at Approach as a DBMS in itself and how much it has changed since SmartSuite v1.0.
03/29/00 - SmartSuite SmartMasters
Guest author John Edwards show you how SmartMasters can save you time and effort.
03/08/00 - First Look at SmartSuite for OS/2 v1.5: FLG
Review of new Lotus Freelance Graphics for OS/2 with attention to what's been added.
03/01/00 - First Look at SmartSuite for OS/2 v1.5: 1-2-3
Review of the new features in the 1-2-3 component of the new Lotus SmartSuite: Are they worth the price?
02/23/00 - Why a New OS/2 Warp Client?
Review of why a new OS/2 Warp Client is needed and the reason(s) IBM may be releasing one.
02/16/00 - First Look at SmartSuite for OS/2 v1.5: Organizer
Review of the Organizer component of the newly released Lotus SmartSuite for OS/2 Warp 4 R.1.5
02/09/00 - Building your Network, Part 1
Now that you've installed and configured your networking software, it's time to starting building your LAN.
02/02/00 - Comparison between TCP/IP and Peer Services on a LAN
Part 4 of a primer on Warp 4 peer networking: comparison of TCP/IP Services and Peer Services.
01/19/00 - First Look at SmartSuite for OS/2 v1.5: WordPro
Review of the WordPro component of the newly released Lotus SmartSuite for OS/2 Warp 4 R.1.5
01/12/00 - Setting Up a Peer Network on Warp 4, Part 3
Part 3 of a primer on peer networking using Warp 4: installing TCP/IP Services
01/05/00 - Maintenance Partitions (Revised)
How to construct a maintenance partition on your hard drive.