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Matt Walsh:
Seems you are interested in e-mail so you could use your web browser to access it in some cases or a Thunderbird for OS/2 version is available or PM Mail is pretty up to date this year and does well as a text email program.  Current Spreadsheet available in Apache Open Office 4 .17 version for OS/2 from BitWise Works.  Hope you feel free to let us know if we can help.
Matt W.

Martin Iturbide:
Hi Jim

It would be desirable if you get ArcaOS, which pre-install some of the software you need, drivers and bugfixes of OS/2 Warp 4.52. But I do understand if you want to test OS/2 Warp 4.52 first, before jumping into the ArcaOS wagon.

My recommendation for you would be.
1) Install OS/2 Warp 4.52 on a machine that you have and let's try to work out the drivers that you require. You can open a different forum thread specificing your hardware, telling your experience on installing Warp 4.52, any problems and what is missing to be configured, so we can help out.

2) You will need to install some basic tools to improve the experience and include some libraries (remember that Warp 4.52 was released on 2002). I like WarpIN, XWorkplace, ANPM between some other you may like to install.

3) For e-mail we have Thundebird or PMMail

4) For web browsing we have Firefox 45.

5) For Office tools there is Lotus SmartSuite or Apache OpenOffice (donation required).

The issue with Waro 4.52 is that it will take you time to settle that up, while with ArcaOS a lot of software needed is already pre-installed.


Martin Iturbide:

I forget about one thing. If you want to experience OS/2 on VirtualBox first you can do it. There are some OVA images (prebuilt images) you can try from here.


I have done that and am currently running that in a VM. It says it is 4.5.2.  I have 3 CDs from eCommstation 1.
I use that for files when I can find them.  I have been using cd images to transport data back and forth. That is unreliable.
I would like to get USB working and it appears I have the drivers but I don't know how to install them.  If you could help with that I would appreciate it.
Thanks Jim

Dave Yeo:
Simplest and best if you don't want to pay for an Arca Noae subscription is to download
and follow the readme instructions. These are up to date with a lot of fixes and Lars hangs out here and is quite helpful.


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