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Messages - Tuure Linden

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Events / Re: ArcaOS 5.0.4 is out!
« on: August 28, 2019, 06:18:47 am »
Bryan Lunduke also found 38 version of Firefox being very unstable when he made his video about ArcaOS. And the OS/2 port seemed to be more unstable than the Linux one. The 45 version is also more compatible with Youtube and doesn't have the full screen bug when playing videos.

Events / Re: ArcaOS 5.0.4 is out!
« on: August 27, 2019, 08:52:02 pm »
I have tried to re-download my copy for several days but doesn't respond. Well, I already found my misplaced USB stick but hopefully possible download issues will be fixed before the next major update.

It's nice to see the progress made and I'm looking forward for the next release. It's a mystery why they still don't ship newer version of Firefox because 38 generation is very outdated and even unstable. But Arca Noae has made a huge amount of work in a short period of time because they have based all on IBM's last release and not eComstation. So they have had to redo much work that eComstation people had already done before.

Events / Re: Do not forget: Spock (Leonard Nimoy) introduced OS/2 Warp
« on: August 27, 2019, 07:30:16 pm »
Is the video still available to download somewhere? I sent an Email to Mr Fastenrath but he hasn't answered.

Applications / Re: WordPerfect for Windows 6.1 OS/2 tools
« on: August 27, 2019, 03:25:53 pm »
I'm downloading everything interesting from the Corel FTP site right now. BTW, it was hard to find a good and working GUI ftp client for OS/2. I ended up using JFTP, it seems to work. I could have used command line tools such as wget, but I prefer graphical FTP client. And downloading files one by one with Firefox makes no sense in this situation.

I have already forgot the name of the client I used with Warp 3.0 over 20 years ago... There was at least one good FTP client if my memory serves me right.

Applications / Re: A comprehensive guide to Odin available?
« on: August 27, 2019, 11:50:05 am »
There are graphics glitches however. The OS/2 version of DOSBox is missing configuration files that Windows version has. So how can one set  [autoexec] and "cputype" settings?

Applications / Re: A comprehensive guide to Odin available?
« on: August 27, 2019, 11:14:58 am »
And now I've tried it and confirmed that it's possible to install Windows 95 under the OS/2 version of DOSBox. So it's possible to run older 32 bit Windows software quite easily. Windows 98 might also work.

Applications / Re: WordPerfect for Windows 6.1 OS/2 tools
« on: August 27, 2019, 10:20:10 am »
It's extraordinary that a software company still provides patches for such an old piece of software. Great! There might even be patches for older WP versions I have, for example 5.0 for DOS.

Applications / Re: OpenOffice 4.1.6 fatal error, any solutions?
« on: August 27, 2019, 09:14:21 am »
According to eCSoft/2 site the missing library was libxslt. I hadn't installed it for some reason. But...

"Rpmdb checksum is invalid: dCDPT(pkg checksums): libxslt.i686 0:1.1.32-1.oc00 -u"

OpenOffice seems to work fine now however.

Applications / Re: OpenOffice 4.1.6 fatal error, any solutions?
« on: August 27, 2019, 09:09:10 am »
No, libxml2 is already installed. That's not the problem. Of course I've installed dependencies mentioned in the documentation.

OpenOffice works fine with another computer of mine. But with this Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 it doesn't and gives the error message.

Web applications / Re: Firefox ESR 38.8.0
« on: August 26, 2019, 11:18:25 am »
Personally I find 38.8.0 VERY unstable and many sites won't work correctly. However, the latest build of 45.9.0 seems much much better. It hasn't crashed once in my use and it's not as slow as 38.8.0 was.

Applications / Re: A comprehensive guide to Odin available?
« on: August 26, 2019, 11:04:00 am »
If you want to use cloud service, what would be the best alternative for Microsoft then? Google Drive shouldn't be it because they are worse than Microsoft when it comes to selling of your data. DropBox? Apple iCloud? At the moment DropBox seems to be only one that has a plugin available for OS/2 netdrive.

Applications / OpenOffice 4.1.6 fatal error, any solutions?
« on: August 26, 2019, 11:01:50 am »
When trying to start OpenOffice, I'll get the following message. Is there any way to fix this?

OpenOffice 4.1.6 - Fatal Error

The application cannot be started.
exception occured raising singleton
"/singletons/": loading component library failed:

Applications / Re: Compiling Word 1.1 from the source code
« on: August 25, 2019, 07:46:15 pm »
Maybe "to use" was a wrong verb to use. As a curiousity it would be nice to compile and try out this old piece of software. Actually I found a copy from and it works under ArcaOS. And yes, the program is very limited compared to modern word processors. I could use OpenOffice writer or Office 365 to do everything I need but it's just fun to be able to use older software occasionally.

Applications / Re: WordPerfect for Windows 6.1 OS/2 tools
« on: August 25, 2019, 07:40:40 pm »
Actually it does, it name had "wp" and "20" something. I didn't write it down because I didn't like the quick laucher anyway. Back in the day when I used WP 6.1 in Windows 3,1 and laiter Windows 95 I found it annoying and disabled it.

Applications / Re: A comprehensive guide to Odin available?
« on: August 25, 2019, 07:34:33 pm »
I have some games that won't run on a modern Windows pc. And then there are some specific multimedia CD-ROM's from the late 90s and early 2000s, for example, one about all the Finnish political leaders. It would be fun to be able to run those. But there is nothing indispensable. I'm able to use the Microsoft Office 365 environment with Firefox among other cloud applications I need at work. It seems that it's quite indifferent which operating system I run these days as long as it connects to Internet and has a browser modern enough.

Like Neil said, the future might be in cloud computing. There are some benefits to that but also disbenefits. For example, I am quite happy to be able to use a dictionary application I bought 20 years ago instead of Google translator. The Finnish "Euro Tranlator 3,1" runs perfectly under WinOS/2 and even supports Russian language.

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