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I already live in a hybrid world of iPhone/iPad + OS/2. It's certainly not the iPhone/iPad that are replacing OS/2. It's iCloud and the other on-line services. The new OS/2 browser cannot come soon enough.
Curious what you mean by the iCloud replacing OS/2? Personally I think cloud services are largely a scam. I use google drive for storage but I feel a lot of "cloud" services are just tricking you into paying a monthly fee for something you could have owned, like an office suite.

I mean the cloud is slowly removing my personal need for OS/2. However, the cloud has already replaced Windows, Linux and Mac on the desktop. All of these companies make far more profit on their cloud service than on their PC hardware and software.

There will always be a few PC, and even a few PC servers. But even looking at chips, Intel and AMD are designing for the cloud.

If I boot a computer from the ArcaOS installation DVD, it will support a limited number of network cards. Here is the list:

   Title = "Broadcom BCM4401 MAC driver"
   Title = "ADMtek Comet/Centaur Another MAC driver"
   Title = "Intel 2104x/2114x 10/100 mbps Ethernet Controller"
   Title = "NSC DP83815 Another MAC driver"
   Title = "NSC DP83820 Another MAC driver"
   Title = Intel(R) PRO/1000 Network Connection
   Title = "Intel(R) PRO/1000 Network Driver (MultiMac32-E1000B) for OS/2"
   Title = "Intel PRO/1000 PCIe Driver (Multimac16-E1000E) for OS/2"
   Title = Intel(R) PRO/1000 Chipset 8086 107C
   Title = Intel(R) PRO/100 Network Connection
   Title = "3Com Fast EtherLink/EtherLink XL Family OS/2"
   Title = "3Com EtherLink III PC Card OS/2"
   Title = "3Com EtherLink III LAN+Modem PC Card for OS2 v1.5 - Card Services"
   Title = IBM 10/100 EtherJet CardBus Adapter
   Title = "IBM PCI Ethernet Adapter Driver [IBMEANDI.OS2]"
   Title = "IBM EtherJet PC Card Ethernet Adapter (IBMEXNDI.OS2)"
   Title = "IBM FDDI-FI Adapter Device Driver"
   Title = IBM 10/100 EtherJet PCI Adapter (OS/2)
   Title = IBM 1000BaseT Gigabit Ethernet Adapter (OS/2)
   Title = IBM 1000BaseSX Gigabit Ethernet Adapter (OS/2)
   Title = IBM Gigabit Ethernet Adapter (OS/2)
   Title = "IBM Auto LANStreamer PCI Adapter (IBMMPC.OS2)"
   Title =  IBM miniPCI PRISM 2.5 Wireless Card
   Title = "IBM T-R Shared RAM Family (UP/SMP, IBMTOK.OS2)"
   Title = "IBM Compatible Token-Ring Network Adapter (IBMTOK.OS)"
   Title = "IBM Turbo 16/4 Token-Ring PC Card (IBMTOKCS.OS2)"
   Title = "IBM T-R Busmaster Server Adapter (IBMTRBM.OS2)"
   Title = "IBM PCI and CardBus Token-Ring Adapters (IBMTRP.OS2)"
   Title =  IBM High Rate Wireless LAN PC Card-128
   Title = "Intel TokenExpress(TM) Network Server Adapter"
   Title = "Kingston TokenRx 16/4 Token-Ring Adapter (IBMTOK.OS2)"
   Title = "Kingston EtheRx PCI Ethernet Network Adapter"
   Title = "Marvell Yukon 88E8056 PCI-E Adapter (APIC)"
   Title = Madge Token-Ring Adapter
   Title = "Attansic Technology Corp, L2 FastEthernet NIC driver (MultiMac32-MMAE) for OS/2"
   Title = "Atheros AR813x/AR815x PCIe Ethernet NIC driver (MultiMac32-MMALC) for OS/2"
   Title = "Atheros AR8121/AR8113/AR8114 PCIe Ethernet NIC driver (MultiMac32-MMALE) for OS/2"
   Title = "Broadcom BCM4401 Fast Ethernet driver (MultiMac32-MMBFE) for OS/2"
   Title = "Broadcom BCM57xx(x)/BCM590x NetXtreme and NetLink family Ethernet driver (MultiMac32-MMBGE) for OS/2"
   Title = "Intel(R) PRO/1000 Network Connection Driver (MultiMac32-MMIGB) for OS/2"
   Title = "Intel(R) PRO/1000 Legacy Network Driver (MultiMac32-MMLEM) for OS/2"
   Title = "Marvell Yukon II Ethernet controller driver (MultiMac32-MMMSK) for OS/2"
   Title = "RealTek 8139C+/8169/8169S/8110S/8168/8111/8101E PCI driver (MultiMac32-MMRE) for OS/2"
   Title = " No Network Adapter"
   Title = "IBM NULL MAC Driver"
   Title = "NVIDIA MAC Driver (MultiMac16-NVETH) for OS/2"
   Title = "Olicom Token-Ring PCMCIA Card"
   Title = "IBM Credit Card Adapter for Ethernet with NDIS support (PCMNICCS.OS2)"
   Title = "AMD PCNet Ethernet Family Adapter"
   Title = "Realtek Gigabit 8111/8168/8169 driver (MultiMac32-R8169) for OS/2"
   Title = "Realtek 8019 ISA Plug and Play Ethernet Adapter"
   Title = "RTL8029 PCI Ethernet Adapter"
   Title = "Realtek 8129 PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter"
   Title = "Realtek 8139/8130/810x Fast Ethernet Adapter"
   Title = "Racore 16/4 Token-Ring Adapter"
   Title = "SiS900 Another MAC driver"
   Title = "SysKonnect SK-9E21D and SK-9521 v2.0 Adapter"
   Title = "SMC TokenCard Elite Master32 for OS/2 (SMC8332.OS2)"
   Title = "Tamarack tmi TC9021 MAC Adapter"
   Title = "Thomas-Conrad Tropic Token-Ring Network Adapter (IBMTOK.OS2)"
   Title = "3Com 3C3X9 PCI Token Ring Adapter"
   Title = "3Com TokenLink III Network Adapters (IBMTOK.OS2)"
   Title = "3Com TokenLink III PC Card Adapter - OS/2"
   Title = "SMC TokenCard Elite for OS/2 (SMC 8115)"
   Title = "USB ETHeRnet Adapter"
   Title = "VIA VT86C100A Rhine Another MAC driver"
   Title = "VIA VT6102 Rhine2 Another MAC driver"
   Title = "VIA VT6105 Rhine3 Another MAC driver"
   Title = "VIA VT612x Velocity MAC driver"
   Title =  "GenMac Wrapper Intel 10/100/1000 [8086:101E]"
   Title =  "GenMac Wrapper Intel 2100 Wlan [8086:1043]"
   Title =  "GenMac Wrapper Intel 10/100/1000 [8086:1076]"
   Title =  "GenMac Wrapper Intel 10/100 [8086:1229]"
   Title =  "GenMac Wrapper Intel 2200 Wlan [8086:4220]"
   Title =  "GenMac Wrapper Intel 3945 a/b/g [8086:4222]"
   Title =  "GenMac Wrapper Intel 2915 a/b/g [8086:4223]"
   Title =  "GenMac Wrapper Intel 2915 a/b/g [8086:4224]"
   Title =  "GenMac Wrapper Intel 3945 a/b/g [8086:4227]"
   Title =  "GenMac Wrapper Intel 4965 a/g/n [8086:4229]"
   Title =  "GenMac Wrapper Intel 4965 a/g/n [8086:4230]"
   Title =  "GenMac Wrapper Marvell 802.11 b/g [11AB:1FA6]"
   Title =  "GenMac Wrapper Marvell 802.11 b/g [11AB:1FA7]"
   Title =  "GenMac Wrapper Marvell Yukon 88E8001 [11AB:4320]"
   Title =  "GenMac Wrapper Marvell Yukon 88E8052 [11AB:4360]"
   Title =  "GenMac Wrapper Marvell Yukon 88E8050 [11AB:4361]"
   Title =  "GenMac Wrapper Marvell Yukon 88E8053 [11AB:4362]"
   Title =  "GenMac Wrapper Marvell Yukon 88E8055 [11AB:4363]"
   Title =  "GenMac Wrapper Marvell Yukon 88E8056 [11AB:4364]"
   Title =  "GenMac Wrapper ASUS Wlan RT2400 [1814:0101]"
   Title =  "GenMac Wrapper GN-WI01GS RT61 [1814:0301]"
   Title =  "GenMac Wrapper GN-WI01GS RT61 [1814:0302]"
   Title =  "GenMac Wrapper GN-WI01GS RT61 [1814:0401]"
   Title =  "GenMac Wrapper Rtl 8180 Wlan [10EC:8180]"

Networking / Re: VNC/FTP Asus RT-AC1750U
« on: February 16, 2020, 03:42:03 pm »
I use the same servers as above. Since I have file transfer with VNC, I don't really need FTP. I have to use this though a VPN for security reasons. One of the target machines is running Warp 3 Connect.

General Discussion / Re: Future death of the personal computer?
« on: February 15, 2020, 03:50:10 pm »
I used to build computers for people from cases, motherboards, plug-in cards, power supplies, etc.

These things, while still available, cost far, far more than a manufactured computer. Availability is much less, too.

I already live in a hybrid world of iPhone/iPad + OS/2. It's certainly not the iPhone/iPad that are replacing OS/2. It's iCloud and the other on-line services. The new OS/2 browser cannot come soon enough.

It's good to see a piece about connecting the old IBM File and Print with Windows. Thanks! This ought to be in the OS/2 World Wiki.

About 10 years ago, I switched to SAMBA on the OS/2 side. Now OS/2 is the host. No changes are needed on the Windows side, or Mac, or iOS, or Android, or Linux. If OS/2 can't open a file, I have many choices of other platforms to use while keeping storage on OS/2.

It's worth noting that Windows has many security defects over what they call SMB networking that can never be fixed. Generally, SMB is now banned on commercial networks. It's still fine at home behind a firewall. But a virus in your printer, or in your security camera could use SMB to compromise your Windows machine.

General Advertisements / Re: ArcaOS 5.0 on ebay
« on: February 14, 2020, 05:32:42 am »
I sold out of the first batch of media. I updated the eBay listings and photo to reflect the look of the new batch.

General Discussion / Re: Strange behavior.
« on: February 14, 2020, 05:26:44 am »
At Warpstock 2019, we gave away 8 well preserved IBM PS/2 Computers. All were running. Hobbyists restoring old computer want OS/2. There are people who stockpile old hardware.

And then there are commercial operations who I cannot name still using PS/2 computers.

Keeping the legacy support files is Hobbes mission, or at least one of their missions

Applications / Re: pmmail 3.22 bug
« on: February 11, 2020, 04:42:48 am »

I read in an old post (,2092.msg21891.html#msg21891) that Neil tried to compile PMMAil with GCC 4.9.2.
To Neil: have you some time to spend for reproduce the bug? ...maybe is possible to discover where is the problem with the source available?

It sounds like your bug is at least fixed in the next release. As has been pointed out, we were affected by the Arca Noae server crash, and we are awaiting their recovery. I cannot predict when we can release. At least I can build with GCC 4.9.2, but I anticipate upgrading to the new GCC release after our source code repository comes back on.

The next release should fix quite a few bugs, but may also cause some new ones. This is normal for software releases.

Applications / Re: ApacheOpenOffice 417 closes
« on: February 07, 2020, 03:31:56 pm »
Did you install AOO-4170-GA-rpm.wpi on a system that has RPM? If so, just uninstall, and it should fix itself.

Setup & Installation / Re: Rsync Install setup instructions
« on: February 06, 2020, 01:05:40 am »
I use rsync, but not to a NAS, to another ArcaOS box. I eventually wrote some REXX programs to make it all work (list, backup, restore). The readme file with our rsync port is the best place to start.

[K:\] man rsync
SYS1041: The name man is not recognized as an
internal or external command, operable program or batch file.

Hardware / Re: Liquid/Water CPU Cooling systems
« on: February 04, 2020, 03:08:02 am »
I guess it is quite a challenge to keep a computer running if you have a pet. I know many of the OS/2 computers in use in mass transit sit in urban subway stations. I thought those computers were pretty dirty, but subway stations are apparently many times cleaner than a home with pets.

Applications / Re: Procedure for removing Apache OpenOffice
« on: February 04, 2020, 02:52:32 am »
I've added support for installing OpenOffice 4.1.7 to Suntan Special. The procedure removes earlier versions, updates prerequisites and installs 4.1.7, while preserving settings and configuration. It basically follows the directions in the readme, but in REXX.

You still need to download your own copy of OpenOffice, and I recommend a donation to Bitwise.

Internet / Re: Google search problem
« on: January 26, 2020, 05:16:32 pm »
I have temporarily made it possible to connect using http:.

In the future, a 301 directive will forward an http: request to https:

I want Firefox 45 (and Chrome 49 and IE 8) to be able to connect, too. All other browsers listed in the report (in my prior posting on page 1) work fine on https: now.

The problem is in the configuration of ciphers on nginx. I don't think I have access to that, so I'll need to open a ticket with my upstream provider.

Internet / Re: Google search problem
« on: January 25, 2020, 09:09:04 pm »
I tried a website called SSL Server Test to test my website, and I can now see that several browsers will have problems. Here is the test page:

Internet / Re: Google search problem
« on: January 22, 2020, 03:49:04 pm »
My solution is to leave some pointers to the website for OS/2 users to use with Firefox 45 and 38 for OS/2. Other versions and plaforms work fine and can use the secure website

I do not know what is different about my website compared to others that do work.

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