Databook for OS/2

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by David Both

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This is a partial reconstruction of some of the information contained in the original DataBook for OS/2. In most places, where the data is available, I have kept the original Lotus Notes headings for the pages. This provides a bit of a historical context for the pages as the headers contain dates and times that the documents were created and last updated in Notes.

Most of the original illustrations are missing, even though the captions are still part of the text. I may recreate those, but please don’t hold your breath.

Note that many of the entries in this DataBook for OS/2 were written over 15 years ago. Keep that in mind as you read them and don’t laugh too hard. ;-)


Thanks to WD “Bill” Loughman of Berkeley, California for sending me his downloads of some of the pages of the original DataBook for OS/2. Using that data, I am recreating the pages that he has saved. This is a great boon for anyone still using OS/2.

Unfortunately, much more data is still missing. If you, by any chance, have downloaded and saved any pages from the DataBook for OS/2, I would be very appreciative if you would zip them up and send them to me.

  1. What is an Operating System and why is it Important?
  2. Inside OS/2 Warp
  3. Using DOS and Windows Programs with OS/2
  4. File Systems
  5. The Workplace Shell
  6. Printing and Video
  7. Warp Networking and Connectivity
  8. Hardware Considerations for Warp
  9. Installing Warp
  10. Installing Warp Server
  11. Using Warp with the Workplace Shell
  12. Using the Warp Command Line
  13. Batch and Command Files
  14. Editing Text Files
  15. Network Administration
  16. Using the Network
  17. Server Administration
  18. Advanced Network Administration Topics
  19. Remote Connection Services (LAN Distance)
  20. Other Warp Features (Combined Chapters 20 and 21)
  21. A Talking Tour of Warp (Was chapter 14)
  22. Network Management with SystemView
  23. Remote File Sync
  24. Warp Server Advanced Print Services
  25. Surfing the Net with Warp
  26. Using REXX
  27. OS/2 Tips, Tricks, and Utilities to Make Life Easier
  28. Performance Tuning
  29. The CONFIG.SYS File Exposed
  30. Other OS/2 Configuration Files
  31. Network Configuration Files
  32. Solving Problems
  33. OS/2 Application Programs