OS/2 Magazine

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The OS/2 Magazine was launched by Ted Bahr (the other founder of BZ Media and SD Times) in December 1993. Miller Freeman, the publishing company, pulled the plug in January 1997.

Issues

Volume 1 - 1993 - 1994

Number Cover Contents
No.1 - Dec 1993 OS2Mag-V1N1-Dec-1993.jpg
  • OS/2 Ready for Prime Time
  • Using Windows Scanners
  • Benchmarking OS/2
  • Tips & Tricks
  • Beyond VGA: Where to find High-Res Video Drivers
  • Word Perfect 5.2 for OS/2
  • Ultimedia Builder/2
No.2 - Feb 1994 OS2Mag-V1N2-Feb-1994.jpg
No.3 - Mar 1994 OS2Mag-V1N3-Mar-1994.jpg
No.4 - Apr 1994 OS2Mag-V1N4-Apr-1994.jpg
No.5 - May 1994 OS2Mag-V1N5-May-1994.jpg
No.6 - Jun 1994 OS2Mag-V1N6-Jun-1994.jpg
No.7 - Jul 1994 OS2Mag-V1N7-Jul-1994.jpg
No.8 - Aug 1994 OS2Mag-V1N8-Aug-1994.jpg
No.9 - Sep 1994 OS2Mag-V1N9-Sep-1994.jpg
No.10 - Oct 1994 OS2Mag-V1N10-Oct-1994.jpg
No.11 - Nov 1994 OS2Mag-V1N11-Nov-1994.jpg
No. 12 - December 1994 OS2Mag-V1N12-Dec-1994.jpg

Volume 2 - 1995

Number Cover Contents
No.1 - 1995 OS2Mag-V2N1-Jan-1995.jpg
No.2 - 1995 OS2Mag-V2N2-Feb-1995.jpg
No.3 - 1995 OS2Mag-V2N3-Mar-1995.jpg
No.4 - 1995
No.5 - 1995
No.6 - Jun 1995
OS/2 Games
  • Perspectives: Best Case, Worst Case
  • Letters
  • Dateline: OS/2 - OS/2 Warp, updated and bundled
  • The Big Picture: Together Again
  • The View from Canopus: Win32 Support on OS/2?
  • Test Drives: Desktop Add-ons (OS/2 Essentials, XFolder and Ascend Win-OS/2 Settings)
  • Cover Story: Player's Choice
  • Feature: NetWare, Part Deux.11
  • Review: The Esther Utilities 2.0
  • Just Announced
  • The REXX Column: Build Your Own Launchpad
  • Under the Hood: Getting Set to Net
  • Tips & Tricks: More System Trapdoors
  • End Notes: Dumbth Rules OK?
No.7 - 1995
No.8 - Aug 1995
OS/2 Multimedia Today
OS2Mag-V2N8-Aug-1995.jpg
  • Perspectives: Worlds in Collision
  • Letters
  • Dateline OS/2: New Applications, New Resellers - Someday
  • Just Announced
  • The View from Canopus: Freedom of Choice
  • Test Drives: Compression Protection (ZipStream 1.03C and Dr. Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit 7.00)
  • Cover Story: OS/2 Multimedia: A Well-Kept Secret
  • Feature: Connecting to OS/2 Warp
  • Feature: Regular or Extra Crispy?
  • Review: Seven Multimedia Kits
  • Review: Put a Rhino in Your Modem
  • Review: Impos/2
  • The Network Connection: Hard Parts, Soft Parts
  • The REXX Column: At the REXX Symposium
  • Under the Hood: Cut the FAT
  • Tips & Tricks: Windows Memory Requirements and Hearing what RMVIEW Tells You
  • End Notes: In The Good Book
No.9 - 1995 OS2Mag-V2N9-Sep-1995.jpg
No.10 - 1995
No.11 - 1995 OS2Mag-V2N11-Nov-1995.jpg
No.12 - 1995 OS2Mag-V2N12-Dec-1995.jpg

Volume 3 - 1996

Supplement - Buyers' Guide, 1996
Cover Content
OS2Mag-Buyers Guide-1996jpg.jpg
Number Cover Content
No.1 - Jan 1996
Programmer's Toolbox
OS2Mag-V3-1.jpg
  • Perspectives: One Vision
  • Letters
  • Dateline OS/2: The Future of OS/2: Technology & Marketing
  • Just Announced
  • Tips & Tricks: Risks, Drivers and Mystery Bars
  • Feature: REXX Interprocess Control
  • Feature: All the Threads, All the Time
  • OS/2 Developer - Debugging: Debugging from the Inside Out
  • OS/2 Developer - OOUI: Moving to OOUI
  • OS/2 Developer - The REXX Column: Making REXX Look Pretty
  • OS/2 Developer - GUI Corner: A ROP in the Park
  • Test Drives: Communicating by Phone and Mail
  • The Network Connection: Making Network Connections for Real
  • Under the Hood: Examining OS/2's Multitasking Structure
  • Review: Data at Ease (DataEase 5.0 for OS/2)
  • Review: Peer Review (OS/2 Warp Connect vs. LANtastic)
  • Review: IBM Dictionary of Computing on Disk
  • End Notes: The OS/2 Warp Survival Kit
No.2 - Feb 1996
Fax Facts
OS2Mag-V3-2.jpg
  • Perspectives: Straight Answers
  • Letters
  • Dateline OS/2: IBM Lays Out the Next Year
  • Just Announced
  • Tips & Tricks: The Subtle Intricacies
  • Feature: The Facts of Fax
  • Feature: Everything you always wanted to know about HPFS...
  • OS/2 Developer - Developer API Extensions: Introducing the Developer API extensions
  • OS/2 Developer - The REXX Column: Tips and Tricks from Another Source
  • OS/2 Developer - The World of Objects: littleDogs, Polymorphism, and Frameworks
  • OS/2 Developer - GUI Corner: A Lesson in Iconography
  • OS/2 Developer - OS/2 Toolbox: Product Update
  • Test Drives: Online Newspapers and the IBM PC
  • Review: Making Cents: Three Personal Accounting Aplications
  • Review: Enhancing the Workplace Shell
  • The Network Connection: OS/2 Warp as a Communications Center
  • Under the Hood: Juggling Methods: How Multitasking Works
  • End Notes: Real World Client/Server
No.3 - Mar 1996
From Mainframe to OS/2
OS2Mag-V3-3.jpg
  • Perspectives: Road Kill
  • Letters
  • Dateline OS/2: Grim Tidings for the New Year
  • Just Announced
  • Tips & Tricks: Gotchas and Minutia
  • Feature: Migrating Mainframe Programmers to OS/2
  • Feature: Hacking the OS/2 Migration Database
  • Feature: Securing the OS/2 Workstation
  • OS/2 Developer - VisualAge C++: Not Your Father's C Compiler
  • OS/2 Developer - DosStartSession: Using DOS Programs as OS/2 Functions
  • OS/2 Developer - The REXX Column: Look What I Found
  • OS/2 Developer - The World of Objects: Encapsulation and the EPIC Nature of Dogs
  • OS/2 Developer - GUI Corner: A Pointer of Contention
  • Test Drives: Taxes and Communication
  • Review: Hockware's VisPro/REXX 3.0
  • The Network Connection: Directory Services and Security - Eventually
  • Under the Hood: Getting Your Priorities Straight
  • End Notes: Son et Lumiére
No.4 - Apr 1996
Lotus Notes
OS2Mag-V3-4.jpg
  • Perspectives: Life and Hope
  • Letters
  • Dateline OS/2: New Servers, Fixes, and Peeks at the Future
  • Just Announced
  • Tips & Tricks: Caches and Fixes
  • Feature: Lotus Notes from the Ground Up
  • Feature: Connecting OS/2 Warp Connect
  • OS/2 Developer - DB2/2 Through REXX: Using the REXX APIs in DB2/2
  • OS/2 Developer - The World of Objects: Distributed Objects
  • OS/2 Developer - GUI Corner: DBCS: Double-Byte Your Pleasure
  • OS/2 Developer - OS/2 Toolbox: IBM's Workstation Interactive Test Tool
  • Test Drives: System Desktop Master (System Commander, Desktop Observatory, and BackMaster)
  • Review: Pick a Compiler (C/C++ Tools from Borland, IBM, MetaWare, and Watcom)
  • The REXX Column: Parse This!
  • The Network Connection: Protecting Against Fault
  • Under the Hood: Meet MAXWAIT
  • End Notes: Surviving the Next Big One
No.5 - May 1996
Build it Rebuild it
OS2Mag-V3-5.jpg
  • Perspectives: No More War
  • Letters
  • Dateline OS/2: What if They Gave a Damn and Nobody Came
  • Just Announced
  • Tips & Tricks: New Features and Enablement for Old Ones
  • Feature: Crash Protecting OS/2
  • Feature: Notes: The Next Generation
  • Feature: Learning the Enhanced Editor
  • OS/2 Developer - Visual Builder: Parts is Parts
  • OS/2 Developer - Mainframe UI: Moving Mainframe User Interfaces
  • OS/2 Developer - The World of Objects: Metaclass and the Dogs of Shakespeare
  • OS/2 Developer - GUI Corner: DBCS: the Double Feature!
  • Test Drives: Using All of Your Resources (Lotus Notes 4.0 and Partition Magic 2.01)
  • Review: Mathematica for OS/2
  • The REXX Column: Need More? Call an API?
  • The Network Connection: OS/2 and ISDN - a Nice Combination
  • End Notes: Déjà Vu Yet Again?
No.6 - Jun 1996
Ready for Prime Time?
OS2Mag-V3-6.jpg
  • Perspectives: The Software Company
  • Letters
  • Dateline OS/2: Speech! Speech!
  • Just Announced
  • Tips & Tricks: Web Exploring and Other Quandaries
  • Feature: OS/2 Warp Server: Ready for Primetime?
  • Feature: Installing OS/2 Warp, To Go
  • Feature: Extending the Enhanced Editor
  • OS/2 Developer - Debugging REXX: Debugging REXX DLLs Written in C/C++
  • OS/2 Developer - APL2: A Programming Language
  • OS/2 Developer - The World of Objects: Your Dog on Java. Any Questions?
  • OS/2 Developer - GUI Corner: Everything's Under Controls (Source Code)
  • OS/2 Developer - OS/2 Toolbox: Guidelines for Programming
  • Test Drives: Concise File Exit
  • Review: FontFolder 2.0
  • Review: REXX Meets the Internet
  • The REXX Column: LaunchPad Revisited
  • The Network Connection: Intensive Care for Your Domain
  • End Notes: Brush Up Your C++
No.7 - Jul 1996
Smart Buys
OS2Mag-V3-7.jpg
  • Perspectives: Random Interchange
  • Letters
  • Dateline OS/2: Talking with Merlin
  • Just Announced
  • Tips & Tricks: Freeing Queues, Printing Books, and Locking Drives
  • Feature: The Preload Situation
  • Feature: OS/2 on Hostile Hardware
  • Feature: Introducing DCE
  • OS/2 Developer - Heap: The Miracle Heap
  • OS/2 Developer - OpenDoc: Developing and Using OpenDoc Extensions
  • OS/2 Developer - The World of Objects: My Girl Scouts Are Badder Than Your Girl Scouts
  • OS/2 Developer - GUI Corner: CTLDATA: Lazy Programming
  • The REXX Column: OK, I Wrote It, Now What?
  • Test Drives: Hawk Master
  • Review: Indelible Blue's Maxwell
  • End Notes: Choose Your Linguistic Weapons
No.8 - Aug 1996
Local Network, Global Network
OS2Mag-V3-8.jpg
  • Perspectives: Zippin' Along
  • Letters
  • Dateline OS/2: Doing Business
  • Just Announced
  • Tips & Tricks: Updates and New Stuff
  • Feature: Network Meets Internet
  • Feature: Exploring Internet Relay Chat
  • OS/2 Developer - TCP/IP: Connecting to OS/2 Sockets
  • OS/2 Developer - Events in REXX: Event Programming in REXX
  • OS/2 Developer - The World of Objects: SOM 3.0: Lost in the Garden
  • OS/2 Developer - GUI Corner: It's All In The Presentation
  • OS/2 Developer - OS/2 Toolbox: MKS Source Integrity 7.1c
  • Test Drives: Seagate Expert Professional
  • The REXX Column: Potpourri of REXX Items
  • Review: Scanning in OS/2
  • End Notes: Programming the OS/2 Warp PM
No.9 - Sep 1996
Java Made Easy
OS2Mag-V3-9.jpg
  • Perspectives: The Sky is Falling
  • Letters
  • Dateline OS/2: Trickle-Down Announcements
  • Just Announced
  • Tips & Tricks: os2init, vw32s.sys, Multiple Settings, and More
  • Feature: Java Meets REXX
  • Feature: Giving Operating Systems the Boot
  • OS/2 Developer - DIVE: Better Graphics Through DIVE
  • OS/2 Developer - DirectToSOM: Going DirectToSOM with C++
  • OS/2 Developer - The World of Objects: A Kilometer Is Not a Kilometer
  • OS/2 Developer - GUI Corner: Caching In
  • The REXX Column: Info-ZIP's UnZip REXX Interface
  • Test Drives: Back Desk Management
  • Review: The Net's in the Mail
  • End Notes: Java Brew-Ha-Ha
No.10 - Oct 1996
Merlin
OS2Mag-V3-10.jpg
  • Perspectives: Post Merlin
  • Letters
  • Dateline OS/2: Bad News, Good News, and No News
  • Just Announced
  • Tips & Tricks: Timed Execution, Removing Switch List, and More
  • Feature: Merlin Means Magic
  • Feature: All the News That Fits
  • OS/2 Developer - Migration: Migrating to VisualAge C++
  • OS/2 Developer - The World of Objects: Ten Rules for Distributed Object Systems
  • OS/2 Developer - GUI Corner: A Picture: Perfect Control
  • OS/2 Developer - OS/2 Toolbox: TSEJr 4.0 and Memory Management Using SPM/2
  • Test Drives: Pro Crunch Motion JView Pro 1,0a, NeuralCrunch/2 2.06, QuickMotion 1.0)
  • The REXX Column: Customising Your Latest OS/2 Install
  • Review: Double-Barreled OS/2
  • Review: DiagSoft's QAPlus/2
  • End Notes: This LAN is My LAN, This LAN is Your LAN
No.11 - Nov 1996
Multimedia under OS/2 Warp 4.0
  • Perspectives: Exemplary Experiences
  • Letters
  • Dateline OS/2: Ahead of the Curve
  • OS/2 Casebook: The OS/2 Biz: Turning a Page
  • Just Announced
  • Tips & Tricks: LaunchPads, Startup Order, WM_QUIT, and More
  • Feature: Doing Multimedia
  • Feature: The Warp Protocols
  • OS/2 Developer - Audio/Video: Multimedia Meets REXX
  • OS/2 Developer - GUI Corner: A Picture Perfect Control: The Sequel
  • Test Drives: Anti Work (AntiVirus 2.5 and ColorWorks 2.0)
  • The REXX Column: Happenings
  • Review: A Telecommunications Roundup
  • End Notes: Don't Write Off the Big Blue Dinosaurs
No.12 - Dec 1996
From DOS To OS/2 Warp
OS2Mag-V3-12.jpg
  • Perspectives: The Java Launch
  • Letters
  • Dateline OS/2: Connect the World
  • OS/2 Casebook: Molding a Design
  • Just Announced
  • Tips & Tricks: Dual Boot, .ini Files, Java on Merlin, and More
  • Feature: Exploiting the DOS/Windows Session
  • Feature: Learning Merlin with WarpGuide
  • OS/2 Developer - OpenDoc: OpenDoc Support in VisualAge for Basic
  • OS/2 Developer - The World of Objects: Dynamic Frameworks
  • OS/2 Developer - GUI Corner: A Picture Perfect Control: The Finale
  • OS/2 Developer - OS/2 Toolbox: MQSeries for OS/2: Building the Dream Machine
  • Test Drives: Graphic Stream (PhotoGraphics 1.0, ZipStream 1.20, CryptStream 1.20, and ZipStream Secure 1.20)
  • The REXX Column: REXX on OS/2 Warp 4.0
  • Review: The Backup Solution
  • End Notes: The Levelization of the Playing Field

Volume 4 - 1997

Number Cover Content
No.1 - Jan 1997
Critically Acclaimed: The Case for OS/2 Warp
OS2Mag-V4-1.jpg
  • Perspectives: Changing Dynamics
  • Letters
  • Dateline OS/2: Signs of The Times
  • Casebook OS/2: The OS/2 Biz: What Color is Your OS?
  • Just Announced
  • Tips & Tricks: DD Packs, Desktop Settings, and More
  • Feature: Critically Acclaimed: The Case for OS/2 Warp
  • Feature: The Scanning Story
  • OS/2 Developer - Game Design: Advanced Game Design with OS/2
  • OS/2 Developer - Object REXX: Scripting Object REXX Agents
  • OS/2 Developer - GUI Corner: Java Alive!
  • OS/2 Developer - The World of Objects: The Year of the Net Wars
  • Test Drives: A Final Salute
  • The REXX Column: Identifying Places and Things
  • Review: R:Base 5.5 and R:Web
  • Review: Waterloo Maple V
  • End Notes: Calling All OS/2 Administrators

Publisher

  • Miller Freeman