From: Rikishi 42 on 21 Dec 2008 20:01
On Sunday 21 December 2008 20:47, Dave Liquorice wrote:
>> I abandoned OS/2 twelve years ago when it became obvious it was dying.
>> Isn't it completely dead by now?
> Not here, it works is stable and does what I want, without all the
> annoying little things of windoze. eComstation, the 3rd party version of
> desktop OS/2 is alive and well.
What kind of hardware are you running it on?
And where can it be found, these days? If it's third party, I imagine it's
IBM anymore ?
There is an art, it says, or rather, a knack to flying.
The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
From: C. on 22 Dec 2008 07:49
On 19 Dec, 15:31, alexd <troffa...(a)hotmail.com> wrote:
> Martin Gregorie wrote:
> > On Fri, 19 Dec 2008 13:45:43 +0000, Ian Rawlings wrote:
> >> Can you not use rsync instead of your .tgz backup?
> > I could, but I wanted to use compressed backups.
> Have you thought of using rsnapshot? It uses rsync, but with hard links
> instead of creating new copies of files, so it could save you a lot of
> space. "The disk space required is just a little more than the space of one
> full backup, plus incrementals", according to rsnapshot.org. If you still
> need compression, there's also this:
> but I haven't used it myself so can't vouch for it.
IME using a compressed filesystem has much the same disadvantage as a
compressed archive file - one bit flip and you lose everything after
that. Hence afio and other such tools. It should be fairly simple to
write a script to compare timestamps and compress individual files on
From: Dave Liquorice on 22 Dec 2008 07:35
On 21 Dec 2008 23:01:26 +0000 (GMT), Theo Markettos wrote:
> I've been wondering about this server-wide... whether I can force the
> power switch line on the ATX PSU to forcibly switch it on or off.
If you are powering something else down just get one of the mains
distribution boards that have a monitored socket and only power the others
when power is drawn from that socket. Depends if the auxillary equipment
needs a shutdown procedure before being powered off of course.
From: Dave Liquorice on 22 Dec 2008 12:54
On Mon, 22 Dec 2008 02:01:44 +0100, Rikishi 42 wrote:
> What kind of hardware are you running it on?
Bog standard PC. Very low spec by modern standards 512k RAM, 1GHz Athlon
> And where can it be found, these days?
A "live CD" is available.
> If it's third party, I imagine it's IBM anymore ?
Not sure of the tie up, IBM stopped support for OS/2 as a desktop OS ages
ago but it's still at the heart of many ATMs and other systems.
From: Dave Liquorice on 22 Dec 2008 12:45
On Sun, 21 Dec 2008 21:44:14 +0000, Nix wrote:
> Don't you mean you *can't*? What e.g. web browser do you use? (Firefox
> across an X connection or something like that?)
Mozilla 1.7.12, there are later versions about but they require a
different engine in the background and ICBA'd to jump through the required
hoops. The vast majority of sites I visit work just fine. The sites that
don't are so far from being standards or accessibility compliant that I
don't feel they are worth my patronage.
I have more trouble using sites on my iPAQ with Windows Mobile 5 and IE
than I do with Mozilla under OS/2 Warp 3.