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Re: Grrr [OS2 and XY install]



> Carter: I leave the study of pathology to specialists. For news, I consult
> credible sources. ... Happily, nobody pulled DR DOS from under *me*. When I
> have tech questions (as I did recently when converting a debug script to
> DRI's counterpart, sid), Novell never lets me down. I returned ND7 after a
> whirlwind trial. I've no patience with flaky OSes, guis, or apps, and no
> taste for faddish software. I find DR DOS 6 (March '93) as stable and
> reliable as ever for dos activities and as a Windows 3.1 host. 	--A

Hi Annie;
No, you are right, the news groups can be misleading at times.  But sometimes,
if you keep a sharp eye, you can get a feel for the situation at hand and the
atmosphere surrounding a subject and that can tell you a lot.

As for DR/NW DOS and Novell, well that was a rather disappointing series of
events.  I wasn't told about Novell's dumping of NWDOS (by Novell, I mean)
and when I did find out, I called and asked them if this was true.  Novell
said something to the effect of "of course not you silly man", then poof,
gone.

As for flaky OS's and the like, I was quite happy with NWDOS 7/Desqview and the
little network that I had set up.  I could do most anything I wanted to.  Then
came my wife's need to use Word 6 (translation industry now wants Word only)
and all of that came crashing to an end.

With no updates available, no answers to my questions, and no where to go, I
was caught with my pants down in the middle of a field (figuratively speaking).
So, I decide to jump to OS/2, because I like multitasking and I don't like
Microsoft.  I get myself all set up and take the time to carefully migrate
my environment, then *poof*, rumours of OS/2 being flushed.

I think I will dust off my old Apple ][ and go live in a cave somewhere.  It's
got to be safer than jumping to an new OS and yelling "Shoot Me Now!"

In any case, all I can say is "I hope they don't flush it".

Carter Campbell
campbelc@xxxxxxxxxx
carterc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Calgary Alberta
Canada