How to use the DFSee program more effectively by understanding its capabilities and some of the internal workings. Live demonstration of a few of the most used functions like partitioning, managing LVM information, Imaging and file-recovery.
Jan van Wijk Involved with OS2 since 1988, hired by IBM to work on OS/2 1.0 Extended Edition for a few years. Worked on architecture, system integration and OS2 software development at a large bank. Founded Fsys Software to continue development of my DFSee utility in 2001, developing on OS/2 using 'C'.
This half-day clinic is intended to aid both the novice and intermediate user in both deploying a wireless network and troubleshooting connectivity and/or wireless hardware issues. Several scenarios will be presented, and the class is encouraged to submit problems as well as solutions. Description of Intended Audience: Beginner to intermediate users, familiar with basic TCP/IP networking.
Attendees should have a notebook computer with supported Wi-Fi network adapter, a copy of the correct OS/2 driver for the adapter, a recent OS/2 version installed and running. Attendees may also come without hardware but with a detailed scenario of their problem issues as topics for discussion.
Lewis Rosenthal has been active professionally in the IT field since 1987. His experience with OS/2 dates back to version 2.0, which became the first OS/2 workstation OS rolled out in his accounting & systems integration firm of Rosenthal & Rosenthal, LLC (http://www.2rosenthals.com). His experience with NetWare began in 1990, with NetWare 2.15c, and continues today, with NetWare 6. He earned his CNA on NetWare 4.11 in 1998, a second CNA in NetWare 6 in June of this year, Novell's much acclaimed CLE (Certified Linux Engineer) in late 2004, and continues to complete certification reuqirements for his CNE.
Rosenthal & Rosenthal's IT practice consists mainly of small NetWare networks of five to thirty stations, and encompasses a broad range of networking topologies and wide area networking technologies. The firm specializes in connecting OS/2, Windows NT/2000, and Linux clients to Novell NetWare and Open Enterprise Server networks. In early 2005, Rosenthal & Rosenthal, LLC joined forces with a long time business associate, Monuj Bose, to form Hautspot, LLC (http://www.hautspot.com), an entity dedicated to deploying managed Wi-Fi hotspots in the northeast US and eventually, across the country.
As the maintainer of the OS/2 Wireless Networking mailing list & as an IT consultant, Lewis has not only gleaned some useful experience planning, implementing, and maintaining wireless LANs and LAN segments, but he has also had access to some very knowledgeable people in the area of OS/2 and wireless networking.
Originally done by hand on paper these spreadsheets started in DOS Lotus 123 and were ported to SuperCalc5 and eventually Mesa2. Salesbook and Cashbook (for a travel agency) have gradually evolved over eighteen years as the business grew. This session will show an integrated collection of spreadsheets that are structured to meet the requirement of Canadian and Ontario legal and tax reporting requirements. Supporting dual, Canadian and American currencies these sheets rely heavily on Mesa2 scripts to ease the process of maintaining accounts and commissions receivable. Session attendees will be demonstrated the use of primary and secondary data entry, script creation and execution, and how to create formulas across multiple sheets to track expense accounts monthly and yearly.
A CDROM will be distributed with notes, sample MESA2.M2 files and a demo version of MESA2.
Edgar Scrutton (BA York'66) (MA Windsor 78) has retired from 32 years of teaching Guidance, Special Ed, Reading, Math, Computers, and Family Studies at General Amherst High School. He now 'works for his wife' as IT expert and bookkeeper- accountant at Allison's Travel Agency in Windsor, Ontario. He has used OS/2 since 2.0 and programs in Basic, Turing, C++ and Rexx. OS/2 is the server of choice at Allison's.
From the beginning, OS/2 installation and maintenance was rather easy as long as you had attended the IBM OS/2 Installation and Maintenance class and had at least 5 years of experience with the product. Serenity Systems has made tremendous strides in easing the installation, and maintenance is either a piece of cake or living hell. You are invited to an overview of the eComStation Maintenance Tool and an update on its use. We will also be discussing maintenance issues in general as well as answering any questions you might have concerning the maintenance of OS/2 systems. Thoughtful arguing is permitted and encouraged.
Chuck McKinnis retired from IBM in 1992 after 26 years as a systems engineer in large systems and communications. He has a private consulting practice and is the New Mexico Location Manager for Sirius Enterprise Systems Group, an IBM Premier Business Partner and largest IBM eServer reseller in the world. He is the author of the eCS Maintenance Tool, NICPAK, and a contirbutor to RexxAutoStart. He has been an OS/2 user since the beta days of 1989 and has programming experience with Rexx that goes back to the first release of Rexx by IBM.
Using the 'pocket" devices to setup a wireless connection at up to 54 Mbps. This session will show how to install and set up the following devices under OS/2 / eCS: ASUS WL-330G Pocket Access Point; and D-Link DWL-G730AP Pocket Router/AP. These devices essentially convert a wirednetwork output into and 802.11g wireless device output. Think of it as a replacement for the wire in a wired ethernet network.can be setup and operated without special drivers on a computer with a standard wired NIC and a browser. This session will highlight each of the two devices and show how to connect and setup each of the units. These devices can be operated in several modes and each mode will be shown. The ASUS unit can be either a client or an access point and the D-Link unit can be a client, an access point or a wireless router.
John W. Edwards
A discussion of CDRECORD, CDACreator, UDF and dvddao. A detailed review of installation steps and program operation. Will cover CDR, CDRW, DVDR, DVDRW media types.
Julian Thomas has been using OS2 since 2.1 days - at that time I was involved with Distributed Computing Environment (DCE and the OS2 DCE toolkit (at $1000) was the cheapest way to set up DCE. Currently running eCS 1.2 on machines here, and have my wife convinced that it's preferable to the dark side (W2k).
This demonstration of CSSDir will show you how to:
How to install and configure Networking in eComStation.
Networking without the command line. Broadband routers and firewalls. Tuning OS/2-eCs's TCPIP to get better performance. Resources on the web to test and verify settings. Wireless setup fundamentals, Access points, and Bridges - what's the difference? Why do I need security? How do I get "G" wireless?
Stanley Sidlov Introduced to OS/2 at Chemical Bank soon after it's release, was responsible for it's support in a FX Broker Confirmation network which interfaced with a Sys/38 and later AS/400. Installed OS/2 on his first Intel personal computer in '94, a 386-66 EISA which replaced an Apple IIe+. Stan was a frequent visitor to the OS/2 forum on Compuserve and spent many hours helping others set up SoundBlaster 16 cards. IBM's Irv Spaling eventually sent him a OS/2 Tote Bag. Stan was also a subscriber to the IBM Developer's Connection and received betas of Warp 3 and Warp 4. In 1998, Esther Schindler tagged him for assuming the Warpstock '98 convention, after meeting him at Warpstock '97, and all those years of emails on CompuServe. Stan has been a member of the Board since 1999, and has served as it's Treasurer for the last 5 years. He will be retiring from his board position this November.
Installing eComStation to and networking with selected IBM Thinkpads: e600, i1720, T41.
A discussion of the process for getting an IBM Thinkpad up and running with eComStation. Hints for enabling with PCMCIA and APM will be provided. This will be followed by a discussion of networking in a home or small office environment. The emphasis will be on wireless networking and using a dialup ISP. A how-to discussion onsetting up a standard eComStation system as a file, printer, and time server will be presented. Integrating a MS Windows (c) system into the network will be discussed.
Chris Clayton is a physicist working in lasers and optics. He has been involved with computers since 1966. He has even used one of the first transistor computers made, BRLSC I. After several failed attempts to find something better for a PC than DOS and MS Windows 1.0 (c) (including QuarterDesk and SCO UNIX), he did a bit of beta testing for something called OS/2. While the 1.x version were a little premature for a production environment, he has been a dedicated user since version 2.0. This year at his workplace, he finally shut down the system that migrated from OS/2 2.0 to Warp 4 server while in a 'sea of Windows' after 10 years of faithful service . However, eComStation rules at home!
With UpdCD you can refresh your OS/2 or eCS installation CD-ROM. With this updated CD-ROM you will be able to install OS/2 on modern systems. Furthermore, you do not have to reinstall fixpaks if you use selective install. During this presentation the 5 year history of UpdCD will be reviewed, the current feature set will be explained and future plans will be presented.
Zsolt Kadar started using OS/2 in 1992 when he was at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. After that he has joined a Dutch bank where he has dealt with various OS/2 related topics from remote installation to software development and distribution.
He is a member of the Hungarian Team OS/2 and the keeper of the Hungarian OS/2 FAQ. He is the author of several freeware REXX utilities including UpdCD.
This session will discuss some problems and solutions that eComStation users face when connecting a Palm OS device. Among other things, it will be shown how a full backup can be performed over a USB connection. Hopefully, we can also have some discussion about individual problems and solutions. So don't forget to bring your PALM to Warpstock!
Robert Henschel is the founder of the OS/2 User Group Dresden, Germany. He is a student of computer science at the Dresden University of Technology and works for 6PAC AG. At the university's Centerfor High Performance Computing he writes programs on UNIX for Cray and NEC Supercomputers.
Back in 1995, when buying a new computer, he chose Warp 3 over the long wait for Windows 95 and has not regretted ever since. At 6PAC AG he is responsible for OS/2 support of SVISTA and has experience in deploying virtual machine solutions.