>G'day! I MIGHT be switching to Warp from my current config of WFWG, but I
>need to know how the following applications will run and if their are any
>problems or tips:
>Microsoft Office 4.3 (Word, Excel, & Powerpoint)
Word is a bit funny. Runs perfectly well in a Win-OS2 session, but when
running a full-screen Windows session, it thinks it's in a lower resolution
so all the icons and program generated text are much too small. I posted
on here asking for a fix to this, but never got a response (I'd be happy to
entertain any ideas from anyone reading this now). It's a bit slow in a
Win-OS2 session, which is why I try to run everything in a full-screen
Quote:>PC Tools for Windows 2.0
Most of this works fine, including the file manager, the most important thing.
You can even launch OS/2 programs from the PCTools for Windows file
manager, which means you could even use this as your OS/2 shell if you
wanted. Some of the modules don't work at all. System Consultant gives
a General Protection Fault. I've also not tried to run Windows under OS/2
with the PCTools desktop on, out of fear.
Quote:>ProComm for Windows 2.1
Version 1 works perfectly fine, and text scrolling for my video card is actually
_much_ faster than in Windows (14.4k/sec actually looks like 14.4k/sec now!).
I don't know if v 2.1 added any features that don't work.
Definitely won't work. OS/2 is not DOS. OS/2 does not follow the 640k
conventional memory rule for itself, and when running DOS programs
it can control how much memory the program thinks is there. So in effect,
OS/2 itself is a DOS memory manager, and a far better one than QEMM,
allowing you to set conventional memory (you can set it to other than
640k if you like), extended memory and expanded memory available to
any DOS session. You can also control the DPMI memory limit. All of these
can be different for each DOS program; you can be running 7 different
DOS programs at once, each of them thinking there is 640k of conventional
No. DOS disk compression doesn't work with OS/2; OS/2 will just see the
physical drive and the compressed drive as a file on it. There is, however,
a Stacker for OS/2, and I've even heard there is now a Stacker for OS/2,
DOS, and Windows, although it might not quite be on the market yet.
Quote:>WordPerfect 6.0 for Windows
WordPerfect 6.1 runs perfectly in both Win-OS2 and full-screen Windows
sessions. There is also a set of OS/2 tools that you can buy for a small fee
from Novell, though I don't know what they do (supposedly increase its
compatability somehow, in some way; they did this rather than rewrite the
program for native OS/2 mode). When you run it under OS/2, WP detects
it and gives you a little dialogue box telling you how to get the disk. You
can turn off the dialogue box if you don't want to bother.
// Jeff Williams
// NYU UGFTV/Cinema Studies