I have installed OS/2 in the "Dual Boot" mode. Running Kermit 3.11 in
a DOS full-screen window, I kicked it into wide screen mode (telling
my Unix host TERM=vt100-w).
Not thinking too much about what I was doing, I keyed ALT-ESC so I
could see what was on my local disk (too much, but that's a different
It worked. OS/2 seems to be aware of the skinny character mode. It
displayed the Workplace Shell desktop in a subset of the screen; the
icons are rectangular rather than square, but all capabilities are
there --- even the mouse works.
All things considered, I would have expected OS/2 to complain. While
what it did surprised me ...
Samuel Johnson (I believe, as quoted by Boswell) once remarked that
the amazing thing about a dancing bear is not how well it is done, but
that it is done at all.
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