OS/2 Warp 4 OS/2 Warp 4.0

edited October 2018 in Product Comments

imageOS/2 Warp 4 OS/2 Warp 4.0

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  • where do i get a product key from

  • @nick99 said:
    where do i get a product key from

    Wow that was weird seeing the first half of my s/n... Did you check inside the zip file?

  • I don't think OS/2 Warp ever made use of product keys.

    That aside, my uncle used to work for IBM and told me about how great this OS supposedly was.

    So I secured an ISO of Warp 4.5 Server for e-Business and made the three boot floppies so I could install it on my IBM 300GL. When I inserted the CD, for some BS reason the installation wouldn't proceed.

    In fact, by the time that PC was manufactured (1999) it appears that IBM didn't have much faith in the OS; the manual lists only Windows 95-2000 as supported OSes (my T41 does officially support Warp 4.51 though).

    I think it had similar boot partition size restrictions to NT 4.0 (I set aside a 15 GB partition so that may have been my problem), which may have been resolved with 4.5x but I'm not sure.

  • Trivia:

    In the San Jose Mercury News, Fry's Electronics full back-page ad for the launch for OS/2 misspelled the name as "WRAP" [sic] multiple times, and in an extremely large font.

  • Someone has to fix the Cloudflare Download for OS2 Warp 4 CD edition, because it is incomplete.

  • Something I wonder is: What does WIN-OS2 mean, and what was it's purpose? Was it to replace Windows 3.1 or just a demo?

  • @Helva said:
    Something I wonder is: What does WIN-OS2 mean, and what was it's purpose? Was it to replace Windows 3.1 or just a demo?

    WIN-OS/2 is the Win16 subsystem in OS/2 (basically a modified copy of Windows 3.11 complete with Program/File Manager), which allows OS/2 users to seamlessly run Windows 3.x applications in the OS.

  • Someone knows, how to install VirtualBox Guest Additions on this OS?

  • edited May 13

    @win32 said:

    @Helva said:
    Something I wonder is: What does WIN-OS2 mean, and what was it's purpose? Was it to replace Windows 3.1 or just a demo?

    WIN-OS/2 is the Win16 subsystem in OS/2 (basically a modified copy of Windows 3.11 complete with Program/File Manager), which allows OS/2 users to seamlessly run Windows 3.x applications in the OS.

    Can you also install Windows 3.x software on it?

  • edited May 13

    @Netcliff said:

    @win32 said:

    @Helva said:
    Something I wonder is: What does WIN-OS2 mean, and what was it's purpose? Was it to replace Windows 3.1 or just a demo?

    WIN-OS/2 is the Win16 subsystem in OS/2 (basically a modified copy of Windows 3.11 complete with Program/File Manager), which allows OS/2 users to seamlessly run Windows 3.x applications in the OS.

    Can you also install Windows 3.x software on it?

    Yes. Some like MS Bob need some extra steps that amount to moving files around though.

    And there's something called Odin to run win32 software.

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