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New Ideas For Your Business At Warp Expo West !! (from Peter Skye)
You'll see plenty of business solutions while you're at Warp Expo West.

OS/2 running your office phones? Sure! Both Active Voice and Auto VoiceSystems will show you automated-attendant, voicemail, and interactive voice response systems running on OS/2, and how you can turn any office large-or-small into a business telecommunications center. Need specialty configurations such as Order Center or Help Desk? These two companies together offer a one-stop OS/2 solution to help you expand your phone center quickly.

Online sales need a boost? WarpCharge from Theta Band Software runs on OS/2 and automatically processes credit card orders over the 'net, plus handles your phone and mail orders - the first OS/2 software to do so. Your transactions are cleared securely over your existing internet connection. And WarpCharge comes with an extensive REXX interface so it neatly fits into your own way of doing business.

Your office will hum smoothly with great OS/2 business applications from Sundial Systems and Phoenix Software. Sundial has the spreadsheet Mesa 2, the database frontend DBExpert, the word processor Clearlook, the time manager Relish, and the desktop companion Rover. Phoenix Software's Think Tool Pro is a graphical-development (no programming required) object database which can store structured data, compound documents, complex data such as videos, sounds and images, and knowledge databases -- and is a complete solution platform for sales, project management, product development, accounting, order entry, inventory, and all other business needs.

Upgrade your servers and keep them running with Demand Systems OS/2 servers, IBM's e-Business solutions, Serenity Systems managed OS/2 clients and Legato's Standby Server for OS/2 Warp. Demand Systems is an IBM Software Partner and can preinstall OS/2 servers, clients and applications so your new hardware simply plugs into the network and runs, and they handle custom requirements such as xDSL and fax servers too. IBM will show their entire suite of OS/2-based e-Business solutions -- the new Warp Server For e-Business, WorkSpace On-Demand, Java Server and Domino Server performance improvements, TCP/IP capacity enhancements, Services Offerings, and Remote Client Connection from the Rapid Deployment Team. Serenity Systems manages your entire network of diskless workstations with WiseManager, keeping your hardware costs down and giving you better control of your data. And Legato will make sure your network never goes down from server failure.

Photo-quality images from your desktop printer are the key to great presentations, and Klassic Specialties has the special materials that create them. Sales, contract proposals, point-of-sales, backlit displays -- all benefit from snappy images, and Klassic can have you printing them for instant use - even on fabric, plastic, metal or film.

These and dozens of other exhibitors, lecturers and Vendor100's are waiting for you on September 18.

Your business runs better on OS/2, and we'll show you how - at Warp Expo West!

Warp Expo West is free and will be held on September 18 near Disneyland in sunny Southern California.

Sponsored by The Southern California OS/2 User Group.

-> URL: http://www.scoug.com/warpexpowest
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German bank consortium buys IBM thin clients (from Eric W. Burgin)
A German data-processing center for a cooperative network of banks, called GAD, has ordered 12,500 IBM network stations...[that] will be used with IBM OS/2 Warp servers...

-> URL: http://www.computerworld.com/home/news.nsf/CWFlash/9908231gad
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Free OS/2 Sotfware!!! (from Thomas Stevic)
Are you going to Warpstock '99?
Want to get some free Software?

I am working on a project to get some smaller ISV's and shareware author's applications demonstrated in Atlanta. This project is for for ISVs and authors who will not be able to attend the show in person.

I need more people who are willing to donate a few hours of their time to demonstrate the applications during the show. I am aiming for 4 or 5 people per booth so no one has to miss the presentations they want to see. Up to 4 ISVs will be represented at each booth.

The demonstrators will each receive a fully licensed copy of the applications they demonstrate.

So, if you are going to Atlanta (if not, why not?), and want to trade a few hours of time for some very nifty applications, please contact me.

This project is not an official Warpstock, Inc. or Team Atlanta project. Everyone is is still encouraged to volunteer and participate in the show as an official volunteer by signing up at http://www.warpstock.org. You can get a really cool shirt, that can't be purchased anywhere, and help to make this year bigger and better than ever.

Yes, you can do both.

Tom Stevic.

P.S.: Any small ISVs and shareware authors who can not attend the show, and have not yet been contacted about the project, who wish to have their applications demonstrated and sold, please contact me.

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InnoVal and OS/2 (from Dan Porter)
Effective immediately, InnoVal Systems Solutions, Inc. is withdrawing the following products from marketing and support.

Post Road Mailer for OS/2 (at Hobbes)
J Street Mailer for Java (at Hobbes)
Web Willy Watch for OS/2 (at Hobbes)

Anyone may download free copies of these products from our online store. In addition, anyone may freely distribute executable copies of the software through online software repositories and websites. You are encouraged to do so because we will only be able to keep them in our online store for a limited time. If you distribute the Post Road Mailer you must also distribute a serial number to allow a user to activate the product. You may use a serial number you received from us in the past (for release 3.0), or you may use serial number 31571728. You may also post serial numbers in newsgroups and websites. Online orders, for these specific products, placed with us during the last sixty days, have not been processed and customers\' credit cards have not been charged. These orders will be cancelled and customers are free to keep and use the downloaded code that they received when they placed their order.

For me, personally, this is a sad day. Our company tried to hang in as long as possible with OS/2. OS/2 is still my favorite platform and OS/2 customers are the best customers our company ever had. I have made many good friends through my associations with all of you. You\'ll still see me popping in at OS/2 users group meetings throughout the country when my travels coincide with a meeting.

Our company continues to do very well. The consulting side of the business has always been strong. The most exciting area of business, however, is Iceptur. Iceptur is our new Internet filtering software for the Windows 95/98/NT platform. Despite the fact that there are over two hundred competitors in this market niche, we are experiencing phenomenal success. This is partly because of the unique technology we developed and partly because there is a strong demand for high quality Internet filtering solutions (release 2.0 will hit the streets by September 5th). We have entered into a number of strategic alliances with several companies to market Iceptur and license the underlying technology for use in other products.

I need, now, to focus all of InnoVal\'s resources on Iceptur and our consulting business. I tried, during the past year, to juggle resources but in doing so was not doing the right kind of job for our customers, the OS/2 community at-large, InnoVal\'s employees, or InnoVal\'s owners. You made the Post Road Mailer into the number one email client for OS/2. You worked with us on J Street Mailer as we tried to negotiate a platform independent course with Java. You have my thanks and the thanks of everyone at InnoVal.

We are moving on to bigger things, but not better. OS/2 was better and (oh, how I wish) it could have been big.

Thanks again,

Dan Porter, President
InnoVal Systems Solutions, Inc.

-> URL: http://www.innoval.com
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WARPSTOCK Europa 99 (from Olaf Cichewicz)
* WARPSTOCK Europa 99 *
01.-04. October
Bochum, Germany

Some hot news:

IBM Rapid Deployment Team presence at WARPSTOCK Europa 99

Dennis Sposato (IBM Network Computing Services Division\'s Rapid Deployment Team, Austin/Texas) will speak on WSoD Remote Client Connection<

Please have a look at our large and still expanding workshops and sessions program. If YOU want to do a workshop/session please contact us.

IBM Germany supports WARPSTOCK Europa 99 with several software licenses (Warp Server for e-biz and Warp4).

If you\'re interested in our experimental physics tours (DTL particle accelerator and solid state physics applied research) please register at www.warpstock.de

If you plan to come to WARPSTOCK Europa 99 and you are still not registered please do this as soon as possible.

-> URL: http://www.warpstock.de
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XMMS Project (from Gerhard Arnecke)
Platon Fomichev is looking for some developers, who can help him porting the MP3 player XMMS to OS/2.

-> URL: http://www.os2.spb.ru/technology/xfree86/xmms/
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OS/2-users SCREAM out loud! (from Christoph Vogelbusch)
With the reason of too little feedback/interest, a lot of companies stop their OS/2 support. So we have to give more feedback.
To support this I made the Feedback-Link collection with the Name "OS/2-users SCREAM out lout".
So, get involved: Got that page and write some Feedbacks and help me enhance the page.

-> URL: http://www-public.rz.uni-duesseldorf.de/~vogelbuc/scream.html
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Another IBM guest at Warpstock Europe (from Buntspecht.de)
If you want to meet someone from »IBM Network Computing Services Division's Rapid Deployment Team, Austin, Texas«, you do not have to fly to USA any more.

Dennis Sposato will attend Warpstock Europe in Bochum.

-> URL: http://www.warpstock.de/en/workshops.html
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Bill Schindler XML Double-Session At Warp Expo West !! (from Peter Skye)
XML is the new, future language of the web, and Warp Expo West presents you with two XML lectures to put you ahead of the competition and save you hours of study time.

Bill Schindler is a renowned computer language and
compiler code optimization expert. In these two lectures he will show you what XML can do, discuss the web applications that XML will allow you to create, and demonstrate how you can write XML quickly to make your web pages come alive in ways that HTML simply is not capable.

XML (eXtensible Markup Language) is dynamic. It allows you to create your own "tags" so you aren't restricted to the ones defined in some specification. These new tags are included in your web documents, and the new browsers (he'll present the OS/2 XML browsers and tools in the lectures) use these tags to put your web pages on the screen. Sets of predefined XML tags called DTDs are already being created for your use, including SVG (vector graphics), business-oriented data exchange, new word processor formats, XSLT (data transformations), RDF (web-based metadata), even technical arenas such as mathematics and molecule descriptions.

Schindler is well-versed in language development and optimization, and in these two XML lectures will show and teach you exactly what you need to start writing XML. "And I'll show real examples," he says, "such as how XML can give OS/2's drag-and-drop a major increase in intelligence."

In session one, "Why XML Is Important", you'll be given the new goals that your web pages can now attain by using XML. You'll see how XML can give you better web pages faster, you'll be given ways to organize your information for better displays, and you'll get ideas to convince management that you and XML can deliver a web presence that beats the competition.

In session two, "An Introduction To XML", you'll learn the technical aspects of coding web pages using XML, what decisions you'll have to make for fast XML designs, the tricks you'll need for organizing the pages, and how to parse and validate your XML documents so there won't be surprises later.

Bill Schindler is a well-recognized OS/2 contributor. He's the Editor In Chief of _Extended Attributes_ (the award-winning OS/2 magazine from POSSI, the Phoenix OS/2 Society), author of Teach Yourself REXX In 21 Days, programmer of the Smack! OS/2 labeling program, and has a wide background in compilers and code optimization. Bill is currently incorporating XML into Smack! as its standard file format.

XML is the future and you _will_ need this information to stay up-to-date as OS/2 grows. Join us and learn the future -- at Warp Expo West!

Warp Expo West is free and will be held on September 18 near Disneyland in sunny Southern California.

Sponsored by The Southern California OS/2 User Group.

-> URL: http://www.scoug.com/warpexpowest
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Warpstock 99 Needs Volunteers (from Dana Hartsock)
Warpstock 99 Atlanta, the best Warpstock ever, is only two months away!
The Volunteer Team members are helping anywhere they can to make October 16-17 two unforgettable days of OS/2 extravaganza for every Warpstock attendee.

While registrations keep coming in and presentations are being scheduled, there are still a lot of other important things to take care of. This is where the Volunteer Team comes in. It is our job to handle those many little things that just need to be done to assure that the Warpstock event runs smooth from start to finish.

Maybe you've already booked your flight to Atlanta, or maybe you won't be able to attend this years event. In either case you might still be interested to contribute to the succes of OS/2 and this event. The Volunteer Team gladly excepts your help. You're welcome, wether you're good with multimedia, graphics, internet or wether you just have too much of that genuin OS/2 spirit and energy waiting to come out.

Let us know if you think you can be of any help to us. Visit the Warpstock web site or send a message to Luc Van Bogaert.

-> URL: http://www.warpstock.de
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OUTDOOR ADVERTISING for OS/2 (from Tom Nadeau)
OS/2 Headquarters is pleased to announce the "Operation Rock Soup" initiative to promote OS/2 marketing. The "Rock Soup" article on OS/2 Headquarters details the elements of Phase I of this campaign. For Phase II, HQ is looking for 50 volunteers for an educational activity (one per state).

-> URL: http://www.os2hq.com/
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IBM Bringing Rapid Deployment Team To Warp Expo West (from Peter Skye)
"Pre Execution Services", "Remote Client Connection" Now On Lecture Schedule

IBM is sending Rapid Deployment Team presence to Warp Expo West.

Dennis Sposato of IBM's Network Computing Software Division will speak on Pre Execution Services. Sposato is on that division's Rapid Deployment Team, developer of these new services.

Pre Execution Services allow for Dynamic MAC Addressing (which bypasses the hardware MAC address), Remotely Controlled Boot Manager, Pre-Execution Logon, Remote Client Connection (boot from LAN without a NIC BOOT-ROM chip) for WorkSpace On-Demand, and Personalized Local Data Drive.

This new IBM seminar is in addition to IBM's previously announced lectures by Steven King, Senior Manager for IBM's Network Computing Software Division. King will present Services Offerings For The OS/2 Platforms in one session and Warp Server For e-Business And WorkSpace On-Demand in the other.

OS/2 users should not miss these three IBM presentations. OS/2 is advancing with new technologies and new services, and you _must_ stay up-to-date as these changes are made.

Warp Expo West will be held on September 18 near Disneyland in sunny Southern California. Admission is free.

Sponsored by The Southern California OS/2 User Group.

-> URL: http://www.scoug.com/warpexpowest
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Warpchannel INTERNATIONAL is ONLINE! (from Joerg Sievers)
The english version of the Warpchannel is now active!

Your can read the Warpcast "Current News", links from Warpstock Europe and OS2.ORG news in this channel!

-> URL: http://www.warpsite.de/en/sides/channel/warp.cdf
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Warp Expo West Speakers (from Peter Skye)
Esther Schindler, Peter Coffee, Alan Zeichick
To Speak At Warp Expo West !!

Three of the most insightful OS/2 minds on the continent are scheduled speakers at Warp Expo West, and every OS/2 user should attend for this one event alone.

These three OS/2 experts and industry journalists will be onstage together, speaking their minds, taking questions, hosting a roundtable discussion of IBM's new strength and growing presence on the corporate desktop -- a presence based on new IBM products centered around OS/2.

"IBM: The New Strategy To Control The Worldwide Desktop" will combine the collective knowledge of these three industry stars:

Esther Schindler -- currently Technology Editor at Sm@rt Reseller, the major channel newsweekly from Ziff-Davis. Previously Senior Contributing Editor at OS/2 Magazine. Writer of OS/2 product reviews for PC Magazine, Computerworld, Computer Shopper and other publications. Author of ten computer books. Program Chair for the Phoenix OS/2 Society (POSSI), the world's largest OS/2 user group.

Peter Coffee -- Technology Editor, columnist and internal consultant at industry giant PC Week. Full-time OS/2 user for many years. First recipient of OS/2 Professional magazine's annual Media Excellence award. Author of the books How To Program Java and Peter Coffee Teaches PCs. Author of numerous technical critiques of competing operating systems, technical analyses and product reviews. PC Week's first Director of Corporate Labs. Formed PC Week's Corporate Partner advisory panel and serves there as technical liaison. Regularly featured speaker at industry trade shows and technical conferences. Appears frequently on ZDTV programs.

Alan Zeichick -- launched OS/2 Magazine (it was his idea) at Miller Freeman in mid-1993 and was Editor-In-Chief until early 1997. Speaker at many trade shows including Spring Comdex, Fall Comdex, PC Expo, The OS/2 World Conference and Exhibition, and the IBM Technical Interchange. Conference Chairman of The OS/2 World Conference and Exhibition in 1994 and 1995. Designed test laboratories for International Data Group (IDG). Writer of more than 575 published articles.
Currently President of Camden Associates.

You _will_ learn the future thinking of these OS/2 luminaries when you attend Warp Expo West!

Warp Expo West will be held on September 18 near
Disneyland in sunny Southern California.

Sponsored by The Southern California OS/2 User Group.

-> URL: http://www.scoug.com/warpexpowest
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XACT (from Gerhard Arnecke)
The plotprogram XACT will be available in the 2nd half 1999.

-> URL: http://www.scilab.de/eng.htm
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Seminar Schedule Posted For Warp Expo West (from Peter Skye)
We've posted the newly updated Presentation Schedule for Warp Expo West.

There are seminars for everyone. Networks. Programming. Business. Multimedia. Java. Web sites. Printing. And of course, we'll be covering the new bright future for OS/2!

Take a peek and see what you'll be enjoying this coming September 18: http://www.scoug.com/warpexpowest/schedule.html

Warp Expo West is free. Click to the Registration page to let us know you're coming, then peruse the other pages to see what else is going on. Our Exhibitor and Vendor100 count is up to 70 and climbing, so you'll be enjoying that too. You'll be glad you joined us at Warp Expo West!

Warp Expo West will be held on September 18 near
Disneyland in sunny Southern California.

Sponsored by The Southern California OS/2 User Group.

-> URL: http://www.scoug.com/warpexpowest
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60 Vendor100s and Exhibitors (from Peter Skye)
60 Vendor100s and Exhibitors Already Scheduled For Warp Expo West

We just keep growing. With just over a month until show date, we already have 60 Vendor100 and Exhibitor registrations.

The Vendor100s and Exhibitors will both be in our
Exhibitor Hall. And then, we also have the four seminar rooms which will run constantly. Each seminar room will host 7 different lectures during the day -- that's a total of 28 different lectures you can choose from -- and there's even a big raffle at the end of the day with lots of prizes. And it's free! We love it!

Come visit us on September 18. We have maps and travel info on our web site so you can get here easily. There are inexpensive airlines (Southwest, America West) that may serve your city. We have several different airports which you can fly into, all listed on our travel page (we've heard the airfares are quite different depending on which airport you fly into, so check them all).

Here's our growing list of presentations: http://www.scoug.com/warpexpowest/presentations.html

and here's our travel page: http://www.scoug.com/warpexpowest/travel.html

and here's where you register: http://www.scoug.com/warpexpowest/registration.html

If you need some additional travel info, let us know. If you have a question, just ask.

We want you to join us on September 18. Four seminar rooms filled with OS/2 presentations, an Exhibitor hall with lots and lots of OS/2 products, a big free raffle with stacks of prizes. This is what you want an OS/2 show to be -- so come and enjoy it!

Admission is free -- come see us at Warp Expo West!

Sponsored by The Southern California OS/2 User Group.

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english Warpstock Europa site online (from Detlef Schaebel)
The re-designed Warpstock Europa site is now online.

More translations are in progress.

Exhibitors who want to show their OS/2 stuff at Warpstock Europa can contact me.

-> URL: http://www.warpstock.de/en/index.html
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For Those who Still Play (from Charles Jefferson II)
I have been running a Trials of Battle Server for about a month.

I was surprised that a good number of hits occur to the server each day.

I welcome you to come play.


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Communicator for OS/2: Bug-Tracker (from Gerhard Arnecke)
The NS Bug Tracker has some good informations aber the refresh version of NS 4.61 with hints for problems and tricks for modifications.

-> URL: http://www.os2bbs.com/os2news/Communicator.html
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OSK Projectpages (from Andreas Linde)
The new pages for the OSK (OS/2 Starter Kit) project are now online at OS2.org.
These pages are designed for endusers, and what they need to know about OSK. Developers should take a look at netlabs.org.

-> URL: http://en.OS2.org/projects/osk/
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Warpstock 99 Invades Atlanta! (from Judy McDermott)
OS/2 Extravaganza Early Registration Approaches

Pack your bags and get ready for the premium OS/2 event of the year, Warpstock 99!

If you haven't registered for Warpstock 99, then now is the time. The deadline for the early discount price, $55 for two days, ends on August 15, 1999. That's only 2 days away! With everyone's busy summer schedule of sun and fun, it's easy to forget. So register today and SAVE!

Visit our webpage and select "Register Here" for details.

Oh, and don't forget about the Saturday night "Social". Can you imagine spending an evening with a bunch of OS/2'ers! hmm... What shall we discuss..........

See you at Warpstock 99, Atlanta!

-> URL: http://www.warpstock.org
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What A Week We've Had (from Peter Skye)
What a week we've had! We've signed up so many more OS/2 vendors for Warp Expo West that, at the rate we're going, we'll have to ask for more rooms again.

We have a major new player (we'll let you know who in a few days) that is going to bring in equipment and give us an entire network for our Vendor100 tables. We have several new international software developers who want us to show their products. And we're going over the submissions for additional lectures and seminars right now.

Will you join us? We're doing this show for you. Warp Expo West is free, no admission charge, no exhibit table charge, we're doing this for OS/2 and the wonderful people who know a great operating system when they try it.

Click over to http://www.scoug.com/warpexpowest/vendor100.html and see our growing, growing, growing list of Vendor100s.
Then click to http://www.scoug.com/warpexpowest/exhibitors.html and see the exhibitors who will join us.

Go ahead. Count 'em, add 'em up. Warp Expo West will be big -- we'll have more OS/2 products for you to see than any show before us. And we're still signing up new vendors, so these numbers will grow and grow.

We're a little behind in updating our presentation page because we've been so busy with the products and vendors!
We have a long list of seminars, lectures and demonstrations, and we're going to fill our session rooms with the finest schedule of OS/2 material that a Warp show has ever seen. (Don't miss it!)

If you're coming from out of town, we have a travel page to help you. We've posted pictures of our conference facilities so you can see how nice they are. We made sure there's plenty of free parking outside.

Warp Expo West will be held on September 18 near
Disneyland in sunny Southern California. The show is free - it's being sponsored by The Southern California OS/2 User Group (SCOUG) - and we want to see you there. We have a registration form on our site so you can sign up and get our weekly newsletter with the show updates, and we have a couple of maps there too so you can see exactly where we are.

Make sure you're with us - on September 18 - for Warp Expo West! :)

Sponsored by The Southern California OS/2 User Group.

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OS/2 Vendor100 Takes Off !! (from Peter Skye)
We've had a really, really good turnout for Vendor100, our free showcase for OS/2 products.

Where? At Warp Expo West!

Our free Vendor100 tables will give your product lots and lots of exposure to OS/2 users. We'll supply the staff -- you don't even have to be there -- and every single OS/2 user will get to see your product and, if you have online ordering, order it on-the-spot.

That's what makes Vendor100 so different. Vendor100s don't have to show up!

If you have an OS/2 product of any type, be it software, book, web site or mouse pad, register for Vendor100. Look at some of the Vendor100s who've already signed up: http://www.scoug.com/warpexpowest/vendor100.html.

And the Vendor100 exhibits are right in the middle of our exhibition hall. You'll be sharing the aisles with other OS/2 vendors and the other Vendor100 exhibitors -- the most perfect spot in the world to let hundreds of OS/2 users see your products, buy your products, and take your information home where they can share it with friends, business partners, user groups, newsgroups and mail lists. Sign up for Vendor100 and you'll be in the middle of one of the hottest OS/2 product exhibition halls ever seen!

Here's how it works: First, fill out the free Vendor100 registration form.

That makes you a Vendor100, and we'll put you on one of our Vendor100 tables where our own staff will show every attendee your products. If you have a web site, we'll get the visitors to click to your site. If you have literature, we'll hand it out. If you have demos, we'll distribute them too. If you take online orders, we'll have computers ready for instant ordering. Plus, we'll even link to your site from our own Vendor100 page.

Every single attendee will benefit from Vendor100. And every single OS/2 product belongs on Vendor100.

Remember - It's Free!

For a quick, fast Vendor100 registration go to http://www.scoug.com/warpexpowest/v100reg.html and for more information go to http://www.scoug.com/warpexpowest/vendor100description.html.

You belong with us - at Warp Expo West - as a Vendor100.
Here are some of the great OS/2 items that belong on
  • software (including shareware and freeware)
  • web sites
  • user groups and SIGs
  • resellers (both hardware and software)
  • books and video tapes
We want your products at Warp Expo West. OS/2 thrives on products that many people don't know about yet. We want you to register for Vendor100.

Warp Expo West will be held on September 18 near
Disneyland in sunny Southern California.

Sponsored by The Southern California OS/2 User Group.

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New Warp Server for e-business Book (from tsipple@us.ibm.com)
The IBM International Technical Support Organization (ITSO) has just published the redbook many of you have been anxious to get: "OS/2 Warp Server for e-business" (SG24-5393-00).

More information on this comprehensive technical manual can be found on the Internet. (You can even view the entire book online!)

OS/2 Warp Server for e-business, SG24-5393-00


This redbook describes some of the core functions of the IBM OS/2 Warp Server for e-business product based on the experience of IT Specialists who participated in the ITSO, Austin Center project.

The purpose of this redbook is to provide information and guidance on new features that have been introduced into OS/2 Warp Server for e-business.

The book is organized as follows:
  1. Chapter 1: Introduction and overview
  2. Chapter 2. Base operating system enhancements
  3. Chapter 3. adapters and protocol services
  4. Chapter 4. Journaled file system and logical volume manager
  5. Chapter 5. File and print services
  6. Chapter 6. Integrating Windows NT Servers
  7. Chapter 7. TCP/IP Version 4.21 new functions
  8. Chapter 8. Lotus Domino Go Web Server and WebSphere
  9. Chapter 9. IBM remote access services
Note that the redbook does not describe the systems management, backup and restore, software distribution and advanced print services components that are part of IBM OS/2 Warp Server for e-business. A second redbook is planned to cover those components.

Also note that this redbook is not intended to provide basic information, but instead, it builds on knowledge of IBM OS/2 LAN Server or OS/2 Warp Server, and an understanding of TCP/IP is assumed.

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Three Free Plans for OS/2 Software Developers (from Peter Skye)
Warp Expo West offers three free ways for OS/2 Software Developers and other OS/2-oriented vendors to demonstrate and sell their products.

First, we'll give you a free table in the exhibitor hall. Bring in your product and show our happy throngs of OS/2 users how it works and what it does. Remember that many guests at Warp Expo West will be looking for new OS/2 software and other OS/2-related products -- and your presence will give them a chance to see what your products can do. For your free exhibitor table, send a request to Rollin@scoug.com.

Second, we'll give you a seminar time period so you can give an in-depth presentation of your OS/2 products. We'll happily add meeting rooms to accomodate everyone, and we'll promote your presentation to make sure you have a good audience. To speak at Warp Expo West, contact Rollin@scoug.com.

And third, we've got Vendor100 ready just for you. We'll put your product in front of every Warp Expo West attendee, and our staff will assist every guest in finding the exact products that meet their needs. It's a free way to get your product known to Warp Expo West visitors -- and all you have to do to sign up is send an email to Rollin@scoug.com..

If you've got an OS/2 product, Warp Expo West wants to showcase it.

So take your pick of everything you want. A free exhibitor table in our vendor hall, a lecture period to demonstrate your product in detail, and Vendor100.

Warp Expo West will be held on September 18 near Disneyland in sunny Southern California.

If you've got an OS/2 product, email Rollin@scoug.com.

He'll get you signed up for the exact options you want - for free.

And if you're coming to Warp Expo West to see the sights, the software, the seminars and the excitement, you can register - for free.

Sponsored by The Southern California OS/2 User Group.

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Peter Coffee to Speak at Warpstock (from Gordon T. Roland)
Warpstock 99 is pleased to announce that noted industry columnist Peter Coffee will deliver the keynote address at this year's Warpstock annual conference and exhibition. Mr. Coffee is best known for his highly respected opinion column which appears regularly in Ziff-Davis' PC Week Magazine. This is the first time that a media personality of Mr. Coffee's stature has so visibly participated in Warpstock. In addition to presenting Warpstock's keynote address Mr. Coffee will moderate a forum on the future of personal computing.

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VOICE Speakup (from Judy McDermott)
VOICE will host an IRC speakup session with Brian Smith who will discuss the EverBlue Project on Saturday, August 7, 1999 at 1:00 p.m. EDT (17:00 GMT).

The EverBlue project is the Netlabs project to port XLib to OS/2 PM thus allowing XWindows apps like Gimp to run under PM instead of requiring XFree/86.

VOICE meetings are held in #voice on the WEBBnet servers. For a complete list of servers, visit this location.

VOICE, Virtual OS/2 International Consumers Education, conducts IRC meetings on the first and third Monday of each month. From time to time we have speakups on Saturdays at 1:00 p.m. in an effort to accomodate our international members and guests. You may want to check the VOICE Event Calendar for a complete listing of meeting times and dates.

VOICE meetings are open to everyone. You don't need to be a member of VOICE to attend. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

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Who is going to port FreeAMP ? (from Christoph Vogelbusch)
For some time there is a free and open (GPL) MP3player, that is only compiled for Linux and Win32 at the moment.
Is there anybody out there who's interested in porting this to OS/2 ?
  • Plays all MPEG 1, MPEG 2, and MPEG 2.5 encoded files.
  • Support for Xing's Variable Bitrate Encoding Technology
  • Play songs over the Internet through HTTP unicast streaming (ShoutCast), or RTP multicast streaming (Obsequiem)
  • ICEcast style title streaming
  • Save streams locally to your computer for offline listening...
  • Repeat the current song, or all songs
  • Shuffle play
  • User defined prebuffering for slower machines
There are ongoing ports for BeOS, MacOS and Solaris, but where is OS/2?

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Help Stamp Out Software Piracy! (from Timothy F. Sipples)
The fact that I even have to write to you disturbs me, since I take it for granted that the overwhelming majority of IBM's customers are honest, making every effort to purchase software legally.

That said, some of IBM's commercial software is being distributed illegally on the Internet. Recent examples include HPFS386 (which can be legally used only if you have a license for LAN Server Advanced, Warp Server Advanced or SMP Version 4, or the Warp Server for e-business HPFS386 Option Pak), OS/2 Warp Version 4, Stardock's Object Desktop for OS/2 Warp, and other software titles.

This illegal distribution MUST BE STOPPED, and you can help.

Please report any instances of software piracy by visiting the Internet web site. Your report will be treated confidentially. You can report cases of Internet-based piracy ("online") or other forms of piracy ("offline").

Piracy hurts both consumers and software developers. IBM and other software publishers depend on regular revenues to fund exciting new technologies, including new Java(TM) software. Denied revenues, software publishers cannot fund these needed innovations, nor can they provide adequate support to law-abiding customers. In short, software piracy is theft, plain and simple.

Thank you for your help, and thanks for your continued patronage.

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A Note From The Warp Expo West Crew (from Peter Skye)
We thought we'd fill you in on a few more Warp Expo West details, since the show is less than two months away.

First, we've been blocking out the presentations and seminars, and they fall into the following categories.

IBM: Steven King, IBM's Development Manager for Network Computing, will fly here from Austin, Texas to speak. He'll show IBM's new Warp Server for e-Business, TCP/IP enhancements, Domino and Java server improvements, WorkSpace On-Demand server-managed clients plus the Windows32 feature for WorkSpace On-Demand, and Warp Server features like the Journaling File System, the Logical Volume Manager, WebSphere, NT Server management, and more. And in a separate session Steven will show products from IBM's Network Computing Software Division covering XML, Java, SecureWay, Year2000 and a wide variety of other important subjects.

PROGRAMMING: A number of programming topics will be presented at Warp Expo West, including international consultant Steven Levine's "How To Write a Workplace Shell Class". Steven will show you how to subclass existing desktop objects and leverage the Workplace Shell's functionality into your own programs. Then he'll show the details of building your own Workplace Shell objects and conclude with the appropriate development and debugging techniques.

NETWORKING: The Networking SIG leader for SCOUG, Steve Schiffman, will present one of several networking lectures. His "Designing Your Home Network" will show you how to connect your machines together, how to install the drivers, what software you can take advantage of, what your home network can do that stand-alone machines can't, and how to get all of the networked machines onto the internet through just one internet connection.

MULTIMEDIA AND GRAPHICS: Jerry Rash will have his entire home entertainment center on stage -- video capture and playback, audio, editing, CD audio transfers to hard drive and back again, format conversions -- and it all runs on an OS/2 computer. Jerry will show you what utilities to use (including the free ones), what drivers to use, and he'll show you how to set up the OS/2-based multimedia system you've been dreaming about! And Don Baker, the expert on inkjet printing, will show you how to get images that look like photographs (we've seen him do it!) from your inkjet printer.

WEB SITES: Netscape Composer is full of tricks to make your web pages look great, and there are a handful of other web tools that will test and check your web site and catch the dozens of little "gotchas" that take weeks to track down manually. Virginia Hetrick returns again this year with two more presentations to keep your web site at the A+ level.

ADVOCACY: We'll have plenty for the OS/2 users who want a vision of the future. Lynn Maxson will speak again on his Warpicity project for creating software with his specialized Developer's Assistant programming tools, and he'll include more details on his methods and the project's current status.

MATHEMATICS AND ENGINEERING: Ben Archer and Michael "Rocky" Rakijas use OS/2 while they do their research, and they've selected Octave as the OS/2 program they want to talk about and show you how to use. Signal analysis, curve fitting and homework assignments are just the start of what can be done with Octave, and Ben and Rocky will show you how they've solved many, many problems with this tool.

AND MORE: We've got many, many other presentations planned for Warp Expo West. In fact, there are about two dozen lecture periods, so you'll have *plenty* to keep you busy.

We'll also have all the OS/2 vendors there, plus the Vendor100 shareware showcase, the Birds Of A Feather specialized discussion groups, and an after-show Saturday evening dinner if you want to stick around for a bit of socializing.

AND WARP EXPO WEST ADMISSION IS FREE!! This OS/2 show, "A Warpfest of OS/2 Entertainment", is sponsored by The Southern California OS/2 User Group. There's no fee for attendees, and there's no fee for the OS/2 vendors who will show their products.

Warp Expo West will be in sunny Southern California on September 18.

What we want you to do right now, if you think you'll be attending Warp Expo West, is register. It's free. By registering you'll let us know how many people to plan for, and you'll also get our weekly Warp Expo West Report which will keep you updated on the latest Warp Expo West developments.

For free OS/2 vendor tables or to be a part of the Vendor100 shareware showcase, send an email to Rollin@scoug.com. We'll make sure your product gets to be a part of Warp Expo West -- for free!

And if you have a presentation you'd like to give, or you're an expert with certain OS/2 software or OS/2 technologies, we'd love to hear from you. We don't mind adding extra seminar rooms, and every OS/2 user at Warp Expo West wants to hear about OS/2 products and solutions.

Thanks, from the Warp Expo West crew. :)

Sponsored by The Southern California OS/2 User Group.

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End Of Life for Watcom C/C++ (from Andrey Nikolayev)
On June 30, 1999 Sybase posted "End Of Life" notice for the Watcom C/C++ 11. Notice starts with "We are writing to advise you that Sybase has concluded its development of Watcom C/C++ and that the current release of the product, version 11.0, will be the last."

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OS/2 users petition to IBM Corp (from Stepan Trubachev)
Here you can find "OS/2 users petition to IBM Corp".
Vote now!
OS/2 must survive!

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