[rescue] OS/2 anyone?

Patrick Giagnocavo +1.717.201.3366 patrick at zill.net
Wed Jun 18 08:21:24 CDT 2003

On Wed, Jun 18, 2003 at 01:06:42PM +0200, Frank Van Damme wrote:
> On Wednesday 18 June 2003 02:09, Jonathan C. Patschke wrote:
> > What's even more amazing is
> > that DOS apps running in a DOS VM under OS/2 were faster than they were
> > running under "real" DOS.
> Better memory management I guess...

I think it was that and the fact that hardware access was virtualized.

One weird thing with OS2 was that many of IBM's PS/2 machines did not
have any L2 cache and the installer would often barf on non-IBM
machines - until you went into the BIOS and turned off L2 cache.  This
of course increased install time considerably.  They may have fixed it
in v3.0.


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