Well the time has come to install OS/2 Warp. Â But first a quick commercial:
It’s not secret that this is regarded as one of the worst advertising campaigns in the history of the world. Â Watch it and remember this ad aired on American TV. Â If you want to alienate people first speak to them in a foreign language that they have no hope of understanding. Â Next get people who clearly are not users of that product to promote it. Â And finally… DON’T SHOW THE PRODUCT.
Nobody wanted to get ‘warped’. Â After all warped rotors cost people a LOT of money.. Bad connotations, you know. Â But apparently nobody with any common sense asked what the hell was this crap.
Anyways, let’s go and do the upgrade.
Old blue, forever there…. forever… IBM.
Oh what’s this? Â A new boot logo! Clearly this isn’t OS/2 2.x!
I can feel the excitement already! Â So I’m going to take the easy way out, right? It should.. keep my printer, keep my applications, and get me warped right!?
The best part about Warp is that it supports IDE CDROMs out of the box! Outside of the boot disks, no more floppy shuffle!
Well of course I have a greater then 35MB disk, Invalid Base Product Level? Â What is so wrong with OS/2 2.11? Â I have a bad feeling my OS/2 3.0 CD is one of the ‘red spine’ varieties that includes no Win-OS/2 support but rather relied on the user to provide a regular copy of Windows 3.1 … And for some reason it won’t upgrade a prior Win-OS/2 installation.
Oh well. Â I’ll have to dig around some more for a ‘red’ spine copy of Warp 3 …
I guess for now this is a ‘work in progress’.. but I’ll get OS/2 all the way to 4!
Some kind person sent me some disk images, so onward to Warp 3!