We always knew it was OS/2
I did ask Editor Whimster if he knew of any counterparts to EDM/2 Magazine for
the other popular operating systems.
After all, you wouldnt expect technologists to only gather around OS/2.
No, I dont know of any, he replied.
They may be out there, but I havent run into them.
I think were kind of unique in that way.
There are three main areas of interest on the EDM/2 site.
First, of course, are the well-written articles and code samples dealing with
computer and OS/2 technology.
Second is the group of online courses that EDM/2 offers, in subjects such as
C programming (Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced), the OS/2 Device Driver
class taught by Timur Tabi (one of our most popular, Im still
amazed at how many people are signed up says Carsten), and the planned
courses in Java and NetRexx (NetRexx has Rexx syntax but compiles to Java
Third is the online book store, which has quick links to all of the EDM/2
book reviews and a shopping cart feature (courtesy of Amazon
Books EDM/2 gets a small fee when you buy through the EDM/2 Bookstore)
for purchasing the books that have been reviewed, recommended, are used by
the online courses, or any other book on any subject.
Ive experimented a bit over the years, says Carsten.
I tried interviews, and I myself interviewed Brad Wardell of Stardock
back in 1996.
But thats not really the direction that our readers wanted us to go in,
so we went back to the technology.
Thats really our purpose, and what we do best.
When the readers are happy, Im happy.
And what does he like best about EDM/2?
Its a lot of fun, and my schedule is very flexible.
I can sit down and write an article, and then spend the next two months
chasing after people.
It can get very routine at times, of course.
Its hard to find people to help with the work, and theres a lot of
But look what were producing: one of the finest technical
resources available anywhere for OS/2 developers.
Its a very nice feeling to know that the articles and code we publish
are having an impact on so much OS/2 software that ends up on peoples
OS/2 is such a wonderful tool.
Knowing that everything we do is making it stronger makes the occasional
obstacle that much more fun to overcome.
Fun for you and us too, Carsten.
Youre the creative genius, and were all the better for it.
You keep editing, and well keep reading.
Three cheers for EDM/2.
Carsten Whimster, EDM/2 Author Profile,
Carsten Whimsters personal page,
EDM/2 Magazine, http://www.edm2.com/
EDM/2 Online Courses,
AMD (Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.),
Asus (ASUSTeK Computer Inc.),
ATI Technologies Inc.,
Larry Salomon, Jr.,
Linux, many independent sites on the Internet, one is
Linux Online!, http://www.linux.org/
POV-Ray, Persistence Of Vision Raytracer,
SlickEdit, see Visual SlickEdit
SoundBlaster (Creative Labs, Inc.),
Stardock Systems Inc.,
University of Waterloo,
http://www.usr.com/, also see
Visual SlickEdit (MicroEdge, Inc.),
Zip Drive (Iomega Corporation),