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SCOUG OS/2 For You - August 1998

        
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On the web, content is king. Far more important than glitzy graphics, content makes people come back again and again.

Let's see how this month's chosen web sites measure up:


Ratings
Info
Content Links Glitz Type Site (url) and Comments
A   A+ A- OS/2 OS/2 Links (http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Horizon/5423/). Did you like Fantasia? Want to be blasted by OS/2 links? Do you like psychotic art? Click here.
B+ C+ B- User group VOICE Newsletters (http://www.os2voice.org/newsletters.html). Virtual OS/2 International Consumer Education has some excellent tips and articles.
B   C- B   OS/2 The Aurora FAQ (http://www.algonet.se/~d103862/warpx/faq/aurora.htm). Aurora is the next release of OS/2 Warp Server.  Care to see what's in it?
A   F   D+ PostScript Ghostscript, Ghostview and GSview (http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~ghost/). PostScript on your non-PostScript printer, and it's free.
B+ F   B+ Software REM Publications (http://www.horgen.net/rem/software/). OS/2 software for the Internet.  Binary newsreader and HTTP-reader, TCP/IP port scanner, more.
A   B- B- Programming Port I/O and Data Acquisition under OS/2 (http://avenger.mri.psu.edu/os2page.html). Sample code for simple I/O device drivers.
A- B- B- OS/2 Arkay's OS/2 Support Page (http://www.webtrek.com/~richard/OS2/). Among other things, this site explains how to set up RealAudio 3.0 with OS/2 and Netscape.
A   F   B- Benchmarks OS/2 Performance (http://www.software.ibm.com/os/warp/performance/). OS/2, Java and Warp Server.  Benchmarks and programming tips for best performance.  Comparisons to NT.
A   C+ D   OS/2 Warp 4 Tuning Tips (http://www.ee.newcastle.edu.au/users/staff/peter/os2/tuning.html). From Australia, an OS/2 hotbed, comes Peter Moylan's tuneup tips.  And see his Recommended OS/2 Freeware.
D   A+ B+ Links OS/2 Switchboard (http://home.worldonline.nl/~jhockx/). Mesmerize yourself with the 658 OS/2 links on this site.





This month's Duck Feather


Price Watch (http://www.pricewatch.com/) is a full directory of products, prices, manufacturers' info and dealers who sell at the lowest price.  When the Duck checked, 6.4 GB Quantum EIDE hard drives could be bought for $199.  Check your computer swap meet prices against these vendors.

Also see:  ComputerESP (http://www.computeresp.com/), NetBuyer (http://www.netbuyer.com/), PriceScan (http://www.pricescan.com/).






Comparing the Hits

(search engine results for various words or phrases)


http://www.*.com
Search on AltaVista.Digital Excite HotBot Infoseek Lycos Webcrawler Yahoo
GhostScript 58,200 15,377 27,151 10,636 1,000 570 5
busmaster 4,390 1,445 2,775 7,131 564 70 1,520
T1 467,690 92,140 131,063 141,697 1,000 4,363 507
ocean 2,492,710 318,247 464,278 1,217,970 1,000 27,628 3,256




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The Southern California OS/2 User Group
P.O. Box 26904
Santa Ana, CA 92799-6904, USA

Copyright 1998 the Southern California OS/2 User Group. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

SCOUG is a trademark of the Southern California OS/2 User Group.
OS/2, Workplace Shell, and IBM are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation.
All other trademarks remain the property of their respective owners.