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SCOUG OS/2 For You - July 1999

        
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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+ B- Music OS/2 Music Software (http://www.hitsquad.com/smm/os2/).  The Shareware Music Machine supports OS/2.  CDs, audio, MIDI, recording and editing, synthesizers, hundreds of OS/2 titles.
A   A   B- Database The mSQL PC Home Page (http://blnet.com/msqlpc/).  Eagle-eyed Duck checks Links again, decides there's plenty.  The "Tutorials" page can take you to an education in SQL, and there's a full complement of mailing lists to join.
A+ B   B- Computers The Register (http://www.theregister.co.uk/).  We like to read a nice trashy paper every once in a while.  This one's about our industry.  Oooh, check the sidebar.
A   C   B   Hardware Intel Chipsets (http://developer.intel.com/design/chipsets/linecard.htm).  It's not the processor on your motherboard, bubba, it's the chipset that makes everything work right.  See this chart.
B+ B   A+ OS/2 Pete's OS/2 Warp Home Page (http://web2.airmail.net/engstrv/index.html).  The unique animated logo makes this site worth a visit.  His "News & Information Links" intertwine OS/2 with general life and he's got a few opinions to boot.
A   D   B   Software Christoph Bratschi's Homepage (http://www.datacomm.ch/~cbratschi/english/).  Christoph's home-built OS/2 software, including his latest file browser release (complete with screenshots) and his Mixomat Sound Mixer software which supports and controls Soundblaster cards.
B- B   C- Chemistry Chemistry and OS/2 (http://www.geocities.com:80/CapeCanaveral/Launchpad/7835/chemistryandOS2.html).  The Duck's pal Doug was a chemist back in college.  Doug made extra bucks creating "special stuff" in his dorm room, but of course no one would use these programs for that kind of activity.
B+ C+ D   Programming Pipes for NetRexx and Java (http://www.cam.org/~tomlins/njpipes.html).  Too technical for The Duck, so it must be valuable.
C   D+ B+ User group Toronto OS/2 User's Group (http://www.to2.org/).  Nice home page showcases their interests and those OS/2 vs Linux and Windows showdowns look verrry interesting!  Now, if they'll just update their web pages . . . and lose those pdf newsletters.
D   D   A- Video SciTech Display Doctor For OS/2 (http://www.scitechsoft.com/sdd_os2.html).  These guys need a good focus group to tell them what's wrong with their site.  The product might be a good one, and if they'd describe it better this Duck could quack about its benefits.





This month's Duck Feather


For daily news about OS/2 you need four bookmarks in your browser.

Warpcast (http://www.warpcast.com/) displays the latest press releases and news submissions in an easy-to-peruse headline format, with mailing list signups available for personal delivery.

And, the two News And Rumors sites are outstanding.  Steve Wendt (http://www.os2bbs.com/os2news/) displays both news and new file releases on his web page, and does a fast rewrite of lengthy submissions so you get the news quick.  Loren Bandiera (http://www.os2ss.com/news/) puts every word on his web page so you won't miss a thing, and date stamps his entries.  Both are unique and updated daily.

Finally, the newsgroup comp.os.os2.announce (news:comp.os.os2.announce) often carries some tidbits that the other sources don't.  It seems to get a bit more attention from the international crowd.






Comparing the Hits

(search engine results for various words or phrases)


http://www.*.com
Search on AltaVista Excite HotBot Infoseek Lycos NorthernLight Webcrawler Yahoo
NetRexx 1,476 670 730 1,416 520 3,768 22 1
quadrature modulation 150 41 44 60 49 175 2 78
POV-Ray 13,933 354,525 5,910 10,982 1,000 13,801 13,825 20
vacation 4,997,030 258,815 493,520 4,183,483 1,000 1,315,711 22,331 8,201




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

Copyright 1999 the Southern California OS/2 User Group. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

SCOUG, Warp Expo West, and Warpfest are trademarks 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.