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SCOUG OS/2 For You - August 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+ A+ OS/2 Show Warp Expo West (http://www.scoug.com/warpexpowest/).  West Coast OS/2 show is first out the gate, run by much of Warpstock '97 crew.
A+ A+ A+ OS/2 Show Warpstock '99 Atlanta (http://www.warpstock.org/).  Gordon Roland puts his show on the east coast for an Atlantic Seaboard first.  Duck sees chance to get Timur Tabi's autograph.
A+ A+ A+ OS/2 Show Warpstock Europa 99 (http://www.warpstock.de/).  October 1-4, a big four-day show.  Click on the British flag for the English version.
A   A   A- OS/2 SBT Information Systems (http://www.sbt.net.au/sbt/).  Good writeups on software, lotsa links, and the red "link visited" color is a nice change.
A   A   B- OS/2 OS/2 Central (http://www.os2central.com/).  Well heck.  The Duck's been a Compuserve member for years and years.  "Mr. Golden CommPass" runs this site.
A   ? A+ OS/2 Black Palace (http://www.blackpalace.com/).  A discussion board, software for downloading, webcam stuff, a wonderful OS/2 tour, and some pretty neat graphics.  The Links link was broken, so El Ducko gives a "?".
A+ B+ B- User Group San Diego OS/2 User Group (http://home.san.rr.com/cq/sdos2ug/).  Nice logo, guys, and your "Installing XFree86 for OS/2" info page makes the visit worthwhile.
A+ C   A- OS/2 Warp (http://www.fsys.demon.nl/).  Jan van Wijk presents his popular freeware here (DFSee disk utility, LPTool file transfer) plus screenshots and a slide presentation of their capabilities.
C   A+ B   Links Quintivium (http://www.adwaitha-hermitage.net/os2community.html).  Impressively unique link layout -- groups of 9 grouped by 2.  A hidden mathematical meaning here?
B   D+ A+ Software GammaTech (http://www.gt-online.com/html/news.html).  Two software products -- the famous GammaTech Utilities and their IRC 3.0 Internet Relay Chat Client.  Always start at the news page.  And existing users, please read the Y2K page --- you may have to upgrade.





This month's Duck Feather


There's a new, fast search engine on the web.  Check it out at http://www.alltheweb.com/ (try "OS/2" first, of course).  The returned sites aren't ranked, but it's snappy.

And when shopping by modem, don't just check the reseller sites.  There are factory outlet stores, too!  For example, Sony has one at http://www.ita.sel.sony.com/factory_outlet/ --- when this Duck checked, 21" 1600×1200 monitors were selling for $799.






Comparing the Hits

(search engine results for various words or phrases)


http://www.*.com
Search on AltaVista Excite HotBot Infoseek Lycos NorthernLight Webcrawler Yahoo
Warp Expo West 5 9 12 1 0 0 1 12
undocumented 51,340 14,324 26,730 20,945 1,000 55,379 357 11
foo 188,360 46,171 87,700 46,920 1,000 150,712 1,090 67
grandmaster 53,890 4,767 7,140 12,557 1,000 25,114 293 25




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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.