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Obtaining Help with OS/2

Forums | E-Zines | User Groups | Conferences | Beginners

OS/2 is an incredibly flexible and forgiving operating system. It is very stable and allows you to run a much heavier workload than would be possible with any flavour of Windows.

Recovering From Crashes

However, there are times when you will have a challenge with a particular configuration or piece of software that makes OS/2 or eCS crash or freeze up. This site should provide some resources to help you with that problem.

Drivers for new hardware are readily available for Windows but we have to wait for an eCS version.

Several sites offer excellent tutorials and information for recovery.

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OS/2 Help Forums

Various help forums are available to OS/2 users. Some are fairly general and others are designed to deal with specific hardware or software issues.

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OS/2 E-Zines

Like many OS/2 resources, most e-zines have dissapeared.

  • EDM/2 — The Electronic Developer Magazine for OS/2.

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OS/2 User Groups

OS/2 user groups provide some of the best support available for users. If you are lucky enough to have a local user group that supports OS/2 take advantage of it.

Otherwise there are several on-line resources that might give you some excellent support.

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OS/2 Conferences

Conferences or gatherings for OS/2 users:


Help For Beginners

There are a number of sites that will help you learn how to harness the power of OS/2.

Prepare for Recovery

Visit these sites and print out pages that you might find useful in case you encounter trouble later.

It is difficult to obtain recovery information from the Web if you can't boot your computer.


You might also wish to seek out some of the excellent books on OS/2. Check the used book bins since so many have abandoned OS/2 as a viable platform.

Other Sites

OS2 World Forums

V.O.I.C.E. (Virtual OS/2 International Consumer Education)


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Updated: June 30, 2021