OS/2: Hands-On Workshop

Navigate with ease through the OS/2 workplace shell

User REXX to build custom workplace shell desktops

Understand and tune CONFIG.SYS for optimal performance and reliability

Repair damaged Filesystems and .INI. Files

Diagnose and resolve trap errors

Use templates, objects & settings notebook

Install printer drivers and fonts

Make your DOS and Windows applications work under OS/2

Cut and paste between DOS, Windows and OS/2 programs

Introduction and Overview

Workplace Shell

Using and configuring the LaunchPad

Creating and activating backupdesktops

Drag and Drop

Notebook controls

Adding/deleting applications


Multiple Virtual DOS Machines (MVDM)

Making DOS applications work in OS/2

Windows 3.x support under OS/2

Standard, enhanced and WIN 32 support

True Type fonts

DDE and clipboarding between Windows and OS/2

Drives Folder

File and directory manipulation

Traversing the directory tree outline

Generating directory windows

Copying/moving/deleting files

Launching programs from file objects

Default double-click start

Associating files with applications

Extended attributes/properties

Printer Object

Local and network printers

Adding and removing printer drivers





OS/2 Operating Systems

Overview: 2.x

1 day course



Each operating system has limits placed on the control program that manages the resources of the computer system. OS/2 replaced PC/MS DOS. OS/2 has many new built-in features such as: LAN manager, LAN requester memory management for larger memory than DOS, multitasking and scheduling, disk management.

Participants will study the software architecture of OS/2. OS/2 contains several important subsystems: the file system, the memory management subsystem, the multi-tasking subsystem, and LAN manager subsystem. The student will learn the use of the presentation manager.



Participants will become familiar with:

PC/MS DOS limitations and the OS/2 environment

Intel chip architecture and the next generation of personal computers, OS/2 commands and utilities

File input/output services

Memory management and the importance of memory organization

Working with DOS and Windows applications under OS/2

How to run many programs or applications (multi-tasking) at the same time

Customizing the OS/2 system

Installing and starting up OS/2

Role of OS/2 in the Local Area Network


Who Should Attend

The course is designed for those who have some knowledge of a microcomputer, those who would like to learn the next generation of microcomputer operating systems, and those working with LANS who need to study the role of OS/2 in the LAN environment.