Mailing List Archived Message #6893

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Subject: Re: [OS2Wireless] Another group
Date: Mon, 20 Sep 2010 7:57:06 -0400
To: OS/2 Wireless Users Mailing List <>

      Is this really  os2-wireless_users    or another few of   thinkpads that wanna play BillyGates?

---- Will Honea <> wrote:
> ** Reply to message from "Lewis G Rosenthal"
> <> on Sun, 19 Sep 2010 23:30:50 -0400
> > Your perspective is welcome, as always. In this case, Thomas' problem
> > was entirely related to Windows XP networking, and not even something
> > cross-platform (if you've ever had a run-in with the "Simple Networking"
> > "feature" of XP, coupled with its delightful built-in "firewall," you'll
> > have a good idea as to what we had to fix to get his machines talking to
> > each other...).
> >
> > Still, I appreciate your point, and it is well taken. Many times, I run
> > into things which are not specific to OS/2, but which could, under
> > different circumstances, lead to the same types of difficulties.
> We all run up against weirdness with OS/2 since we have to be able to converse
> with foreign systems - we failed to convince the rest of the world that OS/2
> was "the answer".  You might be surprised (tho I doubt it) at the number of
> times discussions here have resolved problems I ran into trying to network
> Apple and Linux machines with Winxx boxes.  Much as I detest regulation for the
> sake of regulation, I sometimes wish we had managed early on to establish a
> true set of standards that would have been binding on all suppliers!  Oh, how
> many times I have longed to shove a MS system or program back in their face for
> not meeting the definition of marketability due to lack of standards compliance!
> --
> Will Honea <>
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