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Cover of: OS/2 by Dick Conklin

OS/2
A Business Perspective
by

Published by John Wiley & Sons .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introducing Operating System/2
Right in the Middle 3
Two Bridges: DOS to the Past, SAA to the Future 5
The Memory 7
A Multi-Tasking Operating System 10
From the User's Point of View 12
From DOS to OS/2 14
Ready to Go 17
The Extended OS/2 Version 19
Programming? 20
About the Rest of this Book 21
Chapter 2 OS/2's Large Memory: Beyond 640 Kb
Defining Some Terms 23
The 8088 Years 27
A Wider Data Path 27
Breaking the 64Kb Memory Barrier 30
The Address Register and Address Bus 30
Slicing Up the Memory Pie 32
Making the Best of 640 Kb 34
The 80286 Makes Its Debut 38
The 80286: Something Old, Something New 38
80286 Large Memory Management 40
80286 Security and Task-to-Task Communication 46
PC DOS and 80286 Extended Memory 48
Unix and Xenix Systems on the 80286 49
The 80286 and Operating System/2 50
PC DOS's Memory Management 50
Improving Performance 52
OS/2's Memory Management 53
OS/2's Disk and Memory Requirements 55
OS/2: Initialization and Execution 58
Other OS/2 Hardware Dependencies 58
Applications, Memory, and Performance 60
Chapter 3 OS/2's Multi-Tasking: Computing In Parallel
Defining Some Terms 64
Traditional Multi-Processing 65
PC DOS Multi-Processing 68
Bank-Switching 70
Software Multi-Tasking 70
DOS Background Programs 71
DOS Multi-Processing Extensions 76
Three Kinds of DOS Shells 76
Multi-Tasking DOS Shells 77
IBM's Topview 79
Microsoft Windows 81
Other DOS Shell Products 83
80286/386 Multi-Tasking 84
Two Operating Modes 85
Segmentation Management 86
Multi-Tasking Security 90
Personal System/2 Multi-Tasking Support 92
Supporting Hardware 92
OS/2 Multi-Tasking 94
OS/2 Multi-Tasking: User Interface 95
OS/2 Multi-Tasking: Programming Interface 97
OS/2 Multi-Tasking: Hardware Interface 99
PC Multi-User Solutions
Local Area Networks (LANs) 99
Shared Processor Systems 103
PC Xenix 104
The Future 108
The 80386 Super-Chip 109
The Personal System/2 Model 80 109
80386-Exclusive Software 110
Chapter 4 OS/2's User ln~erface: Windows on the World
Defining Some Terms 111
PC DOS User Interface 113
User Interface Hardware 114
OS/2 Standard Edition 1.0 118
The OS/2 1.0 Hardware Interface 118
Starting and Switching OS/2 Programs 119
Disk on the Left; Memory on the Right 120
PC DOS Mode User Interface 120
OS/2 Mode User Interface 122
OS/2 Commands and Options 124
Using Some Common OS/2 Commands 126
Getting Help 128
OS/2 Batch Files 130
OS/2 Standard Edition 1.1 131
Systems Application Architecture 132
Presentation Manager 133
Program Selection 134
Multi-Application Windowing 135
Program Interaction 136
Text Output 137
Graphics Output 138
User Interface Hardware 140
Chapter 5 05/2 Conversion: Making the Big Switch
Defining Some Terms 143
Who Needs OS/2? 145
Conversion Case Studies 146
PC DOS 3.3: Bridge to OS/2 148
DOS Personal System/2 Hardware Support 149
Improved Application Control 151
Boosting Performance 151
DOS 3.3: The International Operating System 153
Other New and Enhanced PC DOS 3.3 Commands 154
PC DOS Companion Products 155
PC DOS Multi-Application Products 157
PC DOS Graphics Interface 158
PC DOS Communications Products 159
Planning for OS/2 160
OS/2 Ship Group Publications 163
OS/2 Optional Publications 165
Selecting OS/2 Applications 166
Converting from 5.25-inch to 3.5-inch Drive Systems 167
Reprogramming for OS/2 171
Contents xiii
143
Chapter 6 05/2 Installation: Up and Running 175
Defining Some Terms 175
Dual Operating Systems 176
Installing OS/2 180
OS/2 Configuration File 181
OS/2 Batch Files 182
Installing Application Programs 183
OS/2 Program Installation 184
DOS Program Installation 186
Using OS/2 188
Maintaining an OS/2 System 188
Changing Operating System Options 190
Performance 191
Other Systems Configuration Options 194
International Character Sets 197
OS/2 and DOS Mode Commands 199
Chapter 7 OS/2's Extended Edition: Tying It all Together
Defining Some Terms 203
OS/2 Communications Manager 204
PC DOS Communications 204
Systems Application Architecture 207
Integrated Communications Support 208
Host Terminal Emulation 209
Application Program Support 211
Local Area Network Support 211
Planned Enhancements to Communication Manager 212
OS/2 Database Manager 212
Integrated Database Support 212
Relational Databases 213
Systems Application Architecture 214
Database Manager Utilities 215
Query Manager 215
Database Management 216
Application Interfaces 216
Planned Enhancements to Database Manager 216
Getting Ready for Extended Edition 217
Chapter 8 OS/2 Programming Interface: A Look Inside
Defining Some Terms 220
PC DOS Programming 220
Running Programs in PC DOS 221
PC DOS Programming Considerations 222
Systems Application Architecture 224
SAA: Languages 224
SAA: Services 225
OS/2: Something Different 226
Starting Up 226
Problem Programs 227
Loading Programs 228
OS/2 Application Types 229
Multi-Tasking Programming 230
Communicating Between Programs 231
OS/2 Segment Management 233
OS/2 Resource Management 234
OS/2 Application Program Interface (API) 236
The Final Steps 238
OS/2 Tools 240
Toolkits 241
OS/2 Language Compilers 241
Technical Publications 243
Appendix A A Quick Reference to 05/2 Commands
Index

ID Numbers

Open Library OL7619518M
Internet Archive OS2ABusinessPerspective
ISBN 10 0471635030
ISBN 13 9780471635031

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