4.1 - OS/2 Q&A
[4.1.01] - WHAT IS OS/2?
Os/2 is a preemptive, multitasking operating system with a
windowing, grapihcal interface developed and distributed by
[4.1.02] - WHY NOT JUST DOS?
In most cases, a BBS needs a multtiasking operating system to
run multinode. The major contenders for this functionality are
Desqview, Windows, and OS/2. Desqview runs on top of DOS and
therefore carries the extra overhead. Windows, while also
running on top of DOS, is not a true preemptive, operating
[4.1.03] - WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF OS/2 AS A BBS?
OS/2 does not run on top of DOS, and is a preemptive,
multitasking operating system. It not only runs OS/2 BBS
systems, but also multitasks DOS-based BBS systems.
[4.1.04] - WHAT ARE THE DISADVANTAGES OF OS/2 AS A BBS?
It is a full operating system. It is not dedicated to the BBS
processes. The BBS proecsses are competing with operating
[4.1.05] - WHAT BBS SOFTWARE RUNS IN OS/2?
Most DOS-based BBS systems will run in a OS/2 DOS shell. A few
other developers have built special versions of their BBS
systems, optimized to run in OS/2's DOS shell. A still smaller
number of BBS systems are written specifically for OS/2.