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OS/2 Warp Goldmine Book

Good Morning!

I am looking for a copy of OS/2 Warp Goldmine by Carole Patton.  I
ordered a copy from Barnes & Noble, but after 4 months they said they
were unable to get it and cancelled the order.  Anyone have a copy for
sale or know where I can obtain a copy?

I am looking for a good, comprehensive, readable Warp 4 book.
Suggestions anyone (besides Goldmine)?

                                                 Thanks –

                                                 Ric Schecter
                                                 ric…@whc.net

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  1. admin says:

    In article <393BC81C.2…@whc.net>, Richard Schecter <ric…@whc.net> wrote:
    >Good Morning!

    >I am looking for a copy of OS/2 Warp Goldmine by Carole Patton.  I
    >ordered a copy from Barnes & Noble, but after 4 months they said they
    >were unable to get it and cancelled the order.  Anyone have a copy for
    >sale or know where I can obtain a copy?

    >I am looking for a good, comprehensive, readable Warp 4 book.
    >Suggestions anyone (besides Goldmine)?

    I just ordered and took delivery of a book entitled "Getting to know
    OS/2 Warp 4". VERY nice book, though it is dated to the original
    release of Warp 4.

    I found it while searching for an IBM Redbook with the same title,
    which leads me to believe that it may have started out as a Redbook,
    and later was published by by a 3rd party (in this case, Prentice
    Hall).

    Fatbrain has them in stock (www.fatbrain.com). It was written by
    several members of the International Technical Support Organization at
    IBM Austin (Neil Stokes, Axel Buecker, Juergen Friedrichs, Veronika
    Moroian and Robert Schey. 620+ pages and IIRC cost me a bit under
    $30.00.

    If you have trouble finding it, the ISBN number is:

    0-13-842147-1

    1st Edition published in November 1996, and the copy I have is the 3rd
    printing.


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  2. admin says:

    Richard Schecter <ric…@whc.net> wrote:
    > Good Morning!

    > I am looking for a copy of OS/2 Warp Goldmine by Carole Patton.  I
    > ordered a copy from Barnes & Noble, but after 4 months they said they
    > were unable to get it and cancelled the order.  Anyone have a copy for
    > sale or know where I can obtain a copy?

    > I am looking for a good, comprehensive, readable Warp 4 book.
    > Suggestions anyone (besides Goldmine)?

    Another good book, apart from what Dave suggested, is the "OS/2 Warp 4
    Certification Handbook". I find it very detailed and thorough. Over 1000
    pages. I guess Fatbrain have or can get this book as well. I can’t find
    that is have an ISBN number, but there is something that looks like an IBM
    document number — SG24-4869-00.

    Jan Swartling
     Blue Soft
     www.bluesoft.se

  3. admin says:

    On Mon, 05 Jun 2000 08:32:44 -0700, Richard Schecter wrote:
    >Good Morning!

    >I am looking for a copy of OS/2 Warp Goldmine by Carole Patton.  I
    >ordered a copy from Barnes & Noble, but after 4 months they said they
    >were unable to get it and cancelled the order.  Anyone have a copy for
    >sale or know where I can obtain a copy?

    >I am looking for a good, comprehensive, readable Warp 4 book.
    >Suggestions anyone (besides Goldmine)?

    >                                                 Thanks –

    >                                                 Ric Schecter
    >                                                 ric…@whc.net

    Ric,
    I haven’t heard of your book. You didn’t say what level of information you
    want, but I started with "OS/2 for Dummies." Any of the "… unleashed" books
    are also good. I’m not sure what is still in print. I find that it usually
    takes several authors to get a point through my thick skull!

    Good luck.

  4. admin says:

    On Mon, 5 Jun 2000 15:32:44, Richard Schecter <ric…@whc.net> wrote:
    > Good Morning!

    > I am looking for a copy of OS/2 Warp Goldmine by Carole Patton.  I
    > ordered a copy from Barnes & Noble, but after 4 months they said they
    > were unable to get it and cancelled the order.  Anyone have a copy for
    > sale or know where I can obtain a copy?

    > I am looking for a good, comprehensive, readable Warp 4 book.
    > Suggestions anyone (besides Goldmine)?

    >                                                  Thanks –

    >                                                  Ric Schecter
    >                                                  ric…@whc.net

    Personally, I haven’t seen a "good" book on OS/2 (never really looked
    too hard either). The OS/2 newsgroups is where I have learned most of
    what I know about OS/2, and it doesn’t hurt to run through the OS/2
    tutorial (Assistance Center-> OS/2 Warp Tutorial), more than once, and
    especially after you have used OS/2 for a while.

    Hope this helps…
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  5. admin says:

    Richard Schecter <ric…@whc.net> wrote:
    > I am looking for a good, comprehensive, readable Warp 4 book.
    > Suggestions anyone (besides Goldmine)?

    I really suppose it depends on your needs.  I have "Getting to Know OS/2
    Warp 4" by Neil Stokes and others.  It’s a good basic guide to Warp 4
    setup, configuration, and basic usage.  

    Basically, it’s what IBM _should_ have included in the Warp 4 box as the
    user manual, but you have to pay ~Cdn $60.00 for it instead.  Whether that
    fits your definition of "good, comprehensive, and readable" is anyone’s
    guess…  It really only covers installation and basic usage, but it does
    so in a fair bit of detail.  You _won’t_ find stuff like FixPak install
    tips, CONFIG.SYS tweaking, tips, tricks, and the like — the ‘net is
    really the best place for those…

    I know Chapters in Canada carries it; not sure about other stores.
    If you’re interested, "http://www.chapters.ca&quot; and doing a Search on
    "Getting to Know OS/2 Warp 4" will bring it up (I just tried, but the URL
    is a bit long to post).

    They _should_ have it in stock; I’ve seen it in several of their actual
    retail stores…


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    a…@eddie.cis.uoguelph.ca
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  6. admin says:

    On Mon, 5 Jun 2000 15:32:44, Richard Schecter <ric…@whc.net> wrote:
    > I am looking for a copy of OS/2 Warp Goldmine by Carole Patton.  
    > I ordered a copy from Barnes & Noble, but after 4 months they said
    > they were unable to get it and cancelled the order.  Anyone have
    > a copy for sale or know where I can obtain a copy?

    http://www.abebooks.com  ("Advanced Book Exchange")
    describes itself as "The world’s largest source of out-of-print
    books!"

  7. admin says:

    In article <9gZ5LkVD7Chf-pn2-LeSgiGSmu…@Tutor.Syst.UVic.CA>,

    Klas…@UVic.CA (Melvin Klassen) wrote:
    >On Mon, 5 Jun 2000 15:32:44, Richard Schecter <ric…@whc.net> wrote:

    >> I am looking for a copy of OS/2 Warp Goldmine by Carole Patton.
    >> I ordered a copy from Barnes & Noble, but after 4 months they said
    >> they were unable to get it and cancelled the order.  Anyone have
    >> a copy for sale or know where I can obtain a copy?

    >http://www.abebooks.com  ("Advanced Book Exchange")
    >describes itself as "The world’s largest source of out-of-print
    >books!"

    And a search by both Title and Author turns up 0 hits.


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  8. admin says:

    On Fri, 9 Jun 2000 23:22:43, dca…@attglobal.net (Dan Casey) wrote:
    > >On Mon, 5 Jun 2000 15:32:44, Richard Schecter <ric…@whc.net> wrote:

    > >> I am looking for a copy of OS/2 Warp Goldmine by Carole Patton.
    > >> I ordered a copy from Barnes & Noble, but after 4 months they said
    > >> they were unable to get it and cancelled the order.  Anyone have
    > >> a copy for sale or know where I can obtain a copy?

    > >http://www.abebooks.com  ("Advanced Book Exchange")
    > >describes itself as "The world’s largest source of out-of-print books!"

    > And a search by both Title and Author turns up 0 hits.

    And A.B.E. then gives you the option to "register" your request,
    so that book-sellers can peruse their not-listed-on-ABE inventory,
    and thus "fulfill" your request.

    ((posted and mailed))

  9. admin says:

     doug.bissett"at"attglobal.net (Doug Bissett) wrote:

    > Personally, I haven’t seen a "good" book on OS/2 (never really looked
    > too hard either). The OS/2 newsgroups is where I have learned most of
    > what I know about OS/2, and it doesn’t hurt to run through the OS/2
    > tutorial (Assistance Center-> OS/2 Warp Tutorial), more than once, and
    > especially after you have used OS/2 for a while.

    Doug (an excellent name BTW it’s also my son’s) what did you
    do to solve those problems that meant you couldn’t get to
    the newsgroups?
    A good book is the OS/2 Unleashed (any edition really –
    there is no v4 edition so far as I know) the lucidity of the
    explainations in it give you the understanding of many
    things especially if you have used previous os/2 versions
    and can correlate that with what the book talks about.
    From the knowledge (that rare quality these days when data
    is overwhelming)in that book I have solved various OS/2
    video device and driver hassles, "unable to operate your
    system" errors, ini file implosions, boot manager
    quirks/options and most importantly "I can’t get online"
    problems that I have had. (when will I learn that if the
    system works well I should leave it alone instead of
    tinkering!)
    And the other point is that I’m still to see someone take
    their computer to the toilet to read something in peace!

    Richard A Crane
    Barrister & Solicitor
    slightly altered email (anti-spamming) rcrane AT octa4 dot
    net dot au
    OR rcrane AT attglobal dot net

  10. admin says:

    On Fri, 16 Jun 2000 15:27:34, rcr…@NOSPAMocta4.net.au (Richard A

    Crane) wrote:
    >  doug.bissett"at"attglobal.net (Doug Bissett) wrote:

    > > Personally, I haven’t seen a "good" book on OS/2 (never really looked
    > > too hard either). The OS/2 newsgroups is where I have learned most of
    > > what I know about OS/2, and it doesn’t hurt to run through the OS/2
    > > tutorial (Assistance Center-> OS/2 Warp Tutorial), more than once, and
    > > especially after you have used OS/2 for a while.

    > Doug (an excellent name BTW it’s also my son’s) what did you
    > do to solve those problems that meant you couldn’t get to
    > the newsgroups?

    Now that is a really good question. The first thousand, or so,
    problems were solved by a LOT of head scratching, the odd reinstall,
    and sometimes asking a friend to search DejaNews for information. I
    still use all of those techniques, but I have also picked up a lot of
    useful tips, and tricks, from scanning through the news groups, which
    I can use when I get into trouble (funny how that doesn’t seem to
    happen very much now that I have done most of the "experience" gaining
    footwork).

    > A good book is the OS/2 Unleashed (any edition really –
    > there is no v4 edition so far as I know) the lucidity of the
    > explainations in it give you the understanding of many
    > things especially if you have used previous os/2 versions
    > and can correlate that with what the book talks about.
    > From the knowledge (that rare quality these days when data
    > is overwhelming)in that book I have solved various OS/2
    > video device and driver hassles, "unable to operate your
    > system" errors, ini file implosions, boot manager
    > quirks/options and most importantly "I can’t get online"
    > problems that I have had. (when will I learn that if the
    > system works well I should leave it alone instead of
    > tinkering!)

    Unleashed is not bad, but it is limited by it’s age. What fun can you
    have, if you don’t "tinker" <G>???

    > And the other point is that I’m still to see someone take
    > their computer to the toilet to read something in peace!

    Isn’t that what Laptops are for???

    > Richard A Crane
    > Barrister & Solicitor
    > slightly altered email (anti-spamming) rcrane AT octa4 dot
    > net dot au
    > OR rcrane AT attglobal dot net

    I have no problem with any of the OS/2 books that exist, but most (if
    not all) of them are out of date, and someone who does not have a good
    basic knowledge of OS/2 is in trouble when they try to use them to
    learn more about the current OS/2 problems etc. The most current
    information exists in the newsgroups, and the best answers come from
    the newsgroups (along with a lot of bad answers, sometimes). The best
    teacher is experience, which most people don’t have the time to
    acquire. The place to tap into that experience, is in the OS/2
    newsgroups.

    Just my C$.03 ($.02 US)…
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