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Macarlo, Team OS/2
(Registered user of 212 OS/2 shareware)
Screenshots by registered Embellish
Special thanx to Ralph Cohen and D.J. Caetano
news, OS/2 users!!
Incredible, but finally we have a really decent browser for Warp. I'm talking about the very long awaited Opera for our WPS as a native OS/2 software. First, our sincere congratulations to these authentic heroes in NetLabs, the developers devoted to the OS/2 cause. I'm registered user of Opera browser since the first beta for WinOS2 (16 bits). During longtime I used this one on my Warp, expecting for the native version that now I have running just fine here. I remember when I purchased my first Opera license, from BMT Micro, Incorporated, with Thomas Bradford. I'm very happy looking this Opera 5 Beta running absolutely perfect on my WPS. In the photo below also you can see it started here on my OS/2 Client Warp 4.5 (Warp 4.0 + FP14)
Second, many thanks to Ralph Cohen, OS/2 user member of the OS/2 Users Mailing List (originally created by the "OS/2 Supersite") and many thanks to Daniel Jorge Caetano (Fudeba Software). With the help of these two OS/2 users I could install this Opera on my Warp. Since last Saturday July 07, 2001) I tried suck this Opera from the Opera Software Server and have not success. Using OS/2 I was resumed 120 times by the Opera Server and download only 540KB (!!!). Desperate, I tried suck this one from my Windows 2000 Pro, using Get Right, and was resumed 129 times, downloading only 1483.5KB. Finally I post a message in the OS/2 Users Mailing List and Ralph Cohen give me his beta from his Server. In just 23 minutes I sucked the file. In the photo below you can see these two referred downloads started at the same time.
To install this new browser for OS/2 Warp you must have the latest release of WarpIN, the genial installer created by Ulrich Moeller. I downloaded this one in few minutes from XWorkplace Website, installed it and used the command line of my OS/2 prompt in order to install also the new browser, as you can see in the photo below. But, note: if you have not the WarpIN path in your Config.Sys you cannot use the command that I used; in this case, you must put the opera5-908-os2-b1.wpi into the directory where you WarpIN resides (in my case, C:\WARPIN), then inside this directory you enter the command that you can see in the photo below.
Note the WarpIN version required for this install is in minimum the 0.9.12. At the first time that I tried install this Opera 5 I received the banner that you can see in the next photo below, because my WarpIN version was not actualized. I downloaded the latest release (0.9.13) and the problem is solved immediately. To suck this one jump to: http://www.xworkplace.org
In the next four photos below you can see phases of the Opera 5 Beta install process using WarpIN. This install process is secure, smooth and quickly and you will have not any problem if your OS/2 Warp is correctly installed and running fine like my Warp lives...
...note that in order to install this Opera in your OS/2 you need the latest release of Odin. You must have Odin machine running just fine in your Warp and at this point I received a grand help for my friend Daniel Jorge Caetano, author of PMDC (PM Download Center for OS/2 Warp). For long hours I tried suck this Odin from OS2.org and simply I saw not it!! I posted a message in the OS/2 Brasil Mailing List seeking for this soft and Daniel quickly reply it with the correct address for a fast download. I tried the address <ftp://ftp.os2.org/odin/weekly/odin32bin-20010706-release.wpi> and em few minutes sucked the file by FTP (the FTP started automatically).
In the next photo below you can see the install process of Odin, also using WarpIN, like Opera. As the Opera install, Odin is installed quickly, without problems. With this install your Config.Sys will be updated and you need reboot OS/2 in order to load the new configuration. Then you simply install Opera and a folder will be created on your desktop. Click the Opera icon and that is all.
Are you scared with Netscape troubleshooting (suicides, freezes etc) or injured with Warpzilla's slow performance? Easy, man, the times are changing for OS/2 users and now we have no more these problems. This new Opera is beta but runs rather than Netscape and Warpzilla. No suicides, no crashes, no freezes (if your OS/2 is correctly configured). In the next photos below you can see this Opera 5 surfing fine on my Warp...
- 386 PC with 6 MB of RAM and 4 MB of free disk space
(Please note that the version of Opera 5.0 that includes Java
requires at least a Pentium 166MHz processor, 32 MB of RAM and 65 MB
free hard drive space to run)
- Windows 95 or higher operating system
- 9.600 bps modem
- Pentium class system with 16 MB of RAM and at least 4 MB of free disk
space, more for the version of Opera 5.0 that includes Java.
- Windows 95 or higher operating system
- 28.800 bps modem or higher connection
The Wise Installation Wizard will take you through
the following steps
(please note that you use the "Next" and "Previous" buttons to move back
and forward between them):
Welcomes you to the Wise Installation Wizard and Opera.
"Software Licence Agreement"
This is the software licence agreement which
must be accepted before you
may install Opera. Read this agreement carefully!
"Select Destination Directory"
This is where you select where on your hard
drive you want to place
Opera. If you do not want Opera to be placed in the suggested catalogue,
press "Browse" and browse your way to a suitable catalogue (or you can
just type in the path). When you're done, press "Ok" and continue the
The installer program will place shortcuts to
Opera on the Desktop and
in the Start Menu by default. Uncheck the boxes if you do not wish to
have these shortcuts created.
Here you select where on the Start Menu to place
Opera. Opera will place
itself in its own slot by default, but you can decide to place it in
another slot if you want. Select one of those displayed or type in your
"Ready to Install!"
When you press "Next" in this menu,
Opera will be installed the way
you've decided it in the previous steps. Please note you can always
press the "Cancel" button up to this point to abort the installation.
The installation is completed. Press the "Finish"
button to close the
Wise Installation Wizard.
STARTING OPERA FOR THE FIRST TIME
In order to start Opera, double click the Opera
icon on your desktop or
press the Opera icon on the Start Menu.
Opera 5.0 is free, but is still possible to
pay the licensing fee to Opera Software to enable the ad-free version of the
Opera browser. Registered users of Opera 4.x versions do not need to upgrade
their license, as Opera 5.0 is included
in that license.
For more information on using Opera, please
read the Help, accessible
from "Help/Contents...", or by clicking "F1" on your keyboard.
- DDE doesn't work
- starting 'opera x:\xx.html' will fail
- gif with black background
- black background painting
- crash on exit when using Instant Messaging
- cannot print
PURCHASING A LICENSE FOR YOUR COPY OF OPERA
In order to purchase a license for your copy
of Opera, please use the
form on our Web site at:
for convenience. You may purchase Opera using
a Credit Card when using
the above Web site. For information on our alternative methods of
purchasing Opera, please visit our Web site at:
When your order has been successfully completed,
an e-mail will be sent
to you containing your Registration Code. Go to "Help/Register Opera..."
and write in your name and your Registration Code. "Company" is
You should copy and paste your code rather than
type it in, as it may or
may not contain foreign characters, as well as characters which may
resemble each other in certain fonts. Please try to either right-click and
select "copy" or "paste", or you could try using the keyboard shortcut
"CTRL" + "C" to copy and "CTRL" + "V" to paste.
If you are in need of further assistance with
your Opera, we encourage
you to read through Opera's Help system. The Help system is accessed
either through "Help/Contents..." on the Opera menu, or by pressing "F1"
on your keyboard.
If you wish to make direct contact with Opera
Software AS, please visit
our Web site at:
Waldemar Thranesgt. 98
Phone: +47 24 16 40 00
Fax: +47 24 16 40 01
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