(3.2) Shareware and Freeware Sources

Where can I obtain OS/2 Warp shareware and freeware?

See (4.11) OS/2 Warp BBSes for information on bulletin board systems that support OS/2 Warp.

On the Internet, the Usenet conference comp.binaries.os2 carries OS/2 software. And several sites are available via anonymous ftp. (No ftp? Send a single line message with the word HELP to bitftp@pucc.bitnet or ftpmail@decwrl.dec.com to learn about ftp mail servers.) Some are (with Internet node numbers and subdirectories):

ftp-os2.cdrom.com         pub/os2
ftp-os2.nmsu.edu        os2
software.watson.ibm.com     pub/os2
mtsg.ubc.ca                os2:
access.usask.ca            pub/archives/os2
luga.latrobe.edu.au        pub/os2
funic.funet.fi           pub/os2
pdsoft.lancs.ac.uk         micros/ibmpc/os2
ftp.uni-stuttgart.de       soft/os2
src.doc.ic.ac.uk           computing/systems/os2
zaphod.cs.uwindsor.ca    pub/local/os2
ftp.luth.se               pub/pc/os2
ftp.informatik.tu-muenchen.de    pub/comp/os/os2

The ftp-os2.cdrom.com library is available on CD-ROM from Walnut Creek (phone 510-947-5996). A quarterly subscription is available. Profit Press (phone 800-843-7990) also offers OS/2 shareware and freeware on CD-ROM. EMS (phone 301-924-3594) offers an OS/2 shareware/freeware library on diskette.

Other sources include CompuServe, Prodigy, America Online, GEnie, BIX, and numerous other online services. See (4.7) Online Services.

IBM has been releasing freely distributable employee written software (e.g. Excal, Visual REXX) and OS/2 patches to these electronic archives.

Related information:

(3.3)  "Must Have" Shareware and Freeware
(3.5)  Running a BBS Under OS/2 Warp
(3.7)  Viruses
(4.6)  Corrective Service Diskettes
(4.7)  Online Services
(4.11) OS/2 Warp BBSes

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