Richard Beeson wrote:
Does anyone know where to find USB drivers for OS/2? I still use it on my Thinkpad 600. IBM has closed their software downloads to anyone who doesn't purchase a software subscription. They should rot in China. Doesn't matter if you bought the software in the box, you're out of luck. Anyone know of any other sites that might have the drivers? I only need the basic drivers, nothing fancy, so I can use my USB memory sticks.
You can obtain a Passport Advantage account for free just by signing up with IBM. From there you search for Warp and when it comes up you opt to purchase a 'maintainence contract' . Depending on the whim of IBM, you'll pay as little as $65 to as high as $120 (or perhaps a bit higher, I'm not sure anymore). The contract is good for one year from date of purchase and IBM will send you the latest release of OS/2 Warp 4.52 along with 9 other CDs of various updates and files - including (although certainly not needed) three floppy installation disks should you ever need them.
If, otoh, you would prefer not to sign up with IBM I will report that the latest USB drivers for OS/2 are often found on the Gnutella Network and offered by a variety of what must be OS/2 users. Gnutella is, of course, the network all P2P (Xnap, Limewire, BearShare, etc) users rely on to find files they would otherwise not have privy too.
Hope that helps!