The Wang VS Community
After many years of minimal activity, I have decided to retire "The Wang VS Community" on Ning, and incorporate some or all of it into the web server that hosts "The Unofficial Wang VS Information Center", at the end of July 2019. This will allow me to better focus my limited resources on these projects that, while of great personal interest, do take time and money from my other endeavors.
The data export seems not to want to completely export the full contents of this site. Also,…Continue
Added by Thomas E. Mitchell on July 16, 2019 at 2:25pm — No Comments
|Some folks have been confused by CompuCom's announcement of the end of Wang VS hardware support at the end of 2014. Legacy VS hardware will no longer be supported. This will not affect current VSGX [New VS] users except those few who have remaining legacy devices attached to their VSGX. TVS issued a statement, "VSGX…|
Added by Thomas E. Mitchell on June 25, 2014 at 12:07am — No Comments
With the increasing use of iPads and other pad computing devices in the corporate environment, I want to pass on a solution from a Lightspeed customer for accessing the VS from an iPad. This solution utilizes Windows RDP and a terminal server. I would think that it could also be used to connect with desktop computers running Windows "Pro" versions or above via Remote Desktop.
After several false starts, with RDP apps that did not fully extend the keyboard, they were able to find a…
Added by Thomas E. Mitchell on December 6, 2012 at 6:41pm — No Comments
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has recently completed a migration project to replace the old Wang VS 8400 and Wang VS 16000 machines by virtual Wang machines. This insures troublefree continued operation of a number of critical applications for the Engineering & Maintenance division. I supply my translation of the message from the project manager.…Continue
Added by Wim Stijnman on March 31, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Ouwerkerk, the Netherlands,
I should like to propose for a meeting with Dutch or Flamish speaking members some time later this year. Are the readers of this form who are also interested in such an informal first meeting?
Purpose of such a meeting could be unite WANG VS users and/or owners to export knowledge of the Wang VS system, or make others familair with the Wang VS architecture en operating system.
Of course everybody should be feeling free to partipate in…Continue
Added by Jos M. Nijs on February 12, 2012 at 10:27am — No Comments
How many of you have used lightspeed to connect to the VS remotely? Now, how many of you have lost your ability to connect remotely because of newer, more strict security guidelines? Does your office have a VPN? If not, you can use SSH, or secure Shell, to connect to your New VS securely. You can use a free, easy to use Windows secure Shell client called "puTTY" to make a secure connection to the new VS. With version 2.9.4 or above of Lightspeed you can tunnel your Lightspeed connection…Continue
Added by Thomas E. Mitchell on October 30, 2010 at 8:45pm — No Comments
Although I intended to introduce 2256GUI in a future article on common freeware tools that can be used to extend the VS experience it, I thought I would put it out there for community members now should they have a need for it. 2256GUI uses the freeware utility AutoHotKey to provide a GUI toolbar for the 2256net program for Windows.
The toolbar provides buttons for all 32 pfKeys as well as the Help, Erase, GL and Cancel keys, a screen capture button and buttons to grow…Continue
Added by Thomas E. Mitchell on October 20, 2010 at 9:30pm — No Comments
There have been some casual inquiries regarding sending emails from the VS and how and whether it was possible. TJ asked me to look into it back in April when I suggested that "it should be pretty easy." I had a bare-bones proof-of-concept application running in a day. I then turned that from a wholly hard-coded example into a usable example, sans documentation. Then, it was shelved for a while.
I recently picked it back up and tweaked it a little. I also added a bit…Continue
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Ning.com is changing their hosting model. We will indeed be moving forward with their new paid service and have been anxiously awaiting the rollout. We anticipate more activity here in the near future and welcome all to continue vigorous participation.
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