Kermit 95 for OS/2 - Reviews

From OS/2 Computing!, March 1997.
There are several minor innaccuracies in the review are corrected in the World of Cryptopgraphy section.

Users are saying...

From: (Stefan A. Deutscher)
Newsgroups: comp.os.os2.apps
Subject: Re: Telnet application
Date: 29 Mar 97 19:07:09 GMT

[In response to a query about good Telnet applications for OS/2...]

Have you tried Kermit 95 for OS/2? The name is a bit, hmmm, but it is the follow-up to C-Kermit 5A (191) for OS/2, native OS/2 code, command line (VIO) interface, and makes telnet in an OS/2 vio window actually usable: You get

If you like this (as I do) check out I tried lots of packages before (from DOSis Telix, Quicklink, LiveWire, HyperAcess Lite, ZOC (whatever numbers)) and finally settled for Kermit. I also use(d) the telnet app that comes with OS/2 (both the normal telnet.exe and the telnetpm thing) and is functional yet not very configurable and lacks what makes it bearable under X Widows: scroll back buffer.

Try it, I am sure you will like it. Kind regards! Stefan

PS: No, I don't get payed by the Kermit folks, in fact, I payed them (buying the kermit books and now Kermit 95 for OS/2).

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From: (Jim Schneider)
Newsgroups: comp.os.os2.bugs
Subject: Re: telnet session from warp4 to unix
Date: 21 Feb 1997 04:11:09 GMT
Organization: netINS, Inc.

I would like to say that as a current owner of Kermit-95 for OS/2, it does indeed work well with scoansi, wy60, at386 and vt220. It does many others, I just dont use em. I will give an opinion, that while this is not and may never be the flashiest communication product for OS/2, it is by far the must usable one I have ever seen for connecting to unix systems and doing day to day real life things.

Also see: Kermit 95 Reviews (not OS/2-specific).

Kermit/2 Reviews / Columbia University / / 1 April 1997