Blonde Guy has been working all summer on the Suntan Special, a system configuration tool designed to save hours of your time. The current Suntan Special version is 0.66.
Suntan Special installs a sequence of fixes, drivers and applications to your OS/2 or eComStation computer. Suntan Special also applys updates to your operating system, drivers and applications.
Each fix, driver or application is installed by running the setup program. If possible, the setup program is run in unattended mode, otherwise instructions are provided as needed. Suntan Special can reboot the system as needed and continue running when the reboot is complete.
When you are satisfied with the sequence you have made to create the workstation or server you need, you can run it each time you need another server or workstation.
Suntan Special is written in REXX. It comes with source code, so you may change the way an application is installed to suit your needs. As new applications or new versions of existing applications become available, you may download them from the Blonde Guy website and add them to your Suntan Special installation.
Starting with version 0.65, Suntan Special Web edition is available as a no cost download.
Suntan Special is also available in the following editions. Previously, Suntan Special had been available in one edition per platform. Starting with version 0.63, all platforms are packed into two versions, the Broadband edition, which automatically downloads most software, and the DVD edition, which includes most software on the disk. Developer tools are included in both versions.
Click on one of the following links to view the Suntan Special User's Guide.
Suntan Special contains no software, apart from Suntan Special itself, that cannot be freely downloaded from the internet. It includes no licenses for any software, apart from that for Suntan Special.
I wrote a short history of how and why I wrote Suntan Special. The Story of Suntan Special.
To install Suntan Special Web edition, download the installer using the following link, unzip the archive to a temporary directory, and run install.cmd from the temporary directory.
Suntan Special Web edition version 0.66 (8458591 bytes)
Blonde Guy will ship Suntan Special DVD edition or Suntan Special Broadband version for $24.95 to the USA or $39.95 for all other countries. Use the following link to order Suntan Special on DVD or CD-ROM.
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