Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 11th Mar 2007 22:14 UTC
OS/2 and eComStation While browsing some OS/2 news websites, I stumbled upon the usage tutorial included in OS/2 2.1 at GUIdebook (an invaluable website for (G)UI fanatics such as myself). To set the mood: "This tutorial describes how you work with the objects (small pictures) on your screen. Some objects are folders, which contain other objects. Your screen is called your desktop (pictured on the right), which is a folder itself." Have fun, boys and girls, in 1993-style.
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Those were the days
by Snapper on Mon 12th Mar 2007 12:42 UTC
Snapper
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2005-11-16

That was a very good version of the OS. 2.0 was very buggy and caused a lot of TRAP D errors. 2.1 was much improved. Warp came out later and integrated networking and file sharing features.

My favorite desktop feature was the workarea folders. Anything you opened from within this folder would all get minimized or closed at the same time if you closed the workarea folder they were from. Very nice idea.

Also, you could bypass the whole GUI and replace it with 4 command prompts (or any other program) as the desktop "shell". Very customizable.

Nice job guys, we are now stuck in a lame windows world.

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