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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OS/2 was nice...
by madcrow on Mon 12th Mar 2007 20:25 UTC
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2006-03-13

but there weren't any decent consumer-level apps for 2.1. Mainly 2.1 was useful for multitasking DOS apps without the frustrations and incompatibilities of DOS-based systems like Desqview. It was sort of like a primitive hypervisor in that way.

Warp (OS/2 3 and 4) was different though. There was LOTS of good innovative software written for it, as 3.0 had a brief period of success preceding the release of Win95 (at one point, even entering the top ten non-game software sales list) and thus spawned quite a bit of software.

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