Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 2nd Apr 2007 21:11 UTC, submitted by judgen
OS/2 and eComStation "In this anniversary, I'd like to shed some light about my first-hand experience with [OS/2], especially since I see many attempts at history re-writing and over-simplification, when people compress OS/2's two decades into a single paragraph. An OS/2 user named Roger Perkins wrote to OS/2 newsgroups ten years ago: "Here's to OS/2's 10th Anniversary on April 2nd! No OS has ever died so many times!"
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I bet Ballmer and Gates were cracking up laughing away on how Big Brother were shooting themselves in the foot. People needed an updated DOS version in OS/2. Then those people went to Windows 95. People also needed more display drivers. Then those people went to Windows 95.

IBM never knew how to properly address the consumer and small/midsize companies. It never occured to them that their stuff must be competitive with Windows. Kinda reminds me of UNIX vendors at that same time. Before the slaughter (Win2K).

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