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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Real Reason.
by theTSF on Tue 3rd Apr 2007 10:45 UTC
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2005-09-27

Price and Software availability.

Sure you are getting more for your money buy try explaining that to people of the early 90's I remember telling people how great Linux was because I can run multiple applications at the same time without pauses. And the DOS/Windows 3.1 Users go why would you ever need to run more then one application? OS/2 Never convinced people the need for the feature. When Windows 95 was released Microsoft showed how Multi-Tasking is important by showing copying a large files that takes some time and showed that you could be doing something else. And 95 was still cheaper then OS/2 Warp. Next is Software Availability. Go to any store you see mountains of software for IBM/MS DOS not OS/2 Sure OS/2 Says it can run it. But do people believe truly in that? Or will it run most applications and other will have problems or just run slow. The same with OS/2 Warp and Windows Support. Most people view of what is out there still is based on software they see in boxes at the local computer store. A Huge PC section an Apple Ghetto, And Linux mixed in sometimes just to keep the OSS Crazies off their back.

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