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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Actually, OS/2 had a nice sizeable userbase... Once. IBM just didn't want to pony up the dough to support their consumer/SOHO OS. The support cost would probably be astronomical compared to their mainframe dept.

I suspect that Microsoft's victory would be complete by now if it were not for the unexpected arrival of Linux and OSS.

I completely agree. With mention of the revival of Apple Inc and Jobs' second coming.

I know you do not like Linux and OSS. But you have to admit that they have complicated MS's plans for absolute world domination.

I do like Linux. I don't have a need for it. Ditto for OSS. I use OSS apps all the time. I just think that the OSS fundamentalists and GNU/RMS should read "All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten" by Robert Fulghum. And yes I know that MS' OS dominance is challenged. Competition will make it all good. ;)

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