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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RE: Money talks
by tomcat on Tue 3rd Apr 2007 22:12 UTC in reply to "Money talks"
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This article reminds me how much Microsoft have bought their way to dominance rather than fighting their way there through producing the 'best' software.

First, IBM and Microsoft collaborated on OS/2, and MS retained rights to the joint-developed source code. Second, MS didn't "buy" Windows market share. OEMs fell all over themselves to ship Windows 3x because the world was ready for a graphical OS and OS/2 wasn't ready for prime time. OS/2 was big, bloated, and expensive.

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