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[2]: Money talks
by chekmarx on Mon 9th Apr 2007 21:55 UTC in reply to "RE: Money talks"
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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.

Dude, I don't know what you're smoking but if you really believe the above quote all you are doing is proving the author of the article's point - ie that most people don't have a *clue* how things really went down concerning OS/2, and in your case, also how MS came to power.

I'd explain to you how it really was. How MS bullied OEM's into taking DOS *and* Windows 3.x as a bundle using all the dirty tricks so well documented elsewhere, but I have a feeling you really don't want to know the truth. You got one point sort of correct - ie expensive. Yeah, OS/2 was costly; prior to Warp 3.

Oh, also OEM's couldn't care less about GUIs, etc. All they want to do is move boxes and make money.

Try not to take this the wrong way, but you really need to do some research before you go off on a subject you obviously know nothing about. It just makes you look stupid and ignorant.


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