Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 21st Jan 2008 23:33 UTC
OS/2 and eComStation IBM pretty much slammed the solid oak door on open sourcing os/2. "As stated in our response to your September 2005 letter we have considered the positioning of os/2 and open source several times in the past, and for a variety of business, technical, and legal reasons we have decided to not pursue any os/2 open source projects."
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RE: Workplace Shell
by Gryzor on Tue 22nd Jan 2008 10:07 UTC in reply to "Workplace Shell"
Gryzor
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2005-07-03

Maybe nobody wants to implement the Presentation Manager again because they're afraid it may hang up over and over. ;) (sarcasm)

I remember the PM/2 used to hang but the machine kept working perfectly fine (happened on Servers too). It was annoying ;)

I worked for IBM back then. We all had OS/2 2.11 then we moved to 3 (warp) and finaly 4 (Merlin). Later, internal machines started coming with NT 4.0 and those who still needed OS/2 (lots of internal APPS inside IBM were written with Borland C++ for OS/2, REXX, etc.), ran it through virtualization or opening a session on a server.

It was nice. I loved being level 3 tech support, I was in direct contact with some of the developers from time to time. ;) Ahhh.. but I was 20 years old back then :0

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