Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 20th Apr 2010 16:55 UTC, submitted by sjvn
OS/2 and eComStation Now this is one for the rumour pile. Yes, a rumour about a long-gone (mostly) operating system that lots of people have fond memories of. Barbara Darrow, Senior News Director at SearchDataCenter.com, claims that IBM is mulling over a reintroduction of OS/2. Wait, what?
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RE[3]: On Floppies ?
by lopisaur on Tue 20th Apr 2010 19:11 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: On Floppies ?"
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I remember Warp 3 having a CD for booting, an installation CD and the Bonus Pack CD. I think I bought it twice, once in German and once in English.
I also remember that I bought a shrink-wrapped OS/2 2.0 box in 1992. It weighed like 3kg, had lots and lots of little manuals and 21 HD installation floppies... 15 for the OS and 6 for printer drivers. I never got around to getting or trying Merlin (OS/2 4.0), though.
Even though I loved OS/2 and have some fond memories of it (REXX was one of the first programming languages I learned) and I really enjoy collecting old software, I don't think IBM would even dream about resurrecting OS/2. The WPS (or worse, Presentation Manager) would look as out of place today as CDE does. There is no hardware support and no modern software to run (except for the few corporations and ATMs that still use OS/2).
But if there would be a simple way to run OS/2 on VMware, I'd love to go back in time.

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