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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libray
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10 years ago OS/2 4 and Windows were at a similar level and thus the opportunity at that time existed for such a 'rebirth' taking place. I simply don't see it happening today because the gap between Windows and OS/2 is so big that any investment made to get it up to feature parity with Windows would never have a business case to justify it.


This was the biggest draw for me in the initial OS/2 days. At the time, both OS/2 and Windows were running DOS apps, and when specially compiled apps came for Windows 3.0, OS/2 could run those apps. For it to be a true "os/2" it should also be compatible with the current level of Windows, something that won't happen since there has been no collaboration between IBM and Microsoft since the OS/2 - Windows split.

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