Linked by David Adams on Mon 30th Jan 2012 18:07 UTC, submitted by martini
OS/2 and eComStation Les Bell has released (Jan 2012) his course material "Introduction to OS/2 Warp Programming" under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. The course had been released with its original files, OOXML, ODF, PDF version and lab exercises.
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RE[2]: Awesome!
by ggeldenhuys on Mon 30th Jan 2012 19:43 UTC in reply to "RE: Awesome!"
ggeldenhuys
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2006-11-13

OS/2 was nice, but its time is long gone.

So many people say that, yet it still to this day had GUI features non existent in todays OSes (Mac, Windows, Linux etc.)

Yes, I was part of Team OS/2, yes I got my gold pin of excellence, and yes I did extensive demos of the OS/2 Warp GUI at various computer shows.

A famous demo I loved to do (one of many). Drag a fax template onto the desktop to start a fax document. Double click to open and edit the fax. Open the Address Book app and drag a name from there and drop it on the fax document icon. The fax number is now extracted and attached to the fax document (this is show via an attached business card on the icon too). Drag the fax document and drop it on the Modem icon. My fax is sent! That's an Object Oriented desktop, that is true drag-and-drop support. Still no existing OS, other that OS/2, can do this.

It's such a pity IBM screwed OS/2. ;) But then, there are so many examples of superior software that didn't make it - simply due to a crap marketing team.

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