Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 2nd Apr 2012 13:51 UTC
OS/2 and eComStation "Co-developed by IBM and Microsoft, it was intended to replace DOS, the aging software that then powered most of the planet's microcomputers. It never did. Instead, Microsoft's Windows reinvigorated DOS, helping to end IBM's control of the PC standard it had created. By the mid-1990s, IBM had given up on OS/2 - a major step in the company's slow-motion retreat from the PC industry, which it completed in 2005 by agreeing to sell its PC division to China's Lenovo. But while OS/2 never truly caught on, it's also never gone away. Even if you believe that you never saw it in action, there's a decent chance that you unwittingly encounter it at least occasionally to this day." The last time I took a look at eComStation was way back in 2007.
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Very balenced story
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Mon 2nd Apr 2012 20:40 UTC
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I would encourage everyone posting to actually read the article, if you have not already done so. From reading the existing comments, it seems more like people are just adding their reflections based on their memories rather than actually reading the article.

I for one, was a bit floored by how much it contradicted my memory. I had a demo of OS2 Warp that we ran on our 386 dx. It was amazing! We really wanted to use it based off of that demo. We never did because of the cost. Why buy a computer and pay more for an additional OS, when it came with one already?

But the point is, the article reviled that the OS 2 warp I loved so much, would never have worked on that PC we demoed it on due to the limited amount of ram it had. How awesome is that the demo worked, but the actual paid for software would not have. Man, we would have been ticked off if we had actually bought it. That was low IBM.

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