Linked by Howard Fosdick on Tue 12th Feb 2013 13:51 UTC
OS/2 and eComStation Remember OS/2? Promoted as the successor to DOS in the late 1980's and early 1990's, the product wound up losing out to Windows and then slowly fading away. This article recounts what happened and summarizes OS/2 today.
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RE: Loved OS/2
by rcsteiner on Tue 12th Feb 2013 23:11 UTC in reply to "Loved OS/2"
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It actually did take off for a while, and it won a lot of awards, but when IBM pulled the plug on what little support it was giving the OS it became harder and harder to stick with it.

I used it as my primary OS between mid-1992 and 2006 or so, but once the magic smoke leaked out of my primary PPro box I moved to various Linux flavors. I really miss the WPS and my old 4OS2+FileJet command line setup, but Midnight Commander and bash can also make me happy. :-) And I have to admit that the FOSS ecosystem has far surpassed my expectations. Linux distros have come a looong way since the mid-90's.

Edited 2013-02-12 23:13 UTC

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