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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It's not even a hobby OS
by truckweb on Tue 12th Feb 2013 23:43 UTC
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With the price of eCS, I would not say it fit in the hobby OS.... I know about all the licences and stuff, still, cost too much just to toy around with it.

And who would want to live in a 16/32bit world now? OS/2 is still filled with 16bits stuff, native code (lol @ Win 3.1 !!!).

If I wanted to live in the past, I'd prefer doing it with Windows NT 4.0 instead of OS/2. It was fine when the battle was between DOS and Windows 3.x / 95.

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