Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 19th Jul 2005 03:36 UTC, submitted by her friend Brad
OS/2 and eComStation In the dawn of the end of IBM's OS/2 Stardock's CEO Brad Wardell pays his respects to the venerable operating system by writing a long article about the history of the OS. Stardock was one of the major third party software houses for OS/2 back in the day and so Brad has lived OS/2 from up close.
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RE[2]: @jeffb
by deathshadow on Tue 19th Jul 2005 20:15 UTC in reply to "RE: @jeffb"
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>> The "upgrade" prices for OS/2 2.0 for any DOS or Windows user were US$99 and US$49 respectively. That's it. Hardly "an engagement ring" in terms of cost, and no more expensive than the typical price for Windows 3.1 at the time.

Sure, but look at the hardware gap between the two. I was NOT referring to the cost of the software. I was referring to the cost of RAM, the larger disk footprint, and it generally needed a faster processor to even approach the same speeds... That {censored} costs MONEY... Money few businessmen (who WERE the lions share of sales at the time) would spend.

Oh, and I'm definately with you on that edit thing... a quote button that copied post text with actual quote tags would be handy too... (But I'm WAY spoiled using SMF for... well... 'most every site forums I've set up the past year)

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