Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sun 28th Jul 2002 18:30 UTC, submitted by Prognathous
OS/2 and eComStation OSNews reader Prognathous writes: "Well, actually it was released earlier this year, but I couldn't find any references in your news section, so it's about time. The only problem is that other than in usenet, details are scant and the official release was very subdued (search the page for "4.52")." This release is only available to IBM's active software subscription customers of OS/2 Warp 4 and it does seem to be a service pack ("Convenience Package" as IBM calls it). IBM does not intend to provide any additional convenience packages in the future.
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OS/2 still kicks butt
by Dano on Mon 29th Jul 2002 03:55 UTC

Early versions of OS/2 had alot of MS Code, but as the product matured, it became more and more an IBM creation. OS/2 truely was and still is the best operating system for x86 based systems, which is what limited the OS. OS/2 was not marketed properly, but also it has code that can not be ported easily. OS/2 was hand optimized in assembly to run bullet proof on the x86 platforms. No HAL on this baby, just pure code execution from the get-go. I still love IBM for OS/2, especially when you look at the VM dos support and awsome memory management structure. Not to mention that the OS/2 desktop is still one of the best desktop implementations that I have ever used. I used OS/2 for more that 4 years as my primary OS at a company that I used to work at, and am still amazed when I get called back there to do software updates. We wrote alot of DOS code, native compiled OS/2 programs and REXX scripts that performed jobs that Windows could not handle at the time. We had a collection of thousands of small CNC machine programs that took up too much space on a DOS partition due to clustering problems. We formatted the partition with OS/2's super High Performance File System (HPFS), causing our clustering problems to melt away!

Sorry for the reminising...this OS still has a soft spot in my heart lol...