Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 29th Oct 2004 02:18 UTC
OS/2 and eComStation KeithMerrington has a first look at the new eCS 1.2, and includes some screenshots.
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RE: Why did IBM push Linux instead?
by Ronald on Fri 29th Oct 2004 18:11 UTC


IBM owns 100% of the code for OS/2.


About open sourcing OS/2: it's never gonna happen. IBM isn't interested in OS/2 and want everybody off the platform ASAP. Their new champion is Linux, was Java before.

IIRC it was internal feuds and grossly wasted funds that killed this product.

Though I agree that OS/2 is great. There is a bit to do in that operating system. MMPM/2 needs to be extended to make it more modern. Add proper PnP (ACPI) support. Fix the single input queue to enhance the stability which is already rock solid in itself. Modify the Workplace shell and remove it's limitations. Port to the AMD64 platform. Add support for Hyper-Threading. ETC...