Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 2nd Apr 2007 21:11 UTC, submitted by judgen
OS/2 and eComStation "In this anniversary, I'd like to shed some light about my first-hand experience with [OS/2], especially since I see many attempts at history re-writing and over-simplification, when people compress OS/2's two decades into a single paragraph. An OS/2 user named Roger Perkins wrote to OS/2 newsgroups ten years ago: "Here's to OS/2's 10th Anniversary on April 2nd! No OS has ever died so many times!"
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RE: Money talks
by helio9000 on Mon 2nd Apr 2007 23:30 UTC in reply to "Money talks"
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First it is comical to read a story where IBM is the poor abused company. Read Big Blue - The Use and Abuse of Power if you want to know how MS learned at the knee of the master. But mostly it reminds me of what mess IBM was:

By then I realized that OS/2 faced an uphill battle, even internally. Big Blue's own PC division was *notorious* for even refusing to install OS/2 - IBM's own OS - at some point, much to the dismay of IBMers at the Boca Raton and later Austin TX software unit.


Please if your own company won't install your OS you've got bigger problems than just the competition. If you don't have someone visionary enough to give all your divisions a sold direction you are screwed. Regardless of what MS is doing. It happens to big companies - it is happening to MS now.

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RE[2]: Money talks
by Laurence on Mon 2nd Apr 2007 23:53 in reply to "RE: Money talks"
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Oh by no means was IBM perfect, but at least OS/2 was an operating system - which is more than could be said for Windows 3 & 4.

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RE[3]: Money talks
by Woogbear on Tue 3rd Apr 2007 20:30 in reply to "RE[2]: Money talks"
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OS/2 was an operating system that failed in the retail market because there were no good application and games for it. Besides, IBM was NEVER seriously wanted to have OS/2 succeed in the retail market.

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RE[2]: Money talks
by Woogbear on Tue 3rd Apr 2007 20:21 in reply to "RE: Money talks"
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Remember, IBM made the holocaust in Nazi Germany possible by providing the technology needed to do it. Without IBM's help, the holocaust would not have been possible.

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