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[3]: Money talks
by Woogbear on Tue 3rd Apr 2007 20:30 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Money talks"
Woogbear
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2006-07-12

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[4]: Money talks
by rcsteiner on Tue 3rd Apr 2007 21:30 in reply to "RE[3]: Money talks"
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2005-07-12

Technically speaking, OS/2 was a success in the retail market, and it was actually the top selling retail software product for a couple of months.

The preload market killed it.

I know what you mean, but in OS terms the distinction is rather important. Voluntary OS/2 sales were quite good, but bundled product makes up the vast majority of the OS market.

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