Linked by Michael Reed on Thu 7th Feb 2008 17:21 UTC
OS/2 and eComStation Last month, IBM made an announcement that put an end to any hope of an open source OS/2. Responding to requests from an online community that had previously collected 11,600 signatures in support of its cause, the company confirmed that they would not be releasing the source code of their OS/2 operating system. I used OS/2 as my main operating system for about four years, and unlike some former users, my reaction to the news sits somewhere between disinterest and relief.
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RE: OS/2, AmigaOS and others
by fithisux on Thu 7th Feb 2008 21:54 UTC in reply to "OS/2, AmigaOS and others"
fithisux
Member since:
2006-01-22

You want to develop something?

Say hello to Haiku,Syllable,Aros,ReactOS along with Linux/Solaris/BSD.

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Earl Colby pottinger Member since:
2005-07-06

I am not clear what you are trying to say. At this moment I am working to write a number of Open Sourced Apps for Haiku.

My question is where are the other open source replacement projects for older retired OSs that should be mature by now?

However, the point that OS/2 has had a large number of updates right up to 2006 was something I was not aware of. It goes a long way in explaining the problem as that would make OS/2 a moving target.

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