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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IBM Trusted Microsoft Twice! ROTFL!
by BrendaEM on Sat 9th Feb 2008 03:38 UTC
BrendaEM
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2005-11-23

Let's see: IBM and Microsoft were business partners, when Microsoft decided to sell DOS, for any machine, thus screwing IBM once by allowing any pc-clone to run DOS. Then MS and IBM started another business partnership, again trusting Microsoft, but why?

IBM What better, fitting way to get even with Microsoft than dumping OS2's code for download.

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