Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 20th Apr 2010 16:55 UTC, submitted by sjvn
OS/2 and eComStation Now this is one for the rumour pile. Yes, a rumour about a long-gone (mostly) operating system that lots of people have fond memories of. Barbara Darrow, Senior News Director at, claims that IBM is mulling over a reintroduction of OS/2. Wait, what?
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Let it go....
by Wiseguy on Tue 20th Apr 2010 17:47 UTC
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I've used OS/2 2.1 for about 4 years. It was great back then (1993-1997), compared to Windows NT 3.1 or Windows 3.11
Ran fine on a 486 with only 32MB RAM. Hardware support was minimal also...
My last encounter with OS/2 was actually a big let-down: eComStation 2.0 RC7 is still as low on resources as the original was, but hardware support is worse then it should be, measured by today's standards. As is the interface.
Conclusion: Don't try to revive something that is essentially dead. OS/2 is a thing of the past.
A beautiful past, that is.. But let it rest now.

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RE: Let it go....
by UltraZelda64 on Tue 20th Apr 2010 23:22 in reply to "Let it go...."
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Uh... I would think that's one of the primary reasons for basing OS/2 on the Linux kernel in the first place: in Linux, the hardware support is already there. Not to mention it's constantly developed by people other than IBM (though not excluding them of course) so less work and maintenance on IBM's part when it comes to the kernel; just some patches to make it "fit" OS/2.

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