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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RE: I got
by phoenix on Tue 20th Apr 2010 18:16 UTC in reply to "I got"
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OS/2 Warp on floppies! I bought it to show my OS class different operating systems. Loaded it on Pentium laptop.

Whoo, you were advanced. ;) I had it installed on my 486dx4 100 MHz system with 64 MB of RAM. Unfortunately, there weren't any OS/2 drivers for my NIC or my modem, so I had to install Windows for Workgroups 3.11 on top, and use that for network access.

The OS was okay, the desktop was nice, but there were no good applications for OS/2. All the Windows 3.x apps just looked better.

One nice thing about OS/2 was that it run Windows apps better than Windows. ;) And it had true multi-tasking, even for Windows apps.

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RE[2]: I got
by gangsta on Tue 20th Apr 2010 19:35 in reply to "RE: I got"
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I ran v 2.0 on a 386 DX 25 MHz. It was slower than molasses...really unusable...but cool. ;)

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RE[3]: I got
by danieldk on Tue 20th Apr 2010 19:57 in reply to "RE[2]: I got"
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2.1 on a 386SX-25, later Warp. Then Linux came along, which was far more fun to tinker with, and a steal compared with the price of Merlin. It was very good for the time (Warp and Merlin easily beated 95 hands down). But it never really took off, now it is an old and stale system (even eComStation) that is not pretty API-wise compared to old competitors (BeOS) and new ones (Qt). And if you thought Ubuntu 10.04 is ugly (actually, I think it is pretty ok), wait until you see eComStation.

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