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[2]: I got
by gangsta on Tue 20th Apr 2010 19:35 UTC 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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by Tuishimi on Wed 21st Apr 2010 02:41 in reply to "RE[3]: I got"
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I bought a computer from (I think it was DFI) who built OS/2 machines for the customer. It was very nice, used it for awhile! I had Object Desktop/Window Blinds, etc. ;)

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