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 SearchDataCenter.com, claims that IBM is mulling over a reintroduction of OS/2. Wait, what?
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RE[3]: On Floppies ?
by phoenix on Tue 20th Apr 2010 19:41 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: On Floppies ?"
phoenix
Member since:
2005-07-11

"OS/2 Warp 3.0 came on floppies. It wasn't until Warp 4.0 that it came with an install CD.


Well... then I've got something strange... I have it right here in my hand - OS/2 Warp Version 3 - installation CD and BonusPak CD.
"

Cool. Didn't know it was also released on CD. I have the same thing ... but all floppies (even the Bonus Pack is floppies).

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RE[4]: On Floppies ?
by danieldk on Tue 20th Apr 2010 19:59 in reply to "RE[3]: On Floppies ?"
danieldk Member since:
2005-11-18

I had the floppies and later the CD, far more convenient. Especially once one of the floppies decided to bail out ;) . In the days I wished for Warp Connect which had decent network capabilities.

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RE[4]: On Floppies ?
by jtfolden on Tue 20th Apr 2010 22:34 in reply to "RE[3]: On Floppies ?"
jtfolden Member since:
2005-08-12

As I recall, OS/2 2.1 was, also, available for install from CD but ONLY if you had a SCSI CD-ROM drive - which I did.

We sold OS/2 in my store during the mid 90's and I always thought it held a lot of promise. IBM just couldn't market it properly to the "average" consumer of the day. They only had one decent marketing campaign during its entire run that I can remember (The one with the Nuns).

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