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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GUI from Amiga
by Kebabbert on Wed 21st Apr 2010 02:51 UTC
Kebabbert
Member since:
2007-07-27

Actually, big parts of OS/2 "nice gui" came from Amiga DOS. That is the reason Amiga had Arexx, an IBM scripting language.

IBM got "AMIGA Workbench" technology, and AMIGA got Arexx scripting language. AMIGA was way advanced back then with some new cool features.

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RE: GUI from Amiga
by tylerdurden on Wed 21st Apr 2010 03:55 in reply to "GUI from Amiga"
tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

Ha ha! What?

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RE: GUI from Amiga
by moondevil on Wed 21st Apr 2010 05:53 in reply to "GUI from Amiga"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

You have been smoking some strong stuff!

Rexx was ported to Amiga on its later versions, and only because some of its developers liked Rexx.

OS/2 doesn't has anything from the Amiga.

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RE[2]: GUI from Amiga
by BlueofRainbow on Wed 21st Apr 2010 11:07 in reply to "RE: GUI from Amiga"
BlueofRainbow Member since:
2009-01-06

There are Amiga and OS/2 history articles from the early days pointing to the cross-exchange of the Amiga GUI Concepts for REXX.

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RE: GUI from Amiga
by estherschindler on Wed 21st Apr 2010 14:02 in reply to "GUI from Amiga"
estherschindler Member since:
2005-07-12

As someone else pointed out, the Amiga (which I agree was very nice) did not get anything GUIish from OS/2.

REXX came from the mainframe first. The Amiga folks liked it.

--Esther
co-author of Teach Yourself Rexx in 21 Days
later updated/re-released as http://tinyurl.com/y2ocrja">Down which yes, still sells some copies

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RE[2]: GUI from Amiga
by Kebabbert on Sat 24th Apr 2010 06:15 in reply to "RE: GUI from Amiga"
Kebabbert Member since:
2007-07-27

Didnt you read my post? I did not write that Amiga got GUI from OS/2 - I claim it is the other way around: OS/2 got GUI from AMIGA.

Read here to see OS/2 got GUI from Amiga, and AMIGA got REXX in exchange:
http://www.os2bbs.com/os2news/OS2Warp.html


TylerDurden, Moondevil
Before you accuse someone of lying, you should be careful, it only makes you look silly if he is correct?<

Edited 2010-04-24 06:19 UTC

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