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: GUI from Amiga
by moondevil on Wed 21st Apr 2010 05:53 UTC 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[3]: GUI from Amiga
by RavinRay on Wed 21st Apr 2010 13:33 in reply to "RE[2]: GUI from Amiga"
RavinRay Member since:
2005-11-26

The Wikipedia article for OS/2 references a vintage articles about cross-licensing of technology between Amiga OS and OS/2, which does include REXX.

I've versions of OS/2 from 2.1 to Warp but never used them long-term. I also have the eComStation demo CD.

The OS/2-on-top-of-Linux reminds me of what IBM tried do do with its never released Mach-based Workplace OS that was supposed to have an OS/2 personality. Imagine if that had succeeded.

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