Linked by David Adams on Mon 30th Jan 2012 18:07 UTC, submitted by martini
OS/2 and eComStation Les Bell has released (Jan 2012) his course material "Introduction to OS/2 Warp Programming" under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. The course had been released with its original files, OOXML, ODF, PDF version and lab exercises.
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Awesome!
by Tuishimi on Mon 30th Jan 2012 18:17 UTC
Tuishimi
Member since:
2005-07-06

Now if only IBM would do the same with OS/2...

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RE: Awesome!
by moondevil on Mon 30th Jan 2012 18:43 in reply to "Awesome!"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

OS/2 was nice, but its time is long gone.

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RE[2]: Awesome!
by lucas_maximus on Mon 30th Jan 2012 18:45 in reply to "RE: Awesome!"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

While this maybe useful if you are on a Legacy System ... some things are better left forgotten.

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RE[2]: Awesome!
by Tuishimi on Mon 30th Jan 2012 18:45 in reply to "RE: Awesome!"
Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

Imagine what could be done with it in an open source community. It can still perform the basic things any other operating system can perform... and it is already written, just needs some "help" to modernize it.

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RE[2]: Awesome!
by ggeldenhuys on Mon 30th Jan 2012 19:43 in reply to "RE: Awesome!"
ggeldenhuys Member since:
2006-11-13

OS/2 was nice, but its time is long gone.

So many people say that, yet it still to this day had GUI features non existent in todays OSes (Mac, Windows, Linux etc.)

Yes, I was part of Team OS/2, yes I got my gold pin of excellence, and yes I did extensive demos of the OS/2 Warp GUI at various computer shows.

A famous demo I loved to do (one of many). Drag a fax template onto the desktop to start a fax document. Double click to open and edit the fax. Open the Address Book app and drag a name from there and drop it on the fax document icon. The fax number is now extracted and attached to the fax document (this is show via an attached business card on the icon too). Drag the fax document and drop it on the Modem icon. My fax is sent! That's an Object Oriented desktop, that is true drag-and-drop support. Still no existing OS, other that OS/2, can do this.

It's such a pity IBM screwed OS/2. ;) But then, there are so many examples of superior software that didn't make it - simply due to a crap marketing team.

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RE: Awesome!
by ggeldenhuys on Mon 30th Jan 2012 19:46 in reply to "Awesome!"
ggeldenhuys Member since:
2006-11-13

+1000000000000

It will take some work to get in up to date again. But man, it will shine! ;)

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RE[2]: Awesome!
by tylerdurden on Mon 30th Jan 2012 21:03 in reply to "RE: Awesome!"
tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

Yeah! Imagine it running on those new Amigas with the new PowerPC processor.

Oh man, oh man. 32bits, risc, and multitasking. The 90s are going to be awesome!!!

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