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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RE[4]: Awesome!
by Tuishimi on Mon 30th Jan 2012 21:33 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Awesome!"
Tuishimi
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2005-07-06

O.K. Mr. Negativity.

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RE[5]: Awesome!
by zima on Mon 30th Jan 2012 21:46 in reply to "RE[4]: Awesome!"
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2005-07-06

Well, most of my previous post just mentions straightforward facts (but tell me, did you remember that Symbian and GEM* can be had under OSS licenses, while sort of wishing there about some 2nd youth for OS/2?), it's grounded in reality (and IMHO using it as a guide to judge new possibilities is useful; for one, it's generally nicer to allocate scarce resources where it makes most sense)

*they also ~"can still perform the basic things any other operating system can perform... and it is already written, just needs some "help" to modernize it"

Edited 2012-01-30 21:48 UTC

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RE[6]: Awesome!
by Tuishimi on Mon 30th Jan 2012 23:55 in reply to "RE[5]: Awesome!"
Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

Neither of those operating systems were in the same category as OS/2. I love VMS... but I'd hardly be running it at home (tho' admittedly I would love to ;) ).

[edit]

I should qualify what I mean... I mean symbian being mobile and GEM is more of a UI layer on top of an existing core OS, or am I mistaken?

Either way, I could be revealing my own personal bias for desktop and mainframe operating systems.

Edited 2012-01-31 00:11 UTC

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