Linked by BloopFloop on Fri 30th Nov 2012 10:35 UTC
OS/2 and eComStation The Register is running a very interesting article by Dominic Connor, telling the insider story about OS/2 1.0/1.1 development in the old days. From the terrible management in IBM, to the hilarious coding practices of Microsoft, there's lots of stuff in here - and it's only part one. "The unholy alliance of IBM and Microsoft unleashed OS/2 25 years ago with a mission to replace Windows, Unix and DOS. Back then, I was a foot-soldier in that war: a contract bug hunter at Big Blue. Here's how I remember it."
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Why OS/2 failed
by zima on Fri 30th Nov 2012 11:09 UTC
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Ultimately, OS/2 wasn't about the goals of its potential users and such - it was about returning to IBM the control over the PC market. So of course we didn't go for it, and already numerous PC OEMs rebelled, Gang of Nine style - and chose a relatively friendler option of Win 3.x when it showed up.

Still, quite entertaining little read about earlier days of OS/2.

PS. Part two is already there http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/11/26/os2_final_fail/

Edited 2012-11-30 11:12 UTC

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