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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IBM North Harbour
by henderson101 on Fri 30th Nov 2012 14:55 UTC
henderson101
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2006-05-30

Ah, the wonders of Southsea ;-) Carbuncle on the arse of Portsmouth. I literally LOLed at that.

I live not 10 miles from Southsea and probably closer to the North Harbour site. I've driven past it a few times - grim looking. Never seen the offices in Winchester, can't imagine they're much better. Never knew we Brits had so much to do with OS/2's development, makes me almost proud.

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RE: IBM North Harbour
by moondevil on Fri 30th Nov 2012 15:23 in reply to "IBM North Harbour"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

I used to buy Computer Shopper every month from 1994 to around 2000.

It used to be one of the best general purpose magazines to buy in Portugal and it was the only one having an alternate computing section (Acorn, Amiga, Atari).

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RE: IBM North Harbour
by zima on Sun 2nd Dec 2012 09:23 in reply to "IBM North Harbour"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Never knew we Brits had so much to do with OS/2's development, makes me almost proud.

Reminded me about one Wiki article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Presentation_Manager - perhaps you Brits had also some influence on the look & feel of pre-95 Windows (plus, apparently, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Program_Manager of Win 3.x descends from OS/2)

Though I suppose those bits of info, if factual, wouldn't do so well at making you almost proud... ;)

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RE[2]: IBM North Harbour
by henderson101 on Mon 3rd Dec 2012 12:36 in reply to "RE: IBM North Harbour"
henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

Oh god, we are potentially in danger of getting in to a "RISCOS invented the..." discussion here.. British fantasy computer design at its best! ;-)

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