Linked by Howard Fosdick on Tue 12th Feb 2013 13:51 UTC
OS/2 and eComStation Remember OS/2? Promoted as the successor to DOS in the late 1980's and early 1990's, the product wound up losing out to Windows and then slowly fading away. This article recounts what happened and summarizes OS/2 today.
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ARexx
by Tim Locke on Tue 12th Feb 2013 15:37 UTC
Tim Locke
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2006-03-23

A link between Commodore and IBM probably explains the ARexx (Amiga Rexx) scripting language included with Amiga OS.

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RE: ARexx
by sebastien-b on Tue 12th Feb 2013 15:39 in reply to "ARexx"
sebastien-b Member since:
2013-02-12

Yes, too.

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RE: ARexx
by tylerdurden on Tue 12th Feb 2013 17:08 in reply to "ARexx"
tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

there is no direct link. Rexx was well documented and specified language, someone read said documentation and specifications and implemented a version for Amiga. RTFM used to be a very common happening back then...

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RE[2]: ARexx
by icumming on Tue 12th Feb 2013 18:51 in reply to "RE: ARexx"
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2013-02-12

Rexx made it to DOS 2000. ( DOS 7+ Rexx ). A powerfull scripting language.

The design for OS/2 was multi-tasking, and it shone at this, but the main use turned out to be mainframe connectivity, and it shone at that. BUT microsoft's preditaory practices, and the lag of OS/2 drivers essentially killed it.

I remember running Windows 95 and Windows 98, under warp, as well as a webserver/file server, and not noticing that other users were on, until they hit the disk...It was good, but Windows 2000 turned out to be rather mature, and skinny by todays standards.

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RE[2]: ARexx
by milatchi on Wed 13th Feb 2013 03:24 in reply to "RE: ARexx"
milatchi Member since:
2005-08-29

Just poking around the mainframe at work I have seen REXX supported on z/OS, but I think JCL is ubiquitously preferred.

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