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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RE: ARexx
by tylerdurden on Tue 12th Feb 2013 17:08 UTC 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"
icumming Member since:
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[3]: ARexx
by einr on Thu 14th Feb 2013 14:51 in reply to "RE[2]: ARexx"
einr Member since:
2012-02-15

Actually REXX was first included with IBM PC DOS 7.0. I know this because my first computer was an IBM that came with DOS 7.0 ;)

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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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