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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Loved OS/2
by Bit_Rapist on Tue 12th Feb 2013 18:19 UTC
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OS/2 was awesome.

I was heavily into the BBS scene back in the early 90s and OS/2 was perfect for running multiple DOS based BBS Software packages.

Loved the OS and it is a shame it never took off.

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RE: Loved OS/2
by rcsteiner on Tue 12th Feb 2013 23:11 in reply to "Loved OS/2"
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It actually did take off for a while, and it won a lot of awards, but when IBM pulled the plug on what little support it was giving the OS it became harder and harder to stick with it.

I used it as my primary OS between mid-1992 and 2006 or so, but once the magic smoke leaked out of my primary PPro box I moved to various Linux flavors. I really miss the WPS and my old 4OS2+FileJet command line setup, but Midnight Commander and bash can also make me happy. :-) And I have to admit that the FOSS ecosystem has far surpassed my expectations. Linux distros have come a looong way since the mid-90's.

Edited 2013-02-12 23:13 UTC

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RE[2]: Loved OS/2
by sforstall1983 on Thu 14th Feb 2013 17:11 in reply to "RE: Loved OS/2"
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I used OS/2 and later eComStation from 1995 until 2012, then I switched to a Linux distro, OS4 which I absolutely love. Tried Linux Mint, tried vanilla Ubuntu but with OS4 it was love at first boot. With OS/2 and eComStation a niche OS, I think that OS4, OpenSUSE and Red Hat Linux are pretty much poised as the ultimate OS/2 replacement

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