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Yes. IBM was in talks with Commidore to port OS/2 to a new as unnamed project, in case bDos didnt work. It did, and the Amiga came with a b based Amiga dos. IBM lost interest, and asked Commidore to pay for the port. Commidore also lost interest, as Amiga Dos was a very good OS. ( better than OS/2 and *much* better documentation. ). Later on the AmigaDos replacement project used a good optimizer on a commercial compiler to replace all the b based commands with a c replacement. Much fun was had. The c stuff proved to be faster. The point is you were right, but didn't know the backround.
The Amiga as a machine was a great piece of hardware, but the operating system was a joke if you are comparing it to OS/2.
Sure it was multitasking, but without any sort of memory protection.
Lets not forget how painful it was to do Intuition programming, which lead to the creation of MUI.
I didn't want to make a comparison between the 2 OS. I just heard about common works.
Sure, Amiga OS lacks memory protection but, considering this, it was a fast and nice to use OS.
And I don't remember it was painful to develop on/for it !
Amiga also had its own version of Rexx Arexx I think. It was pretty neat. It's tutorial tought me my first lessons in async multiprogramming.