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: Commodore
by icumming on Tue 12th Feb 2013 18:46 UTC in reply to "Commodore"
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2013-02-12

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.

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RE[2]: Commodore
by moondevil on Tue 12th Feb 2013 20:25 in reply to "RE: Commodore"
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2005-07-08

What?!

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.

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RE[3]: Commodore
by sebastien-b on Wed 13th Feb 2013 10:44 in reply to "RE[2]: Commodore"
sebastien-b Member since:
2013-02-12

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 !

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RE[2]: Commodore
by Carewolf on Wed 13th Feb 2013 01:20 in reply to "RE: Commodore"
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2005-09-08

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.

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