Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 19th Jul 2005 03:36 UTC, submitted by her friend Brad
OS/2 and eComStation In the dawn of the end of IBM's OS/2 Stardock's CEO Brad Wardell pays his respects to the venerable operating system by writing a long article about the history of the OS. Stardock was one of the major third party software houses for OS/2 back in the day and so Brad has lived OS/2 from up close.
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by on Tue 19th Jul 2005 15:41 UTC

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On the next edition of "Issues Nobody Gives a Crap About", A History of IBM OS/2: 1991 to 1996.

Stop beating this dead horse already.

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RE: OS/2
by rcsteiner on Tue 19th Jul 2005 15:57 in reply to "OS/2"
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Stop beating this dead horse already.

Reminds me of the comment a software developer allegedly made back in the early 1990's:

"Nobody uses OS/2, so everyone please stop asking us for an OS/2 version!"

I do more every day on my OS/2 box than most Windows XP users do on hardware 20 times as fast.

To you the horse might be dead, but you are one user out of thousands. Some of us like using nonmainstream stuff, that's all. If you don't like it, don't read it.

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RE[2]: OS/2
by on Tue 19th Jul 2005 17:20 in reply to "RE: OS/2"
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Stop FUD again.
Is there any OS/2 user asking you to switch? Is there some asking MS to develope Media Player for OS/2? Is there any demand for "advices" how and where to switch?
Yeah. Some of us, os/2 users, are about to send petition to IBM - but it has nothing to do with typical windoze eaters or "former warp-then happy windoze users", nor linuxoids. Thank you all guys for your commitment and care on poor guys with dead OS. I don't need your attention, to do what I need to do.
All that jaz comes from hard to swallow fact, os/2 community was always next to mainstream but never inside or behind it. We survived for so long time and not worry what ms decide to tell us is usefull or not.

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