Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 27th Dec 2005 15:48 UTC
OS/2 and eComStation Two articles on OS/2: "IBM's farewell to OS/2 next month shouldn't take anyone by surprise. Long before Big Blue announced its plans to pull the plug, industry watchers were drafting OS/2's obituary." And, "Yesterday saw IBM cease the sale of the OS/2 Operating system. Come the 31st of December, standard support for the OS will end also. However, a significant number of companies and people continue to use it, and they are finding ways for OS/2 to live on."
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RE: Another Microsoft victory
by Bit_Rapist on Thu 29th Dec 2005 06:43 UTC in reply to "Another Microsoft victory"
Bit_Rapist
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2005-11-13

Another Microsoft monopoly victim. Good thing the Justice Department is around to protect the operating system market from monopolies (sarcasm).

More like a victim of piss poor marketing (or lack of any *real* marketing) and bad management.

I invested heavily in OS/2 back in the day. Watched IBM drag their feet and knew the end was coming when I saw their half assed attempts at "marketing" os/2.

I blame no one but IBM for OS/2s failure and I was a major supporter of the thing.

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RE[2]: Another Microsoft victory
by on Thu 29th Dec 2005 16:24 in reply to "RE: Another Microsoft victory"
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I agree with you, IBM's marketing was not the best, but Microsoft used alot of unfair illegal marketing practices on its competitors. If you as a person were caught doing these same practices you would probably do jail time. Microsoft paid IBM 775 million for damages to OS/2. A slap on the hand.

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