Linux is evolving as the predominant operating system of the new millennium, and legacy operating systems such as OS/2 are being gradually phased out. This series of articles helps the developers involved in the tedious process of migrating/porting the OS/2 system drivers and applications to Linux. In this last of three installments, the authors focus on how to do timer calls and DLL calls in OS/2 and Linux, with a view to mapping between the two systems.
From OS/2 to Linux: Part 3. Timer and DLL calls
2004-09-01 OS/2 5 Comments
And quite a bit pretentious! “Linux is evolving as the predominant operating system of the new millenium” is a bunch of crap at this time.
Sure, it’s evolving. Sure, it might be taking over the role previously occupied by other operating systems, but it is FAR from “predominant” at this point.
A more honest and accurate first sentence would be “Linux is evolving as a viable and more popular operating system of the new millenium” as at least it wouldn’t make any claims that aren’t backed by facts. The current first sentence you have is pure BS and is far from being professional: it’s much like the “headline” on one of the tabloids I saw recently that stated that Martha Stewart was having a clone do her time in jail for her!
Maybe Linux will become the predominant operating system in this millenium, but it’d be foolish to state that it absolutely will be or it won’t be. Your first sentence is foolish! That’s not journalism!
If you’d followed the link you’d have found that sentence was
written by IBM not by OSNews!
…… and from the point of view that I have yet to see what if any the takeup rate there is for OS/2 conversions to Linux in the business world.
At the end of the article you will find that this is one of those “out-sourced” jobs by IBM. As IBM continues to work on the OS/2 kernel and eComStation continues to build I suspect this is just window dressing from IBM for Linux which IBM will dump in the future.
Now, after killing their own technicaly superior OS (I am a rather devoted *BSD/Linux fan, but still – some things, especially the gui, perfomance and memory footprint were far better on OS/2, especially Warp 3, compared to any other OS of its time) by solely poor marketing, they encourage their customers to move to linux.
Linux users – beware. IBM and Novell managed to bury nearly every good competitive technology they posessed by sub-par management and marketing (OS/2, Novell DOS/DRDOS, UnixWare).
We should be very carefull about their “support” for any system. It’s good they do not mess with *BSD, so we all will have somewhere to go in case they will support linux into the same grave they’ve supported OS/2. I do understand it’s nearly impossible to kill linux, but they can cause heavy damage unintentionaly.
What really killed OS/2 was a number of backroom crosslicencing deals between IBM and M$… After all, the win2k family all use code heisted from OS/2… That and really crappy PR and Team OS/2.. Netware’s death was novell’s bungling and the failure to see just how threatining microsofts “innovations” can be…