A great history of OS/2
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I've been busy the last month, so posting has been light. If work balances out, then more posting will happen. In the meantime, this recent article on OS/2 is great: Tech Time Warp of the Week: Return to a Time When Nuns Loved IBM's Flop of an OS | WIRED.
I was a big fan of OS/2 from the beginning. It was vastly superior to DOS, and even Windows 3.0. I remember when Windows 3.1 came out, though. That was the killer for OS/2. To work effectively, OS/2 needed twice the RAM that Windows 3.1 needed, and most machines that were coming out had the lower amount of RAM. Combine that with the latest screens at the time coming out with the 640X320 resolution that supported Windows 3.1 and suddenly everyone was running the DOS/Windows combination.
It's too bad. But as the article goes on to say, OS/2 has had a longer lifespan than anyone could have imagined. Not surprising, since good things have a way of sticking around. And that includes OS/2.