I wouldn't worry about OS/2...IBM's marketing will make sure it doesn't get
accepted any better the second time around than the first...

What I'm looking forward to is the desktop o/s that Oracle brings out. It
should firmly put Windows and AIX in the column of "legacy" systems... :)


-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Wednesday, April 14, 2010 6:08 PM
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Subject: Re: [PCTECH] OMG!!! OS/2???

I figured the article HAD to be dated 4/1 but it was not..... Go figure.

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Sent: Wednesday, April 14, 2010 2:14 PM
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Subject: [PCTECH] OMG!!! OS/2???


Should IBM consider a return of OS/2?

A systems integrator close to the computing giant swears there's a
move >afoot inside IBM to reintroduce the operating system -- revered by
some, reviled by many --before it faded out more than 10 years ago. He
has heard this from inside Big Blue itself.

Interested constituencies would include "AS/400, and S390 users that
love OS/2 Communications Manager, SNA [Systems Network Architecture]
and newer LU/PU-style connectivity, even some on isolated APIPA
[Automatic Private IP Addressing] subnets," the integrator said.

Has this "integrator" just woken from a 14 year coma?


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