Some of us still use OS/2 as well :) (in it's eComstation package -
although just a run a BBS box). Having WPS on top of a linux kernel is
a great idea. But I am curious if it would retain it's ability to
handle DOS sessions. OS/2 was always great for that, along with
everything else it was great at :)

Kev

Kevin Nunn
RGV Pizza Hut, LLC




On Thu, Apr 15, 2010 at 7:05 AM, Jim Oberholtzer <midrangel@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
OK Don, now I a really confused.  How in the world will a "desktop o/s"
make Windows and AIX legacy systems?

Since AIX is predominantly a server, (IBM no longer sells a workstation
for it) one can expect you were referring to the Windows Server versions
as well, so exactly how does another Unix variant on a desktop
accomplish what you are saying?

If as the article suggests, that the user interface for Linux is
improved to match up with MAC or Windows 7 by using the interface from
OS/2 (which was a superior desktop and server to anything out of
Redmond) then it very might accomplish the task.  But I still have to
wonder what makes you think that AIX will become legacy with a desktop
competitor?

Jim Oberholtzer
CEO/Chief Technical Architect
Agile Technology Architects, LLC


On 4/14/2010 6:09 PM, Don wrote:
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... :)

DR2

-----Original Message-----
From: pctech-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:pctech-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Harman, Roger
Sent: Wednesday, April 14, 2010 6:08 PM
To: 'PC Technical Discussion for iSeries Users'
Subject: Re: [PCTECH] OMG!!! OS/2???

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


-----Original Message-----
From: pctech-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:pctech-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On
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Sent: Wednesday, April 14, 2010 2:14 PM
To: pctech@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [PCTECH] OMG!!! OS/2???

http://searchdatacenter.techtarget.com/news/article/0,289142,sid80_gci150858
4,00.html

  >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?
:)


-gerald


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