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  • OS/2 turns 25 years old ( anyone remeber this Operating System?)

    04/03/2012 9:41:31 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 45 replies
    The Inquirer ^ | Mon Apr 02 2012, 19:06 | Egan Orion
    Now it's Ecomstation TODAY MARKS the 25th birthday of OS/2, which IBM announced on 2 April, 1987.Initially intended as a protected mode successor to PC-DOS, OS/2 became the first serious PC operating system rival to Microsoft Windows. For a while, IBM and Microsoft collaborated on it, until Microsoft withdrew its support for various reasons and focused its efforts on Windows NT instead. OS/2 has never fully recovered from Microsoft's abandonment of it, nor has Windows.However, throughout most of the 1990s, OS/2 was a much more stable, secure and reliable PC operating system than Windows. It was capable of running Windows...