Thursday, July 21, 2005

Help make OS/2 Open Source

OS/2 fans are circulating a web petition asking IBM to make OS/2 open source. I remember using OS/2 from 1992 - 1996, back when it was only "true multitasking os running dos". Back in the old days, Windows would run dos programs in protected mode, rather than a separate 32-bit memory space. OS/2 was more reliable and more stable than Windows. Unfortunately, there were never a significant number of apps writtern for OS/2 and the operating system slowly faded away. Of course, as we now know, Microsoft used its *Monopoly* power to make sure new PC always shipped with windows.


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