From: John Poltorak (jpolt_at_bradnet.legend.co.uk)
Date: Wed Apr 05 2000 - 10:11:32 EDT
On Wed, Apr 05, 2000 at 04:29:06PM -0500, sehh of H.I.C. & D.B.S. wrote:
> On Wed, 05 Apr 2000 09:14:50 -0400, STeve Andre' wrote:
> >I'm impressed that you were able to get a fix out of them for OS/2, but
> >don't expect
> >it to happen often in the future.
> i was quite impressed my self!
> >I suppose IBM is stuck doing some supporting of OS/2 still, for any government
> >contracts they have that used it. If I'm not mistaken, they'll have to
> >support it for
> >10 years I think, after some point of stopping selling it (or something
> >like that).
> Actualy IBM has a commitment for the next 7 years. Then they will either
> review it and continue or drop os/2.
> >At this point I wouldn't do anything new with OS/2. There are too many
> >neat and
> >free alternatives (OpenBSD, Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, ...) which are ultimately
> >more powerful--and have a greater population of folks who can do things
> >with it.
> Now you are wrong :) first, IBM wouldn't just drop OS/2, if they did they would
> have an alternative, like an OS/2 emulator for AIX or something like that. Second
> OS/2 is dead, long live OS/2, yes we've been hearing this for many years but
> OS/2 is still here as always.
> OS/2 is not as dead as you think. Maybe IBM doesn't seem to give any real support
> but thats not entirely true. Actualy IBM doesn't give any PR/advertisements about
> OS/2 any more since they don't think OS/2 will sell that way. Suppost exists, we've
> been having new fixpacks every 2-3 months, plus the new OS/2 Warp Server for e-business
> and the upcomming OS/2 Warp 5 client thats on beta testing as we speak.
> No, OS/2 is far from dead.
You forgot to mention that the v4.5 Warp Client came out this week :-)
> OS/2 is as powerful as any unix system, or more, in my oppinion.
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