From: Allan J. Ballard (aballard_at_ix.netcom.com)
Date: Thu Dec 26 2002 - 08:30:15 EST
After a year of daily use, the kernel of my NT4 sp6a system corrupted. As in
kaput. Win2000 Pro would not update it - so - format and start over.
This NEVER happened to me using WARP. The only failure that ever occured was
hardware related - a disk died.
(sorry to rant; this is all)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Stephen Amadei" <amadei_at_dandy.net>
To: "Randal Whittle" <rwhittle_at_usa.net>
Cc: "Penzance - NetFinity" <penzance_at_gate.net>; "TP List"
Sent: Tuesday, December 24, 2002 2:46 PM
Subject: Re: [Thinkpad] OS/2 Obituary
> On Mon, 23 Dec 2002, Randal Whittle wrote:
> > Come now...surely this announcement didn't *really* surprise
> There was no announcement. IBM is phasing out the last of it's OS2 shrink
> wrap boxes. The subscription system for OS/2 continues.
> > OS/2 has already been dead (more-or-less) for at least 3 to 5
> > years. All this announcement did was make it official.
> OS/2 is only dead to the ignorant. In reality it lives on in eComstation,
> and the user base is still turning out lots of code for it.
> However, if everything you read is marked 'Ziff-Davis' and your search for
> software ends at Best Buy... yeah, OS/2 is dead.
> I can't understand the glee people have with this subject. It's not like
> every year or so a news program comes up and says "Lincoln still dead...
> news at 11". Was OS/2 that complex to learn and use that we should be so
> thrilled with the Windows world we find ourselves in? It's a good thing
> evolution does not work this way... Grog needs to kill a giant wooly
> mammoth... he visit Lunk and Lunk shows Grog the newest technology... a
> bow and arrow. After showing Grog how to use the bow and arrow, Grog is
> too confused because it is so hard. You have to aim and pull the arrow
> back at the same time. And all that stuff about the wind was just too
> much... so Grog picks up a rock and proceeds to try to kill the mammoth
> with a rock. The mammoth gets irritated by this and squashes Grog like a
> bug. All the othre cavemen see this and just figure this is part of the
> price of using a rock to kill a mammoth, so they all eventually get
> squashed and the human race is over before it really ever got going.
> That's just how I see it.
> For me, personnally, most of my OS/2 machines have moved to Linux. I
> still have a few unmigratable programs, so a few Warp machines remain...
> and I still have a tinkerable OS/2 system at home, and on an aging
> laptop (not a Thinkpad...) which are kept up do date.
> This thread is way OT, so I will not reply any further on the subject on
> this mailing list. I apologize for taking this detour.
> Stephen Amadei
> Dandy.NET! CTO
> Atlantic City, NJ
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