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I’m Sorry… this is just seems silly

By John | December 12, 2007

Should IBM Open Source OS/2?


Topics: ibm, open source | 5 Comments »

5 Responses to “I’m Sorry… this is just seems silly”

  1. Jorge Says:
    December 12th, 2007 at 9:02 am

    Oh come on, you miss REXX and the Presentation Manager! :)

  2. John Says:
    December 12th, 2007 at 12:20 pm

    Oh man I loved Rexx. I used to make these really cool multi-dimensional link-listed arrays out of stem variables. Don’t get me wrong that OS rocked and was way ahead of it time.

  3. NOOS22OSS Get Over It... at John M Willis Says:
    January 22nd, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    [...] I’m Sorry… this is just seems silly [...]

  4. Jason Says:
    April 17th, 2008 at 10:31 am

    Up until several years ago, most ATM’s ran OS/2 2.11 or some variant. It was so stable they didn’t mess with it unless they had too.

    And if you miss REXX, Object REXX is still available.

  5. Darrell Singleton Says:
    April 17th, 2008 at 10:39 am

    Just what we need. Yet another operating system maintained by a bunch of cowboys around the world. NOT!

    IBM’s operating systems (at least in my opinion) are way better than Linux in oh so many ways, and if IBM released the code to the world, would the OS quality fall to a lower standard like Linux as a result? Who knows maybe some of the good IBM coding would migrate into Linux.

    My gut feeling is that I wouldn’t want the unwashed masses hacking on a golden egg. But that’s just my $0.02

    Cheers!

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