bsilver at chrononomicon.com
Thu Jun 19 02:06:53 UTC 2008
Brian Beattie wrote:
> On Wed, 2008-06-18 at 16:44 -0700, Steve Lamb wrote:
>> On Wed, June 18, 2008 4:11 pm, Michael Haney wrote:
>>> On Wed, Jun 18, 2008 at 12:40 PM, Steve Lamb <grey at dmiyu.org> wrote:
>>>> Yeah! And they could call it OS/2! No, wait, OS/3!
>>> Ah, OS/2 Warp. Now there was an OS.
>> Oh yeah. My OS chain on the x86 was DOS -> OS/2 -> Linux (Slack ->
>> Debian -> KUbuntu). I bought 3 versions of OS/2. 2.0, 2.(cough) and 3
>> Warp. It's still in use in places today. With IBM's backing of Linux I
>> wonder why they don't pull a Sun with OS/2 and open source it.
> Because it has MS code in it. Originally MS and IBM were collaborating
> on OS/2, it was going to be the follow on to Windows, then MS decided it
> wanted complete control and developed WINT.
I'm not sure it's MS code; I think the excuse was the OS/2 has code from
other sources in it and IBM refused to untangle the various licensed
code from different sources in order to do it.
After MS/IBM split on the project, you may remember a version of OS/2
with the ability to run Windows applications if you owned Windows...the
code was separate. It's all IBM and their other licensor's.
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