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 Post subject: OS/2 Turns 25
Unread postPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:33 pm 
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hamei, where's the party?

http://techland.time.com/2012/04/02/25- ... ng-system/


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 Post subject: Re: OS/2 Turns 25
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josehill wrote:
hamei, where's the party?

You're trying to bait me .... this dork must be a member of the famous McMuffin family, a Ziff-Davis shill to the last. What an imbecile.

It was funny that he'd (supposedly) quote John Akers, tho. Akers never touched a computer in his life, couldn't even type, and ran IBM off a cliff it has never really recovered from. Three biggest quarterly losses in the history of Wall Street, totally missed the peecee revolution, got within an inch of bankrupting the most powerful computer company the world has ever seen, but this drooling retard quotes him as a reputable source. Typical dickwad "technical" writer. No wonder the country is so ignorant.


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 Post subject: Re: OS/2 Turns 25
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hamei wrote:
You're trying to bait me ...

No, not really. I agree that it was a very lame article. It was just the first one that showed up in my RSS reader, and I thought that you might want to know about the anniversary, in case you weren't aware of it. I'm remembering debating the pros and cons of OS/2 and those new PS/2 machines with some of my college chums after the announcement, and suddenly I am feeling very, very old.


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 Post subject: Re: OS/2 Turns 25
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josehill wrote:
hamei wrote:
You're trying to bait me ...

No, not really.

Just kidding. I was going to answer "In my pants !" but thought someone might take offense :P
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I agree that it was a very lame article.

What an ignorant jerk .... but that's what we expect from Ziff-Davis. Computer Currents* ran some intelligent comparisons while we were all waiting for Chicago. That's when i decided to go for OS/2. Their factually-based conclusion was that everything about OS/2 was better except that it had higher hardware requirements.

But since you could see that memory prices would drop considerably in short order, well .... going with Windows 95 would have been a mistake. Win95 was a joke compared to OS/2.

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I'm remembering debating the pros and cons of OS/2 and those new PS/2 machines with some of my college chums after the announcement, and suddenly I am feeling very, very old.

Hey, if you remember riding Dinny through the jungles you'd be old ! 25 years is nothing. It's well within the margin of error for the creation of Earth, in some circles :D

* Is Gigglebytes stashed anywhere on the innernet ?


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