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Old 14th December 2009
Broodjegehaktmetmayo Broodjegehaktmetmayo is offline
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Originally Posted by phoenix View Post
This is one OS that could've been very big, as it did things back in the 90s that Windows still doesn't do ... but IBM never marketed it right, and never catered to or sought out developers for it.
I recall - if I recall correctly - that Big Blue at that time was that unorganized conglomerate of all kinds of services etcetera that didn't know on what to focus, and hence they sold (parts of?) OS/2 to MS which used it to build NT.

I may be mistaking here, but then again, they also went completely bananas by selling SAP, and they got lost in the wood with their famous 'the whole world won't ever need more than 5, perhaps 6, mainframes'
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