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Jan 22 2008   3:12AM GMT

Do you want more OS/2?

David Vasta David Vasta Profile: David Vasta

My first moments with OS/2 came in 1992 when I started to work with IBM PS/2 that came with Windows 3.1 or OS/2 v2. Of course being the rebel I picked OS/2. I also ran PC Support for OS/2 conecting to my AS/400 at the time. A very large E95. I was then later exposed to more OS/2 fun when I worked at IBM in Atlanta. On our production desktops we ran OS/2 V3 and before I left IBM I was running Warp4.  Warp4 was in fact the best OS/2 ever. I was a huge fan of OS/2. I had found Linux but it was so hard to install.

So still being a fan of OS/2 it made me kind of sad to think IBM won’t OPEN SOURCE OS/2 for the rest of the world to use. We need Warp5 so bad. Linux is really making end roads but an new version of OS/2 would have made me happy. Let’s all hope IBM does the right thing and let the community have the source code for OS/2 and sooner rather than later.

Do you have any OS/2 stories and what do you think about IBM not making OS/2 open source?

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