OS/2 Is Dead: Long Live OS/2

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Back in the '90s, when I started working in the IT biz, Microsoft was still fighting for total supremacy of the server operating systems market. One of the challengers was IBM’s OS/2. There’s some history behind Microsoft and IBM’s battle for the desktop and server operating systems market but OS/2 faded away - or so I thought.

Blue Lion is an all new, 21st century version of OS/2 being developed by Arca Noae.

It’s based on IBM’s last release of OS/2 Warp 4, MCP2 and will be able to run OS/2, Windows 3.1, and DOS applications as well as ported Linux applications. It will have a significantly updated driver stack so it can run on current hardware.

The feature list suggests it will be a potential platform for small offices with support for productivity apps and some server functions.

The release is expected soon - the website says this quarter.

Arca Note Blue Lion [Arca Noae]


Comments

    I remember using OS/2 and the TV ads that IBM released, they released a nun ad for OS/2. If I remember correctly, OS/2 was the first true multi tasking and I think true 32-bit OS for computers.

    MCP2 and will be able to run OS/2, Windows 3.1, and DOS applications as well as ported Linux applications.Um... yay?

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