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Old 05-14-2021, 07:09 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by dogpatch View Post
REXX was also included in OS/2. I tinkered with a bit in the early to mid 90's

My feelings about OS/2. Was always superior to Windows.
I was around at the time and I really wanted to run OS/2, but the problem was it needed at least 8-12MB of memory to run well, during a time when most folk had < 4MB, and memory was around 35 per MB back then. People chose the inferior Win95 for economic reasons.

Anyway, that's how I remember it.

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Veering a bit off-topic, but - the OS/2 i purchased was called 'OS/2 for Windows' (OS/2 was engineered well, but marketed very poorly), because it could run concurrently with Windows. This was before Windows95 (which was released as i remember in 1998). I had just purchased a new 486 box with no OS, and i must have had the 4 megs of ram. I installed DOS as well, but never installed Windows of any kind on that machine. I used to do my DOS programming on an OS/2 virtual machine, which ran real DOS, not an emulation, in its own window. When i crashed my DOS (which was often), i could just quit the virtual machine window and relaunch, instead of hitting the big red switch.
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Just the other day, I saw a crashed-ATM showing a "Presentation Manager" screen. So, OS/2 is obviously still around.


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