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No more OS/2

Apparently IBM is giving up on OS/2. This in itself diddnt mean anything to me, but today in class a lecturer said that  os2 was probably the worlds most widespread operating system.
I diddnt argue, but clearly windows must be the most widespread OS? Right?

Mick
Wednesday, December 11, 2002

Come on, OS/2 isn't _that_ old :-) Barely 10 years old. Mind you, there are still a lot of corporations running it.

Frederic Faure
Wednesday, December 11, 2002

It runs our corporate voice mail on a 386!

Crusy Admin
Wednesday, December 11, 2002

OS/2 is a "never was". 

Bella
Wednesday, December 11, 2002

Bella - you're SO WRONG.

A huge number of bank systems run on OS/2, as well as a big whack of ATM machines. I remember seeing a booting ATM, and lo it was OS/2.

Tim Sullivan
Wednesday, December 11, 2002

Is OS/2 same as the AS-400's?

Prakash S
Wednesday, December 11, 2002

Is OS/2 same as the AS-400's?

Are you a manager?

Patrik
Wednesday, December 11, 2002

Is OS/2 same as the AS-400's?

OS/2 is the OS/software that the user sees.
OS/2 runs on primarily Intel x86 hardware
OS/2 is a full Graphical user interface similar to windows.

AS/400 is the big computer hardware that usually sits in it's own room.
AS/400 runs OS/400 which supports primarily GreenScreen text based Applications. Recently Java Support has been added and a few other more updated features.
AS/400 hardware is 64-bit PowerPC (Macs are 32-bit PowerPC)

(No Flames, I'm keeping this simple.)

FYI. AS/400 has been renamed iSeries.

James Wall
Wednesday, December 11, 2002

James,

Thanks, what I meant was does AS 400 run OS/2 to begin with.

Prakash S
Wednesday, December 11, 2002

No, OS/2 and AS/400s are nothing to do with each other.

One is a desktop operating system or LAN server (similar to NT 3.x), the other is a minicomputer system.

Robert Moir
Wednesday, December 11, 2002

How long do you think AS/400 will be still in use?
I've work with them, Unix, and Sindows application, and I must say that they are rock-solid compared to Nix and Sindows. 

green screen admirer
Thursday, December 12, 2002

"Sindows", ha-ha... I bet you write Microsoft as  "Micro$oft" too... that's SO funny.

Beast of Redmond
Thursday, December 12, 2002

Ummm OS/2 is a _lot_ older than ten years.

Simon Lucy
Thursday, December 12, 2002

OS/2 is fifteen years old this month.

John Topley
Thursday, December 12, 2002

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