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Re: [vox] OS/2 and Linux, why has IBM changed?
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Re: [vox] OS/2 and Linux, why has IBM changed?




"Eric D. Pierce" wrote:

> Per the presentation from IBM, does anyone have any
> observations on why they are so enthusiastic about Linux,
> but they never properly supported or marketed OS/2?
>
> Conventional wisdom is that top management at IBM never
> intended to let the OS/2 group really "bust loose", and
> OS/2 was even specifically torpedoed by top IBM management
> once its incredible potential became obvious.
>
> I'm mainly interested in "business philosophy" or
> sociological observations.

I think the problem was technology because OS/2 was FUBAR
shortly after I installed it around 1995.

>
>
> thanks,
> ep
>
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