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what does OS/2 (OPERATING SYSTEM 2) mean?

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by TheChas In reply to OS/2

Simply put, OS/2 was IBM operating system #2.
MSDOS was IBM operating system #1.

The plan/desire was to move the PC market away from Microsoft operating systems.

Here are a couple of links.

http://www.os2ss.com/Information/NewUsers/

www.os2.org

Chas

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by khamees79 In reply to OS/2

thanx,you helped me

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by khamees79 In reply to OS/2

thanx alot dear for your comments,i have folowed the links,but what i have got that it is against microsoft,and they claim that it is better than windows 95/98/nt ,but in what sense? couldnt know it!!
what i wanted to know,is it really better than microsoft? ,is it free of cost as linux?...,what about the applications for it,is it available? .. ,and finally how to get it?

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by timwalsh In reply to OS/2

OS/2 is published/sold by IBM. No, it isn't free. Price is on par with similar Microsoft offerings.

As far as which one is better: it depends on who you ask. It is almost like asking which is better - Windows or Macintosh; Windows or Linux. Each software package has its supporters and detractors.

OS/2 doesn't have any where near the user base of Windows and thus doesn't have a large developer base. OS/2 will not run any native Windows programs developed for versions of Windows laterthan 3.1.

OS/2 marketing seems to be totally directed towards the business world (not being marketed as a home user OS), although I'm sure there are many users out there who use it as such..

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by khamees79 In reply to OS/2

thanks man,you have helped me

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by tbragsda In reply to OS/2

I think everyone has really answered you questions, but to add my opinion, yes it was better than the MS offerings. As for if you should ?check it out?, no. Unless your planning on running a Notes server. If you don?t know what it is, don?t even start. There?s less support options for OS2 than Linux.

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by JohnGreer In reply to OS/2

Actually, OS/2 was designed to run on IBM's PS/2. It's that simple. I was there.

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