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[#] Tue Jul 02 2002 22:26:20 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Funny how they've changed their tune from "runs most Windows programs" to "runs a select set of 'bridge' Windows-compatible programs."

Still, it's a good sign that the revolution is moving forward, even if at a slower pace than we'd like.

[#] Wed Sep 04 2002 23:06:50 EDT from Mr.T @ Uncensored

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Jeez, all that trying to find and compile TED.COM and it's right here in this room's directory the whole time. I think I even uploaded it.

[#] Wed Dec 11 2002 12:46:58 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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For those of you who haven't heard yet ... IBM is finally pulling the plug on OS/2.

Check here for the Software Withdrawal Notice...

Basically they'[Dve announced that OS/2 will no longer be available for purchase after March 12, 2003.

[#] Wed Dec 11 2002 12:53:18 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Wow... the end of an era.

What a shame. And ignoble end to a wonderful operating system.

[#] Wed Dec 11 2002 13:27:10 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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Just a reminder: Never be the first, or last, on the train.

[#] Wed Dec 11 2002 13:41:59 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Say, if IBM is killing it, I wonder if someone could purchase it really cheaply, get the source code, and KICK ASS?

[#] Wed Dec 11 2002 13:50:25 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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in what regard? Probably the german govt would buy it. They're heavy into it.
what could you do, make it run linux elf binaries?

[#] Wed Dec 11 2002 13:52:32 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Maintain it.

You'd make money off the people interested in staying with OS/2 (which, as you suggest, would at least be the german govt). You might even start to add some features to it.

[#] Wed Dec 11 2002 16:12:58 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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It's probably a little too late for that. Anyone still running OS/2 at this point already has an exit strategy laid out -- most will be migrating to Linux or Windows.

[#] Wed Dec 11 2002 16:19:10 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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Nay brother. Think globally.
Based on how many requests I *STILL* get for my os/2 scheduler, I assure you OS/2 is living large. Maybe not in the US, but definetly in Europe.
And there's a fair amount of entrenched OS/2 in the US as well. Hell, we still run it here at what's left of prodigy.

Speaking of IBM and Prodigy. Let it be known that the Company known as Prodigy will in fact legally go away on december 31, 2002.

Prodigy is dead. Long Live Prodigy.

Ford (I've been talking to some people to try and get the name, they're not taking me very seriously though) ][

[#] Wed Dec 11 2002 16:19:17 EST from Mr.T @ Uncensored

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I'm like so not with it - I though that happened years ago.

[#] Wed Dec 11 2002 16:20:12 EST from Mr.T @ Uncensored

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IBM? Did I miss something else huge? *P go bye-bye or *P go to IBM-land?

[#] Wed Dec 11 2002 16:22:15 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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Nah, we got bought, and sold and side swiped and kicked in the gutter, but even after moving to texas, there was still some cohesion to the name Prodigy.
Alas, on 1/1/03 I sign lots of papers (basically I'm a new hire) and I will actually be working for SBC. PAycheck, health, 401K all that crap.
I lose a week of vacation, for a year (really quirky calendar thing) but I get a pension. And my bonus (which I have yet to get one anyway) is lower at SBC than what I never got at prodigy, but hey, at least I don't have to look for a job.

[#] Wed Dec 11 2002 16:22:36 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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no no no, I was thinking IBM as in, they started it.

[#] Wed Dec 11 2002 16:25:26 EST from Mr.T @ Uncensored

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Riiiiiight SBC. Didn't IBM own P for a while?

[#] Wed Dec 11 2002 16:28:01 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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Prodigy was a combined effort of IBM sears and wow, cbs? Shit, I can't believe I can't remember that. okay, I looked it up it is cbs.
In 96 they sold prodigy to erm... itself. and it became a standalone blackhole.

[#] Wed Dec 11 2002 17:32:43 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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What would be tremendously cook is if IBM or some third party took the time to make the OS/2 API's available on Linux. This would give ISV's an exit strategy.

[#] Wed Dec 11 2002 17:40:24 EST from Peter Pulse @ Uncensored

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Yea, but what would be cooler is Carbon API's for linux.

[#] Wed Dec 11 2002 17:42:59 EST from Mr.T @ Uncensored

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That would be *insanely* cool.

[#] Wed Dec 11 2002 17:47:41 EST from Peter Pulse @ Uncensored

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Well, the compiler is the same. And there was an effort made to duplicate the NeXTSTEP classes. So it's not altogether impossible. But I think it would take some real Mac/Carbon experts to take an interest in it.

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