New Poll Up
Sunday August 15th, 1999
The last poll was apparently unclear, so we have a new poll up.
Let me make something clear to all the OS/2 users in a tizzy because their OS of choice wasn't in the last poll. The poll's intent was not to catalog reader's OS of choice. If that was the case, Win9x and WinNT would have been on the list, as well. The poll was meant to gauge expectations for new OS revisions (with the addition of Mozilla on Java, which is a new platform in and of itself). I've seen no indication (and have yet to find any) that a new revision of the consumer OS/2 is planned. I have come across vague rumblings that StarDock might take over development, but that's really not enough to qualify as a new revision. That is the only reason OS/2 wasn't on the list.
The poll was not worded clearly, and I apologize. I will make an effort in the future to phrase the poll better. However, trying to imply that I deliberately left OS/2 off of the poll for some malicious reason is absurd.
#22 Re: clearer
Sunday August 15th, 1999 4:03 PM
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Warp 5 is not only happening, it's shipping. Warp Server for E-Business *is* Warp 5. New kernel, new file system, etc.
If you mean there is no Warp 5 client, well, that's less certain. It won't be coming from IBM, that's certain. However, IBM *is* negotiating with a third party to release a client version of the new kernel, file system, etc. For more details, check out the Voice website for the transcript of an IRC "meeting" where this was discussed. <http://www.os2voice.org>
Took place about a month or two ago, if I recall correctly. Look for the transcript with Brad Wardell of Stardock and Tim Sipples of IBM.