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.

#38 New Poll Up

by SomeSmartAss

Sunday August 15th, 1999 9:17 PM

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The last poll was, by even mozAdmin's admition a list of new and up-coming operating systems. It wasn't an oversight to leave out OS/2. There's nothing new and upcoming about it. Same with Win9x, Win3.1x, MacClassic, Apple ][e, Commidor 64/Vic20/PET (etc)

geeesh, why do OS/2 users get soo uptight. Even IBM is (slowly) backing away from supporting it, stable or or otherwise.