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.
#42 New Poll Up
Monday August 16th, 1999 2:32 AM
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System requirements for OS/2: the same as for Win95. Where can you get it: from IBM itself, from Indelible Blue (<http://www.indelible-blue.com>) and lots of other places. How much? Full Warp 4 license: $228, upgrade from Warp 3 if you have that lying around: $165, if you're a student $85. You can find all the latest drivers (including video/sound card) at IBM's OS/2 Device Driver Repository (<http://service.software.i…m/os2ddpak/html/index.htm>). You cannot run Win32 software on it (yet), but the big advantage is that it multitasks brilliantly and won't crash on you like Win9x does.