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.

#43 OS/2 Server SMP released 2 months ago

by Anon

Monday August 16th, 1999 7:55 AM

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I don't think IBM is "backing away" from OS/2. OS/2 is doing very well in the financial market and for vertical apps. In fact they released Warp Server for e-Business SMP TWO MONTHS AGO.

(This new version comes with JFS *journaling* file system ported from AIX unix, something that *cough*linux*cough* is lacking badly)

So, come out of your (linux) shell, and do some research.

I thought Eric Raymond said it enough times... "OPEN SOURCE is not Linux, it is much more than it".

I guess some people still dont learn...

Just my $0.02