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.

#44 OS/2 Server SMP released 2 months ago

by Anon

Monday August 16th, 1999 8:04 AM

You are replying to this message

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

Um, maybe I'm missing something, but I don't get your point. OS/2 isn't OSS. So what's the quote mean? To use *BSD? (Which, people, is still more stable and robust than Linux for server apps, not to mention faster as the number of connections increases.)

Also, BTW, Linux is getting a journaling file system (SGI's XFS). Maybe you need to do some of your own reading.