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.

#51 You want research....

by SomeSmartAss

Monday August 16th, 1999 11:42 AM

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o.k. Granted its only from ZDNET, but this only took a couple of seconds.


to paraphrase the article

<<... IBM has drawn up a strategic blueprint [outlined in a 12-page internal document] ... the blueprint calls for IBM to pump up Netscape's desktop business, head off Microsoft's Web browser and aggressively push OS/2 Warp customers onto other platforms. >>

<< The IBM document, dated July 30, was posted briefly on an independent OS/2 Web site last week. >>

<<... confirms that IBM will continue cutting OS/2 R&D. "Eventually, customers will have to move to another platform or accept a lower level of function if they stay on OS/2," >>