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Submission + - 25 Years of IBM's OS/2 (

harrymcc writes: "On April 2nd, 1987 — 25 years ago today — IBM announced OS/2. It was supposed to be the next-generation operating system that would replace DOS. It never did. But for a famous failure, it's doing okay — it still runs the computers that manage the New York Subway's Metrocard fare cards, for instance. Over at, I've taken a look at its occasional triumphs, frequent tribulations and enduring legacy."
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25 Years of IBM's OS/2

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"Probably the best operating system in the world is the [operating system] made for the PDP-11 by Bell Laboratories." - Ted Nelson, October 1977