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#31 vetsanctified

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 23:36

Well that's a ridiculous excuse. :p

 

Yeah, they should be doing experiments just to appeal the techie public. spend millions on porting code, re implement the product and hunt bugs.




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Posted 03 September 2013 - 05:27

Yeah, they should be doing experiments just to appeal the techie public. spend millions on porting code, re implement the product and hunt bugs.

How dare you question the wisdom of the Neowin brainiacs?

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 05:39

There's hidden costs involved with keeping with old technology, sure stuff like COBOL or OS/2 still work, but it's much harder to support them than something like C++ or Windows XP. Eventually you get to a point where there's nobody with any experience with a product, or to replacement parts for a product. Look at places still using old systems with ISA based coaxial networking adapters, when they eventually break you end up spending a couple hundred dollars trying to track a new one down. When your in-house COBOL programmer dies of old age, you have to hire one of the 3 remaining COBOL programmers, or train one from scratch, etc.

Keeping up to date with new technology greatly reduces the reliance on old technology that can fail at any time, at the expense of having to keep it up to date (What type of time encoding does OS/2 use? UNIX used a 32bit integer for ages so any un-updated UNIX box will stop working in 2038, etc.)

#34 martiniturbide

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Posted 05 August 2014 - 21:41

Hi

OS/2 is still being sold under the name of eComStation. Open Source had been giving extra file to OS/2, the OS/2 community had ported Qt libraries, OpenJDK, OpenOffice, Firefox, RPM/YUM, Thunderbird,... many other Qt apps had been also been ported.

 

OS/2 software is still being used by the community and we still hang out at OS2World.com.  And I still post the news about new software ported to this platform.

We may not be at war with other OSes, like some people may want, but we are still there.

 

Regards

Martin.