On Tue, 1 Jan 2008, Jason T wrote:
Any idea how this came to be? Weren't DEC and IBM
OS/2 was written at MICROS~1 by Gordon Letwin.
LATER IBM took over rights.
Did it have anything to do with Dave Cutler moving from DEC to MICROS~1 to
combine OS/2 and some DEC stuff to create NT?
Hard to believe there would have been collaboration
on such a
And what would be the point?
Wasn't OS/2 a graphical system from the start?
NO. It was written to replace MS-DOS.
(But it wanted a meg of RAM)
IFF you wanted GUI, then you ran "Windows for OS/2" on OS/2.
That was later renamed "Presentation Manager" as part of the MICROS~1
effort to make sure that no product had a name that would give you a clue
what it was. (Why is the compiler collection called "Visual Studio"?
Why is the Virus Transfer Protocol named "Outlook"?
Grumpy Ol' Fred cisin at xenosoft.com