cctalk Digest, Vol 64, Issue 3

Steven M Jones classiccmp at
Sun Jan 5 13:58:02 CST 2020

On 01/05/2020 07:02, Liam Proven via cctalk wrote:
>>  OS/2 was to be morphed into a cross-platform o/s,
 >> to wean folks from dos/x86.....
> True, but what few remember now is that as well as OS/2 1 (80286) and
> OS./2 2 (80386), there was also OS/2 3 (CPU-independent). It was
> initially developed for Intel i810 RISC boxes, the N-10 series, so it
> was renamed OS/2 NT and later Windows NT... and here we are with it
> running on a billion computers.

Just to clarify, the reference to "i810 RISC" should be the i860 
("N-10"), their second general-purpose RISC design - versus the 960MX 
from the BiiN project with Siemens in the mid-80s as their first (?), 
which would become the i960 that was popular in embedded applications.


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