Interesting article on Computerworld about operating systems from the past. I'm not an OS bigot. I've always believed you should pick the right tool for the job. Some jobs it's Windows and some jobs it's linux.
IBM could have given Microsoft a run for desktop domination with OS/2 if they had only known how to market it. Alas, the best technology does not always win. Witness VHS vs. Betamax or ethernet vs. token-ring. At the time, token-ring was actually a superior technology, in my opinion. However, IBM made it so bloody difficult and expensive to implement that ethernet won by default.
One of the first personal computers we had in our home was a TRS-80 with 32 K of RAM and it used cassette tapes to load programs. Ah, the good, old days.
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