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Memo to Canonical and Ubuntu: Don't Repeat IBM's Mistakes

Jun 12, 2009, 09:02 (5 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to The VAR Guy for this link. ]

"But over time, OS/2's support of Windows allowed software developers to focus on a single operating system: Windows. It became difficult for software developers to justify the extra time and money to write native OS/2 applications. IBM actually paid some ISVs to write 32-bit OS/2 applications but it was a losing proposition.

"The bottom line: By emphasizing Windows support, IBM accidentally de-emphasized native OS/2 support."

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