"For example, Open Source is a concept whose time has come. Yet
open-sourced products are not limited to just the Linux platform.
Cross-platform development is arriving to OS/2 and even Windows
environments, based on new open-source programming tools such as
Watcom's C++ development platform."
"By opening the tool's source for all to take and embellish,
native OS/2 development that targets multiple run-time platforms
will be a safe, low-risk pathway. Integration of multiple platforms
from the development side -- the exact opposite of Microsoft's goal
of narrowed, cow-chute pathways -- is the wave of the
"This means that users of well-entrenched, key business
applications that were previously stuck on brain-dead Windows
platforms now have an "escape valve" to migrate off of Windows and
to the more stable, user-friendly, and hardware efficient OS/2 Warp
platform. As for Unix/Linux applications, those that are compatible
with the X-Windows standard can run natively on OS/2 using the