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ZDNet UK: OS/2 Has Earned its Freedom

Jul 18, 2005, 23:30 (2 Talkback[s])


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"'My client,' said the defence lawyer, 'comes from a broken home.' It's not a plea for clemency that judges hear very often now that families fission like amoeba, but in OS/2's case it's still a strong argument. Conceived by Microsoft and IBM in the days when the two companies at least pretended to like each other, OS/2 soon found itself up against its half-sibling Windows NT in a bitter rivalry for attention.

"There is no need to rehash the dramatic twists in the tale, except to note the tiresomely familiar sequence of commercial collaboration, accusations of betrayal, cash settlements and eventual demise..."

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