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

[ Thanks to The
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

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

Complete Story

Get the Free Newsletter!

Subscribe to Developer Insider for top news, trends, & analysis