We all know the ill-fated history of IBM's OS/2 Warp, while some others may not
know about the first OS/2-OEM distribution called eComStation. Now a new
When OS/2 Warp came out, I was working in a computer store in New Jersey. One of our customers who was in "the garbage business" (you can never tell if these guys are pulling your leg or the real deal) came in one day and I'd been to an IBM conference where Warp was demo'd and I was blown away (I had never seen the graphical WWW at this point, so it was mainly the browser that impressed me; I misunderstood this to be a feature of Warp, and was unaware of non-Warp WWW browsers: at that time I had a shell account and did all of my Internet stuff that way).
Anyway I was raving about it and he bought it. So you know what happens in the next two years. About 18 months later he comes in and plops the Warp box down on the counter and says, "You recommend another Edsel operating system to me, I'll break your legs."
To this day I have no idea if he was serious or not.
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