OT! RE: Nuke Richmond (Long)

From: healyzh_at_aracnet.com <(healyzh_at_aracnet.com)>
Date: Fri Jan 12 22:08:24 2001

> Well, I've looked at only one version OS/2 V3 with all the goodies as of
> when it came out. Ran ok and all but apps for it were a bit thin. I

I ran V1.3 - V3.0, when I bought a new Pentium 90 laptop in January '95 I put
OS/2 V3.0 and Lotus Smartsuite for OS/2 (already owned by IBM at that time)
on it. Lotus Smartsuite for OS/2 was so buggy it was virtually unusable,
and it's document translation filters were hopeless. When Windows '95 came
out I saw the writing on the wall for OS/2 and went out, bought a Mac
PowerBook 520c and have't looked back.

The Pentium 90 still runs OS/2 V3.0, Linux V1.2, MS-Dos 6.x/Win 3.11, and
Win95. However, my Mom has had it since late '96 and has used it
exclusivelly for Win95 mainly to run WordPerfect for Windows V5.2 (I've
tried desperatly to get her to upgrade to a better version). A few months
ago she bought an iBook to replace it (though she's still using it for
WordPerfect for Windows V5.2).

Is there a point to this rambling? Yes, there is! Applications!
Specifically usable applications are what make or break a OS. If an OS
doesn't run the Apps a person wants, they're unlikely to use that OS.

Received on Fri Jan 12 2001 - 22:08:24 GMT

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