operating system integrity (coming from Nuke Redmond)

From: Douglas Quebbeman <dhquebbeman_at_theestopinalgroup.com>
Date: Tue Jan 16 14:58:41 2001

> There is the OS/2 operating system, the workplace shell, the MPTS product,
> the TCP/IP product, and the multimedia product to name a few. This
> modular approach is one thing that makes OS/2 so scaleable. Like Linux and
> BSD and unlike any Windos product, you don't NEED the GUI to have a useful
> machine. Without the GUI, a 4mb 386sx with a small hard drive can be made
> to perform useful work with good performance. There are also several
> alternate GUI's provided that are not as processor intensive as the
> Workplace Shell/Presentation Manager product. With OS/2 2.0, 2.1, and
> 2.11, there was even an alternate GUI that gave OS/2 a Windows 3.x look
> and feel. Just like changing the Windows 9x gui to Progman.exe by editing
> System.ini will give 9x a 3.x look and feel. Under 9x, you can also
> "Start, Run, Progman".

That sounds like Stardock's Object Desktop for OS/2... I believe they
brought this product up to version 3/Warp revision level, but just
recently dropped support for the product.

Received on Tue Jan 16 2001 - 14:58:41 GMT

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