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Obviously either missing the joke, our your panties are so far up your ass you can't tell he's just poking fun.
Everybody's happy until someone gets an eye put out

I can take a joke.,,, it was just my tampon was chafing
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...concept of "bloated OS/2", one of the most scale-able OpSys ever created. OMG!
Bloated in that it required 16MB of memory (and that was without the Presentation Manager), in the age when the vast majority of machines had only 640kB of memory. It was also quite a bit larger than DOS, which was the standard of the day. Ironically, OS/2 was intended for the PS/2, but few PS/2's ever came out of the factory with the ability to run OS/2. By the time Chicago came out, and OS/2 was usable, the PS/2 was pretty much finished.

It is not that OS/2 was "bad", but that it didn't fit the machines available in the day. It is like Vista, which may or may not have been "bad", but it certainly wouldn't run on the machines available when it was released (even the machines that were supposed to be Vista Compatible couldn't run Vista in many cases), and ended up being a laughing stock.

If OS/2 had come out later, when 16MB of memory was the norm, and 64MB of memory was affordable, the situation might be quite different. But as it stood, it was a giant OS that simply could not run on the machines of the day, and by the time the machines caught up, IBM had grown bored and moved onto other things. But this was the same as MS, since NT never really ever got off the ground in any meaningful way - the vast majority remained with DOS and Windows because they would run on available and affordable hardware.
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Wall steet apple stock just went down 8,44%.. so far.
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Especially one who, along with Woz, has literally changed the future of all Mankind.
You could say that about Robert Oppenheimer as well......
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Bloated in that it required 16MB of memory (and that was without the Presentation Manager), <snipped for later reply>.
That is just wrong. The initial problem was that IBM was unconvinced the x386 would ever be reasonably priced and committed way too much to x286. That hardly supported let alone required 16MB ram.

More soon.
Edit: Changed my mind. You either get it, or you don't and there's no point in arguing with revisionists.
Edited by enorbet2 - 1/17/11 at 11:10am
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Especially one who, along with Woz, has literally changed the future of all Mankind.
Many cult leaders have prospered, but none have actually changed the future of mankind.
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post #47 of 73
As much as I hate him and apple, this is where I draw the line...so get well !
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Wall steet apple stock just went down 8,44%.. so far.
Cool story bro, U.S. markets are closed today.
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Cool story bro, U.S. markets are closed today.
LAWL!

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You may not like Mac but the guy is a go getter. Really to bad about his health...
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