My Abacus Also Has Great Uptime

February 17th, 2006  |  Published in old and busted  |  1 Comment

FOSS for OS/2: Keeping the flame alive:

> According to Haverblad, the main reason that users stay with OS/2 is for “features that Windows and Linux don’t have yet.” He singles out the REstructured eXtended eXecutor (REXX), an interpreted programming language known for its ease of use, a “rock solid kernel,” “excellent multitasking,” and low system requirements. Haverblad also claims a lack of viruses and spyware and, referencing a report on OS/2 Warp Server by Secunia, fewer security vulnerabilities.

So: REXX, a stable kernel, and it runs on computers that were made back when Microsoft was still fattening IBM for the kill? And no one cares about it enough to write any malware for it? And it’s big in Eastern Europe?

Sign me up!

And you say development for it is now in the hands of people who catapulted Linux and the BSDs to desktop glory?

Put me down twice!

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