Solved OS/2 or ArcaOS - who is using it?

Dell / T1650
March 23, 2019 at 05:33:07
Specs: Windows 10, 8 GB
I would like to know if there is anyone out there still using OS/2, or ArcaOS 5 (BlueLion). I was an OS/2 Warp 3 user for about a year, an to be honest it was okay, but not to great on hardware support. I wound up replacing it with Windows 95.

Anyway, I would appreciate hearing about what people, if any, think of ArcaOS.

Happy computing!


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#1
March 23, 2019 at 06:43:01
I never heard of ArcaOS before but I did some searching. My question(s) to you is, why would you want (or need) to run it? What will you use it for?

https://www.techrepublic.com/articl...


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#2
March 23, 2019 at 07:16:53
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It only seems to be of any use to those with legacy OS/2 applications.

I did manage a fairly large OS/2 server network many years ago, and ran OS/2 workstation myself, for a number of years. As server software it was superb and rock solid (one of our servers was on a remote site and ran 24/7 for years without attention), but the desktop experience was a bit limited. Nowadays it's time is long past. I can't see any reason to run OS/2 rather than Windows or Linux.


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#3
March 23, 2019 at 08:10:15
I am not installing OS/2, I just wanted to see if anyone uses it. I do not know anyone that still uses it, but I have tried it in a VM.

I know Microsoft had been working with IBM, and Windows NT 3.1 was a result of MS doing an in-house project while working with IBM.

OS/2 was obscure then, and even more so now.

Also I just noticed under Related Solutions the OS/2 forum is closed.

Again, just a question about usage, not a request for assistance. I enjoy reading the comments too.


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