[vcf-midatlantic] Museum and Warehouse report OS/2 PPC machine

Jeffrey Brace jeffrey at vcfed.org
Wed Jun 22 14:58:01 UTC 2022

On Wed, Jun 22, 2022 at 10:32 AM madodel via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:

> Hopefully the OS/2 PPC machine can be brought back to life as I was told
> there are very few machines (2 IBM PPC desktop models and 2 IBM PPC
> Thinkpads which met the IBM/Apple/Motorola CHRP standard) that can run
> OS/2
> PPC. I don't know if any Power Macs can run it since it had very limited
> hardware support finished at the time of its only release. Is it
> completely
> dead? At its best OS/2 PPC, which was more like an Alpha release then even
> Beta quality, is incredibly flaky and crashed with little effort. It is
> more of a curiosity for display than a working demo computer. IBM was
> rumored to have sunk $500,000 into development of OS/2 PPC, back when that
> was a lot of money. Sad it was such a complete failure.
> Mark

I am confident that between Ian Primus and Connor K, that they can get it
fixed. They are familiar and proficient with fixing machines.

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