Steve Ballmer is paraphrased in this ZDNet article saying "the company needs to ensure Windows Phone handsets can run Android apps". For a guy who spent more than 5 years writing system code for OS/2, the parallels to WinOS2 are pretty interesting. Here's the lesson: The operating system must stand on its own, or your just postpone it's death.
Written December 1, 2008. I recently received an inquiry regarding how OS/2 interrupts are handled and what is the correct action of a device driver upon being called by the OS/2 kernel. My first response was, you have got to be kidding me, the operating system has been dead for 10 years. The second response was to tell them the answer and now I write this blog so other folks might find it useful.