IBM's Failed Operating System OS/2 Is 25 Years Old—But It Still Powers ATMs and Checkouts

On April 2 1987, IBM launched its plan to revolutionize the PC industry: a next-generation operating system called OS/2. Co-developed by IBM and Microsoft, it was designed to replace DOS and change the way we used computers. Sadly, it didn't. But it still crops up in some of the weirdest places. »4/03/12 5:56am4/03/12 5:56am

If Blackberry Playbook OS2 Drops Next Week and No One's Around to Update, Will It Make a Sound?

RIM's Playbook tablet hasn't exactly been a blockbuster success (or even much of a "success") since its initial launch last year—due in part to a clunky UI and lack of basic features. However, according to a report by N4BB, the vastly improved Playbook OS 2 could start rolling out next week. »2/14/12 8:15pm2/14/12 8:15pm