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Farewell Focus on OS/2

October 05, 2001 by Anonymous

Farewell Focus on OS/2

From: "Walter Metcalf"

Hello everyone,

Some of you may have noticed that the Focus on OS/2 site (
) has disappeared from I want you to
know that I had no part in this decision, although I do understand it.

Focus on OS/2 most closely resembled a magazine. All existing OS/2 magazines are currently run on a volunteer basis as a labour of love., of course, was being run as a business, so the present hitech/ climate caused's executives to look carefully at sites they felt weren't generating enough revenue to justify their continued existence. Unfortunately, Focus on OS/2 was deemed one such site. However it was not the only such site. 84 other sites--approximately 10% of's total number--also suffered the same fate, including the sites of the "alternative" operating systems BSD
and BEOS.

During my almost three years at, I was very well treated, even though I frequently complained about the "Windows-ization" of the Guide tools, and insisted I be allowed to do my work with Netscape for OS/2 despite the fact that I was only Guide out of 850 using OS/2! Invariably they made some accommodation for me. I have many good memories of my editors and others I worked with.

However, the most treasured experiences were countless notes of appreciation from you my readers that start coming from Day 1 that I went online right up to the end. They meant more than you will ever know.
About also gave me a unique opportunity to talk, help, and be helped by people all over the world that I will never forget. I will also never forget some of those I met at Warpstock--the volunteers, the people in
IBM who still manage to keep plugging away at OS/2 often in spite of their employer, and many others.

What will I do now? I have always been interesting in writing, and there are still OS/2 magazines seeking both articles and contributors. I will start there. It will be a relaxing change from having to crank out an article each week. It will also give me a chance to work on some software projects I could never seem to find the time for before. In any case, don't expect to see my byline to disappear; it will just appear a
little less frequently.

Walter Metcalf

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