[rescue] OS2 on ATMs

Joshua Boyd jdboyd at jdboyd.net
Wed Feb 25 21:06:07 CST 2009

On Wed, Feb 25, 2009 at 08:06:49PM -0500, Fred wrote:
> A very good point - however the OS2 version were reliable and I could knock
> them over with a forklift (literally, don't ask ...) and they'd still run OK. 
> The Windows versions?  They'd fall over if you looked at them cross eyed.  Bad
> software development by the ATM software writers or bad choice of OS?  That's
> left as an exercise to the reader.  If you had physical access?  fuggedaboudit.
> * yes, I know if you have physical access in general the machine is toast, but
> the OS/2 and hardware (essentially a logic board) ATMs were MUCH more difficult
> to break into unless you knew them intimately.  I've encountered Windows ATMs
> with the desktop on the consumer screen ...

Several of the OS2 ATMs I've seen have had the desktop on the consumer 
screen.  I believe that I've seen OS2 running Diebold ATMs both ways.

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