Some examples how 'over weight' can easily achieved using OS/2:
Use an Java Image application and open a slightly bigger image (let's say 50MB or so) geesh, although I have 512 MB RAM installed my swap file is endless growing even with the simpliest tasks. Conclusion OS/2 needs more than 512 MB RAM
So I'd better open with another app a really small (450Kb !) image and do some advanced manipulations (like e.g. projective transformation). Oh my good what's that ? The app crashes due to having too less memory (remember 512MB are installed). Conclusion OS/2 needs - at least - 1Gig of RAM.
Okay I'd better watch a DVD for relaxing. Hm with a P3 800 I get ~100% CPU usage and the video is stuttering (haven't I read that other OS need 450Mhz min. ?). Conclusion OS/2 needs - at least - a 1Ghz CPU.
I see OS/2 is not capable to do enhanced tasks, so I'd better stay writing some letters (was even possible with my 8086 having 512KBRam) luckily OpenOffice 1.1 is now available for OS/2 too. Damn what shitty OS is this ? it needs more RAM and more CPU cycles than the Windows version without Odin-wrapper...
Conclusion, to be on the save side use for OS/2 a (min. P4 2Ghz and 1Gbyte of RAM. Wait a little, if OS/2 will ever get dropshadows (like latest patched Kwin Windowmanager) or transparency effects (like it can be enabeled by default on KDE 3.2.*) or all the other Eye-Candies other OS already offer ... How many Horses will I need then ?