Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 14th Jul 2005 20:57 UTC, submitted by Kelly
OS/2 and eComStation IBM has hammered the final nails into OS/2's coffin. It said that all sales of OS/2 will end on the 23rd of December this year, and support for the pre-emptive multitasking operating system will end on the 31st December 2006.
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Ronald Vos
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I failed, and I regret it to this day. Why did I fail? Because I hated Windows, while there was a valid alternative, and I didn't switch.

While I was continually cursing at Windows95 because it didn't ran my DOS games right, it didn't recognize the hardware, it was slow, buggy, crash-prone, and memory-leaking, I didn't convince my dad to switch. And I didn't convince my friends to switch either. Someone tried to convince me though: he told me that it was less of a resource-hog, stabler, and ran both Windows and DOS programs just fine. And I didn't entirely believe him.

And because people like me didn't know or believe, Microsoft kept selling, while OS/2 had a tiny market. There was an alternative, and because I didn't take it, it became less and less viable.


On a different note: I was cleaning up old university leaflets from the days back when I was still picking which university to go, and I found one from the Technical University in Delft, Holland. One bit was about how proud they were to *finally* switch their DOS servers to something more highly advanced: OS/2. This was back in 1992.

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