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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Unsupported Freeware?
by lord-storm on Fri 15th Jul 2005 02:37 UTC
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Even most users that are considering moving would have to port their programs over to a simmular os. What about all the VAX users out there with outdated DB and no more migration tools? Banks and the like will migrate when they are ready and I dont want no buggy ATM One that takes my money away and then crashes before i recive the money.

IBM would still get these customers because abandonware or Unsupported Freeware will eventualy become plaged with security problems and need to be upgraded anyway by the banks so they have no real choice. Only the OSnewser type can realy benifit from this becomming a reality.

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