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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RE: Well it's about time!!!
by rcsteiner on Thu 14th Jul 2005 21:24 UTC in reply to "Well it's about time!!!"
rcsteiner
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2005-07-12

Sure, some of us still use it. I'm coming up on the 13 year mark myself as a hobbyist user (first started using OS/2 2.0 back in August 1992).

There are a number of software projects for OS/2 which are still active, believe it or not, including three or four native Mozilla and/or Firefox ports (there's even a variant with the beginnings of WPS integration), the FM/2 filemanager (which is now open source), Odin (the Win32 API translator I use to run things like IrfanView and Palm Desktop under Warp), and Samba.

A very good site for OS/2 News and Rumors is here:

http://www.os2bbs.com/os2news/

Also, eComStation is stil being sold and still has a separate contract with IBM. As far as I know, it isn't going anywhere...

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