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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A bit ironic ...
by on Thu 14th Jul 2005 21:45 UTC

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Microsoft is trying to kill of Windows 2000 and Apple is trying to kill off Mac OS 9, yet the successor to each product is less than half a decade old. Contrast that with IBM, which is supporting OS/2 for nearly a decade after it's last major release.

I really do miss IBM's first rate support (well, it was first rate in the mid-1990s). They went out of their way to help to troubleshoot a conflict between OS/2 and my third party hardware, just because they wanted to improve OS/2. It didn't really matter that I was an insignificant customer, they still did it.

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