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.
Thread beginning with comment 4573
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE: Abandonware
by eMagius on Thu 14th Jul 2005 22:54 UTC in reply to "Abandonware"
Member since:

So as soon as a book finishes its first print run, it should be made public domain? That's absurd.

It would be nice if IBM made OS/2 open-source or just made the binaries public domain, but neither would be good for IBM's investment in GNU/Linux.

Reply Parent Score: 1

RE[2]: Abandonware
by mini-me on Fri 15th Jul 2005 00:38 in reply to "RE: Abandonware"
mini-me Member since:

books are different - book publishers dont EOL their books, the same goes for video sellers. for books and videos/music there can be other stipulations such as 10 years after the end of the first printing. if a book is not profitable, the publisher will not print again.

Reply Parent Score: 1