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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should have been done 20 years ago
by pravda on Fri 15th Jul 2005 06:51 UTC
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2005-07-06

OS/2 never had a chance. As we see with IBM selling their PC division to China/Lenovo, computers for people is not an IBM core competency.

Overcharging people for "services" by "suits" is IBM's core competency. And so IBM is supporting broken stuff like Linux and Java which require *immense* service and support. IBM does not support any technology that is not fundamentally broken and complex.

For IBM, simplicity is bad for business.

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