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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aah.. those heady days
by on Fri 15th Jul 2005 08:55 UTC

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worked for a bank here, in the caribbean, and a lot of the ATMs still rock OS/2,, up till last year, we still had a WSOD server ( workspace on demand ), and one standalone machine in the credit card section that ran a database in DB/2 that hadn't been updated in years..

if it aint broke, don;t fix it..

sidenote.. i remember when i was in secondary school ( equiv to high school in the states) and i LUSTED after to me, it was innovative, extremely well put together, and not to mention cool...
os/2 is dead.. long live os/2!

with regards to open sourcing the OS... i highly doubt. i am sure ( but not 100%) that some of the patents for it are jointly held with MS ( the absentee parent)......or perhaps were licensed from elswhere.. or maybe are in portfolios IBM is not willing to shre right now.. it's their right, anyway

why open source it? i would have loved to see it living out here... just to give people a choice.. not everyone wants to run a flav of linux or bsd..

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