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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Yes it does support SATA drives... for more than a year or two now. And yes. It does support USB (even 2.0) for more than five years now. As well as PCI-E graphic cards.(and usb scanners are more and more usefull for warpers, as it will become with usb webcams this year Well actually I've put old hard drive (from p133) with warp 4.52 (with all new fixpacks) to new shiny box (cel 2.2 ghz) - switch power on... and voila. Only driver I need was sblive 5.1 driver (one can choose between uniaudio (alsa compliant) and sblive (older port from unix). Rest of junk worked out of box... cordless logitech mouseman on usb, 3com nic and rest...radeon 9500pro. So one can call it nostalgia, but another will find it fiting well into scalability definition. We're not talking here about 500 processors or clusters, but when it comes to 2 or 4 cpus (real, not that fake ht) os/2 seems happy to run on smp (and yes there's a chance a new multicore cpus will smp compliant... so smp version of warp or esc could use them, but this is not sure yet)

So I've tried to fire up a winXP from first partition...
Well as I've done with BSODs and so... I gave up, and spent another lovely hour reinstalling this modern well scalable product....

So It seems to me that your opinion on warp comes out from mid 90'.
In fact, hardware support in OS/2 is a lot better now than in 1999...
(btw. there is no problem to add support for usb 2.0 in os/2 2.1... try the same with win95.... )

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