The End of OS/2

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IBM officially releases notification of the end of OS/2: http://www-306.ibm.com/software/os/warp/withdrawal.html

I never worked with OS/2 with the exception of doing an install of a FoxPro 2.6 application at John Deere’s corporate headquarters in 1995. The system was Windows based and it ran in emulation mode on OS/2 so it was slow. Some people are calling for IBM to release OS/2 as open source. This won’t happen. Imagine all of the proprietary stuff in there from Microsofts fingers. Microsoft would love nothing better than to release it’s lawyers to feed on IBM similar to the SCO vs. Linux suit.

Sad. I’ve heard good things about OS/2, it’s speed and stability. The best product does not always win the minds (and pocketbooks) of the marketplace. I know first hand.

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