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    IBM to stop selling & supporting OS/2

    IBM is going to stop selling OS/2 late this December and stop supporting them late December 2006.
    -Source

    So at OS2 world.com theres a petition for IBM to release as much of it's OS as it can legally into open source:
    http://www.os2world.com/petition/

    or you can send them an email here:
    https://www.ibm.com/contact/us/en/query
    Last edited by BWF89; July 29th, 2005 at 04:19 PM.

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    Re: IBM to stop selling & supporting OS/2

    i signed the petition a week ago. i havent much of a chance to use OS/2, but ive tried it couple times at my moms work. i liked it. anyone know where i can buy it?

    -Wild

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    Re: IBM to stop selling & supporting OS/2

    I'm bumping this.

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    Re: IBM to stop selling & supporting OS/2

    Quote Originally Posted by BWF89
    I'm bumping this.
    I hadn't heard of OS/2 in years. I remember IBM was pushing OS/2-Warp during the '90s with TV commercials with Dennis Leary. Now those were cool.

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    Re: IBM to stop selling & supporting OS/2

    i thought os/2 had died, like beos (i hate that system, and wish it would just stop being developed). Though what makes os/2 so different and unique?

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    Re: IBM to stop selling & supporting OS/2

    Quote Originally Posted by N'Jal
    i thought os/2 had died, like beos (i hate that system, and wish it would just stop being developed). Though what makes os/2 so different and unique?
    It DID die....AFAIK, IBM is the only one still using it. I saw servers running it while I was working for IBM Poughkeepsie. Gave me a case of the giggles. I actually own (legal) copies of OS/2 Warp 3 and 4 CDs, but I can't get them to install on anything; not even a VMWare session.

    Incidentally, BeOS development HAS in fact stopped. The only OSes under development are Windows, Linux, and MacOSX. Oh and th BSDs and Solaris. SCO CLAIMS to be continuing UNIX development, but I have a little trouble believing them
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    Re: IBM to stop selling & supporting OS/2

    I can remember seeing Os2 when it was released and thinking Wow.
    Damm that seems a long time ago.
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    Re: IBM to stop selling & supporting OS/2

    No Beos is still under development see both the haiku project and the zeta project (it doesn't say it anymore but it is beos), even beos max development has restarted.

    But backto my previous question, if it was a better dos than dos and a better windows than windows, what made it better?

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