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LinuxInsider: Diehards Refuse to Bury OS/2

Aug 25, 2005, 04:00 (2 Talkback[s])
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"Canadian OS/2 users say IBM's decision to end support for its aging platform is unlikely to send them in search of open-source alternatives.

"Big Blue last month said it will stop selling OS/2, the first 32-bit multi-tasking operating system aimed at the PC market, and discontinue support for related products by the end of the year. OS/2 was first released 18 years ago, but IBM has not made a major update for the past six years, though it has continued to quietly make money from it. The company said it would be directing customers to migrate to Linux, which has become a central part of its computing strategy since the late 1990s..."

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