IBM pulls support plug on OS/2

IBM has sounded the death knell for its OS/2 operating system, and is encouraging dedicated users to move to other systems, including Linux.

IBM has sounded the death knell for its OS/2 operating system, and is encouraging dedicated users to move to other systems, including Linux.

Limited IBM support for new IBM hardware systems will continue until 31 December this year, with no new device drivers being released after this date.

From December 2006, IBM will stop issuing fixes and security updates for OS/2 from its website.

If these measures and IBM’s call for a migration away from OS/2 doesn’t finally kill off OS/2, enthusiasts can still pay for support from IBM Global Services, which isn’t expected to come cheap.

IBM initially co-developed OS/2 with Microsoft, but Microsoft later pulled out to concentrate on its Windows development in the early 1990s.

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