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IBM to can OS/2 - Tells customers to switch to Linux

By The Admiral ·
IBM earlier this week announced it's plans to officially put to rest the operating system that at one time went head to head with Microsoft's Windows.

With that being said, it was the first real 32-bit operating system that totally integrated many things, as well as Microsoft Integration.

How much of an impact this has is still unknown, since many of the World's Automatic teller machines are running the OS/2 Code, and many of the companies are run it as well.

RIP or Open Source?

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by Jaqui In reply to IBM to can OS/2 - Tells c ...

after all, they ain't gonna get unix on a bank machine, nor are they gonna get the stability and security needed for it from windows.

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by M_a_r_k In reply to IBM to can OS/2 - Tells c ...

Are they still supporting or even selling OS/2? I used OS/2 about 8 yrs ago. Hadn't heard a thing about it since. I assumed they canned it long ago. I liked OS/2. I remember it being a pretty solid 32-bit PC OS. Too bad IBM got outmuscled and outmaneuverd by Microsoft (like they always have).

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