OS/2 is finally about to join the choir invisible. IBM has said that they will no longer sell OS/2 or OS/2-related products effective December 23, 2005. Standard support (e.g., outside of a service contract) ends on December 31, 2006.
Originally released in 1987 and last updated in 1996, OS/2 has long since been given up for dead by most users. Indeed, there are fewer than 80 shops left with more than 10 active OS/2 licenses. IBM is recommending that customers still using OS/2 begin migrating to Linux.
In other news, OS/2 was still alive. No OS/2 users could be reached for comment. Or located, for that matter.
IBM is recommending that customers still using OS/2 begin migrating to Linux? Those folks don't need recommendations; they need cult deprogramming. It'll take at least until December 23 just to explain to them what the hell "Linux" is and talk them through the news that the Backstreet Boys have broken up.