July 18th, 2005

Atacama

Wow, I almost missed this one...

IBM finally officially announced a support withdrawal date for OS/2 last week.

I remember when OS/2 was exciting: finally, a way to make a PC usable. It never really delivered on that promise, though; no one could ever afford the hardware needed to really make it work, and then Windows 95 shipped, making it even less compelling. Still, it was fun spending some of my college days monkeying with it.