IBM Bids a Vague Adieu to OS/2
It's time to say goodbye. As of March 12, IBM will cease to offer the OS/2 Operating System.Its time to say goodbye. As of March 12, IBM will cease to offer the OS/2 Operating System. The tea leaves have been there to read since the middle of last year, when IBMs "OS/2 Strategy for 2002" document contained a key piece of advice under its fourth subhead, "What are IBMs recommendations?" Three sentences and a bullet list later, one finds the disarming suggestion to "deploy new e-business technology applications concurrently with existing OS/2 applications until platform neutrality has been achieved and then change the operating system."
Im irresistibly reminded of Napoleons Moscow strategy: Having invested huge resources in what turns out to be an empty conquest, IBMs goal is now to get home without losing what remains.