IBM officially retired OS/2 Warp from their product line last week which closes the book on what was the most advanced operating system when it was released in the early 1990’s. I was a long-time OS/2 user and its object-oriented desktop was incredibly powerful and still has many supporters today. In fact, over 13,000 OS/2 diehards have signed a petition asking IBM to release the OS as open source but they have not responded to that request. IBM has recommended that current OS/2 users switch to Linux. You have to wonder what would have happened had IBM made the GUI “prettier”.
(via Internet News)