After 34 years, one of the ’Net’s oldest software archives is shutting down

After 34 years, one of the ’Net’s oldest software…

Hobbes OS/2 Archive: “As of April 15th, 2024, this site will no longer exist.”

In a move that marks the end of an era, New Mexico State University (NMSU) recently announced the impending closure of its Hobbes OS/2 Archive on April 15, 2024. For over three decades, the archive has been a key resource for users of the IBM OS/2 operating system and its successors, which once competed fiercely with Microsoft Windows.

In a statement made to The Register, a representative of NMSU wrote, “We have made the difficult decision to no longer host these files on Although I am unable to go into specifics, we had to evaluate our priorities and had to make the difficult decision to discontinue the service.”

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