"IBM has always maintained that it continues to offer active
support for the OS/2 operating system. But the general market
perception is that the company is trying to scoop kitty litter over
Big Blue's one-time entry in the operating system wars."
"...OS/2 is doing much better than even IBM expected. The
company just hasn't bothered to tell anybody. According to IBM
sources, the IBM OS/2 Warp client has sold at 134 percent of
plan for the last five quarters, accounting for more than $70
million in revenue, with the greatest increase occurring at the end
This growth is being credited to revenue from large enterprise
license agreements, additional client upgrade protection plans, and
-- at least in IBM's eyes -- positive customer calls on strong
"IDC reports that OS/2 only held 0.5 percent of the 89 million
client operating environment market and 3.0% of the server
operating environment market in 1998. The OS/2 shipments declined
about 40% in both markets."
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