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SRO: IBM To Update OS/2 Client

Feb 08, 2000, 20:40 (4 Talkback[s])
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"Although it won't announce the news with any fanfare, IBM will be 'refreshing' the client version of its OS/2 operating system...

The refreshed OS/2 client, dubbed a 'convenience pack,' will be based on the Warp Server for e-Business (WSeB) code base, but will add little new functionality. While the client will include feature enhancements that have been rolled out in IBM's frequent Fix Packs over the years (such as DVD and USB support, Java 1.1.8, Netscape Navigator 4.6.1, and loads of additional device drivers), this is essentially a feature rollup, bringing all the updates onto one CD-ROM."

"This client refresh is part of IBM's internal plans to support and enhance the OS/2 product line for at least seven more years, according to sources. This support is based on past sales performance, not philanthropy."

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