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IBM OS/2 Warp 4 -- The Easiest Way to a Connected World

Software Announcement
September 24, 1996
Announcement Letter Number: 296-375


Table of Contents:

(Corrected on December 10, 1996) The Ordering Information and Charges sections have been updated.

At a Glance

  • Command your computer using your voice for surfing the Web, dictating e-mail, or automating repetitive tasks

  • Build your solutions with easy access to popular file and print servers, Lotus Notes servers, and Internet service providers

  • Boost your productivity with an easier, more user-friendly interface.

  • Run Java applets from your desktop with built-in Java support

  • Perform advanced systems management tasks with world-class TME 10 NetFinity client

  • Develop security applications with enhanced file, print, and process security including many functions described under the C2 criteria

  • Maximize application development investment using an easier, open development platform with support for Open32, OpenDoc, and OpenGL
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For ordering, contact:
  Your IBM representative, an IBM Authorized
  Business Partner, or IBM DIRECT at
    800-IBM-CALL  Reference: SE010



Overview

OS/2(R) Warp 4 consists of various products including OS/2 Warp Version 4 -- the next generation of OS/2's battle-tested operating system, BonusPak, IBM's OS/2 implementation of Sun Microsystems, Inc.'s Java(1) technology (Java for OS/2), VoiceType(TM) for OS/2 Warp, and networking/connectivity products. Lotus Notes Mail 4.1, the Device Driver Pak, and Application Sampler CDs are also included.

Specific functions include: Easy access to popular file/print servers and the Internet from work, home, or on the road; speech navigation and dictation; cross-platform support for compound documents and 3D graphics applications; systems management capabilities; security controls; access to most currently available OS/2 drivers; and, an assortment of demos and trial versions of OS/2 applications.

With OS/2's tradition of providing support for 32-bit OS/2, DOS and most Windows+ 3.x applications, you can take full advantage of new application software and preserve your investment in legacy applications.

OS/2 Warp 4 delivers the next generation of user interface -- voice input -- for performing many tasks without typing or using a mouse. Navigate the Internet or your desktop with your voice, dictate responses to e-mail, and create speech macros to simplify repetitive tasks.

OS/2 Warp 4 has support for important industry-standard device support features such as Plug and Play, Advanced Power Management, and enhanced IDE.

Significant user interface improvements include: WarpCenter, WarpGuide (intelligent helps), a new look and operation for PM controls, and new 3D bitmaps and icons, a more visually appealing desktop, improved use of 256 colors, horizontal style notebooks, a new tutorial, and enhanced desktop schemes.



Intended Customers

  • Large/Medium Business Client
    • Enterprise WAN, workgroup client
    • Platform for line-of-business application development
  • Small Business Client: Peer networks productivity packages, turnkey line-of-business applications

  • Business Commuters
    • At work, at home, and anywhere in between
    • Retail end user channel
  • Solution Developer
    • Lower development costs
    • Increased speed to market
    • Global reach
    • Improved long-term viability



Key Prerequisites

  • Processor and Memory
    • Minimum 486 33MHz, or higher, with 12MB to 16MB memory
    • For speech navigation, Pentium* 75MHz, or higher, and 4MB additional memory
    • For speech navigation and dictation, Pentium 100MHz, or higher, with 8MB to 12MB additional memory recommended
  • Disk space: 100MB to 300MB free

  • Removable media: 1.44MB, 3.5-inch diskette drive "A" and an OS/2-compatible CD-ROM drive

  • Display: 640 x 480 resolution video with 256 colors recommended (SVGA mode)

  • IBM-compatible mouse

  • Communications: 14.4 Kbps, or higher, modem or network connection for Internet/intranet

  • Audio
    • Supported sound card for speech and multimedia
    • Noise-canceling microphone for speech
*     Or compatible

Planned Availability Date

September 25, 1996

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This announcement is provided for your information only. For additional information, contact your IBM representative or call 800-IBM-4YOU.



DESCRIPTION

OS/2 Warp 4 builds on the proven OS/2 Warp and OS/2 Warp Connect products with a number of new features and functions.



Ease of Use

  • Integrated Install -- One convenient installation program installs the OS/2 Warp Version 4 operating system, OS/2 Warp Connect components, and BonusPak applications. This install program provides the user an "Easy" or a "Custom" path to selectively install, uninstall, or reinstall OS/2 Warp 4 components. OS/2 Warp is CID-enabled for mass deployment of software.

  • Internet-Aware Desktop -- New desktop objects for HTML, URL, and FTP servers enable drag-and-drop from the Internet to the desktop and vice versa. The FTP object provides a folder view of an FTP directory.

  • WarpCenter -- WarpCenter is the place to store and launch frequently used applications. The user can explore the desktop and other folders using cascading menus rather than opening each individual folder. The toolbar from the previous release of OS/2 Warp is available in the Productivity Folder.

  • WarpGuide -- Proactive/adaptive and non-proactive agents provide assistance and guidance as a user performs system tasks such as creating a network printer or installing a device driver.

  • Assistance Center -- The System Tutorial, WarpGuides, AskPSP, and online references to assist the user.

  • Workplace Shell(R) -- The Workplace Shell is the basis for all the functionality of the OS/2 Warp user interface. Built on the foundation of the System Object Model(TM) (SOM(TM)) and Distributed System Object Model (DSOM), the shell extends to allow application developers to add capabilities seamlessly and efficiently.

  • Controls and Visuals
    • Visuals -- Experience 3D using color, texture, shadowing, and curved edges.

    • Dialogs -- New buttons, sliders, scroll bars, entry fields, and list boxes enhance dialog use.

    • Horizontal Style Notebook -- Notebook settings now have a horizontal tab option. This new style allows information to be presented more concisely without taking up much space.

    • Close Button -- Close an application with a single click.

    • Folder Menu Bars -- Common operations within a folder are accessible via menu bars. The context menu (Mouse Button 2) can be used for these same operations.
  • User Interface Redesign -- The rearranged desktop improves visual appeal and reduces clutter. New background bitmaps with texture and color schemes have been added.

  • New Fonts -- A new condensed font style uses less desktop real estate and improves legibility. The font is available in both high and low resolution.

  • Animated Icons, Comet Cursor -- Animated icons supply visual feedback for opened folders and applications. The comet cursor leaves a trail as it moves to allow users to more easily detect the mouse locations, particularly on notebook computers. New 3D pointers help you customize your desktop.

  • Voice Navigation -- Combining speaker-independence and continuous speech, OS/2 Warp allows you to speech navigate most OS/2 and most Windows 3.x applications. Macros can be created to simplify repetitive tasks. Since OS/2 Warp provides DART (Direct Access Routines) for fast Digital Audio, no special hardware is required other than a supported sound card and microphone. View a list of supported audio cards and chips on the Device Driver Pak CD.

  • Voice Dictation -- This speaker-independent application allows the user to dictate text into applications supported by the OS/2 clipboard using the VoiceType Dictation (VTD) engine with all associated libraries and exploitive macros.

  • System Tutorial -- The tutorial for OS/2 Warp 4 helps business clients and connected commuters get up-to-speed quickly with an improved user interface and other new OS/2 features. The tutorial features step-by-step instructions for basic operating system concepts such as using and customizing the desktop. A "speech-enabled" section teaches the user how to use voice navigation.

  • Migration Database -- This is an updated database of optimal settings for popular DOS and Windows 3.x applications. The database is widely used during installation to migrate previously installed DOS and Windows 3.x applications.



Performance

  • Pre-emptive Multitasking -- The operating system, rather than the application, determines the sharing of overall system resources to achieve optimal system performance. This prevents resource-intensive applications from monopolizing system resources.

  • Multithreading -- Multiple units of work operate simultaneously to improve overall performance. An example is a word processor performing spellcheck while accepting keystrokes.

  • Async Read-Ahead -- This file system enhancement studies disk read patterns, anticipates a disk read, and makes it available in memory to improve system throughput.

  • System Page Tuning -- Frequently used functions are grouped together so they can be loaded with the least number of I/O operations.

  • High Performance File System (HPFS) -- HPFS has been updated to optimize software for 486 and Pentium exploitation and optimize cache handling by allowing multiple Lazywrite worker routines.

  • Crash Protection -- Applications are isolated so errant programs cannot corrupt and overwrite memory of other well-behaved programs.

  • Disk Cache -- Frequently referenced disk locations are stored in memory for ready use.



Connectivity

  • Network Adapters and Protocol Services -- NDIS Version 2.0.2 device driver support for a variety of LAN adapters has been added.

  • File and Print Services Client -- LAN Requester and OS/2 Peer combine to provide a single administration workstation. Users can share peer resources (files, printers, and async ports) and administer LAN resources from a single workstation. Objects on the desktop inherit peer functionality in their context menus. The File and Print Services Client can connect to OS/2 Warp Server, OS/2 LAN Server, Windows NT Server, PC LAN Program, OS/2 Warp Connect, Windows NT Workstations, Windows 95, Windows for Workgroups, LANtastic for OS/2, and LANtastic for DOS. OS/2 Warp 4 customers who use the File and Print Services Client to access services on OS/2 Warp Server Version 4, must hold a Proof of Entitlement for an OS/2 Warp Server Version 4 Use-Based Feature (UBF) in order to use the File and Print Services Client.

  • NetWare Client for OS/2 -- NetWare Client v2.11 for OS/2 global administration capabilities for NetWare Directory Services, ability to install NetWare client for OS/2 over OS/2 system with NetWare clients installed, and the ability to install the OS/2 client and NetWare Server for OS/2 on the same machine and includes substantial software updates.

  • TCP/IP Version 4 for OS/2:
New and enhanced features include:
  • Dynamic IP Client -- Supports Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) to ease network administration by dynamically allocating and reusing IP addresses, and Dynamic Domain Name Service (DDNS). DDNS simplifies network access, operation, and changes with dynamic update of IP addresses and IP hostname mapping.

  • Socks Security -- Permits TCP/IP applications to access the Internet through Socks Version 4-compliant servers, and provides "versatile" socks client support such that a user can configure a direct connection to corporate internal addresses and a socks connection to external Internet addresses, simultaneously and transparently.

  • WinSock 1.1 Support -- Enables WinSock 1.1 to be used in conjunction with Open32 and Presentation Manager(R) for the porting of Windows 3.x and Win95 TCP/IP applications.

  • Variable Subnet Routing -- A system with multiple LAN adapter cards can function as an IP router.

  • IP Alias Support -- Allows a system with a single LAN adapter card to have several IP addresses. This enables OS/2 Warp to support several Web servers (multi-home) on a single system.

  • Multicast -- Allows packets to be transmitted to multiple users -- especially useful for multimedia, telephone and video conferencing.

  • PCOMM Entry -- "Personal Communications AS/400(R) and 3270 -- TCP/IP Entry Level 4.1" is based on the full-function product available from IBM and is an enhanced replacement for the TN3270, TN5250, and PMANT emulators. The new emulator features 32-bit code, full font set and automatic font sizing, custom color palette, improved cut and paste, APL support, command line (IND$FILE) file transfer, context-sensitive help, popup keyboard, hot spots, PCMCIA support, and problem determination aids. Two host sessions are supported.

  • Retrieve Software Updates -- OS/2 Warp 4 includes a new Web browser-based process for automatic software retrieval and installation of fixes and upgrades from an IBM Web site.

  • FTP and TFTP Client and Server -- File transfer to and from a remote host. FTP now is 32-bit with usability enhancements and TFTP security built in.

  • Telnet Client and Server -- Logon to and from a remote host.

  • REXEC and RSH Client and Server -- Execute command on and from a remote host.

  • NewsReader -- Now 32bit with other usability enhancements supporting reading and writing with USEnet newsgroups.

  • Gopher -- Access information stored on the Internet. Gopher acts as a "bridge" to network services such as FTP, Telnet, WAIS, and newsgroups.

  • TALK Client and Server -- Send interactive messages between local and remote hosts.

  • SLIP/PPP -- Dial-in access to the Internet using either Serial Line Internet Protocol or Point-to-Point Protocol.

  • Sendmail Client and Server Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) -- Route and exchange mail from one host to another using SMTP. Now 32-bit with several enhancements including alias support in the sendmail.cf file.

  • LPD Client and Server -- Print on a local or remote printer.

  • Ping, Finger -- Contact and display information about a user or remote host.

  • Netscape Navigator for OS/2 -- A native OS/2, speech- and Java-enabled version of the Netscape Navigator client software will be made available by fourth quarter 1996 to licensees of OS/2 Warp 4. This native OS/2 version of Navigator broadens the scope of content currently available to OS/2 customers via the Internet. Netscape Navigator for OS/2 client will be downloadable at no additional charge to OS/2 Warp 4 users via a URL object on the desktop.

  • WebExplorer(TM) -- WebExplorer 1.2 supports HTML 2.0 including expanded table support, and contains numerous fixes and updates.

  • Java Support -- Java applets can be run from the OS/2 Desktop. The Java Virtual Machine (run-time) includes a Just-In-Time compiler which greatly increases the execution speed of Java programs. Programming tools for Java (compiler, debugger, utilities, and sample programs) are also included (HPFS resident only) as well as documentation that aids in the creation of Java applications and applets. Java programs can work with the Internet-Aware Desktop.

  • Remote Access Client -- LAN access is provided via dial connections (asynchronous, synchronous, ISDN, or X.25). The Remote Access Client can dial into either a LAN Distance(R) Connection Server or OS/2 Warp Server. Also, one Remote Access Client can dial another Remote Access Client directly to establish a virtual network.

  • Mobile Office Services -- This utility transparently caches files used by a client while connected to a supported network and allows the user to continue using these files even when disconnected from the server. When the network connection is re-established, Mobile Office Services detects the differences between the cache and network files and prompts the user for resolution.



Application Compatibility

  • Security Enabling Services -- Enables Installable Security Subsystem to provide robust operating systems security services.

  • OS/2, DOS, and Windows Support -- Since OS/2 Warp supports OS/2, DOS, and most Windows applications (Windows 3.x and Win32s up to the 1.25a level), these application investments are protected.

  • DOS and Windows TCP/IP Support (WinSock 1.1) -- DOS, and Windows TCP/IP applications written to the WinSock 1.1 specification are supported.

  • TrueType Engine -- New PM support is provided for TrueType fonts.

  • OpenDoc -- Run-time support for cross-platform compound documents.

  • Open32 (formerly Developer API Extensions) -- To ease the porting of 32-bit Windows applications, support for a subset of Win32 APIs and messages is available.

  • OpenGL -- OpenGL on OS/2 Warp is a highly precise 3D rendering API. This portable API allows software developers to include high-quality 3D functionality in their applications. OpenGL is used by CAD, entertainment, industrial design and modeling, biochemistry, and scientific visualization applications.

  • XMS, EMS Memory Support -- Older memory extension specifications still being used by DOS applications are supported.

  • SOM/DSOM 2.11 -- OS/2 Warp includes support for a language-independent, cross-platform architecture for sharing objects through SOM/DSOM.

  • REXX/Object REXX -- Object REXX is the scripting language for Workplace OS/2 and OpenDoc. Users can do scripting and authoring of SOM objects. This capability provides for transparent access from Object REXX objects to SOM objects and vice versa.

    Both versions of REXX -- Classic and OREXX -- are included in OS/2 Warp 4. The default, at installation, is Classic REXX. Following installation the user can toggle between the two versions by issuing the command SWITCHRX.CMD followed by a reboot of the system.

  • Input Queue Processing Improvements -- OS/2 Warp 4 includes an OS/2 solution to detect misbehaved applications that cause system hangs. This fixes what is incorrectly attributed to OS/2 as the "SIQ problem." The fix is implemented at the system level as a separate OS/2 thread that monitors the status of the input queue and does not require any applications updates. A desktop settings page for input queue processing allows users to enable or disable this option and to set the sensitivity (for example, how long to ignore the input queue before identifying it as non-responsive). Once freed from the unresponsive application, users can then terminate the application rather than rebooting the system.

  • Dual Boot -- With dual boot, a user can easily switch back and forth between OS/2 Warp and DOS/Windows for specific applications.



Hardware Support

  • Dedicated DOS/Windows Session -- Enables a user to quickly switch from OS/2 Warp to a dedicated DOS or Windows environment and back again, using suspend/resume technology. This technology can also be used to suspend/resume OS/2 Warp instead of shutting down/rebooting. Program objects can be created to invoke this function from the OS/2 Warp desktop. Dedicated DOS/Windows Session function is supported for IDE/FAT systems only. Networking connections are not maintained when OS/2 is suspended.

  • Device Driver CD-ROM -- A new "as-is" offering on CD-ROM, the Device Driver Pak is a collection of OS/2 drivers that are now conveniently accessible in one place. The drivers are either physically on the CD-ROM or users can download them directly from the Internet using hot links to the home pages of many third-party providers.

  • New Device Support -- In addition to the drivers on the DDPak, the following new drivers have been added to OS/2 Warp 4: Trantor (SCSI), QLogic (SCSI), IOmega (SCSI), IBM RAID, Mylex RAID, S3 Trio (graphics accelerator), optical, and ESS 1688, ESS 1788, ESS 1888, Aztech Washington 32 (audio). Support for more than 80 new printers, including the popular, low-cost HP DeskJet and Canon BubbleJet printers has been added.

  • Plug-and-Play (PnP) Support -- OS/2 Warp 4's enhanced PnP support automatically detects and installs enabled drivers for legacy ISA devices and PnP devices with no user intervention. An enhanced Hardware Manager allows users to view system information about their physical devices, device drivers, and the system resources in use.

  • High-Speed Serial Port Driver -- The serial port driver has been enhanced to transfer data at 115.2 Kbps in native OS/2 mode. Accelerating the transfer rate of the serial port driver helps maximize the throughput of popular modems that support the 28.8/V.34 standard. Actual performance rates depend on system configuration and other system activity.

  • Display Data Channel (DDC) Adapter/Monitor Specification -- DDC is the current industry standard for display adapters and monitors. OS/2 Warp 4 supports DDC2-enabled monitors when used with DDC2-compliant systems such as the IBM Personal Computer 750. This support provides automatic recognition of enabled monitors and automatic setting of the highest refresh rate, reducing screen flicker.

  • Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology (S.M.A.R.T.) Specification -- The OS/2 Warp generic IDE driver conforms to the S.M.A.R.T. specification and has been enhanced to include a user interface that warns users of impending hard drive failure. Data transfer rates for PCI IDE hard drives are faster due to the use of Direct Memory Access (DMA).

  • Graphics Adapter Device Driver (GRADD) -- This new 32-bit graphics device driver model improves PM performance and substantially reduces the graphics driver development effort by moving function to the operating system.

  • PCMCIA Enhancements -- PCMCIA enhancements include card and socket services, cardbus, and an enhanced user interface.

  • APM -- APM 1.1 is updated to support suspend, resume, and device management control.

  • Warm Plug/Warm Docking -- Docking/undocking and the swapping of diskette and CD-ROM drives in specific models of ThinkPad(R) 755 and 760 series is supported.

  • IR Support -- Infrared support in OS/2 Warp is targeted for specific ThinkPad models. Support includes the ability to print from OS/2 and Windows 3.x applications through the IR port to wireless printers supporting the IRDA interface. The IR NDIS driver supports file and printer sharing.

  • Realtime MIDI -- OS/2 Warp provides a framework and API for delivering quality, 32-bit MIDI applications.

  • Network Printing -- OS/2 Warp 4 has powerful new printing capabilities including the following:
    • Print on a variety of printers. Connect to these printers using a parallel port, a serial port, an infrared port, or a network address for a network-attached printer in the LAN.

    • Use a single window to display and manage all printer objects defined on the desktop.

    • Select printer drivers for plug and play printers when creating printer objects for printers attached to your desktop.

    • Download printer drivers to your desktop for local and network printer objects.

    • Maintain printer drivers and printer properties on your desktop for network printer objects.

    • Exploit intelligent network-attached printers.

    • Display the progress of print jobs.

    • Use drag-and-drop to move and copy jobs between printer objects on the same desktop or on the same peer server.

    • Use drag-and-drop to reprioritize jobs in a printer object.

    • Define a default print priority for each printer object.

    • Specify formatting options to print text files.

    • Select the information to be displayed for each print job in a printer object.

    • And more!



Systems Management

  • System Dump Formatter -- This function allows the kernel to take a system dump and have the dump information formatted by a generic report generator.

  • System Anchor Block -- Serviceability is improved by providing pointers to the servers' key data structures, minimizing the need for OS/2 symbol files.

  • First Failure Support Technology(TM) Probes (FFST(TM)) -- FFST captures data relevant to an error at the time the error occurs.

  • Desktop Management Interface (DMI) -- DMI is a server layer that masks the complexity of managing the desktop environment for the user and component developer. It offers a standard way to instrument and manage desktop systems. DMI enables vendors to easily add remote manageability to their products.

    Information processed by DMI includes, but is not limited to, FFST probes. Also included is information on most hardware and software instrumentation. A local browser to view this database of hardware and software information is provided in TME 10 NetFinity.

  • SystemView(R) Agents -- A common agent framework to support the management of DMTP DMI 1.1-compliant components and Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Distributed Protocol Interface (DPI) 2.0-compliant subagents is provided.

  • Software Registration (ART) -- This online registration tool enables the user to register software electronically via a modem or the Internet, fax, mail, or even by telephone. The user is gently reminded periodically until registration is complete (up to five times).

  • TME 10 NetFinity Services 4.0 Features -- TME 10 NetFinity Services is positioned as a low-cost, highly flexible, hardware management program with general systems management functions. TME 10 NetFinity Services is primarily an attended solution to allow users and LAN administrators to view, initiate, and exploit management services.
TME 10 NetFinity Services functions include:
  • File transfer from TME 10 NetFinity Server or Manager.

  • Remote screen snapshots of workstations at administrator's console.

  • Resource and performance monitoring, including CPU, DASD, and swapper files, memory, video, SCSI subsystems, power management, peripheral devices, security features, vital product data, TCP/IP network protocols, system processes, IBM OS/2 LAN Server (if installed), print job characteristics. Historical monitor data can be saved as ASCII text, SQL, DB/2, or Lotus Notes database files. Includes voltage and temperature monitors for selected systems. Also includes PCI support to report on types and setting of PCI devices installed on the system.

  • Built-in multi-level security.

  • Built-in alert generation and logging. Includes alerts to VIM-compliant e-mail and TCP/IP Send-Mail, alphanumeric pager, and visual alert condition settings.

  • Software configuration and inventory information. User-definable configuration allows the detection of non-standard applications and executable files, in addition to standard libraries of common applications.

  • Operating system (level and settings) reporting.

  • Application version, location, and run tracking.

  • Critical file monitoring. Allows the monitoring of critical system files or data files as defined by the user or system administrator for changes, such as CONFIG.SYS and/or AUTOEXEC.BAT. If a change is made an alert is sent to the server/manager.

  • Event scheduling from a manager. Events can be set to start on an hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, or yearly service.

  • Ability to be managed via the Internet, from OS/2, Windows 3.x, Windows NT, or NetWare managers.

  • DMI support including browse (remote or local) function. Supports industry DMI standard as defined by the Desktop Management Task Force. Any DMI-standard manager can now access the DMI MIF file stored at each workstation.

  • Multimedia support. Includes the use of waveforms enabling the aural identification of specific alerts by sound as an alert is detected.

  • Exploitation of system partitions on PS/2(R) systems.

  • ECC configuration management on PS/2 systems with ECC memory.
TME 10 NetFinity Services can connect to a TME 10 NetFinity Server or Manager via the following protocols:
  • NetBIOS
  • TCP/IP
  • Internetwork Packet Exchange (IPX)
  • Serial



BonusPak

The OS/2 Warp 4 BonusPak includes the following:

  • IBM Works -- Collection of personal productivity applications including word processor, spreadsheet, charting, report writer, database, calendar, monthly planner, appointment book, and phone book. IBM Works 3.0 contains maintenance, memory management improvements, updated help, Internet URL support, updated word processor and graphics filters, and a button bar for commonly used features.

  • HyperACCESS Lite for OS/2 -- Async communications program to access bulletin board services. Updates include maintenance and other refinements such as user-defined modem strings and more colorful icons.

  • CompuServe Information Manager (CIM) for OS/2 -- Provides access to the CompuServe online service. CIM 2.03 includes fixes and removes the OS/2 registration requirement.

  • FaxWorks for OS/2 -- Allows faxes to be sent and received. Includes a basic telephone answering machine. Fax/data integration through a new interface for data applications to pass answered call to FaxWorks.

  • VideoIN for OS/2 -- Provides the ability to record and view digital video segments. Supported CODECs include Ultimotion(TM) and Intel Indeo (playback supported on Versions 2.1, 3.1, 3.2; record supported on Versions 2.1, 3.1).

  • MarkVision for OS/2 -- Allows users to easily install, configure, query, and troubleshoot network-attached Lexmark printers from the OS/2 Warp desktop.

  • HP JetAdmin -- Allows users to easily install, configure, query, and troubleshoot network-attached Hewlett-Packard printers from the OS/2 Warp desktop.

  • Remote Support for OS/2 -- Allows IBM service representatives to dial into the user system to assist with problem determination and resolution.

  • AskPSP -- AskPSP consists of an expert system with a natural language interface. It can be used to resolve OS/2 Warp problems. The technical database, updated monthly, is available by subscription to the OS/2 Technical Connection.



Application Sampler CD

This CD contains a collection of OS/2 sampler applications. These applications have been developed by independent software vendors (ISVs) and are made available to OS/2 users. Most applications are subsets, demonstrations, or limited use products. The OS/2 user may contact the developer for keys to unlock the product or to order the full (unlimited) version. The applications are provided as-is and the user is referred to the supplier for questions and support.

Applications fall into five broad categories: personal productivity, communications, utilities and tools, education and reference, and entertainment. They are suited for a broad range of OS/2 users. The applications are provided on a single CD with a convenient installation program. A folder is provided on the OS/2 desktop which allows the user to review the applications, view system highlights and requirements, and install and/or execute the applications of interest.



Lotus Notes Mail 4.1

  • Lotus Notes Mail, a powerful e-mail application that enhances ease-of-use and helps improve personal productivity of end users, is included in the OS/2 Warp 4 program package. Based on the cc:mail user interface, Notes Mail offers:
    • Simple-to-use mailbox
    • Quick access to message management tools
    • Full-featured word processing editor that embeds graphics and charts
    • Robust mobile support
  • Using Lotus Notes Mail with OS/2 Warp 4's built-in speech recognition software, a user can simply tell the computer to answer, reply, cut, and paste -- commands a user normally would have to type or use a mouse to execute.



IBM Developer's Toolkit for OS/2 Warp 4

  • The IBM Developer's Toolkit for OS/2 Warp 4 is available on CD-ROM as part of The Developer Connection. The toolkit is positioned to assist developers of OS/2-specific applications.

  • The Developer's Toolkit for OS/2 Warp Version 4 includes:
    • Tools for building programs (including tools for SOM, OpenDoc for OS/2, Systems Management, UniCode Language Support, TCP/IP, and LAN programming)

    • Headers and import libraries for defining and resolving OS/2 API calls

    • API reference information

    • Online documentation

    • Sample programs to demonstrate the coding of APIs

    • Application debugging tools and aids
  • This version of the toolkit supports OS/2 Warp and OS/2 Warp 4 software development. Some functions in applications built with this version are restricted when running on earlier versions of OS/2 Warp.

  • The IBM Developer's Toolkit for OS/2 Warp 4 CD-ROM can be ordered by calling 800-6-DEVCON (633-8266).



EDUCATION SUPPORT

The appropriate curriculum will be updated, as necessary, to include the enhancements described in this announcement.

IBM Education and Training offers the following OS/2 Warp 4 classes:

                                                        Course
Course                                                  Code

OS/2 Warp 4 Implementation WC610 OS/2 Warp 4 Advanced Features and Support WC620 Getting Connected with OS/2 Warp 4 WC630 Moving from OS/2 Warp Version 3 to OS/2 Warp 4 WC300

Professional Certification Program from IBM has updated the Certified OS/2 Engineer roadmap to include OS/2 Warp 4.

Descriptions of all classroom and self-study courses are available.

Call IBM Education and Training at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for education catalogs, schedules, and enrollments.



PUBLICATIONS

Separately orderable publications are available.

Displayable Online Publications: OS/2 Warp 4 includes a set of books, viewable with IPF, that provide overview, task, and reference information for functions installed. The displayable publications are part of the basic machine-readable material. The files are shipped on CD-ROM.



Open Blueprint(TM)

OS/2 Warp 4 provides the desktop screen look and feel. Its implementation is consistent with the User Interface function described in IBM's Open Blueprint.

OS/2 Warp 4 provides the distributed function which includes print submission, print resource management, and operational tasks. Its implementation is consistent with the Print function described in IBM's Open Blueprint. It provides the distributed print industry-standard interface from the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE).

OS/2 Warp 4 provides the ability to retrieve and present, or capture and store, distributed graphics, audio, video, and animation data. Its implementation is consistent with the Multimedia function described in IBM's Open Blueprint. It supports a class of multimedia devices available from different vendors to facilitate open, distributed, multivendor interoperability.

OS/2 Warp 4 supports the set of services which include transaction processing program execution, security, systems management, and transactional integrity. Its implementation is consistent with the Transaction Monitor function described in IBM's Open Blueprint. This support is provided through the Customer Information Control System (CICS(TM)) product API from IBM to facilitate open, distributed, multivendor interoperability.

OS/2 Warp 4 provides for assembly of task-specific software parts from multiple vendors to create customized solutions. Its implementation is consistent with the Compound Document function described in IBM's Open Blueprint. It supports the OpenDoc protocols from Component Integration Laboratories (CIL) to facilitate open, distributed, multivendor interoperability.

OS/2 Warp 4 provides the set of functions that help to define, execute, manage, and reengineer business processes. Its implementation is consistent with the Workflow function described in IBM's Open Blueprint. IBM is a member of the Workflow Management Coalition whose goal is to foster interoperability among workflow products.

SMTP industry-standard protocol from the IETF to facilitates open, distributed, multivendor interoperability.

OS/2 Warp 4 provides access to multiple file systems. Its implementation is consistent with the File function described in IBM's Open Blueprint.

To facilitate open, distributed, multivendor interoperability, OS/2 Warp 4 supports:

  • NetWare Core Protocol (NCP) from Novell, Inc.

  • Distributed Data Management (DDM) protocol from IBM

  • Server Message Block (SMB) industry-standard protocol from X/Open
OS/2 Warp 4 provides the capability for distributed parts of an application to "converse" with one another. Its implementation is consistent with the Conversational function described in IBM's Open Blueprint. It provides the Common Programming Interface for Communications (CPI-C) industry-standard interface from X/Open. It supports the Advanced Program to Program Communication (APPC) protocol from IBM and Open Systems Interconnect Transaction Processing (OSI/TP) industry-standard protocol from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) to facilitate open, distributed, multivendor interoperability.

OS/2 Warp 4 provides the ability to insulate applications from the underlying communication network. Its implementation is consistent with the Common Transport Semantics function described in IBM's Open Blueprint. It provides the Transport Layer Protocol Boundary (TLPB) industry-standard interface from X/Open. It supports the NetBIOS over TCP/IP industry-standard protocol from the IETF to facilitate open, distributed, multivendor interoperability.

OS/2 Warp 4 transports information over WANs and LANs. Its implementation is consistent with the Transport Services function described in IBM's Open Blueprint. It provides:

  • X/Open Transport Interface (XTI) industry-standard interface from X/Open

  • Berkeley Sockets interface from the University of California at Berkeley
It also supports:
  • TCP/IP from IETF

  • IPX protocol from Novell, Inc.

  • Advanced Program to Program Network (APPN(R)) industry-standard protocol from the APPN Implementers Workshop

  • OSI industry-standard protocol from the ISO

  • Network Basic Input Output System (NetBIOS) protocol from IBM

  • AppleTalk protocol from Apple Computer, Inc.
OS/2 Warp 4 provides for the manageability of hardware and software resources. Its implementation is consistent with the Systems Management function described in IBM's Open Blueprint. It provides:
  • X/Open Management Protocol (XMP) industry-standard interface from X/Open

  • SNMP industry-standard interface from the IETF

  • DMI, a developing industry standard endorsed by a consortium of desktop vendors called the Desktop Management Task Force (DMTF)
It supports the following to facilitate open, distributed, multivendor interoperability:
  • Systems Network Architecture/Management Services (SNA/MS) protocol from IBM

  • Common Management Information Protocol (CMIP) industry-standard protocol from the International Telecommunications Union -- Telecommunications (ITU-T) and the ISO and its associated technical committee (ISO/IEC)

  • SNMP industry-standard protocol from the IETF



Open Enterprise

OS/2 Warp 4 includes support for Universal Language Support (ULS) APIs, XPG4 I18N, and the VisualAge(TM) C++ runtime libraries. With ULS being the strategic set of Unicode APIs for IBM, XPG4 I18N providing the internationalization support, and the VisualAge C++ run-time libraries, applications require fewer system resources. The API uses the same underlying set of internationalized locales, providing a consistent, integrated, and independent human-centric interface.

OS/2 Warp 4 supports the handling of dates for the year 2000 and beyond.



TECHNICAL INFORMATION



Specified Operating Environment

Hardware Requirements

  • Processor and memory
    • Processor, memory, and disk space requirements vary depending on installation options selected

    • Minimum 486 33MHz, or higher, with 12MB to 16MB memory

    • For speech navigation, Pentium 75MHz, or higher, with 4MB additional memory recommended

    • For speech navigation and dictation, Pentium 100MHz, or higher, with 8MB to 12MB additional memory recommended
  • Disk space
    • Installation by selecting options requires 100MB to 300MB of free hard disk space across user-selectable partitions

    • Easy Installation (IBM preselected options) requires 200MB free disk space
  • Removable media
    • 1.44MB, 3.5-inch diskette drive "A" and an OS/2-compatible CD-ROM drive
  • Display
    • 640 x 480 resolution video with 256 colors recommended (SVGA mode)
  • Pointer
    • IBM-compatible mouse
  • Communications
    • 14.4 Kbps, or higher, modem for Internet or remote access

    • Network connection via supported LAN adapter for Internet/intranet access
  • Audio
    • Supported sound card for speech and multimedia
    • Noise-canceling microphone and adapter for speech
Note: Speech navigation and dictation are supported in the following national language versions: U.S. English, U.K. English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish.

Compatibility

  • OS/2 LAN Server 3.x and 4.x have been tested and are supported on OS/2 Warp 4.

  • OS/2 Warp 4 attaches to OS/2 LAN Server and OS/2 Warp Server networks, as well as OS/2 LAN Server and OS/2 Warp Server networks consolidated and/or secured with the IBM Directory and Security Server for OS/2 Warp.
Limitations
  • OS/2 Warp 4 can be installed over the following:
    • OS/2 Version 1.3
    • OS/2 Version 2.0
    • OS/2 Version 2.01
    • OS/2 Version 2.1
    • OS/2 for Windows Version 2.1
    • OS/2 Version 2.11
    • OS/2 Warp 3 uses your existing DOS and Windows
    • OS/2 Warp 3 includes DOS and Windows Application Support
    • OS/2 Warp 3 preload images
    • OS/2 Warp Connect 3 uses your existing DOS and Windows
    • OS/2 Warp Connect 3 includes DOS and Windows Application Support
    • OS/2 Warp 4 preload images
    • PC DOS 4.0 through PC DOS 7
    • Windows 3.x
    • Windows for Workgroups 3.x
    • Windows 95
  • OS/2 Warp 4 will not install over the following and will require that the hard drive be reformatted before installing; or, that OS/2 Warp 4 be installed in another partition:
    • Windows NT 3.1
    • Windows NT 3.5
    • Windows NT 3.51
    • OS/2 for Symmetrical Multiprocessing (SMP) Version 2.11
    • OS/2 Warp Server Version 4
    • All OS/2 beta products
  • The Java Developer's Kit must be installed on HPFS. The Java Run-time can be installed on either HPFS or FAT.

  • OS/2 Warp's Win32s support is at 1.25a.



Planning Information

Packaging: OS/2 Warp 4 shrinkwrap package contains the following:

  • Three boot diskettes

  • Four CD-ROMs containing the following software and publications:
    • OS/2 Warp Version 4 operating system
    • BonusPak
    • VoiceType for OS/2 Warp
    • Java for OS/2
    • Networking and connectivity products
      • File and print sharing client
      • NetWare Client
      • TME 10 NetFinity Client
      • Remote LAN access client
      • TCP/IP for OS/2 including PCOMM Entry
      • Network SignON Coordinator
    • Diskette images
    • ViewPrint Publications
  • Device Driver Pak (CD)

  • Application Sampler (CD)

  • Lotus Notes Mail 4.1 (CD)

  • Hard copy documentation:
    • Up and Running Booklet
      • Proof of Entitlement
      • Registration Card
    • A Quick Chat with VoiceType for OS/2 Warp Booklet
    • License Information Booklet
    • Service Card
    • IPLA



Security, Auditability, and Control

User management is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.



ORDERING INFORMATION

Orders for new licenses will be accepted now.

Shipments will begin on September 25, 1996.

To order these programs for order type, specify the order type number, feature number, part number, program name, media, and quantity.

Program Package: CD-ROM media with documentation.

Order Type 5801-AAR

Feature Part Program Name Number Number

OS/2 Warp 4 1358 84H1426

Additional License Copies: Authorizes the customer who has a program package to make a single copy of the program media and printed documentation.

The authorization is given by providing the customer an Additional License -- with Certificate, which has its own part number and feature number.

Order Type 5802-AAR

Feature Part Program Name Number Number

OS/2 Warp 4 -- IPLA Use Packs 1-pack 1338 84H1427 5-pack 1800 84H4489 10-pack 1801 84H4490 50-pack 1802 84H4491

Additional License Copies -- Software Advantage Exhibit: Authorization to make additional license copies begins on the start date specified in the Software Advantage Agreement. Proof of Entitlement will be provided monthly.

Order Type 5802-AAR

Part Program Name Number

OS/2 Warp 4 Additional License without Certificate 84H1428

Documentation: Separate documentation with no media.

Order Type 5806-AAR

Feature Part Program Name Number Number

Documentation Package 0051 84H1793

Program Package Upgrade: Program media with documentation.

There is only one program package (one order number) for all qualifying upgrade products.

For additional licenses, there are multiple qualifying paths. The Qualifying Products for Additional License Upgrades chart contains the list of products from which you can upgrade to OS/2 Warp 4. Determine the Group into which your qualifying product falls. Use that Group designation to determine the part number from the IPLA Use Pack chart for the pack size you want to order.

.--------------------------------------------------------------.
|     Qualifying Products for Additional Licensee Upgrades     |
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|Group I                                                       |
|                                                              |
|OS/2 2.1 or 2.11                                              |
|OS/2 2.11 SMP                                                 |
|OS/2 Warp 3 includes DOS and Windows Application              |
|   Support (Blue Spine)                                       |
|OS/2 Warp Connect 3 includes DOS and Windows                  |
|   Application Support (Blue Spine)                           |
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|Group II                                                      |
|                                                              |
|OS/2 2.0 or 2.01                                              |
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|Group III                                                     |
|                                                              |
|OS/2 for Windows 2.1                                          |
|OS/2 Warp 3 uses your existing DOS and Windows                |
|   (Red Spine)                                                |
|OS/2 Warp Connect 3 uses your existing DOS and Windows        |
|   (Red Spine)                                                |
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|Group IV                                                      |
|                                                              |
|OS/2 Version 1.x                                              |
'--------------------------------------------------------------'

Order Type 5803-AAR

Feature Part Program Name Number Number

Upgrade to OS/2 Warp 4 (CD-ROM) from one of the following: 0657 84H1429

  • OS/2 1.x, OS/2 2.0 or 2.01
  • OS/2 for Windows 2.1
  • OS/2 2.1 or 2.11
  • OS/2 2.11 SMP
  • OS/2 Warp Version 3 with WIN-OS/2(TM)
  • OS/2 Warp Version 3 for Windows
  • OS/2 Warp Connect with WIN-OS/2
  • OS/2 Warp Connect for Windows
Additional License Copy Upgrade: Authorizes the customer who has a program package upgrade to make a single copy of the program media and printed documentation. The authorization is given by providing the customer an Additional License Certificate -- with Certificate part number and feature number.

Order Type 5804-AAR

.-------------------------------------------------.
|IPLA Use Pack -- Upgrade to OS/2 Warp 4 from:    |
|---------+-------------------+-------------------|
|         |     Group I       |    Group II       |
|---------+-------------------+-------------------|
|  Pack   | Feature   Part    | Feature   Part    |
|  Size   | Number    Number  | Number    Number  |
|---------+-------------------+-------------------|
|  1-pack | 0587      84H1430 | 0588      84H1431 |
|  5-pack | 0868      84H4492 | 0871      84H4495 |
| 10-pack | 0869      84H4493 | 0872      84H4496 |
| 50-pack | 0870      84H4494 | 0873      84H4497 |
'---------+-------------------+-------------------'

.-------------------------------------------------.
|IPLA Use Pack -- Upgrade to OS/2 Warp 4 from:    |
|---------+-------------------+-------------------|
|         |     Group III     |    Group IV       |
|---------+-------------------+-------------------|
| Pack    | Feature   Part    | Feature    Part   |
| Size    | Number    Number  | Number     Number |
|---------+-------------------+-------------------|
|  1-pack | 0874      84H4498 | 0878      84H4502 |
|  5-pack | 0875      84H4499 | 0879      84H4503 |
| 10-pack | 0876      84H4500 | 0880      84H4504 |
| 50-pack | 0877      84H4501 | 0881      84H4505 |
'---------+-------------------+-------------------'

Additional License Copy Upgrade -- Software Advantage Exhibit: Authorization to make additional license copies begins on the start date specified in the Software Advantage Agreement. Proof of Entitlement will be provided monthly.

Order Type 5804-AAR

Part Program Name Number

Group I to OS/2 Warp 4 Upgrade Additional without Certificate 84H1432

Group II to OS/2 Warp 4 Upgrade Additional without Certificate 84H1433

Group III to OS/2 Warp 4 Upgrade Additional without Certificate 84H4506

Group IV to OS/2 Warp 4 Upgrade Additional without Certificate 84H4507

Upgrade Protection (New Product): The following Upgrade Protection products are only available under the Software Advantage for Workstations offering:

Order Type 5809-AAR

Part Program Name Number

Upgrade Protection for OS/2 Warp -- OTC(2) 84H1794 Upgrade Protection for OS/2 Warp -- QC(3) 84H1795 Upgrade Conversion Option A -- OTC (OS/2 Warp with WIN-OS/2 or OS/2 2.1 with WIN-OS/2) 84H5701 Upgrade Conversion Option B -- OTC (OS/2 Warp Connect for Windows) 84H5702 Upgrade Conversion Option C -- OTC (OS/2 Warp for Windows or OS/2 2.1 for Windows) 84H5703

(2)   One-time charge
(3)   Quarterly charge

Upgrade Protection (Entitled Customers): Customers who have previously acquired Software Advantage Upgrade Protection for OS/2 Warp Connect -- Includes DOS and Windows Application Support (blue spine) (33H7050, OTC or 33H7237, QC) will automatically receive:

  • OS/2 Warp 4 (84H1429)

  • UBF for OS/2 Warp Server 4 (84H7357) will be added to your Software Advantage contract

  • Upgrade Protection for a UBF for OS/2 Warp Server 4 (84H7375) will be added to your Software Advantage contract.
The OS/2 Warp 4 product includes WIN-OS/2 and connectivity functions not available in previous versions of some OS/2 products. Depending on the previous version for which upgrade protection was purchased, a one-time conversion charge may apply in order to receive OS/2 Warp 4 and equivalent upgrade protection.

Upgrade Conversion Options

  • Customers who have previously acquired Software Advantage Upgrade Protection for OS/2 Warp Connect -- Uses your existing DOS and Windows (red spine) (33H7049, OTC; or 33H7236, QC) may exercise a one-time upgrade conversion option for a charge. The customer will receive:
    • OS/2 Warp 4 (84H1429)
    • UBF for OS/2 Warp Server 4 (84H7357) will be added to your Software Advantage contract
    • Upgrade Protection for a UBF for OS/2 Warp Server 4 (84H7375) will be added to your Software Advantage contract.
    Order Upgrade Conversion Option B (84H5702)

  • Customers who have previously acquired Software Advantage Upgrade Protection for OS/2 Warp -- Includes DOS and Windows Application Support (blue spine) (33H7052, OTC; or 33H7239, QC), may exercise a one-time upgrade conversion option for a charge. The customer will receive OS/2 Warp 4 (84H1429).

    Order Upgrade Conversion Option A (84H5701)

  • Customers who have previously acquired Software Advantage Upgrade Protection for OS/2 Warp -- Uses your existing DOS and Windows (red spine) (33H7051, OTC; or 33H7238, QC), may exercise a one-time upgrade conversion option for a charge. The customer will receive OS/2 Warp 4 (84H1429).

    Order Upgrade Conversion Option C (84H5703)

  • Customers who have previously acquired Software Advantage Upgrade Protection for OS/2 Version 2.1 with WIN-OS/2 (33H7054, OTC; or 33H7241, QC), may exercise a one-time upgrade conversion option for a charge. The customer will receive OS/2 Warp 4 (84H1429).

    Order Upgrade Conversion Option A (84H5701)

  • Customers who have previously acquired Software Advantage Upgrade Protection for OS/2 Version 2.1 for Windows (33H7053, OTC; or 33H7240, QC), may exercise a one-time upgrade conversion option for a charge. The customer will receive OS/2 Warp 4 (84H1429).

    Order Upgrade Conversion Option C (84H5703)

Upgrade conversions options under Software Advantage Upgrade Protection must be exercised by April 1, 1997.



Program Upgrade

The program package upgrade option allows currently licensed users of:

  • OS/2 1.x, 2.0, 2.01
  • OS/2 2.1 or 2.11
  • OS/2 for Windows 2.1
  • OS/2 2.11 SMP
  • OS/2 Warp 3 uses your existing DOS and Windows
  • OS/2 Warp 3 includes DOS and Windows Application Support
  • OS/2 Warp Connect 3 uses your existing DOS and Windows
  • OS/2 Warp Connect 3 includes DOS and Windows Application Support
to obtain the new function for a program upgrade charge.

For customers of either OS/2 Warp Connect -- Uses your existing DOS and Windows (red spine) or OS/2 Warp Connect -- Includes DOS and Windows Application Support (blue spine) who do not have an OS/2 Warp Server V4 UBF and are currently connecting to OS/2 Warp Server V4 at no charge, and who are upgrading OS/2 Warp Connect licenses to OS/2 Warp 4, there is a charge associated with the connection to OS/2 Warp Server V4 once the license to OS/2 Warp Connect is relinquished and a license to OS/2 Warp 4 is acquired.

The charge for connecting to OS/2 Warp Server V4 is at the OS/2 Warp Server V4 UBF upgrade charge level, not the full new OS/2 Warp Server V4 UBF charge. If you are a Software Advantage customer, purchase OS/2 Warp Server V4 UBF (28H0110). If you are not on Software Advantage, purchase part number 28H0109.

The program upgrade to OS/2 Warp 4 is available now. Orders will be accepted after September 24, 1996. These upgrades are available through IBM authorized remarketers.

Customers can also order upgrades through the local IBM office using the IBM Personal Software Program Upgrade and Certification Order Form. The total quantity of upgrades acquired for a specific program cannot exceed the total quantity of program packages and/or additional licenses you currently possess for that program. Proof of License for upgrade eligibility for additional license upgrades is a copy of this invoice or previously acquired Proof of Entitlement for Additional License -- with Certificate. Additional license upgrades can be entered through the local IBM office using the IBM Personal Software Program Upgrade and Certification Order Form or ordered through an authorized remarketer.



TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Licensing: The program described in this announcement is licensed under the terms and conditions of the IBM International Program License Agreement. A copy of the agreement is included in the program package.

Additional License: Proof of Entitlement must be acquired.

Software Advantage for Workstations -- Upgrade Protection: The announced program is eligible as an entitled upgrade. Entitled customers will be provided with a no-charge program package and a Proof of Entitlement authorizing right to copy equal to the number of programs protected. Shipment will follow general availability.

Variable Charges Apply: No

Limited Warranty: Yes

Program Services: Program services will be available until September 30, 1998.

Support Line: The Personal Systems Support line applies.

Complimentary Introductory Support: A 30-day Complimentary Introductory Support period for installation applies.

Volume Orders: For information regarding volume orders, contact your IBM representative.

Upgrade protection part numbers included in this announcement are eligible for volume discounting under the terms of the Software Advantage for Workstations Agreement and Exhibit.

Guarantee: Yes. The IBM 30-day, money-back guarantee applies.

Authorization for Copy and Use on Home/Portable Computer: Not applicable

Program Transfer: Fully transferable; however, you may not transfer individual programs/products.

Educational Allowance: A reduced charge is available to qualified education customers. The educational allowance may not be added to any other discount or allowance.



CHARGES

                                   Part
Description                        Number                   OTC

Program Package 84H1426 $ 249 Additional License 1-pack 84H1427 219 5-pack 84H4489 1,040 10-pack 84H4490 2,037 50-pack 84H4491 10,074 Additional License Software Advantage 84H1428 $219 Documentation 84H1793 6 Program Package Upgrade 84H1429 149

The Qualifying Products for Upgrades chart contains the list of products from which you can upgrade to OS/2 Warp 4. Determine the Group into which your qualifying product falls. Use that Group designation to determine the part number and price for the pack size you want to order.

.--------------------------------------------------------------.
|              Qualifying Products for Upgrades                |
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|Group I                                                       |
|                                                              |
|OS/2 2.1 or 2.11                                              |
|OS/2 2.11 SMP                                                 |
|OS/2 Warp 3 includes DOS and Windows Application              |
|   Support (Blue Spine)                                       |
|OS/2 Warp Connect 3 includes DOS and Windows                  |
|   Application Support (Blue Spine)                           |
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|Group II                                                      |
|                                                              |
|OS/2 Version 2.0 or 2.01                                      |
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|Group III                                                     |
|                                                              |
|OS/2 for Windows 2.1                                          |
|OS/2 Warp 3 uses your existing DOS and Windows                |
|   (Red Spine)                                                |
|OS/2 Warp Connect 3 uses your existing DOS and Windows        |
|   (Red Spine)                                                |
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|Group IV                                                      |
|                                                              |
|OS/2 1.x                                                      |
'--------------------------------------------------------------'

                                   Part
Description                        Number                     OTC

Additional License Upgrade Group I 1-pack 84H1430 $ 119 5-pack 84H4492 565 10-pack 84H4493 1,107 50-pack 84H4494 5,474

Additional License Upgrade Group II 1-pack 84H1431 119 5-pack 84H4495 565 10-pack 84H4496 1,107 50-pack 84H4497 5,474

Additional License Upgrade Group III 1-pack 84H4498 119 5-pack 84H4499 565 10-pack 84H4500 1,107 50-pack 84H4501 5,474 Additional License Upgrade Group IV 1-pack 84H4502 119 5-pack 84H4503 565 10-pack 84H4504 1,107 50-pack 84H4505 5,474

Additional License Upgrade Software Advantage Group I 84H1432 119 Group II 84H1433 119 Group III 84H4506 119 Group IV 84H4507 119

                                   Part
Description                        Number                   UPC*

Upgrade Protection -- Full Charge 84H1794 $129.00 Quarterly Payment Charge 84H1795 16.13 Upgrade Conversion Option A (OS/2 Warp with WIN-OS/2 or OS/2 2.1 with WIN-OS/2) 84H5701 19.00 Upgrade Conversion Option B (OS/2 Warp Connect for Windows) 84H5702 29.00 Part Description Number UPC

Upgrade Conversion Option C (OS/2 Warp for Windows or OS/2 2.1 for Windows) 84H5703 $49.00

*     Upgrade Protection Charge

Additional Licenses Charge: Customers who pay an OTC for additional licenses can copy machine-readable program materials and printed documentation previously acquired from IBM in a program package. One copy can be made for each additional license ordered.

Upgrade Protection: Customers who acquire Upgrade Protection through an OTC or quarterly payment charges (when meeting minimum revenue criteria) will be entitled at no additional charge, versions and releases, as IBM determined solely by IBM, when announced within their Software Advantage agreement period. Following availability of the new program, IBM will provide a program package (including media and documentation) and a Proof of Entitlement authorizing right to copy, distribute, and install equal to the number of programs protected.

Program Upgrade Charge: A program upgrade charge will apply for upgrades to OS/2 Warp 4 from:

  • OS/2 1.x, 2.0, 2.01
  • OS/2 2.1 or 2.11
  • OS/2 for Windows 2.1
  • OS/2 2.11 SMP
  • OS/2 Warp 3 uses your existing DOS and Windows
  • OS/2 Warp 3 includes DOS and Windows Application Support
  • OS/2 Warp Connect 3 uses your existing DOS and Windows
  • OS/2 Warp Connect 3 includes DOS and Windows Application Support



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