IBM Announcement Letter No. ZP93-0700 dated November 09, 1993.
Order Type Program Number Name 5604-467 OS/2 2.1 for Windows 3.1 3.5-inch diskette media 5604-467 OS/2 2.1 for Windows 3.1 CD-ROM media 5604-467 OS/2 2.1 for Windows 3.1 Upgrade to OS/2 2.1 (SPECIAL OFFER) 3.5-inch diskette media 5604-467 OS/2 2.1 for Windows 3.1 Upgrade to OS/2 2.1 (SPECIAL OFFER) CD-ROM media
5775-CX6 IBM OS/2 2.1 for Windows 3.1 DUA 5775-CX6 IBM OS/2 2.1 for Windows 3.1 Upgrade to OS/2 2.1 DUA (SPECIAL OFFER)
OS/2 2.1 for Windows 3.1, previously made available only as a Special Bid is now being made available as shrinkwrap retail product at very attractive prices.
If you have been waiting for a product that can
then your wait is finally over!
You owe it to yourself to see what your computer can really do! Most likely, you can run OS/2 2.1 for Windows 3.1 right on your existing hardware. You can see your current applications running just as they currently do. But, you'll feel a lot safer because of the system stability of OS/2.
We've included IBM's 16-million-color virtual video driver for the S3 graphics accelerator from S3 Corporation along with the recently released English versions of CD-ROM device drivers for selected Sony, Mitsumi and Panasonic devices.
So, if you're a Microsoft Windows 3.1 user, now is the perfect opportunity for you to try OS/2. You'll get all that OS/2 can offer at an unbelievable low price. You owe it to yourself to try it today! Not tomorrow! Today! Because the low low price won't last long!
Planned General Availability Date is December 1993 for the Special Bid and OEM offerings; February 1994 for the shrinkwrap retail offerings (all language versions)
OS/2 2.1 for Windows 3.1 is the competitive package of choice for current users of Microsoft Windows Version 3.1. This OS/2 special edition provides all the benefits of OS/2 2.1 -- industry-standard device support, compliance with industry standards, enhanced standing as a premier client, and enhanced support for OS/2, DOS, and Windows programs. All these features are delivered on top of a stable, mature platform that has been "fit and finished" over time. In addition, OS/2 2.1 for Windows 3.1 is an extremely attractive offering for Personal Computer Manufacturers who currently are preinstalling DOS 5.x or higher and Windows Version 3.1.
This OS/2 special edition requires Windows 3.1 to be previously installed on the hard disk. This OS/2 special edition does contain the necessary programs to enable the previously installed Windows product to run under OS/2 2.1. During the installation of OS/2 2.1 for use with Windows version 3.1 the user need only choose the Windows selection from the install panel. This will enable Windows programs to run under OS/2 2.1. All customizations previously made for Windows 3.1 are preserved.
As with the OS/2 2.1 product, OS/2 2.1 for Windows 3.1 runs DOS programs in DOS sessions under OS/2. The multiple and dual boot capabilities are unchanged from the OS/2 2.1 product, and DOS programs requiring a specific version of DOS can still be run under native DOS. IBM, Microsoft, or DR DOS 5.x or higher are required on the target system only for the installation of Windows Version 3.1. DOS disk utilities are subject to the same limitations as under the OS/2 2.1 product.
DASD requirements are the same as for OS/2 2.1. (An additional 2 MB of disk space is needed for installation of Windows Version 3.1 under DOS). Memory and CPU requirements are the same as for OS/2 2.1. The OS/2 printer and video drivers are identical to those included in the OS/2 2.1 product.
IBM's recently-announced 16-million-color video driver for the S3 chip set from S3 Corporation is compatible and will be included in the package as a separate diskette. The S3 chipset is used on a variety of leading display adapters including Actix, Diamond, Orchid Fahrenheit, Metheus, and Video 7. The S3 video driver is designed to provide OS/2 users with seamless support for accelerated video graphics and advanced color resolution in a proven and reliable operating environment. INVESTMENT PROTECTION - Application Compatibility OS/2 2.1 protects the customers investment in existing DOS and Windows applications by providing the capability for them to run simultaneously and seamlessly with OS/2 16 and 32-bit applications on the same display. The customer can continue to run his existing applications while having the ability to use advanced 32-bit OS/2 applications. GROWTH ENABLEMENT - Advanced Technology Enabled OS/2 2.1 has been enhanced to support Mobile computers, Pen based systems and multimedia applications, the latest industry directions.
The minimum hardware configuration for OS/2 2.1 is as follows: IBM PS/2 (R),(1) IBM Industrial Computer, IBM PS/1 (tm),(2) IBM PS/ValuePoint(3) or selected non-IBM personal computer with a 386-SX or compatible or higher processor, 4 MB system memory and a hard disk with 20 to 40 MB free space available to the operating system depending upon installation options selected. IBM recommends 6 MB or greater system memory and an 80 MB or greater hard disk for many application scenarios.
In addition, OS/2 2.1 supports a broad range of hard disks, diskette drives, adapter and display combinations, pointing devices, printers, CD-ROM drives, optical drives and portable computers.
(1).PS/2 is a registered trademark of IBM
(2).PS/1 is a trademark of IBM
(3).PS/ValuePoint is a trademark of IBM
Windows version 3.1 must be previously installed on the system in order for Windows applications to run under OS/2 2.1 for Windows 3.1
OS/2 2.1 for Windows 3.1 supports only the following national language versions of Windows 3.1: Canadian French, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, U.K. English, United States and Universal English.
OS/2 2.1 for Windows 3.1 has been designed and tested for use with the corresponding language versions of Microsoft Windows version 3.1. For example, customers should use the French version of OS/2 2.1 for Windows 3.1 to install over a system running the French version of Microsoft Windows version 3.1.
IBM Conditions of Use apply to all Dual Media packages, thus the program in a package may only be used on a single machine at any one time, even though the program may be provided in the package on two different sized media. If a customer wishes to use an IBM Conditions of Use program concurrently on more than one machine at a time, irrespective of the size of the medium, he must acquire that number of program packages equal to the number of concurrent users of the program.
The OS/2 2.1 for Windows 3.1 3.5-inch diskette media product package contains:
The OS/2 2.1 for Windows 3.1 CD-ROM product package contains:
The OS/2 2.1 for Windows 3.1 Upgrade product package contains:
User management is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.
Products in this announcement are offered for a One-Time Charge.
Consult your IBM Marketing Representative for the applicable one-time charge.
This program is available from IBM under the Terms and Conditions for Purchase, and is subject to the Conditions of Use contained in the program package.
The Conditions of Use authorize the customer to use the program on only one machine at any one time.
IBM standard warranty of media. Warranty period 3 months (or the period required by local legislation, if greater).
This program is eligible for the Distribution & Usage Authorization for IBM programs. The customer may make copies upon receipt of an Authorization form which designates the program which may be copied and the quantity of copies authorized.
For program defect related problems, the following procedure for assistance in problem identification is applicable:
Customer information needed when submitting a problem:
This service, in accordance with the Service Statement included in the program package, will be available until the Service End Date May 31, 1995.
All European, Middle Eastern and African Countries.
The data in this letter is subject to the disclaimer in Letter
ZS90-0112, which is available from IBM on request.