IBM OPERATING SYSTEM/2 (TM) AVAILABILITY
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Announcement Letter Number 287-498 dated November 3, 1987
US - Last Revised on November 3, 1987



Brief Description of Announcement, Charges, and Availability

       The IBM Operating System/2 (TM) Standard Edition complements
recently announced hardware, provides significant new function,
offers enhanced ease-of-use, and provides a platform for future
application growth.  The IBM Operating System/2 Programmer Toolkit
improves programmer productivity when developing IBM Operating
System/2 and Family applications.  A Technical Reference is available
separately.  The IBM Operating System/2 supports the IBM Personal
System/2 (TM) Models 50, 60 and 80, the Personal Computer AT (R) and
the IBM Personal Computer XT (TM) Model 286.
       IBM Operating System/2 has National Language Support for
thirteen languages.  Menus, messages and publications will be
available in the languages supported.
       The Operating System/2 Technical Reference, Version 1.0 and
the Operating System/2 Programmer Toolkit, Version 1.0 (menus,
messages and publications) are available in only United States
English.
 (TM) Trademarks of the International Business Machines Corporation.
 (R) Registered trademark of the International Business Machines
   Corporation.
Charges:
          Program             One-Time
          Number              Charge
          6280194              $325
          6280195               325
          6280196               325
          6280198               325
          6280200               750
          6280201               200
          6280211               750
          6280212               200
          6280218               290
          6280220               290
       First Customer Shipment:  December 1987 for IBM Operating
System/2 Standard Edition, Version 1.0, IBM Operating System/2
Programmer Toolkit, Version 1.0, and IBM Operating System/2 Technical
Reference, Version 1.0.
       First Customer Shipment:  October 1988 for IBM Operating
System/2 Standard Edition, Version 1.1, IBM Operating System/2
Programmer Toolkit, Version 1.1, and IBM Operating System/2 Technical
Reference, Version 1.1.


Customer Letter Section

HIGHLIGHTS
o   Previously announced IBM Operating System/2, Version 1.0
    highlights include 16MB addressable random access memory support,
    concurrent processing of multiple applications, high-level
    programming interface and compatibility with IBM DOS Version
    3.30.
o   Version 1.0 support is announced for IBM PS/2 Model 80
    (8580-311), 314MB fixed disk and Intel (R) 80387 Co-Processor
o   Additional function description for Version 1.1.
    -   Fixed disk support for files and partitions greater than 32MB
    -   System editor
o   Presentation Manager technical details for a graphics and
    windowing environment are given for Operating System/2 Version
    1.1 and the corresponding Toolkit.
o   Expanded information is given on program service (Version 1.0).
 (R) Registered trademark of the Intel Corporation.
o   IBM Operating System/2 Programmer Toolkit, Version 1.0 functions
    help improve programmer productivity for IBM Operating System/2
    applications.
o   IBM Operating System/2 Technical Reference, Version 1.0 is
    available separately.
DESCRIPTION
       The IBM Operating System/2 provides significant new function,
offers enhanced ease-of-use, and provides a platform for future
application growth.  It supports large memory, multiple applications,
code page switching, and IBM Disk Operating System (DOS) Version 3.30
compatibility.
       The IBM Operating System/2 Programmer Toolkit improves
programmer productivity when developing IBM Operating System/2 and
Family applications.  It contains tools for creating dynamic link
libraries, and Family applications, sample programs, and other
programming aids.
       Each IBM Operating System/2 release has a corresponding
Technical Reference available separately.  Each of these is a
prerequisite for the respective IBM Operating System/2 Programmer
Toolkit.
       The IBM OS/2 Technical Reference provides technical interface
information.  It is a companion product to the Operating System/2
Toolkit.  The OS/2 Technical Reference is not intended to be
sufficient by itself for writing Operating System/2 applications.
       Technical details are included in Programming Announcements
287-099, IBM Operating System/2, dated April 2, 1987 and 287-105, IBM
Operating System/2 Programmer Toolkit and Technical Reference, dated
April 2, 1987.  Added functions in Operating System/2, Version 1.0
are as follows:
o   IBM Personal System/2 Model 80 (8580-311) support
o   IBM 314MB fixed disk drive support
o   Intel 80387 Co-processor support as an Intel 80287 Co-Processor
       Added functions in Version 1.1 are as follows:
o   System editor
o   Fixed disk support for files and partitions greater than 32MB
       Operating System/2 now supports the Intel 80387 Co-Processor
running as an Intel 80287 Co-Processor on all models of the Personal
System/2 Model 80.  Operating System/2 properly initializes and
handles Intel 80387 interrupts when used as an Intel 80287.  This
support is for both the Operating System/2 and DOS modes.  Operating
System/2 applications written with the IBM compilers and assembler
(refer to Programming Announcement 287-500, IBM Operating System/2
Languages and Graphics Availability, dated November 3, 1987) can use
the Intel 80387 Co-Processor.
       IBM Operating System/2 has National Language Support for
thirteen languages, with the addition of Finnish and Canadian French.
       Large fixed disk support is a significant Version 1.1
enhancement that gives addressing support beyond 32MB in a given
partition or file.  If desired, the end user can designate a fixed
disk (from 20MB to 314MB) as containing one partition and one or more
files.  In contrast, Version 1.0 supported fixed disks greater than
32MB as multiple logical drives, each having a maximum size of 32MB.
Many customers may decide it is more useful to define a large disk as
one partition instead of as multiple logical drives.
       The OS/2 System Editor is a full screen, easy-to-use editor
with the ability to tailor many of its operations to suit the needs
of the user.  The command set of the editor is accessible from
on-screen menus or directly from the command line for more
experienced users.  Full contextual help is available to aid the
novice user.  The editor is suitable for many of the simple editing
tasks required by the Operating System/2 user.
       IBM Operating System/2, Version 1.1 contains all the IBM
Operating System/2 Standard Edition functions.  IBM Operating
System/2, Version 1.0 contains all the functions, except windowing,
functions that require graphics, the newly announced support for
partitions and files greater than 32 MB and the System Editor.
       The IBM Operating System/2 Programmer Toolkit Version 1.1
contains all IBM Operating System/2 Standard Edition Programmer
Toolkit functions.  The IBM Operating System/2 Standard Edition
Programmer Toolkit Version 1.0 contains all the IBM Operating
System/2 Standard Edition Programmer Toolkit tools, except for
windowing and graphics tools.
       The following paragraphs contain information about graphics
and windowing in the Version 1.1 product.
       The Presentation Manager in Operating System/2, Version 1.1 is
an initial participant in common user access definition of Systems
Application Architecture.  Users of the Presentation Manager interact
with system facilities and with applications in a consistent manner,
gaining benefits through transfer of learning, ease of learning and
ease of use across the range of IBM Systems Application Architecture
applications and environments.
       The Presentation Manager provides facilities and utilities for
the range of day-to-day business tasks.  It is possible to start-up
and use applications as necessary; to access information and data in
the filing system; to obtain hard copy output; and to get Help
information relevant to the task in hand.  These actions are
accomplished by straightforward selections from menus, using either a
mouse or the keyboard.  The Operating System/2 command structure is
also available.
       The windowing environment provided by the Presentation Manager
allows multiple applications to be viewed at the same time.  The user
is able to control the size and position of each window, and can
transfer information between windows, or applications, via a
clipboard function.
       The structure of the filing system is graphically illustrated
in a window.  This helps users to complete everyday tasks such as
copying files from one disk or directory to another and to create
directories.
       Printing and plotting services are also provided via selection
menus.  These enable users to select either standard defaults, or if
required, may control the output.  Menu options allow output choice,
number of copies, the output device required, and the ability to
reprioritize, pause or resume printing or plotting operations.
       Another major feature of Version 1.1 is the Presentation
Manager Application Programming Interface (API).  The API
participates in Systems Application Architecture, through use of the
presentation interface definition.  The high-level API enables the
application programmer to take full advantage of the windowing and
graphics facilities of the system in a device-independent manner.
       Each application can support one or more windows, which can be
organized in an hierarchical parent-to-child basis.  A child window
is contained within its parent and overlays it.  Applications can
also make use of dialog boxes which can be dynamically updated when
required.
       The user interface implemented by the Presentation Manager is
also made available to application writers.  This includes functions
such as menu bars, pull-down menus, scroll bars and selection icons.
       Applications can take advantage of the extensive graphics
functions, an integral part of the Presentation Manager.  There is
support for all points addressable (APA) displays, printers and
plotters.  The device driver interface is published for those
programmers who wish to support additional APA devices.  The

programmer may choose to retain the graphics orders in memory for
subsequent manipulation or refresh, or use the non-retained mode.
Retained graphics are useful for graphics editing applications,
whereas non-retained graphics can be useful to graphics applications
that provide their own graphics database.  A range of graphics
primitives, attributes and processing are supported, including
transformations and clipping, correlation and bounds.  Bitmaps are
available for applications that perform fast updates to the display.
       A wide range of font typefaces and styles can be supported,
and fonts are supplied with the Presentation Manager for the devices
it supports.
       New tools in the Operating System/2 Programmer Toolkit,
Version 1.1 include:
o   A font editor enables the programmer to define each character of
    a font and save the definition as a disk file, which may
    subsequently be made into a resource file using the resource
    compiler.
o   A dialog editor enables the creation of dialog boxes.  This
    allows the application writer to define user interface controls
    for use in the dialog box, and to position them as required.  The
    definition can be saved in a resource file for inclusion in the
    application program.
o   A bitmap/cursor editor creates a bitmap, icon, cursor or pointer.
    The required pixel colors are defined in a rectangular array.
    Once created, the objects can be stored in a disk file that is
    made into a resource file by using the resource compiler.
o   A resource compiler produces resource files for use by
    applications.  Input is typically in a source format, generally a
    form of natural English text.
o   Files define API functions and data structures needed when
    writing an application.
o   Sample programs illustrate various aspects of the presentation
    manager API, including the user interface, windowing and graphics
    facilities.
       OS/2 Version 1.1 will include Presentation Manager language
support for IBM Macro Assembler/2 and IBM C/2.  Additional
information about additional language support will be provided at
Version 1.1 availability.
PUBLICATIONS
       The IBM BASIC Reference, Version 3.30 (6280189) is separately
available.
       The following publications are now available.  To order,
contact your IBM representative or call IBM at 1-800-IBM-2468.
                                                  ORDER
TITLE                                             NUMBER
IBM Operating System/2 Information
  and Planning Guide                              G360-2650
IBM System Software Reference Guide               G360-2730
IBM Operating System/2 Standard and
  Extended Edition Specification Sheet            G360-2735
       The following publications may be ordered at availability of
Operating System/2, Version 1.0  To order, contact your IBM
representative or call IBM at 800-IBM-2468.
                                                  ORDER
TITLE                                             NUMBER
IBM 8514/A Operating System/2 Adapter
  Interface (diskettes and publication)
  (see machine requirements for
   more details)                                  G68X-2300
IBM Operating System/2 Service
  Coordinator Guide                               G68X-2306
       The IBM Operating System/2 Information and Planning Guide
provides information on both the Standard and Extended Editions for
application users, programmers and system administrators.  The guide
contains information on the IBM Operating System/2 components and the
requirements to plan, design, and configure an end user's system.
The guide also contains information on migrating user applications
from the IBM Personal Computer Disk Operating System to IBM Operating
System/2.
       An electronic version of the IBM Operating System/2
Applications Guide will be periodically revised.  This guide contains
information on applications which either are compatible with DOS
Version 3.30 or use new Operating System/2 functions.  The guide
describes applications written by both IBM and other software
vendors.  Customers should contact their IBM marketing representative
for the latest information on Operating System/2 software
applications.
       The BASIC Reference Version 3.30 (6280189) is separately
available for a charge.
EDUCATION SUPPORT
       The following classroom courses are available:
o   Implementing the Base Operating System for IBM Operating System/2
    (P1004) is designed for customer personal computer technical
    coordinators.  This course provides installation and operations
    techniques for IBM Operating System/2 Standard Edition.  Refer to
    IBM Education Announcement Letter 487-083 dated 10/06/87, or
    online through the HONE Education application for additional
    information.
o   Planning for the IBM Operating System/2 Extended Edition Version
    1.1 Environment (P1000) provides customers, such as personal
    computer technical coordinators, a product overview and describes
    considerations and advantages for migrating to IBM Operating
    System/2 Extended Edition.  Refer to the Catalog of IBM Education
    (G320-1244), or online through the HONE Education application for
    further information.
       A description of these classroom courses is contained in the
Catalog of IBM Education (G320-1244).  Call IBM at 800-IBM-2468 to
order this catalog.
SCHEDULE
       First Customer Shipment (FCS) of IBM Operating System/2
Standard Edition Version 1.0, IBM Operating System/2 Standard Edition
Programmer Toolkit Version 1.0, and IBM Operating System/2 Standard
Edition Technical Reference Version 1.0 is planned for December 1987.
       First Customer Shipment of IBM Operating System/2 Standard
Edition Version 1.1, IBM Operating System/2 Programmer Toolkit
Version 1.1 and IBM Operating System/2 Technical Reference Version
1.1 is planned for October 1988.
TECHNICAL INFORMATION
SPECIFIED OPERATING ENVIRONMENT
MACHINE REQUIREMENTS:  The recommended minimum hardware configuration
for IBM Operating System/2 or the IBM Operating System/2 Programmer
Toolkit is:
o   IBM Personal Computer system unit with 1.5MB of memory when
    configured to run only Operating System/2 applications, and 2MB
    of memory when configured to run both Operating System/2 and DOS
    applications.
    -   IBM Personal System/2 Model 50 (8550) Model 021
    -   IBM Personal System/2 Model 60 (8560) Models 041 or 071
    -   IBM Personal System/2 Model 80 (8580) Models 041, 071, 111 or
        311  (The 8580 Models 111 and 311 use an additional 128KB of
        memory.)
    -   IBM Personal Computer AT (5170) Models 099, 239, 319 or 339
    -   IBM Personal Computer AT (5170) Model 068 with fixed disk to
        make the system unit equivalent to a Model 099
    -   IBM Personal Computer XT (5162) Model 286
o   One diskette drive (high capacity)
o   One fixed disk drive
o   Keyboard
o   Display adapter and associated display (The IBM 5151 Monochrome
    Display is not supported by IBM OS/2.)
       Operating System/2 supports the following devices:
o   Diskette drives
    -   IBM 3 1/2-inch high-capacity diskette drive (1.44MB) (#3057,
        6450353 for the IBM Personal System/2)
    -   IBM 3 1/2-inch diskette drive (720KB) (#0357, 6450357 for the
        Personal Computer AT or XT-286)
    -   IBM 4865, Model 2.  IBM Personal Computer 3 1/2-inch External
        Diskette Drive (720KB)
    -   IBM 5 1/4-inch high-capacity diskette drive (1.2MB) (#0206,
        6450206 for Personal Computer AT.  #0359, 6450359 for XT-286)
    -   IBM 5 1/4-inch diskette drive (360KB) (#0207, 6450207 for
        Personal Computer AT.  #0360, 6450360 for XT-286)
    -   IBM 4869, Model 1.  IBM Personal System/2 5 1/4-inch External
        Diskette Drive (360KB)
    -   IBM Personal System/2 5 1/4-inch External Diskette Drive
        Adapter (#8760, 6450245)
o   Fixed disks
    -   IBM 20MB fixed disk drive (Personal System/2 8550 system unit
        or XT-286 system unit.  #0205, 6450205 for Personal Computer
        AT.)
    -   IBM 30MB fixed disk drive (#0210, 6450210)
    -   IBM 44MB fixed disk drive (#3046, 6450354)
    -   IBM 70MB fixed disk drive (#3051, 6450355)
    -   IBM 115MB fixed disk drive (#8730, 6450377)
    -   IBM 314MB Fixed Disk Drive (#6023, 6450381)
               Note:  Version 1.0 supports the 44MB, 70MB, 115MB and
        314MB fixed disks as multiple logical drives, each with a
        maximum size of 32MB.  Version 1.1 can additionally support
        the same fixed disks as one partition with one or more files
        whose size can be as large as the fixed disk.
o   One of the adapter and display combinations listed below:
    -   IBM Color/Graphics Monitor Adapter (#4910) with IBM Color
        Display (5153).
    -   IBM Enhanced Graphics Adapter (#1201) with one of the
        following displays:  IBM Color Display (5153) or IBM Enhanced
        Color Display (5154) .
    -   IBM PS/2 Display Adapter (#4050, 1887744 for IBM Personal
        Computer AT or XT-286) with one of the following displays:
        IBM Personal System/2 Monochrome Display (8503), IBM Personal
        System/2 Color Display (8512), IBM Personal System/2 Color
        Display (8513), or IBM Personal System/2 Color Display
        (8514).
    -   PS/2 system unit (Models 50, 60 or 80) with one of the
        following displays:  IBM Personal System/2 Monochrome Display
        (8503), IBM Personal System/2 Color Display (8512), IBM
        Personal System/2 Color Display (8513), or IBM Personal
        System/2 Color Display (8514).
    -   IBM Personal System/2 Display Adapter 8514/A (#4054, 1887972)
        with one of the following displays:  IBM Personal System/2
        Monochrome Display (8503), IBM Personal System/2 Color
        Display (8512), IBM Personal System/2 Color Display (8513),
        or IBM Personal System/2 Color Display (8514).
           Operating System/2, Version 1.0 support for specific
    adapters is as follows:
    -   IBM Color/Graphics Monitor Adapter.  Operating System/2 only
        supports text mode (25 lines) in the Operating System/2 mode
        and CGA compatibility modes in the DOS mode.
    -   IBM Enhanced Graphics Adapter.  Operating System/2 only
        supports text mode (25 or 43 lines) in the Operating System/2
        mode and CGA compatibility modes in the DOS mode.
    -   IBM Personal System/2 Display Adapter (#4050, 1887744) for
        IBM Personal Computer AT or XT-286).  Operating System/2 only
        supports text mode (25 or 50 lines) in the Operating System/2
        mode and CGA compatibility modes in the DOS mode
    -   IBM Personal System/2 system unit (Models 50, 60 or 80).
        Same support as for IBM Personal System/2 Display Adapter
        (#4050, 1887744).
    -   IBM Personal System/2 Display Adapter 8514/A (#4054,
        1887972).  Same support as for IBM Personal System/2 Display
        Adapter (#4050, 1887744).
               An Operating System/2, Version 1.0 application program
        can use the IBM 8514/A adapter in Advanced Function
        (high-resolution) mode by issuing 8514/A Adapter Interface
        calls.  The Adapter Interface software is contained on a
        diskette shipped with the 8514/A adapter .  Customers using
        the 8514/A in Advanced Function mode must ensure that the
        Adapter Interface code is at the correct level for use with
        Operating System/2.  The Adapter Interface level can be
        determined by running HDIVER.EXE in the HDIOS2 directory.  If
        this directory does not exist, the customer may order
        G68X-2300 at no charge.  This part number includes a new
        level of the Adapter Interface and additional pages for the
        8514/A Technical Reference.
o   Printers(1)
    -   IBM 4201 Proprinter (TM), Model 1
    -   IBM 4201 Proprinter II
    -   IBM 4202 Proprinter XL, Model 1
    -   IBM 4207 Proprinter X 24
    -   IBM 4208 Proprinter XL 24
    -   IBM 5152 Graphics Printer, Model 2
        Note:  The Graphics Printer is no longer marketed.
    -   IBM 5182 Color Printer, Model 1
        Note:  The Color Printer is no longer marketed.
    -   IBM 5201 Quietwriter (R), Models 1 and 2
    -   IBM 5202 Quietwriter III
    -   IBM 5216 Wheelprinter (parallel)
    -   IBM 5223 Wheelprinter E (parallel)
        Note:  Operating System/2, Version 1.0 supports each of the
        above printers as an IBM Graphics Printer (5152, Model 2).
o   Keyboard
    -   IBM Personal Computer AT keyboard for IBM Personal Computer
        AT Models 068, 099, 239, and 319.
    -   IBM Enhanced Personal Computer keyboard for all Personal
        System/2 models, IBM Personal Computer AT Model 339, and
        XT-286.
o   Pointing Devices
    -   PS/2 mouse (#8770, 6450350) attached to the system pointing
        device port
    -   Serial pointing device(2)
        --  Microsoft(3) Mouse for IBM Personal
            Computers, Part Number 039-099, 100ppi
        --  Microsoft Mouse for IBM Personal
            Computers, Part Number 039-199, 200ppi
        --  PC Mouse(4) (900120-214, 100 ppi)
        --  Visi-On Mouse(5) (69910-1011, 100ppi)
    -   Parallel pointing device for IBM Personal Computer AT and
        XT-286
        --  Microsoft Mouse for IBM Personal
            Computers (037-099, 100ppi)
        --  Microsoft Mouse for IBM Personal
            Computers (037-199, 200ppi)
        --  InPort Microsoft Mouse for IBM Personal
            Computer AT and XT-286, (037-299, 200ppi)
o   Plotters(6)
    -   IBM 6180 Plotter
    -   IBM 7371 Plotter
    -   IBM 7372 Plotter
    -   IBM 7374 Plotter
    -   IBM 7375 Plotter
               Note:  The IBM 7371, 7374 and 7375 Plotters are no
        longer marketed.
o   Other
    -   IBM Personal Computer AT Serial/Parallel Adapter Card (#0215,
        #3395, or #3400; 6450215, 55X3560, 55X3679)
    -   Personal System/2 Dual Asynchronous Adapter/A (#3033,
        6450347)
    -   Personal System/2 Multi-Protocol Adapter/A(7) (#3042,
        6450348) in asynchronous mode
    -   IBM Math Co-Processor (Intel 80287)(8) (#3001, 6450356 for
        Personal System/2.  #0211, 8286127 for Personal Computer AT
        or XT-286)
    -   IBM Math Co-Processor (Intel 80387 in 80287 mode) for
        Personal System/2 Model 80 (#3002, 6450369 for 8580-041 or
        8580-071.  #8720, 6450378 for 8580-111 or 8580-311).
       For additional memory for the IBM Personal Computer AT or
XT-286, the customer can order one or two of the following
combinations:
o   #0209 or #3338 (128KB Memory Expansion for Personal Computer AT)
o   #3338/3339 (128KB to 640KB Memory Expansion)
o   #3343/3339 (512KB to 2MB Memory Expansion)
o   #3395/3397, 55X3560/55X3547 (512KB to 3MB Memory Expansion)
o   #3395/3397/3402 (512KB to 5.0MB Memory Expansion)
o   #3400/3402, 55X3679/55X3681 (1MB to 6MB Memory Expansion)
       For additional memory for the Personal System/2 (Models 50 or
60), the customer can order:
o   #3006/3012, 6450344/6450345 (512KB to 2MB Memory Expansion)
o   #3920, 1497252 (2MB Memory Expansion)(9)
       For additional memory for the Personal System/2 Model 80
(8580-041 and 8580-071), the customer can order:
o   #3009, 6450375 (1MB System Board Memory Expansion for model 041)
o   #3019/3064, 6450367/6450372 (2MB to 6MB Memory Expansion)
       For additional memory for the Personal System/2 Model 80
(8580-111 and 8580-311), the customer can order:
o   #8722, 6450379 (2MB System Board Memory Expansion)
 (TM) Trademarks of the International Business Machines Corporation.
 (R) Registered trademark of the International Business Machines
   Corporation.
(1) Parallel attached printers are supported in both the Operating

   System/2 and DOS modes.  Serially (asynchronous) attached printers
   are supported in only the Operating System/2 mode.
(2) Serially (asynchronous) pointing devices are supported in only
   the Operating System/2 mode.
(3) Registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
(4) Trademark of the Metagraphics/Mouse Systems.
(5) Trademark of the Visi-On Corporation.
(6) Plotters are asynchronously attached, and can be supported only
   in the Operating System/2 mode.  Plotter support for Operating
   System/2, Version 1.0 must be provided by the application.  For
   example, the Operating System/2 Graphics Development Toolkit
   supports the IBM 6180, IBM 7371, and IBM 7372 plotters.
(7) A maximum of three serial ports is supported on the Personal
   System/2 Models 50, 60 or 80.  One port is already on the system
   board.
(8) Registered trademark of the Intel Corporation.
(9) IBM Operating System/2 supports this feature as extended memory.
SUPPORTED HARDWARE FOR FAMILY APPLICATIONS:  Assuming sufficient
memory, display, and other appropriate hardware, a Family application
can run on all the systems units supported by the Operating System/2
and IBM DOS 3.30.
PROGRAMMING REQUIREMENTS:  An application developer should acquire
the IBM Operating System/2 Programmer Toolkit and IBM Operating
System/2 Technical Reference.  The OS/2 Programmer Toolkit, Version
1.1 is required to create an IBM Operating System/2 application using
the Presentation Manager graphics and windowing functions.  Either
version of the Toolkit is required to create Family applications.
       The IBM Operating System/2 Programmer Toolkit requires the IBM
Operating System/2 (at same release level) and accompanying manuals.
       The IBM OS/2 Technical Reference provides technical interface
information.  It is a companion product to the IBM OS/2 Toolkit.  The
OS/2 Technical Reference is not intended to be sufficient by itself
for writing OS/2 applications.
       IBM Operating System/2 Technical Reference (at same release
level) is a prerequisite for the IBM Operating System/2 Toolkit.
       The recommended minimum system unit memory size is 1.5MB when
configured to run only IBM Operating System/2 applications, and 2MB
when configured to run both IBM Operating System/2 and DOS Version
3.30 applications.
       The appropriate Personal Computer AT and XT models must have
either 512KB or 640KB in the lower address space and 1MB above the
one megabyte address space boundary.
COMPATIBILITY:  An electronic version of the IBM Operating System/2
Applications Guide is available.  Refer to the Publications section
for additional information.
       Users should be aware that DOS programs running in DOS mode
and displayed on the screen can cause performance degradation or
errors in time-dependent programs (such as communications running in
Operating System/2 mode in the background).  A similar effect on
time-dependent programs running in Operating System/2 mode may occur
due to Operating System/2 device drivers, IOPL segments, Personal
System/2 DMA, or bus master adapter cards plugged into a Personal
System/2.
       Both IBM Operating System/2 and DOS 3.30 can be run on the
same machine, but not concurrently.  The same data files can be
accessed by programs or commands running under either operating
system.
PLANNING INFORMATION
       The Operating System/2 Information and Planning Guide
(G360-2650) contains planning information.
CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES:  The customer should complete the
replacement card in each Version 1.0 product and mail to IBM.  There
are separate replacement cards for Operating System/2, Operating
System/2 Documentation Only, Operating System/2 Programmer Toolkit,
and Operating System/2 Technical Reference.  The licensed user must
destroy Version 1.0 product(s) upon receipt of Version 1.1
replacement product(s).  For additional information, refer to the
Ordering Information section.
       The customer must actively assist the registered service
coordinator in problem determination.  The following paragraphs
discuss their roles and relationship to IBM Program Services.
       Program Service will be provided to customers via a registered
service coordinator.  The service coordinator will be designated at
the time of acquisition.  Depending on the place of acquisition and
type of contract, the service coordinator may be an IBM Advanced
Product Dealer or a customer representative.  Any questions regarding
the registration of service coordinators should be directed to the
place of acquisition.
       Refer to the product documentation for instructions on how to
report suspected Operating System/2 defects to the registered service
coordinator.
       The registered service coordinator is responsible for
assisting the customer with the following:
o   Determining whether a problem is caused by hardware or software
o   Identifying which software causes the problem
o   Reporting suspected Operating System/2 defects to IBM
o   Assisting the customer in applying preventive and corrective
    service
o   Performing other activities recommended by IBM support
    organization(s) to define and/or resolve the problem.
       IBM Central Service will respond, upon request from a
registered service coordinator, to a defect in the unaltered portion
of a supported release of the licensed program by issuing:
corrective service information such as correction documentation,
corrected code, notice of availability of corrected code, a
restriction or a bypass as determined by IBM.  This defect support is
only applicable if the defect is found to occur in the operating
environment in which the product was intended to be used.
       Preventive service may be provided through updates to this
program.  If an update is made available by IBM, information will be
made available to the registered service coordinators with
instructions for distribution of copies and/or ordering of copies to
or for the users supported by each service coordinator.
       The IBM Support Center will provide the registered service
coordinator with telephone assistance in problem diagnosis and
resolution.  The registered service coordinator may call the IBM
Support Center at any time and will receive a return call within
eight business hours (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., local
customer time).
       In addition, and as an alternative, registered service
coordinators, who have electronic communications capability, will be
provided access to an online data base with information about known
defects, if any, and the ability to report suspected problems
electronically.
       Software requirements for the electronic ServiceLine are:
o   IBM DOS 3.30 or IBM Operating System/2
o   IBM ServiceLine diskette.  The diskette contains software to
    access the ServiceLine.
       Hardware requirements for the electronic ServiceLine are:
o   An IBM Personal Computer XT-286, Personal Computer AT, or
    Personal System/2 unit with the following minimum requirements:
    -   128K of application address space will be required while
        running ServiceLine.
    -   One 360K 5 1/4-inch diskette drive or one 720K 3 1/2-inch
        diskette drive.
    -   Display adapter (monochrome (DOS only), color/graphics, or
        VGA) with attachment cable and 80-column video monitor
    -   Asynchronous communication adapter
    -   Cable conforming to the EIA RS-232-C standard
           Other equivalent hardware may be used if desired; however,
    IBM can only answer connectivity questions related to the
    supported configurations.
o   Modem.  One of the following full-duplex, asynchronous modems or
    equivalent that uses the AT command set.
    -   IBM 5841 or 5842 external modem at 1200 bits per second (bps)
    -   IBM 4805 internal at 1200 bps
    -   IBM 4829 internal at 1200 bps
o   Switched telephone line.
       End-user service is provided through a service coordinator.
The service coordinator must be registered in HONE at the time the

program license for OS/2 is acquired.  See Marketing Announcement
385-166, dated December 17, 1985, for additional coordinator
information.
       One copy of the Service Coordinator Guide and the ServiceLine
diskette must be ordered for each service coordinator reqistered.
See your IBM marketing representative for additional copies of the
Service Coordinator Guide.  Form and part numbers are:
FORM           PART           PART NAME
G68X-2306      68X2306        IBM Operating
                                System/2 Service
                                Coordinator Guide
ZV38-0350      None           IBM Operating System/2
                                ServiceLine Diskette
                                (5.25 inch, 360KB)
ZV38-0351      None           IBM Operating System/2
                                ServiceLine Diskette
                                (3.5 inch, 720KB)
INSTALLABILITY:  Installation information is contained in a
publication shipped with the product.  To install IBM Operating
System/2, Version 1.0, refer to the IBM Operating System/2 Users
Guide.  To install IBM Operating System/2 Programmer Toolkit,
Version 1.0, refer to the IBM Operating System/2 Programmer's Guide.
PACKAGING:  The Operating System/2, Version 1.0 is distributed with
the following:
o   License information booklet
o   Diskettes containing the Operating System/2, Version 1.0
    machine-readable information.  Program numbers 6280196 and
    6280197 contain four 1.44MB, 3 1/2-inch diskettes.  Program
    numbers 6280198 and 6280199 contain four 1.2MB, 5 1/4-inch
    diskettes
o   IBM Operating System/2 User's Guide for Version 1.0
o   IBM Operating System/2 User's Reference for Version 1.0
o   "Read Me First" Coexistence card
o   Replacement card.
The separate Documentation Only package for Version 1.0 (6280216)
includes the following:
o   IBM Operating System/2 User's Guide for Version 1.0
o   IBM Operating System/2 User's Reference for Version 1.0
o   "Read Me First" Coexistence card
o   Replacement card.
       Packaging information for Operating System/2, Version 1.1,
will be described at First Customer Shipment of Operating System/2,
Version 1.1.  Product number 6280194 will contain 1.44MB, 3 1/2-inch
diskettes.  Product number 6280195 will contain 1.2MB, 5 1/4-inch
diskettes.
       Packaging information for Operating System/2, Documentation
Only for Version 1.1, will be described at FCS of Operating System/2,
Version 1.1.  The program number is 6280217.
       The IBM Operating System/2 Programmer Toolkit Version 1.0 is
distributed with:
o   License Information booklet.
o   Diskettes.  The same IBM Operating System/2 Programmer Toolkit
    machine-readable information is on one 5 1/4-inch (1.2MB)
    diskette and one 3 1/2-inch (1.44MB) diskette.
o   IBM Operating System/2 Programmer's Guide, Version 1.0.
o   Replacement card.
       Packaging information for IBM Operating System/2 Standard
Edition Programmer Toolkit, Version 1.1 will be described at First
Customer Shipment of IBM Operating System/2 Version 1.1.
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.
EDUCATION ORDER CENTER
       The IBM Operating System/2 Standard Edition will be available
through the IBM Education Order Center for eligible end users of
eligible educational institutions with a signed Education Product
Coordinator Agreement in effect.  Eligible end users will receive the
VPA or special bid discount to which the customer's institution is
entitled.  Refer to the following Marketing Announcements for
eligibility requirements.
o   387-076:  Notice to IBM Customers entitled, IBM Education Order
    Center and Assistance Services Available, dated May 5, 1987
o   387-130:  Notice to IBM Customers entitled, IBM Education Order
    Center Enhanced and Available, dated June 30, 1987
ORDERING INFORMATION
       Orders for the Version 1.0 products will be accepted now.
Unless a later date is specified, orders entered prior to
availability will be scheduled for shipment in December 1987.
       To order the programs in this announcement, specify the
program name, order type, quantity and media.  The order types are:
o   Program Package -- program diskette with documentation.  The
    transitional offering is a Program Package and not a Program
    Package Upgrade.  The Technical Reference does not contain a
    diskette.
o   Additional Licenses -- quantity must be 5 or more ordered under a
    VPA.
o   Documentation - separate documentation without program diskettes
TRANSITIONAL OFFERING:  A transitional offering to IBM Operating
System/2 Standard Edition, Version 1.0 will be available to licensees
of IBM DOS Versions 3.0, 3.1, 3.2 and 3.30 for six months following
availability.  This offering will allow licensees of IBM DOS Version
3.X to acquire IBM Operating System/2 at a reduced cost and permits
the customer to continue using IBM DOS Version 3.X, while using IBM
Operating System/2.  This offering applies only to licensees of IBM
DOS Version 3.X residing in the United States or Puerto Rico.
       A customer can obtain the transitional offering by submitting
the appropriate number of "Proof of Licenses" to the IBM Advanced
Product Dealer.
       Orders will be accepted now.  Shipments will begin when the
product becomes available.
       The "Proof of License" is the title page (first white page
after the blue cover page) of the DOS Reference publication.
       This offering is not available for volume discounts.
REPLACEMENT PROGRAM:  Licensees of the following Version 1.0
product(s) in the United States or Puerto Rico are entitled to a no
charge replacement from IBM at availability of the equivalent Version
1.1 product(s).
o   Operating System/2 Standard Edition
o   Operating System/2 Standard Edition Documentation Only
o   Operating System/2 Programmer Toolkit
o   Operating System/2 Technical Reference
       The Operating System/2 Standard Edition, Operating System/2
Standard Edition Documentation Only, Operating System/2 Programmer
Toolkit and Operating System/2 Technical Reference each contain a
different replacement card.  The customer should complete each
replacement card and send to IBM.  IBM will then send the customer an
acknowledgement letter and change of address form for each
replacement to which the customer is entitled.
       The customer may submit the replacement card anytime while the
Version 1.0 or Version 1.1 product is marketed.  The replacement
product will be shipped soon after Version 1.1 availability to
customers who previously submitted the applicable replacement card.
       Licensees of Additional Licenses of Operating System/2
Standard Edition Version 1.0 (6280218) will be entitled to a
no-charge additional license for Version 1.1.  The number of Version
1.1 copies created may not exceed the number of Version 1.0
additional licenses.
       The licensed user must destroy the Version 1.0 product(s) upon
receipt of the Version 1.1 product(s).
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
LICENSING:  Programs in this announcement are licensed under the
terms and conditions of the IBM Program License Agreement.  A copy of
the agreement is included in the program package.
LIMITED WARRANTY:  The following limited warranty applies to IBM
Operating System/2 Standard Edition.  Program Package:  Yes.  Media:
Three months.  Additional License:  Yes.  Media:  Not applicable.
       The following limited warranty applies to IBM Operating
System/2 Standard Edition Programmer Toolkit.  Program Package:  Yes.
Media:  Three months.
PROGRAM SERVICES:  Central Service, including the IBM Support Center,
will be available until January 15, 1989, for the IBM Operating
System/2, Version 1.0, and the IBM Operating System/2 Programmer
Toolkit, Version 1.0.  The statement of service included in the

program package describes this service.
VOLUME DISCOUNT:  Volume discounting is available under the terms and
conditions of the Volume Procurement Amendment (VPA) and the Exhibit
for Personal Computer/System Programs or the Exhibit for Personal
Computer/System Programs for Qualified Educational
Institutions/Hospitals.  The programs in this announcement are
included in the Eligible Program List for Personal Computer/System
Programs and for Personal Computer/System Programs -- Qualified
Educational Institutions/Hospitals.  They may be added to the
applicable category in the space provided on the Eligible Program
List.  Program Packages are included in Category A under 5871-AAA.
       Additional Licenses are available only under the VPA and are
included in Category A under 5872-AAA.
       Documentation is included in Category B and is eligible for
volume discounting based on the commitment in Category A.
       The transitional offering for IBM Operating System/2 Standard
Edition, Version 1.0 is not eligible for volume discounting.
TESTING PERIOD:  Program Packages:  Two months for up to three copies
of each Eligible Program (Operating System/2 Standard Edition or
Operating System/2 Programmer Toolkit) ordered under a VPA Addendum.
Additional Licenses:  Not applicable.
EDUCATIONAL ALLOWANCE:  A 55 percent educational allowance is
available to qualifying institutions in accordance with the
Educational Allowance Amendment.  The educational allowance may not
be added to any other discount or allowance.
       The transitional offering for IBM Operating System/2 Standard
Edition, Version 1.0 is not eligible for the educational allowance.
CHARGES
PROGRAM                                                    ONE-TIME
NAME/NUMBER                   ORDER TYPE                   CHARGE
Operating System/2
Standard Edition
Version 1.0
   6280196                    Program Package
                              (3 1/2-inch)                 $325
   6280198                    Program Package
                              (5 1/4-inch)                  325
   6280218                    Additional Licenses           290
   6280216                    Documentation Only             35
OS/2 Standard
Edition Version 1.1
   6280194                    Program Package
                              (3 1/2-inch)                  325
   6280195                    Program Package
                              (5 1/4-inch)                  325
   6280220                    Additional Licenses           290
   6280217                    Documentation Only             35
Transitional Offering
to Operating System/2
Version 1.0
   6280197                    Program Package
                              (3 1/2-inch)                  200
   6280199                    Program Package
                              (5 1/4-inch)                  200
Operating System/2
Programmer
Toolkit Version 1.0
   6280200                    Program Package               750
Operating System/2
Technical
Reference Version 1.0
   6280201                    Program Package               200
OS/2 Programmer
Toolkit Version 1.1
   6280211                    Program Package               750
OS/2 Technical
Reference Version 1.1
   6280212                    Program Package               200
ADDITIONAL LICENSES CHARGE
Customers who pay a one-time charge for additional licenses may copy
machine-readable program materials previously acquired from IBM in a
Program Package.  One copy may be made for each additional license
ordered.

                              IBM Operating System/2 Standard Edition
         NCMD/SWMD Transitional Offering Certification and Order Form
       The Customer certifies that the total quantity of the IBM
Personal Computer Licensed Program indicated below does not exceed
the quantity of licenses for IBM Personal Computer Disk Operating
System (DOS) Versions 3.0, 3.1, 3.2 and 3.30 that the Customer has
obtained from the IBM North-Central Marketing Division or IBM
South-West Marketing Division and that are currently licensed by the
Customer.  Further, the Customer certifies that the total quantity of
this IBM Operating System/2 transitional offering ordered by the
Customer by all procedures will not exceed the total quantity of
licenses of IBM Personal Computer Disk Operating System (DOS)
Versions 3.0, 3.1, 3.2 and 3.30 that have been obtained from all
sources and are currently licensed by the Customer.  Documentation to
substantiate the quantity of licenses obtained will be available for
inspection by IBM for a period of six months following the date of
order fulfillment.
       The provisions of the IBM Program License Agreement will be
applicable to the licensed program received.
       This IBM Operating System/2 transitional offering applies only
for licenses granted in the United States and/or Puerto Rico.  This
offer will expire June 30, 1988.
  UPGRADE
  DESCRIPTION                                     FEATURE NUMBER
  CUSTOMER
  NAME                                            NUMBER
  SHIPPING ADDRESS
             By
                  Authorized Signature                 Date
                  Name (Print or Type)
-------------ATTACHMENT--------ATTACHMENT--------ATTACHMENT----------
               IBM OPERATING SYSTEM/2 STANDARD EDITION
                  TRANSITIONAL OFFERING ORDER FORM
       This form, when accompanied by the white title page of the
User's Reference for IBM DOS 3.0, 3.10, 3.20 or 3.30, entitles you to
obtain the transitional offering software and documentation for IBM
Operating System/2 Standard Edition.
       Proof of license is the white title page of the DOS Reference
Manual Version 3.00, 3.10, 3.20 or 3.30.  You must send an original
paper page for each transitional offering ordered.  No photocopies
will be accepted.
       TRANSITIONAL OFFERING TO BE DELIVERED TO:
Name      __________________________________________________________
Company   ______________________________Dept. _______  Loc _______
Address   __________________________________________________________
City      ______________________________State _______  Zip _______
County    ______________________________
Indicate quantity:
_____    IBM Operating System/2 Standard Edition
         transitional offerings
         (Enclose the original white title page for DOS Reference
         Manual Version 3.00, 3.10, 3.20, or 3.30)
       Compute payment as follows:
_____    $200 for each IBM Operating System/2 Standard Edition
         transitional offering (3 1/2-inch diskette 6280197)
_____    $200 for each IBM Operating System/2 Standard Edition
         transitional offering (5 1/4-inch diskette 6280199)
_____    Applicable state and local sales tax (or Tax Exemption
         ID Number)
_____    Total enclosed
       Please mail the following:
1.  Check or money order (no purchase orders accepted)
2.  Your correct state and local sales taxes, or enter your
    tax-exempt number here _______________.
3.  Proof of License for each upgrade ordered
4.  A signed order form to:
    Transitional Offering
    IBM Corporation
    Information Systems Group
    Post Office Box 3374
    Wallingford, CT  06494
       (Please allow four to six weeks for delivery.  Failure to
enclose the above four items will delay your order.)
       IBM extends this offer only to licensees of IBM Disk Operating
System (DOS) residing in the United States or Puerto Rico.  IBM will
fill requests which are postmarked on or before June 30, 1988.
               Signature______________________________
                    (Unsigned certificates cannot be processed.)
               Date_______________________________
       In the external letter, immediately preceding the heading
Installability, add the following two paragraphs and table:
          End-user service is provided through a service
   coordinator.  The service coordinator must be registered in
   HONE at the time the program license for OS/2 is acquired.  See
   Marketing Announcement 385-166, dated December 17, 1985, for
   additional coordinator information.
          One copy of the Service Coordinator Guide and the
   ServiceLine diskette must be ordered for each service
   coordinator reqistered.  See your IBM marketing representative
   for additional copies of the Service Coordinator Guide.  Form
   and part numbers are:
   Form        Part           Part Name
   G68X-2306   68X2306        IBM Operating
                                System/2 Service
                                Coordinator Guide
   ZV38-0350   None           IBM Operating System/2
                                ServiceLine Diskette
                                (5.25 inch, 360KB)
   ZV38-0351   None           IBM Operating System/2
                                ServiceLine Diskette
                                (3.5 inch, 720KB)