Microsot “killed” IBM OS/2 warp 4

If you are looking for stability and unmatched reliability OS/2 Warp 4 is for you.

Warp 4 allows you to run OS/2 native, DOS, Java, and most windows 3.x and Win32 1.25 applications. There is also a project called “Odin”, that allows users to run Win32 (Windows 95, 98 and Windows NT) applications in OS/2 Warp operating system natively. You can Also run other OS’es like Linux, BSD, Windows 2000 or Windows XP with Connectix Virtual PC For OS/2

OS/2 Warp provides a variety of networking services you can select for your needs. These functions provide Internet, office, and remote access for todays connected world.

OS/2 Warp also supports current industry standards and specifications. Plug and play, PCMCIA, APM, Display Data Channel, SCSI and IDE, USB, and S.M.A.R.T.
Also see: eComStation VS. OS/2

warp serverWarp also come in a server version currently called, OS/2 Warp for e-business.

2003 Update:
On 10 December 2002, IBM United States Announcement Letter 902-274 announced the withdrawal from marketing on both Passport Advantage and Software Choice of IBM OS/2 Warp 4 and OS/2 Warp Server for e-business shrinkwrap part numbers. IBM OS/2 Warp V4 and OS/2 Warp Server for e-business with Software Maintenance will continue to be available through Passport Advantage. This withdrawal was made possible by the recent removal of initial purchase criteria for Passport Advantage subscriptions, enabling single and low volume orders by business partners and individual customers. This announcement also withdrew obsolete OS/2 part numbers for OS/2 Warp 4 for which End Of Service expired on 31 January 2001. In support of this announcement, the Passport Advantage media packages for OS/2 Warp V4 and OS/2 Warp Server for e-business are refreshed to include the Convenience Package for OS/2 Warp V4.52 media and Convenience Package for OS/2 Warp Server for e-business V4.52 media respectively. OS/2 customers wanting to obtain the Convenience Package media are able to obtain these CDs by ordering the Passport Advantage product media package. See HOW TO BUY for ordering information. passport Advantage subscription.

My happness was short lived by the below:
REDMOND, Wash.- February 19, 2003 – Microsoft Corp. today announced it has acquired the virtual machine solutions of privately held Connectix Corp., a leading provider of virtualization software for Windows- and Macintosh-based computing. By deploying supportable virtualization technology from Microsoft, customers can easily migrate to next-generation operating system platforms while leveraging investments in their existing applications. In addition, Microsofts virtual machine solutions will enable companies to consolidate server resources, thereby reducing hardware capital expenditures and operating costs.

So all of you Mac GODS will soon find yourself’s in the same boot as the OS/2 user when Microsoft pulls the plug on VPC. Which is S.O.P. for MicroSoft.

Update Aug. 28th 2003
You can no longer buy VPC for OS/2. Micro$oft has pulled the plug and I have read in the newsgroups from other users that had it on backorder. Microsoft has cancelled all backorders.


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