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IBM: OS/2 2.0 WINS COMPUTER LANGUAGE PRODUCT EXCELLENCE AWARD

 PHOENIX, Ariz., March 1 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM's (NYSE: IBM) Personal Software Products (PSP) today announced that OS/2(A) 2.0, the advanced operating system for personal computers, has been awarded the Computer Language Jolt Cola Award for Product Excellence. This brings to nine the number of computer-industry awards presented to OS/2 2.0 in the last three months.
 The Computer Language Jolt Cola Award recognizes a product that has had a major impact on programmers in the past year and that represents important concepts for future software development.
 "I am honored to accept this prestigious award on behalf of IBM," said John Soyring, director of software marketing products for PSP. "I give credit to the programming community around the world who helped shape OS/2 2.0 as a product. Programmers have rallied around OS/2 2.0 as a software development platform to create innovative and exciting new software products for users running OS/2, DOS, Windows(B), and host applications."
 According to Soyring, programmers worldwide have embraced OS/2 to create innovative and powerful new applications that exploit the advanced technology of the award-winning operating system. This superior technology includes integrated object technology with the system object model (SOM), a powerful yet easy to use graphical interface called the Workplace Shell, true preemptive multithreading and multitasking, and parallel I/O.
 Since November 1992, OS/2 2.0 has won awards from the computer industry's leading trade publications worldwide, which have honored it in categories such as technical excellence, most promising new product, and best operating system/environment.
 Honors and awards presented to OS/2 2.0 to date are:
 -- PC Magazine - Dec. 22, 1992
 "Technical Excellence" Award Winner, "Operating Systems Software Standards"
 -- InformationWeek - Dec. 22, 1992
 "1992 Top Products -- The 10 Most Likely to Succeed"
 -- PC World - December 1992
 "PC Industry Achievement" Award for "Most Promising Newcomer, Software"
 -- PC/Computing - December 1992
 "Most Valuable Product" (MVP) Award for "Operating


System/Environment"
 -- Corporate Computing - January 1993
 "Best Buy for 1993"
 -- Datamation - Feb. 15, 1993
 "Product of the Year," PC Software category
 -- PC Magazine (Italy) - Feb. 3, 1993
 PC Technology Award
 -- Software noviny (Czechia) - February 1993
 "Product of the Year 1992"
 -- Computer Language - Feb. 23, 1993
 "Jolt Cola Award" for product excellence, 1992
 OS/2 2.0's Enhanced Features
 OS/2 2.0 is the award-winning advanced operating system for 32-bit personal computers that protects customer's investments in existing software by enabling them to run tens of thousands of applications originally designed for DOS and/or Windows, as well as the new applications designed specifically to
take advantage of the advanced technology in OS/2 2.0. This robust platform offers superior technology, including an easy-to-use graphical user interface called the Workplace Shell, true preemptive multitasking that allows customers to run multiple software platforms simultaneously, and Crash Protection(A), which guards against one application being able to bring down the entire system.
 (A) -- Indicates trademark or registered trademark of the International Business Machines Corporation
 (B) -- Indicates trademark or a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation
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 /CONTACT: Rob Crawley of IBM PSP Media Relations, 602-438-8521 or after March 3: 914-642-5364/
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