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IBM'S OS/2 2.0 SURPASSES ONE MILLION SHIPMENT MILESTONE

 IBM'S OS/2 2.0 SURPASSES ONE MILLION SHIPMENT MILESTONE
 WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM today announced that


its new software product, OS/2(A) Version 2.0, has vaulted past the one million shipment mark. Historically popular with corporate users, early indications are that OS/2 is also gaining widespread acceptance in the end-user community as a result of its power, reliability and ease-of- use.
 "OS/2 2.0 is, without question, a technical triumph," said Jim Cannavino, general manager of IBM's Personal Systems line of business. "We have built a significant base in a short amount of time. OS/2 2.0's market acceptance is one of the industry's most notable developments in 1992."
 To commemorate their on-going support and commitment to OS/2, Caterpillar will be presented with the one millionth copy at the Windows & OS/2 Show at Boston's World Trade Center, August 18-21.
 Currently, Caterpillar is utilizing OS/2 in several strategic areas, including dealer applications and migration of internal application development to the intelligent workstation. The Executive Information System, a LAN-based application used by Caterpillar's senior management, is also running on OS/2 2.0.
 According to Saliba Shanine, manager of corporate LAN services, Caterpillar has selected OS/2 2.0 as its strategic desktop operating system. "We have decided on OS/2 2.0 as our corporate strategy for several reasons. First, OS/2 2.0 provides support for the 32-bit infrastructure of today's hardware platform and the next generation of desktop applications, while still protecting our earlier investments," said Shanine. "Because integration and compatibility with other platforms are very important, we feel OS/2 2.0 is the only PC operating system available today that can satisfy our needs."
 Strong Industry Commitment
 "Computer Associates is wholly committed to the OS/2 platform based on the requests and feedback from our clients," said Charles B. Wang, chairman, Computer Associates. "Clearly, the one million milestone shows that OS/2 will continue to be a viable mission critical, enterprise-wide solution."
 To continue the OS/2 momentum, IBM recently announced a new pricing promotion. Between Aug. 1 and Oct. 31, 1992, users who call the 1-800-3-IBM-OS2 phone number can purchase OS/2 for the following prices:
 Windows(B) upgrade $79; DOS upgrade $99 and first time buyers $149.
 OS/2 is an advanced 32-bit operating system that supports DOS, Windows and OS/2 applications in a single package. This advanced platform offers true multitasking -- allowing concurrent execution of multiple software programs -- and enables users to choose from tens of thousands of applications, providing access to a tremendously broad range of software programs.
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