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IBM OS/2 2.0 SWEEPS TRIPLE CROWN OF PC INDUSTRY

 LAS VEGAS, Nev., Nov. 19 ~PRNewswire~ -- IBM's (NYSE: IBM) OS~2(A) 2.0 advanced operating system recently received top honors from three flagship PC industry publications, including two awards presented here at COMDEX~Fall '92.
 PC~Computing on Sunday named OS~2 2.0 co-winner of the operating system~environment award as part of its annual "Most Valuable Products" (MVP) awards ceremony. In selecting OS~2 2.0 for this honor, the editors of PC~Computing stated, "this is the operating system Windows(B) 3.1 should have been."
 PC Magazine on Monday named OS~2 2.0 the best operating system and presented their Technical Excellence Award to the OS~2 2.0 development team.
 Prior to the opening of COMDEX, PC World named OS~2 2.0 the "most promising newcomer" in its annual issue recognizing PC industry achievements.
 "There is a tremendous groundswell of support building for OS~2 and this recognition from three top PC industry publications is a true measure of the continued popularity and momentum for the product," said Lee Reiswig, assistant general manager, IBM Personal Software Products. "We are both honored and pleased that these respected publications have evaluated the power and versatility of OS~2 2.0 and awarded us with top honors."
 OS~2 2.0 is an advanced 32-bit operating system that supports DOS, Windows and OS~2 applications in a single package. This platform offers true, preemptive multitasking -- allowing concurrent execution of multiple software programs -- and enables users to choose from tens of thousands of available applications.
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