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ORDERS FOR OS/2 2.0 VIA TELEPHONE SURGE; OS/2 2.0 ORDER CENTER DOUBLES STAFF

 ORDERS FOR OS/2 2.0 VIA TELEPHONE SURGE;
 OS/2 2.0 ORDER CENTER DOUBLES STAFF
 NEW YORK, April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Just 72 hours after the announcement of OS/2 (A) Version 2.0, the telephone calls to IBM's (NYSE: IBM) OS/2 2.0 toll-free telephone order center have exceeded the company's best expectations. IBM's order center has received thousands of calls for OS/2 2.0 since the availability of the product was announced. The order number, 1-800-3-IBM-OS2, is designed to complement IBM Business Partners who carry OS/2 2.0 and offers users an alternative option for obtaining the new operating system software.
 "We are delighted with the initial customer response for OS/2 2.0," said Michael Coleman, vice president, product marketing, IBM's national distribution division. "We appreciate the patience of those callers contacting the OS/2 2.0 order center. We are now doubling our order center staff to handle the strong user response to the OS/2 2.0 announcement."
 Through July 31, 1992 current Windows users can purchase OS/2 2.0 for $49, any DOS user can upgrade to OS/2 2.0 for $99 and new users can purchase OS/2 2.0 for $139.
 Capable of exploiting today's advanced hardware, 32-bit 0S/2 2.0 offers true multitasking, allowing concurrent execution of multiple software programs. OS/2 2.0 ships with over 25 utility, entertainment and personal productivity mini-applications such as Calendar, NotePad, Calculator and To-Do list. AdobeType Manager (B) for both Windows and OS/2 environments is also included. OS/2 2.0's Workplace Shell (A) is a graphical user interface (GUI) featuring an innovative design that delivers advanced function with drag-and-drop simplicity. OS/2 2.0 is supported by HelpWare (A) the most comprehensive service and support program in the personal computer industry. OS/2 and PS/2 users and interested potential users may contact the HelpCenter at 1-800-PS2-2227.
 (A) Trademark or registered trademark of the International Business Machines Corporation.
 (B) The following is a trademark of the indicated company: Windows (Microsoft Corporation), Adobe Type Manager (Adobe).
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