IBM "swamped by OS/2 demand"

OS/2, the IBM operating system that never quite made it, is still being updated but Big Blue has run into problems delivering the latest upgrade.

The upgrade, which IBM calls a "Convenience Pack", includes updated client and server software to subscription customers using its software choice service.

But a reader informs The Inquirer that the latest upgrade was due last month and IBM tells him it's delayed.

He said that he received a reply from IBM saying the following: "We ask for your continued patience as we service all our customers with the new shipments, due to the high volume of customers. Thank you".

High volume of customers - that's quite interesting. IBM had several chances to overtake Microsoft from 1987 onwards with OS/2, but they managed to bungle just about every move they made.

News source: The Inquirer

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