Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 19th Jul 2005 03:36 UTC, submitted by her friend Brad
OS/2 and eComStation In the dawn of the end of IBM's OS/2 Stardock's CEO Brad Wardell pays his respects to the venerable operating system by writing a long article about the history of the OS. Stardock was one of the major third party software houses for OS/2 back in the day and so Brad has lived OS/2 from up close.
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rcsteiner
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2005-07-12

Not quite.

Sorry, my dates are accurate. Windows 3.1 was released in April 1992, and OS/2 2.0 was released in June 1992.

One source (of many) is here:

http://oldfiles.org.uk/powerload/timeline.htm

It's very true that OS/2 2.0 was released with a WinOS2 subsystem that only supported Windows 3.0, not 3.1, and that did cause some issues. It was updated in OS/2 2.1 (released May 1993).

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No!

The RTM (release to manufacturing) date of OS/2 2.0 was 30 March 1992. Check your install media do get that date. That differs from the GA (general availability) date due to the lead time that manufacturing needed to produce the media for distribution. IBMs committment was to have product in the hands of their corporate customers before 01 April 1992. This they did.

Internally, the release was referred to as the "March 31'st" release, inorder to release OS/2 2.0 by the 1st of April.

This date (30 March 1992) was pulled from the actual OS/2 2.0 distribution media (in this case 3.5" floppies), IBM P/N 84F8461.

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