From: mackm Mon Jan 27 12:58:23 1992
Subject: FYI:FW: OS|2 2.0
Date: Mon Jan 25 12:57:38 PDT 1992
> From aarono Sun Jan 26 22:33:34 1992
To: cougar panther
Subject: OS|2 2.0
Date: Sun Jan 26 22:31:26 PDT 1992
Disclaimer: Since this info is from someone at IBM, its accuracy is of
course questionable. Take it a such
I was speaking to one of my spies at IBM the other day. He said (as most
of you already know) that OS| |2 2.0 is a dog in 4M and really needs 8M
to run properly (sound like any other big OS's you know??). He also said
that IBM is targeting sales of 2,000,000 units in the first year. If
this happens they will "declare victory" and go home.
IBM has already acknowledged that they will make no money off of OS| |2
2.0 but are pushing it as art of "Corporate Strategy". (I wonder how
stock holders would feel about a Corporate Strategy that involved
loosing money? He also said that it will be shipped as "Cheaper than
DOS+WINDOWS" (Perhaps this should be passed on to marketing?).
He also mentioned "Booting a DOS box" off of a floppy drive in order to
get network support (He didn't get into too much detail on this but it
seems that this method allows for support of other networks and their
real mode drivers (I'm skeptical that support would be that much of a
They are also very nervous about NT (suprise, suprise, suprise, ). He
kept talking about it as "that vapor-ware stuff". They may use this line
to attack NT when OS| |2 2.0 starts shipping.
court documents in the case of Comes v Microsoft.