IBM OS/2 Version 2.0

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32-bit OS/2 has the ability to run DOS, Windows, 16-bit and 32-bit OS/2 applications concurrently.

Features

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  • 240 concurrent DOS sessions
  • support for booting a specific version of DOS
  • execution of Windows 2.0 and 3.0 applications
  • OS/2 16-bit application compatibility
  • Workplace shell
  • Information Presentation Facility (IPF)
  • Procedures Language/2 REXX

Versions

  • Dec 1991: 2.0 LA
  • Mar 1992: 2.0 GA
Part Numbers (US)
Package Media
3.50" 5.25"
Full 84F7586 10G2991
Upgrade from DOS 10G5999 10G6000
Upgrade from Windows 52G9956 52G9957
  • Oct 1992: 2.00.1 - Pre-install
Updates
  • Oct 1992: Service Pack XR06055
  • Aug 1993: Service Pack XR06100

National Language Support

OS/2 Version 2.0 offers National Language Support for 12 languages:

  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • Finnish
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Norwegian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
  • UK English
  • US English

Development Tools

Publications

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IBM

Redbooks
  • GG24-3730-00 – OS/2 Version 2.0 Volume 1: Control Program
  • GG24-3731-00 – OS/2 Version 2.0 Volume 2: DOS and Windows Environment
  • GG24-3732-00 – OS/2 Version 2.0 Volume 3: Presentation Manager and Workplace Shell
  • GG24-3774-00 – OS/2 Version 2.0 Volume 4: Writing Applications
  • GG24-3775-00 – OS/2 Version 2.0 Volume 5: Print Subsystem
  • GG24-3780-00 – OS/2 Version 2.0 Remote Installation and Maintenance
  • GG24-3822-00 – Migrating from a DOS/Windows Environment to OS/2 2.0 Porting Windows Applications to OS/2 2.0
  • GG24-3944-00 – Evaluation of OS/2 V2.0 Application Development Tools
  • GG24-4052-00 – OS/2 2.0 WPS Development C++ User Interface Class Library

Books

Links

  • ZP91-0729 - 1991-10-22 - IBM Operating System/2 Version 2.0
  • ZP92-0400 - 1992-03-31 - OS/2 2.0, Extended Services, DDCS/2, LS 2.0, OS/2 2.0 Tools