OS/2 Warp Version 4
The fourth major release of the client version of the OS/2 operating system and also known as Warp 4 or under the original project name Merlin. It is not as radical a change as OS/2 Warp Version 3 was from OS/2 Version 2 mainly because the money earmarked for OS/2 development inside IBM's Personal Systems Division was used to develop the ill-fated OS/2 PPC, and while small portions of the OS/2 PPC code showed up in Merlin, most of the changes were superficial. The release does include a number of additional features that were developed as separate programs though, such as OpenGL support.
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IBM released versions 4.5 for those with a defect support contract and for a time also sold it as a upgrade. This has numerous fixes and updates introduced in OS/2 Warp Server for e-business, and a small number of fixes developed since. The last minor version released was 4.52
The base operating system contains:
Inside DOS sessions the following tools are available:
- Getting to Know OS/2 Warp 4 – Prentice-Hall 1996, ISBN 0-13-842147-1
- Zietlow: OS/2 Warp Version 4 - tewi 1996, ISBN 3-89362-522-4
- OS/2 Warp V4 in Team - C&L Verlag 1996, ISBN 3-932311-02-7
- Koch: OS/2 Warp Version 4 – Das Kompendium – Markt & Technik 1997, ISBN 3-8272-5213-X
- Ehrkamp: OS/2 Warp 4 – bhv 1997, ISBN 3-89360-266-6
- Overviews & introductions
- Edward Duhe, Rene Gracia, Kathy Hutchison & Tony White: OS/2 Warp 4: Best on the Planet - Personal Systems Magazine Nov/Dec 1996
- Brian Proffit: OS/2 Warp 4.0 - From PC Magazine September 1996.
- Esther Schindler: Review: OS/2 addresses some old flaws on the desktop - ComputerWorld Magazine (Nov 1996)