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.
|No.||US version||Date||Build||Warp 4||WSOD 1||WSOD 2|
IBM released versions 4.5 for those with a defect support contract and for a time also sold it as an 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
- Cathy Longenberger: Inside the Next Release of OS/2 Warp - DevCon News Vol. 11
- 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)