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OS/2 developers have their work cut out for them if they are to make good on promises made by IBM executives at a briefing in Austin, Texas, last week.
IBM hopes to broaden the appeal of OS/2 by serving up new flavors of Version 2.2 aimed at users from desktop and server systems to mobile and embedded systems. (See chart, below.)
The company also unveiled features in PC-DOS 6.3, which is due this quarter.
"Over this next year OS/2 will get smaller and faster," said Wally Casey, director of marketing for IBM's Personal Software Division.
IBM appears to be gunning largely for Chicago, Microsoft Corp.'s multitasking version of Windows due this fall. …