On November 15, 1995, John W. Thompson, general manager of IBM's Personal Software Products division spoke at the COMDEX convention in Las Vegas about new products planned for OS/2. These products include the next version of OS/2 Warp client and microkernel-based versions of OS/2 Warp.
Code-named Merlin, the next version of OS/2 Warp client will offer improved multimedia and game capabilities, enhanced plug-and-play features, and an updated Bonus Pak. IBM also plans to significantly enhance OS/2 Warp's user interface to be more intuitive.
The microkernel-based versions of OS/2 Warp will be created for both Intel and Power PC plastforms. The first portable version will be OS/2 Warp for the Power PC. --comp.os.os2.announce
Several people on the comp.os.os2.misc newsgroup have pointed out IBM's presence in the latest James Bond movie, Goldeneye with Pierce Brosan in the lead role. Specificially:
At the next meeting, Neal will demonstrate the new time management software by ON Technology. Books and T-shirts will also be given away as door prizes.
Meetings are held the first Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. in the H.R. Bright Building, Room 104. The next meeting will be held on December 5, 1995. New members are always welcome.
OS/2 Warp and Pentium Pro processor performance tests were conducted in IBM's performance test labs using a 150 MHz Pentium-Pro processor compared to a 133 MHz Pentium processor-based system.
Software Product Performance Gain ColorWorks 121% DIVE Direct Video Enhancement 113% Argonaut Robot 88% SAS 70% Open GL - DX 53% Micro Station 49% Open GL - CDRS 47% Movie Player 45% Visual Age 30%IBM Press Release (November 1, 1995)
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