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July 7, 1987

COMPAQ COMPUTER DECLARES THAT OS/2 WILL RUN ON ITS MACHINES

By CBR Staff Writer

We hope that no-one over here has got the mistaken impression that the MS OS/2 operating system will run only on IBM’s Personal System/2 but the misconception is so wide-spread that Compaq Computer begins to think that it has gone too far in touting the MS-DOS standard as the industry standard that has been deserted by IBM that it this week rushed to undo any damage that might have been caused: it declares emphatically that OS/2 will run on its machines, and that it has sent out free Compaq Support Kits to more than 300 firms that have bought the Microsoft OS/2 Software Development Kit – the Support Kit enables developers to take advantage of the enhanced disk partitioning and a protected mode version of the internal tape back-up on Compaq 286 and 386 machines; Compaq will ship OS/2 early next year.

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