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July 21, 1991

IBM DOING OS/2 2.0 ITSELF

By CBR Staff Writer

The suggestion that Microsoft Corp is doing development work on OS/2 2.0 under contract from IBM Corp in CI No 1,716) is erroneous: IBM is very much doing the work itself, and has staged a revolution in its software development ethos in order to get the thing right first time and running to spec – where the challenges include ensuring that it runs MS-DOS applications better than MS-DOS, Windows applications better than Windows: the New York Times reports that a key switch is that there is no distinction between analysts and programmers – the people that design the routines go on to code them themselves; the work is being done at the former personal computer manufacturing plant down in Boca Raton, Florida.

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