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January 24, 1997updated 05 Sep 2016 12:39pm

IBM WITHDRAWS WINDOWS NT (POWERPC EDITION)

By CBR Staff Writer

As recently as November 19 that IBM issued an Ivory (customer letter) trumpeting the launch of Windows NT 4.0 for the PowerPC but this week, a mere two months later, the company puts out another Ivory saying effective immediately, IBM is withdrawing Windows NT 4.0 (PowerPC Edition) from marketing and will not ship the product as originally announced in Software Announcement 296- 454, dated November 19, 1996. And in what must be among the shortest statements of direction on record: In addition, IBM does not intend to complete fulfillment of Statements of General Direction regarding Windows NT (PowerPC Edition), including those announced in Software Announcement 295-267 on June 19, 1995 and IBM does not intend to continue further Windows NT development for the RS/6000.

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