OS/2 is insignificant?

Subject: OS/2 is insignificant?
From: David Oberstadt <daveo -at- VNET -dot- IBM -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 5 May 1994 16:28:46 PDT

Earlier today, somebody said something about
OS/2 being insignificant in the market. Perhaps
it was, but it is no longer. Read on...

DATAMATION 04/15/94 P. 43, 44, 47

"When IBM began shipping its first release of OS/2 2.0 in
early 1992, most industry experts thought it would bomb . . .
Then came 1993, and NT finally ship - and so far, at least,
it's the 32-bit OS that has bombed. By year's end, . . . , Microsoft
has shipped only 270,000 copies of NT . . .
Meanwhile, OS/2 2.x has been on a roll. By the end of 1993,
IBM had sold over 4 million copies of OS/2 2.x. And this year, ever
since IBM announced a less costly version - OS/2 2.1 for Windows -
sales have begun to skyrocket. Street-priced at just $38, OS/2 for
Windows allows users to replace DOS with OS/2 2.1 and still run
their existing Microsoft Windows 3.1 code . . .
Last year, IDC had forecast that Windows NT would outship OS/2,
says John Gantz, senior vice president for personal systems . . .
This year alone, says Gantz, IBM will sell another 5 million
units of OS/2 2.x - and much of that will be through retail sales.
Microsoft will ship only about a million and a half copies of Windows
NT in 1994, he predicts.
That adds up to a potential market of nearly 10 million users for
OS/2 apps by the end of this year . . . "

(Extracted with permission from Datamation)

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