IBM OS/2 Warp 3 Blue Spine on CD-ROM

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IBM OS/2 Warp 3 Blue Spine on CD-ROM

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Did the Blue Spine edition of OS/2 Warp 3 sell on CD-ROM?
It seems to be hard to find nowadays.
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Re: IBM OS/2 Warp 3 Blue Spine on CD-ROM

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I doubt it existed on anything other than diskettes, since it included DOS - which would have been installed via diskettes.
I have a still-wrapped copy of Red Spine Warp 4 diskette edition. Found in a server cabinet at a customer's site when they were moving.
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Re: IBM OS/2 Warp 3 Blue Spine on CD-ROM

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Actually it existed by the IBM part number 83G8701.
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Of course it did. There was even a limited version of 2.00 on CD-ROM, although it's crazy rare, and I didn't realize it at the time when I had mine. But commercially available, 2.1 onward were on CD in one format or another, although the floppy versions of the 'borg' aka for Windows versions were very common on floppy.

Getting the CD-ROM drivers working on OS/2 was a catastrophic headache.

IBM's inability to do anything useful with the driver model, just really showed that Microsoft was doing all the important stuff, while IBM was busy with their SOM/SAA/Shell games. And of course look no further than FOOTBALL/PIGSKIN as to what OS/2 should have been in 1987.
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Look here in the FTP: /(Abandonware) Operating Systems/PC/IBM OS2/IBM OS2 Warp 3.0 (8.162) [English] (Blue Spine] (CD)
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SistemaRayoXP wrote:Look here in the FTP: /(Abandonware) Operating Systems/PC/IBM OS2/IBM OS2 Warp 3.0 (8.162) [English] (Blue Spine] (CD)
Well, that version lacks Win-OS/2.
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Anyway that proves to exist a CD version ¿No?
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I mean, we have it badly dumped.
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SistemaRayoXP wrote:Anyway that proves to exist a CD version ¿No?
There is no proof you exist.

But there is part numbers and plenty of copies on Amazon and eBay that do most certainly exist.

And speaking as someone who used OS/2 and owned just about every version, they most certainly shipped on CD.
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I have the cdrom, but still have not scanned the cover / disk. All of my warp 3/4 stuff is blue-spine.

If a copy lacks winos2, it's a red-spine. The way to remember is that blue is big, and so contains winos2.

Then there is Warp 3.1, or warp connect, with and without winos2.`

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Re: IBM OS/2 Warp 3 Blue Spine on CD-ROM

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Will you share it on the FTP?
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