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Author:  nar002 [ Sat May 04, 2019 11:00 pm ]
Post subject:  OS/2 laptops?

So I've been reading a bit on OS/2 and that made me curious since I've never seen any, has it ever been sold preinstalled on laptops or even desktop computers? I can't seem to find much information on that, mostly only about eComStation which doesn't really interest me, since there doesn't seem to have lots of things new and all, thanks!

Author:  oscareczek [ Sat May 04, 2019 11:08 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: OS/2 laptops?

OS/2 is made by IBM, so look for ThinkPads. They were supported up to T43 and were preinstalled with OS/2 in, for example, http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Category:701C

Author:  nar002 [ Sat May 04, 2019 11:56 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: OS/2 laptops?

oscareczek wrote:
OS/2 is made by IBM, so look for ThinkPads. They were supported up to T43 and were preinstalled with OS/2 in, for example, http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Category:701C



Damn, that's pretty sweet, were they the only laptops that came preinstalled or supported by OS/2 then?

Author:  oscareczek [ Sun May 05, 2019 12:19 am ]
Post subject:  Re: OS/2 laptops?

I'm not sure, but since it wasn't that popular, I'd say yes.

Author:  louisw3 [ Sun May 05, 2019 8:32 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: OS/2 laptops?

Thinkpads for sure. But they were setup with DOS/Win in dualboot with the windows as the default.

There was no interactive menu, unlike NTLDR. So many people I knew with thinkpads didn't even know they had OS/2. I remember one person wanted me to help them to install it, to only find out that after they'd bought a copy of OS/2, it turned out that they already had it, pre-installed!

IBM divisions operate almost like independent companies. And the division that ran the PC's didn't care in the slightest about the OS/2 part.

Author:  xelloss [ Mon May 06, 2019 1:51 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: OS/2 laptops?

nar002 wrote:
So I've been reading a bit on OS/2 and that made me curious since I've never seen any, has it ever been sold preinstalled on laptops or even desktop computers? I can't seem to find much information on that, mostly only about eComStation which doesn't really interest me, since there doesn't seem to have lots of things new and all, thanks!

Between 1994 and early 1995, German computer chain Vobis used to sell PCs with OS/2 preloaded on them.

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