IBM Web Browser for OS/2 V2.0 Released

Monday September 30th, 2002

Barry Marshall writes: "IBM has updated the Mozilla-based Web Browser to version 2.0. Software Choice subscription is required to download it."

This latest version of the IBM Web Browser for OS/2 is based on Mozilla 1.0.1 and replaces the 0.9.4-based version 1.2. If you want something a little more cutting edge, take a look at Warpzilla, the OS/2 port of Mozilla upon which the IBM Web Browser is based.

#1 Software choice?

by Racer

Monday September 30th, 2002 4:20 PM

I thought IBM Software Choice was an outdated concept that only large corporations used. The last I looked, a single-user IBM Software Choice license costs over US$100 for a year subscription. What features does the IBM Web Browser have that would make us want it over Warpzilla, which is free?

#3 Re: Software choice?

by pspmikek

Tuesday October 1st, 2002 12:29 PM

The answer is "a spellchecker"

I've put up a Mozilla 1.0.1 for OS/2 which is IBM Web Browser without the IBM branding or spellchecker.

#2 Re: External Mailer?

by metalcrypt

Monday September 30th, 2002 6:00 PM

OS/2... Ah the memories. When I was still using it, I was running some version of Netscape. I'm surprised to see IBM still releasing stuff for the platform.

#4 IBM

by wedney

Wednesday October 2nd, 2002 1:24 AM

This is classic IBM.

Unlike a lot of companies that have grown up around the computer industry in the past 10-15 years, these people actually know what the words "customer service" mean (not that they're going to give it to you for free, though). "You chose OS/2 10 years ago, Mr. Businessman, and we're gonna continue to support you. Yes, we will phase it out over time, but we're gonna 'do right by you' so that you buy our next product."

This is what makes IBM's choice of Linux much more interesting, IMHO.

#5 OS/2???

by fletchsod

Wednesday October 2nd, 2002 7:18 AM

I thought many people wouldn't be using OS/2 by now because it is out of date with some of the today computers. Last weekend, I saw the OS/2 software I had and threw it into the garbage can. It haven't been used for 3 years because of OS/2 instability.


#6 OS/2 instability = oxymoron

by SubtleRebel

Wednesday October 2nd, 2002 8:58 AM

OS/2 instability compared to what?

#7 re: instability

by Racer

Wednesday October 2nd, 2002 11:08 AM

Believe it or not, OS/2 is still very often used in banks and other financial institutions. OS/2 Warp 4 is a quite stable environment as a production system-- I'd say that at worst, OS/2 is as stable as NT4. However, as a development system, OS/2 is horrible. I actually do development every once in a while on OS/2 Warp 4 for a client and it needs a reboot or crashes usually every few days. I much prefer my Windows 2000 machine to OS/2 when developing.