David Both

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David Both has been in the computer industry since 1974. He is one of the world's leading experts on OS/2 and OS/2 Warp.

A 21 year veteran of IBM Corporation, Mr. Both spent his last seven years there as the lead support person for OS/2 Warp with the IBM Personal Computer Company, he was responsible for training IBM support professionals in the United States and Canada on OS/2 Warp. He also spent four years in Boca Raton, Florida, as an IBM Course Development Representative. During that time, in 1981, he wrote the first course on how to fix the original IBM PC.

He is coauthor of the book Inside OS/2 Warp, New Riders Publishing, 1995. The book was well reviewed in the April, 1995, issue of OS/2 Magazine. Chapter 22, Troubleshooting, which was written by Mr. Both, was singled out in the review as "...a tour de force that will surely repay your $39.99." He has published articles in trade publications including OS/2 Magazine, LAN Magazine, Carolina Computer News, and the Chinese language periodical (Taiwan) "OS/2 Warp". Mr. Both is the author of The DataBook for OS/2 Warp.

Mr. Both is an IBM Certified OS/2 Engineer Charter Member. He belongs to the Triangle OS/2 User's Group, The Pheonix OS/2 Society, Inc. (POSSI), and VOICE (Virtual OS/2 International Consumer Education).

Mr. Both currently holds the following professional certifications.


  • OS/2 Engineer (OS/2 2.1)
  • OS/2 Warp 3 Engineer
  • OS/2 Warp Connect Engineer
  • OS/2 Warp 4 Engineer
  • OS/2 Warp Server Engineer
  • Systems Expert OS/2 Warp Server for e-business
  • Warp Server Administrator
  • OS/2 Instructor
  • OS/2 Warp Server Instructor
  • Specialist - eNetwork Software
  • Advanced Specialist - eNetwork Software
  • Network Communications Engineer
  • Microsoft Certified Professional - Windows NT Server 4.0


  • IBM Professional Server Specialist
  • Dell Certified Technician - PowerEdge Servers

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Republishing Permission
David Both gave permission to release his OS/2 databook articles under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0. Martin Iturbide requested this on 6-Mar-2013 and received the permission the same day.