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Martin Iturbide

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OS/2 for Mach 20 - Final Collectors Item?
« on: May 03, 2023, 02:37:22 pm »
Hi

Today I was reading the "The worst-selling Microsoft software product of all time: OS/2 for the Mach 20" article. It says there was a special customized version of OS/2 for a hardware called March 20.

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One of my former colleagues spoke with the person who took over from him as the support specialist for OS/2 for Mach 20. According to that person’s memory (which given the amount time that has elapsed, means that we should basically be saying “according to legend” at this point), a total of eleven copies of “OS/2 for Mach 20” were ever sold, and eight of them were returned.

I guess that makes the "OS/2 for Mach 20 " diskettes the final collector's item for OS/2  ;D

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Re: OS/2 for Mach 20 - Final Collectors Item?
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2023, 04:08:42 pm »
Wonder if they're talking about the PPC version of OS/2? It had a Mach based kernel IIRC.

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Re: OS/2 for Mach 20 - Final Collectors Item?
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2023, 12:25:37 pm »
The sales numbers sound 'about' the same...
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Re: OS/2 for Mach 20 - Final Collectors Item?
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2023, 10:23:48 pm »
Hi

The Mach 20 seems to be Intel: "Microsoft MACH 20 replaces your PC's 8088 processor with a fast Intel® 80286 microprocessor running at 8 MHz."

Source: https://thecomputerarchive.com/archivemain/Computer%20Components%20and%20Accessories/Upgrades/Microsoft%20Mach%2020.PDF

Just for the fun of it I check this video too.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4Py5VnKQE8&t=1345s

Of course, I never had and will never have this kind of hardware, I'm too old now to start getting interest in this old hardware.  ;D  But at least I want to see if a screenshot and picture of the diskettes shows up in the wild someday.

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« Last Edit: May 04, 2023, 10:28:33 pm by Martin Iturbide »
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