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Does anyone have OS/2 2.11 on CD-ROM that they want to sell?
« on: March 18, 2024, 09:53:07 am »
Does anyone have a boxed copy of OS/2 2.11 on CD-ROM that they want to sell, Either English (US) or English (UK)?

I missed-out on one on eBay recently and whilst I know it's available on Archive.org I'm looking for the real article. Preferably boxed and still sealed, although that might be something of a unicorn!

Thanks,
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Re: Does anyone have OS/2 2.11 on CD-ROM that they want to sell?
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2024, 01:52:43 pm »
Hi Richard.

I don't have that edition but I like to keep track to the Box/Part Numbers on the OS2World wiki.
If you find one, or at least some pictures, please let me know.
- https://www.os2world.com/wiki/index.php?title=IBM_OS/2_2.11

I'm not sure if is that easy to track the Part Number, since some boxes seems to see the same 2.1 with an sticker over it. Are those different for the CD-ROM ? I don't know.

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Re: Does anyone have OS/2 2.11 on CD-ROM that they want to sell?
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2024, 02:00:31 pm »
Hi Martin,

Here's the one I missed-out on. Unfortunately the part number isn't shown but you can see a couple of pictures of the box:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/176278894710

Richard.

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Re: Does anyone have OS/2 2.11 on CD-ROM that they want to sell?
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2024, 08:22:31 pm »
Wow !! I never thought it will get that bid.

Thanks for the pointer. I had updated the pictures on the wiki too.

Richard, if you are a collector and you think some interesting pictures are missing on the OS2World wiki, just let me know here.

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Re: Does anyone have OS/2 2.11 on CD-ROM that they want to sell?
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2024, 09:33:36 pm »
Sorry Martin, I forgot to reply to this! I'll go through my collection and cross-reference whatever you already have photos off. If there are any gaps I'll take some photos and PM them to you.

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Re: Does anyone have OS/2 2.11 on CD-ROM that they want to sell?
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2024, 02:23:45 am »
Hello

Just a funny note here. There are some issues with OS/2 2.1 and OS/2 2.11 box part numbers.

1) This ref says: "OS/2 2.1 (61G0900, 61G0901, 61G0902, 61G0903, 61G0904, 61G1877)"

2) Here I have pictures of "61G0900" where it says it is 2.11 (2.1 box + 2.11 Sticker)

3) OS/2 Museum explains: "Part numbers are also an interesting puzzle. In the pictures of the previously-linked-to 3.5″ 2.11 eBay listing, the bottom of the box plainly shows 61G0900, which was also the part # (as far as I have been able to tell) of the original, non-upgrade-edition 2.1 3.5″ floppy release from almost a year prior. "

It also applies for:
- IBM OS/2 2.11 - English - 63G4589  - 3.5" diskettes - Full Version
- IBM OS/2 2.11 - German - 63G3901 - 3.5" diskettes - Full Version

Maybe it also applies for the CD-ROM box.  Just a heads up that if you want to buy these version check the Part Number and the Pictures.

I don't have more pictures to compare.

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Re: Does anyone have OS/2 2.11 on CD-ROM that they want to sell?
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2024, 01:47:22 pm »
Hello again

I noticed that my "Box Picture Collection" on the OS2World Wiki was a mess, so I took to time this weekend to try to organize it.

Here it is the Wiki Category trying to be the thread for the IBM OS/2 boxes.
- https://www.os2world.com/wiki/index.php?title=Category:IBM_Product_Package

And it is also fun checking the international sites trying to find OS/2 boxes in different languages.
Everybody is welcome to post pictures and I will include those on the wiki.

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Re: Does anyone have OS/2 2.11 on CD-ROM that they want to sell?
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2024, 12:27:49 am »
Hi Martin,

That box picture collection looks much better now - much easier to see! Later this week I'll cross reference those with all the boxes I have and send you photos of any that you don't have so far.