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50 Reasons To Use OS/2 2.1
 
50 Reasons To Use OS/2 2.1
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   1.  Preemptive Multitasking.
 
   1.  Preemptive Multitasking.
 
   2.  32-bit Operating System
 
   2.  32-bit Operating System
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   17. Comes with plenty of productive applications
 
   17. Comes with plenty of productive applications
 
   18. OS/2 has a great BBS for its support.  (919)517-0001
 
   18. OS/2 has a great BBS for its support.  (919)517-0001
   19. Each session in OS/2 is separate from the other, therefore
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   19. Each session in OS/2 is separate from the other, therefore providing "true" crash protection.
      providing "true" crash protection.
 
 
   20. IBM has included full support for the handicapped in OS/2 2.1
 
   20. IBM has included full support for the handicapped in OS/2 2.1
 
   21. Good multimedia software included
 
   21. Good multimedia software included
 
   22. Runs any DOS and Windows programs
 
   22. Runs any DOS and Windows programs
 
   23. Lots of good-looking bitmaps for background.
 
   23. Lots of good-looking bitmaps for background.
   24. OS/2 uses virtual memory, which means more memory than you
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   24. OS/2 uses virtual memory, which means more memory than you actually have on your system.
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   25. A full line of Lotus(tm) products. (IBM just renewed their contract with Lotus.)
   25. A full line of Lotus(tm) products. (IBM just renewed their
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   26. Power PC support, which OS/2 will eventually be the main operating system of the Power PC.
      contract with Lotus.)
 
   26. Power PC support, which OS/2 will eventually be the main
 
      operating system of the Power PC.
 
 
   27. Better security than Windows 3.1
 
   27. Better security than Windows 3.1
 
   28. OS/2 was here before Windows was.
 
   28. OS/2 was here before Windows was.
   29. OS/2 2.1 has won "Operating System Of The Year" award by all
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   29. OS/2 2.1 has won "Operating System Of The Year" award by all the major trade magazines.
      the major trade magazines.
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   30. The design of OS/2 is very productive, and has been proven more productive than Windows in lab tests by all the major computer magazines.
   30. The design of OS/2 is very productive, and has been proven more
 
      productive than Windows in lab tests by all the major computer
 
      magazines.
 
 
   31. Support For Micro Channel Architecture.
 
   31. Support For Micro Channel Architecture.
 
   32. Support For PCMCIA
 
   32. Support For PCMCIA
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   42. Good floptical disk support.
 
   42. Good floptical disk support.
 
   43. It's a better, more secure programming platform than Windows 3.1
 
   43. It's a better, more secure programming platform than Windows 3.1
   44. OS/2 does all its own caching, giving itself more control over
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   44. OS/2 does all its own caching, giving itself more control over your system.
      your system.
 
 
   45. Run winapps seamlessly from the desktop.
 
   45. Run winapps seamlessly from the desktop.
   46. More international support for OS/2 because of all of IBM's
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   46. More international support for OS/2 because of all of IBM's locations.
      locations.
 
 
   47. OS/2=Three For The Price Of One
 
   47. OS/2=Three For The Price Of One
 
   48. Stacker For OS/2
 
   48. Stacker For OS/2
 
   49. Borland C++ For OS/2
 
   49. Borland C++ For OS/2
 
   50. The OS/2 logo just looks nice!
 
   50. The OS/2 logo just looks nice!

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50 Reasons To Use OS/2 2.1

 1.  Preemptive Multitasking.
 2.  32-bit Operating System
 3.  DOS and Windows 3.1 Support
 4.  Better memory management than both DOS and Windows 3.1 combined.
 5.  Built-in programming language REXX.
 6.  More customizable than Windows
 7.  Doesn't need DOS to run.  Does away with DOS overhead.
 8.  Faster printing than Windows 3.1
 9.  Crash Protection
 10. Good networking capabilities
 11. Virus resistant
 12. Choice of FAT or HPFS file system
 13. HPFS is faster than FAT
 14. A new release of OS/2 at least once a year.
 15. OS/2 2.1 is currently outselling Windows 3.1
 16. There will most likely be an OS/2 for CHICAGO in the future.
 17. Comes with plenty of productive applications
 18. OS/2 has a great BBS for its support.  (919)517-0001
 19. Each session in OS/2 is separate from the other, therefore providing "true" crash protection.
 20. IBM has included full support for the handicapped in OS/2 2.1
 21. Good multimedia software included
 22. Runs any DOS and Windows programs
 23. Lots of good-looking bitmaps for background.
 24. OS/2 uses virtual memory, which means more memory than you actually have on your system.
 25. A full line of Lotus(tm) products. (IBM just renewed their contract with Lotus.)
 26. Power PC support, which OS/2 will eventually be the main operating system of the Power PC.
 27. Better security than Windows 3.1
 28. OS/2 was here before Windows was.
 29. OS/2 2.1 has won "Operating System Of The Year" award by all the major trade magazines.
 30. The design of OS/2 is very productive, and has been proven more productive than Windows in lab tests by all the major computer magazines.
 31. Support For Micro Channel Architecture.
 32. Support For PCMCIA
 33. Team OS/2 is a good organization for OS/2 advocacy.
 34. Has a good solitaire and chess program.(both with cheat features)
 35. 2.88 mb disk drive support
 36. Corel Draw for OS/2
 37. Norton Commander For OS/2
 38. Gammatech Utilities for OS/2 HPFS & FAT (like Norton Utilities)
 39. Lots of good shareware for OS/2
 40. Full 16450 and 16550 support.
 41. Faster communications under OS/2 than under DOS or Windows
 42. Good floptical disk support.
 43. It's a better, more secure programming platform than Windows 3.1
 44. OS/2 does all its own caching, giving itself more control over your system.
 45. Run winapps seamlessly from the desktop.
 46. More international support for OS/2 because of all of IBM's locations.
 47. OS/2=Three For The Price Of One
 48. Stacker For OS/2
 49. Borland C++ For OS/2
 50. The OS/2 logo just looks nice!