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IBM OS/2 Warp 4
Version 4.0
Release Date 1996-09
Vendor IBM
License IPLA
Preceded by IBM OS/2 Warp Connect 3
Succeeded by
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IBM OS/2 Warp 4 was announced by IBM the September 24, 1996 with a planned availability date for September 25 of the same year. It is beta release was code name Merlin.

Some of the features of this edition:

  • Included VoiceType for speech recognition.
  • Some editions included a companion headset to use with VoiceType.
  • Improved Workplace Shell and the inclusion of Warpcenter.
  • Included Java(1) technology.
  • WarpGuide and Assistance center.
  • TCP/IP Version 4 and Webexplorer.
  • Bundle extra addons like Lotus Notes Mail 4.1, the Device Driver Pak, and Application Sampler CDs.

OS/2 Warp 4 did not have a Blue and Red Edition (with or without Win 3.1 support), it included the Win16 integration in the package by dafault.

Key Prerequisites

Processor and Memory
Minimum 486 33MHz, or higher, with 12MB to 16MB memory
For speech navigation, Pentium* 75MHz, or higher, and 4MB additional memory
For speech navigation and dictation, Pentium 100MHz, or higher, with 8MB to 12MB additional memory recommended
Disk space
100MB to 300MB free
Removable media
1.44MB, 3.5-inch diskette drive "A" and an OS/2-compatible CD-ROM drive
640 x 480 resolution video with 256 colors recommended (SVGA mode)
IBM-compatible mouse
14.4 Kbps, or higher, modem or network connection for Internet/intranet
Supported sound card for speech and multimedia
Noise-canceling microphone for speech
Or compatible



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