The upgrade version of OS/2 2.1 (has a sniffer program on the first disk
that makes sure you have a OS (DOS or OS/2) installed on the hard drive
the *first* time you try to install 2.1, subsequent installs can be on
blank hard drives) is available for DOS & OS/2 users.
Windows users get no special pricing.
$109 list price, OS/2 users get a $30 rebate
$89 list price, OS/2 users get a $30 rebate
If you order direct from IBM, you pay the list price, plus shipping, and
maybe tax(depending on state), and IBM won't *start* shipping until June
The other option is this:
On June 14th, OS/2 2.1 will be available everywhere. You can expect stores
to sell the upgrades for less than the list price(obviously).
You also get your copy right then.
Here is how it works out for me: (2.0 user)
from IBM - $76(incl. rebate) & the earliest I can expect it is June 15th.
(who knows what the latest is!)
from a store - $65(incl. rebate) That is if the store offers *no* discount
on the $89 list price. I also get my copy right then.
I'm fairly certain that these are the scenarios IBM wants...