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TITLE20 =AVAILABILITY OF AIX
WS00, WS20, CM00, CM20, CM30, CM40, AS10, AS50, AS60, AS70, WS25
AVAILABILITY OF AIX (TM) PS/2 (R) OPERATING SYSTEM AND RELATED
LICENSED PROGRAMS DELAYED
To incorporate additional functions to satisfy AIX customer
requirements and to ensure a quality delivery of AIX products, IBM is
announcing today a delay in general availability of the AIX PS/2
Operating System and related licensed programs to March 31, 1989.
Additional functions incorporated in AIX PS/2, since its announcement
in November 1987, are as follows: the 8570 Personal System/2 (R)
Models 121, A21, and E61 will be supported, thus broadening the AIX
workstation family to PS/2 desktop models as well as the previously
announced floor standing models. The 3812 Pageprinter will be
supported for use by new applications such as technical publishing.
Additionally, 8514 Display support will provide full 1024 x 768
resolution to graphic applications used in conjunction with AIX PS/2
X-Windows (5713-AEX). Support for IBM 6157 Streaming Tape Drive
Model 2 will be provided for greater storage capacity for backup and
restore. The AIX PS/2 DOS Server, previously announced as a separate
licensed program, will be shipped with the AIX PS/2 Operating System
at no additional charge. Mail communication support will be enhanced
by the addition of several standard UNIX (1) and Berkeley Software
Distribution communication programs.
Also, IBM AIX PS/2 X-Windows is compatible with IBM AIX/RT
(TM) X-Windows 2.1 but not with IBM AIX/RT X-Windows 1.1 as
Reference: IBM Programming Announcements 287-505, 287-506, and
287-507 dated November 3, 1987, and 288-054 dated February 2, 1988.
Planned Availability Date: March 31, 1989
5713-AEQ IBM AIX PS/2 Operating System
5713-AFH IBM AIX PS/2 Operating System
5713-AEY IBM AIX PS/2 DOS Merge (2)
5713-AFE IBM AIX PS/2 Usability Services
5713-AFD IBM AIX PS/2 Text Formatting System
5713-AEX IBM AIX PS/2 X-Windows
5713-AFA IBM AIX PS/2 VS FORTRAN
5713-AEZ IBM AIX PS/2 VS Pascal
5713-AFC IBM AIX PS/2 C
5713-AEP IBM AIX PS/2 Application Development
5713-AER IBM AIX PS/2 Workstation Host
5713-AEW IBM AIX PS/2 Transmission Control
5713-AET IBM AIX PS/2 INmail/INed/INnet/FTP
o IBM AIX PS/2 Operating System additions
- IBM 3812 Pageprinter support
- IBM 6157 Streaming Tape Drive Model 002 support
- IBM PS/2 8570 support
- DOS Server program packaged in operating system
- IBM 8514 Display support for 1024 x 768 resolution
o IBM AIX PS/2 Operating System Extensions additions
- Improved mail facilities
IBM AIX PS/2 OPERATING SYSTEM ADDITIONS
o Additional Printer Support: Additional printer support is
provided in the IBM AIX PS/2 Operating System for the IBM 3812
Pageprinter Models 1 and 2.
o IBM 6157 Streaming Tape Drive Support: AIX PS/2 Operating System
now supports both the 6157 Streaming Tape Drive Models 001 and
o IBM PS/2 8570 Support: IBM AIX PS/2 Operating System and related
programs are now supported on the IBM PS/2 8570 Models 121, A21,
o DOS Server Program Repackaging: The IBM AIX PS/2 DOS Server
program (5713-AFF), previously announced in IBM Programming
Announcement 288-054, dated February 2, 1988, will be included in
the IBM AIX PS/2 Operating System 1.1 at no additional charge and
will not be available as a separate licensed program.
o IBM 8514 Display Support for 1024 x 768 Resolution: Full 1024 x
768 resolution will be provided for graphics applications used in
conjunction with AIX PS/2 X-Windows (5713-AEX).
IBM AIX PS/2 OPERATING SYSTEM EXTENSIONS
o Improved Mail Facilities: Enhanced mail facilities include the
Berkeley Software Distribution mail command, Berkeley Software
Distribution sendmail, BNU (HoneyDanBer) UUCP (UNIX to UNIX copy
program), and the MH (message handling) package.
Publications remain as defined in IBM Programming Announcements
287-505, 287-506, 287-507, dated November 3, 1987.
The following publications are now available:
o AIX PS/2 General Information (GC23-2055)
o AIX Family Definition Overview (GC23-2002)
Planned general availability is March 31, 1989.
SPECIFIED OPERATING ENVIRONMENT
MACHINE REQUIREMENTS: In addition to the IBM 8580, the IBM AIX PS/2
Operating System installs on either the IBM 8570-121, IBM 8570-A21,
or IBM 8570-E61 with a minimum of 2Mb RAM (as opposed to 1Mb as
previously announced) and any of the supported displays.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
PROGRAM SERVICES: Central service will be available until
June 30, 1991 or until discontinued by IBM upon six months' written
notice, whichever is earlier. The statement of service included in
the program package describes this service.
VOLUME DISCOUNT: Volume discounting is available under the terms and
conditions of the Volume Procurement Amendment (VPA) and the Exhibit
for Personal Computer/System Programs or the Exhibit for Personal
Computer/System Programs for Qualified Educational
Institutions/Hospitals. The programs in this announcement are
included in the Eligible Program List for RT System and Personal
System AIX Programs (RTPC) and RT System and Personal System AIX
Programs -- Qualified Educational Institutions/Hospitals (RTPCE).
They may be added to the applicable category in the space provided on
the Eligible Program List. Program packages are included in
Categories G and C respectively. Additional licenses are available
only under the VPA and are included in Categories G and C
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