OS/2 Awards



 

 


Chapter:Chapter 01 – What is an Operating System and Why is it Important?
Subsection: 02. What is OS/2 Warp?
Document Number:04
Topic: OS/2 Awards
Date Composed: 10-29-96 12:56:09 PM Date Modified: 06-19-97 12:44:16 PM

OS/2 has won more awards than any other operating system. In fact, it has won many awards more than once.

On March 26, 1996, InfoWorld announced that its readers had selected IBM’s OS/2 as the Overall Readers’ Choice Product of the Year for an unprecedented fourth consecutive year. OS/2 Warp Connect also took the prize for best client product of the year, topping Microsoft Windows 95 and Windows NT Workstation.

“OS/2 is the only product in the history of our Product of the Year Awards to win four consecutive years,” said Stephen Moylan, vice president and publisher of InfoWorld, a leading IS newsweekly that focuses on editorial coverage of client/server products used in corporate enterprises. “This is an extremely competitive category and OS/2′s continued domination of the top spot year after year is truly amazing.”

Note: Although InfoWorld acknowledges the fact that OS/2 has won the 1997 Reader’s Chioce Awards in three categories by a margin of six to one, they have invalidated the results due to what they term, “OS/2 Zealots…stuffing the ballot box”. They commissioned another survey which, of course, returned results of which they approved.

This is a partial list of the awards won by OS/2 2.x, OS/2 Warp 3, Warp Connect, Warp 4 , and Warp Server. It does not include any awards won by OS/2 1.x.

Organization
 
Product
 
Award
 
InfoWorld Magazine (1997) OS/2 Warp 4 1997 Overall Product of the Year (Readers’ Poll)
InfoWorld Magazine (1997) OS/2 Warp Server 1997 Server Product of the Year (Readers’ Poll)
InfoWorld Magazine (1997) OS/2 Warp 4 1997 Client Product of the Year (Readers’ Poll)
Byte Magazine (Jan97) Warp 4 Editor’s Choice Award of Distiction
NetworkWorld Magazine(96) Warp Server World Class award. Only given to products which achieve a rating of 9 or above (out of 10) on the product scorecard. Warp Server is the first product to ever win this award.
InfoWorld Magazine (25Mar96) OS/2 Warp Connect 1996 Overall Product of the Year (Readers’ Poll)
InfoWorld Magazine (25Mar96) OS/2 Warp Connect 1996 Client Product of the Year (Readers’ Poll)
LAN Times (Sep95) OS/2 Warp Connect 4.5 Stars (out of 5)
OS/2 Magazine (Oct95) OS/2 Warp Internet Access Kit Editors’ Choice
PC Magazine (Jul95) OS/2 Warp 3.0 #1 Overall (8.8 out of 10) – Customer Satisfaction Survey
PC World Magazine (Jul95) OS/2 Warp 3.0 1995 Corporate Product of the Year
Byte Magazine (May95) OS/2 Warp 3.0 Readers’ Choice Award, 1995 Software Product of the Year
Jerry Pournelle/Byte Mag. (Apr95) OS/2 Warp 3.0 User’s Choice Award: Operating Systems
InfoWorld Magazine (20Mar95) OS/2 Warp 3.0 1994 Desktop Operating System of the Year
InfoWorld Magazine (20Mar95) OS/2 Warp 3.0 1994 Software Product of the Year (Readers’ Poll)
InfoWorld Magazine (20Mar95) OS/2 Warp 3.0 1994 Overall Product of the Year (Readers’ Poll)
SPA Tenth Annual Excellence in Software Awards (Codies) (Mar95) OS/2 Warp 3.0 Best New Business Software Product
Industrie Forum [Germany] (08Mar95) OS/2 Warp 3.0 Design Excellence Award: Screen Interface
OS/2 Professional Mag. (Mar95) OS/2 Warp 3.0 Innovation of the Year
Chip Magazine [Europe] (Mar95) OS/2 Warp 3.0 Operating System of the Year
DOS International Mag. [Europe] (Mar95) OS/2 Warp 3.0 Operating System of the Year
1+1 Magazine [Europe] (Mar95) OS/2 Warp 3.0 1+1 Magazine [Europe] (Mar95)
PC Magazine (Mar95) OS/2 Warp 3.0 Best Products of 1994: Operating Systems
What Personal Computer [UK] (10Jan95) OS/2 Warp 3.0 5 Star Award
Kapital Data [Norway] (Jan95) OS/2 Warp 3.0 1995 Product of the Year
Computer Shopper (Jan95) OS/2 Warp 3.0 Best Buys of 1994: Best Operating System (Reader balloting)
Byte Magazine (Jan95) OS/2 2.1 for Windows Award of Distinction for 1994
InfoWorld Magazine (14Nov94) OS/2 Warp 3.0 Test Center Hot Pick
PC World Magazine [Norway] (Nov94) OS/2 Warp 3.0 1994 Product of the Year
PC Week Magazine (22Aug94) OS/2 2.11 for SMP PC Week Labs, Product of the Week
Ziff-Davis Europe (06Jun94) OS/2 2.1 for Windows Grand Award for Technical Excellence
Byte Magazine (Jun94) OS/2 2.1 Readers’ Choice Award – Software Product of the Year
PC World Magazine [Spain] (31May94) OS/2 2.1 Special Award
PC Magazine (31May94) OS/2 2.1 Editors’ Choice – 32-bit Operating Systems
Binary Magazine [Spain] (19May94) OS/2 2.1 Award of Excellence for 1993
Byte Magazine (May94) OS/2 Warp 3.0 beta COMDEX Best of Show – Overall
Byte Magazine (May94) OS/2 Warp 3.0 beta COMDEX Best of Show – System/Development Software
Jerry Pournelle/Byte Mag. (Apr94) OS/2 2.1 for Windows Chaos Manor User’s Choice Award – Operating System of the Year
InfoWorld Magazine (28Mar94) OS/2 2.1 1993 Software Product of the Year (Readers’ Poll)
InfoWorld Magazine (28Mar94) OS/2 2.1 1993 Overall Product of the Year (Readers’ Poll)
InfoWorld Magazine (28Mar94) OS/2 2.1 Interoperability Award
Chip Magazine [Germany] (22Feb94) OS/2 2.1 Operating System of the Year 1993 (Readers’ Poll)
Datamation Magazine (15Feb94) OS/2 2.1 1993 Product of the Year - PC Software (Readers’ Poll)
PC Expert Mag. [France] (Feb94) OS/2 2.1 Technical Excellence Award
Windows Magazine (Feb94) OS/2 2.1 WIN 100, Best Windows Products of 1994 – Operating Systems
Byte Magazine (Jan94) OS/2 2.1 Best Products of 1993, Award of Excellence
Computer Shopper (Jan94) OS/2 2.1 Best Buys of 1993: Best Operating System (Reader balloting)
PC Week Magazine (27Dec93) OS/2 2.1 PC Week Labs, Product(s) of the Year 1993
Houston Chronicle (Dec93) OS/2 2.1 Best Operating System
PC Magazine [U.K.] (Dec93) OS/2 2.1 Technical Innovation Award: Best Desktop Operating System
Chinese Micro Computer Extended Foundation (Taiwan) (Dec93) Version T2.1 10 Best Chinese Information Products of 1993
PC/Computing Magazine (Dec93) OS/2 2.1 1993 MVP (Most Valuable Product): Operating Systems and Environments
PC/Computing Magazine (Nov93) OS/2 2.1 1993 MVP Finalist: Multimedia Software
Byte Magazine (Nov93) OS/2 2.0 COMDEX Best of Show, Operating Systems
Ziff-Davis Europe (07Jun93) OS/2 2.0 Software Excellence Award, Operating Environment and Desktop
PC Magazine [Chile] (May93) OS/2 2.0 Best Operating System for Personal Computers
PC Professionell [Germany] (May93) OS/2 2.0 Innovations of the Year for 92/93 – System Software
InfoWorld Magazine (26Apr93) OS/2 2.0 1992 Software Product of the Year
InfoWorld Magazine (26Apr93) OS/2 2.0 1992 Overall Product of the Year
Soft et Micro [France] (Apr93) OS/2 2.0 1993 Must Have Product of the Year
PC Magazine [Mexico] (31Mar93) OS/2 2.0 1992 Technical Excellence Award – Operating Systems and Software Standards
Computergram Int’l (Mar93) OS/2 2.0 Product Excellence Award
PC Magazine [Brazil] (Mar93) OS/2 2.0 Best System for Multimedia
PC Magazine [Spain] (Mar93) OS/2 2.0 Product of the Year 1992
Computer Language Magazine (23Feb93) OS/2 2.0 Jolt Cola Award for Product Excellence 1992 [OS/2 2.0]
Datamation (15Feb93) OS/2 2.0 1992 Product of the Year – PC Software
PC Magazine [Italy] (03Feb93) OS/2 2.0 PC Technology Award
Washington Journal (Feb93) OS/2 2.0 Best of 1992 – Operating System
Softwarove Noviny [Czech Republic] (Feb93) OS/2 2.0 1992 Product of the Year
Corporate Computing (Jan93) OS/2 2.0 Best Buy
PC World Norge [Norway] (Jan93) OS/2 2.0 Product of the Year 1992
PC Week Magazine (28Dec92) OS/2 2.0 PC Week Labs Top Products of ’92 – Operating Systems
Information Week (22Dec92) OS/2 2.0 1992 Top Products – The 10 Most Likely to Succeed
PC Magazine (22Dec92) OS/2 2.0 Technical Excellence Award, Operating Systems and Software Standards
PC/Computing Magazine (Dec92) OS/2 2.0 1992 MVP: Operating System/Environment
PC World Magazine (Dec92) OS/2 2.0 PC Industry Achievement Award, Most Promising Newcomer – Software
Byte Magazine (Nov92) OS/2 2.0 COMDEX Best of Show, Operating Systems

Note: (Hot Pick Award) – The InfoWorld Test Center “Hot Picks are products that stand out in technical achievement or are by far the best of class.” (InfoWorld, 14Nov94)