IBM remains firmly committed to OS/2 and sees Java as vital to its future, said the new head of IBM Personal Software Products, Michael Lawrie. Lawrie, who has been at IBM for 19 years, took over the division, which houses OS/2 products, on 6 January. He reiterated IBM's strategy to make OS/2 "the ideal operating system for network computing" by increasing its integration with Java and other operating systems. Java will be critical in making OS/2 more scalable and easier to deploy, Lawrie told 'PC Week'.
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