IBM's latest addition to OS/2 fills the biggest gap in the Warp operating system that was released last fall. Warp Connect gives office computer users a way to hook up their PCs to local- or wide-area networks, including the Internet, without having to use other programs. The package supports a variety of networks, including Novell NetWare, and provides small businesses with a simple system that lets OS/2 machines talk directly to each other. But difficult setup routines mean that installation is probably best left to professionals. Warp Connect costs $299; OS/2 users can upgrade for as little as $139.

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