Another Missed Deadline For Big Blue

Promises, promises. Lately, it seems that IBM makes as many of these as it does computers. Since last spring, for instance, Big Blue executives Lee Reiswig and Joseph M. Guglielmi have vowed regularly that IBM would ship an all-important new version of its personal-computer operating system, or basic control program, by the end of 1991. Now, in what could be a crushing blow to the software's prospects, they admit IBM will be unable, by the yearend deadline, to provide the system with a key capability that had been promised.

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