IBM Database Available For Windows XP


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SOMERS, NY - 02 Nov 2001: IBM today announced that DB2 version 7.2 is available on Microsoft's new Windows XP operating system.

DB2 customers upgrading from Windows 95, Windows 98, or Windows ME can now take advantage of the new features of the Windows XP operating system which include tighter security, increased performance, improved usability, and enhanced stability.

Customers can simply upgrade to the new platform to take advantage of DB2's powerful data management capabilities to maximize the new built-in features of the XP operating system.

IBM is committed to delivering versions of DB2 that exploit Microsoft operating systems when they become available. DB2 became the first database to obtain Gold Certification status on the Windows 2000 platform and was the first database software to provide with 64-bit capabilities on Windows.

The Professional edition of Windows XP is available in 32-Bit and 64-Bit versions. Users of Windows XP 64-bit Edition can download the DB2 Universal Database Developer's Kit for Itanium Product Family by following the links in the following URL: www.ibm.com/software/data/db2/itanium/

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