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OS/2OS/2

An operating system for Intel machines, still on life support and concurrently developed as eComStation.

Available since 1988. Developed by IBM Link points to external site, Microsoft Link points to external site and Serenity Systems Link points to external site.

Timeline
1985 IBM and Microsoft sign the development agreement
1987 OS/2 1.0 announced as a text-mode operating system
1988 OS/2 1.10
1989 OS/2 1.20
1990 OS/2 1.30 (22 screenshots)
1992 OS/2 2 (40 screenshots)
1994 OS/2 Warp 3 (45 screenshots)
1996 OS/2 Warp 4 (48 screenshots)
2001 Serenity Systems starts reselling OS/2, calling it eComStation
eComStation 1.0
2003 eComStation 1.1
2004 eComStation 1.2
Detailed timeline

Articles
“Sorting out fact from fiction in the Apple-Microsoft lawsuit” from PC Magazine 1988
“A guide to GUIs” from Byte 1989
“The X attitude” from Byte 1991
“Win 95 vs. OS/2: Some thoughts” from PC Magazine 1995
“One thousand square pixels of canvas” by Marcin Wichary, 2003
“Interview with Nathan Lineback” by Marcin Wichary, 2005

More information
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tutorial
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trivia
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links
Featured edition
Welcome splash in OS/2 Warp 3
OS/2 Warp 3
More information

Ads
10 magazine ads, including:


1995’s two-page advertisement of OS/2 Warp

Special 1994 olympics advertisement of OS/2 2.0

OS/2 advertisement from Byte 7/89

1995’s two-page advertisement of OS/2 Warp Connect

2 other ads:
A slideshow from May 1992
A slideshow from late 1994
More ads

Books

“The icon book”

“The GUI Style Guide”

“The Cross-GUI Handbook”

Copyright © 2002-2006 Marcin Wichary, unless stated otherwise.