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Operating System 2.

A 32 bit operating system from IBM. In the early 1990ís OS/2 gave a serious competition to Windows, which many people (like this author) believed in.

Originally Microsoft was co-working with IBM on deleopment of OS/2. As Windows became successfull and popular, Microsoft left the project to go for Windows 95 and Windows NT (now Windows 2000) instead. IBM continued the development of OS/2 until 1998.

OS/2 was from a technological point of view an excellent program. The user interface was a slightly different from Windows. Right from the beginning the the 32 bits OS/2 could multitask - something Windows 98 never learned.

Looking back, OS/2 could just as well as Windows have become the standard OS for all of us. However Microsoft had much better marketing and devotion than IBM did.

Today we find OS/2 within certain branches. In this country (Denmark) some banks still use OS/2.

Copyright (c) 1996-2001 by Michael B. Karbo and www.karbosguide.com.