OS/2 Warp 3

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OS/2 3.0
OS family OS/2
Version 3.0
Architecture Intel 386
Release date 1994-10

OS/2 Warp 3 or OS/2 3.0 (or 'better DOS than DOS itself' according to IBM) was a version of IBM Operating System/2 produced in October 1994. With its 32-bit Windows NT-like mode as well as backward compatibility with DOS, earlier OS/2, and even Windows applications, it became quite popular for businesses however Windows NT continued to maintain a large part of the market share. It had its own web browser, called IBM WebExplorer and many applications were developed for it. While it normally used a standard x86 architecture, there was a version developed for PowerPC, which ended up a major failure.