OS/2 Warp 3

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OS/2 Warp 3
Version of OS/2
Preliminary name
Architecturex86, PPC
Latest build
Release date1994-10
Support end
OS/2 2.11
Replaced by
OS/2 Warp 4

OS/2 Warp 3 or OS/2 3.0 (or 'better DOS than DOS itself' according to IBM) was a version of OS/2 produced in 1994-10. 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.