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OS/2
Last modified: Saturday, May 16, 1998 

An operating system for PCs developed originally by Microsoft Corporation and IBM, but sold and managed solely by IBM. OS/2 is compatible with DOS and Windows, which means that it can run all DOS and Windows programs. However, programs written specifically to run under OS/2 will not run under DOS or Windows.

Since its introduction in the late 80s, OS/2 has traveled a particularly rocky road. The first releases were hampered by a number of technical and marketing problems. Then Microsoft abandoned the project in favor of its own operating system solution, Microsoft Windows. That break spawned a feud between the two computer giants that is still being played out in many arenas.

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MIT OS/2 Web page 
This page, from MIT, contains links to various OS/2 user groups, vendors, and related sites.

OS/2 Zone Magazine home page 
This online magazine contains links to OS/2 related articles and information on programming, products, shareware, user groups, newsgroups, and FTP sites.

The Electronic Developer Magazine for OS/2 
A monthly magazine for OS/2 developers. Includes current and past issues, code snippets and tips, details on an OS/2 API Project, and a collection of OS/2 programming links.

Navigator for OS/2 Warp FAQ
This IBM page provides frequently asked questions and answers on Navigator for OS/2 Warp.

Netscape Navigator for OS/2 Warp
This IBM page highlights the features of Navigator for OS/2 Warp.

OS/2 Computing Magazine
An OS/2 oriented monthly magazine that provides up-to-date information about what's new and exciting in the OS/2 world.

OS/2 e-Zine
Online magazine dedicated to news, application reviews, tips, and help desk information for the OS/2 operating system.

OS/2 FAQ for new users
This is an informative FAQ for new users of the OS/2 operating system.

OS/2 Internet SIG
The Southern California OS/2 Users Group focuses on internet issues for OS/2 users. Their home page offers information on meeting agendas and discussions, future meeting topics, member information, and related Web links.

OS/2 WWW home page
A collection of links for OS/2 users including FAQs, IBM resources, FTP sites, software and vendors, and related OS/2 Web links. In addition, this site includes a list of regional OS/2 user group home pages.

The Warped WebRing
Home page of the Warped WebRing. It contains links to a collection of sites with OS/2 related information.

Yahoo!'s OS/2 Bulletin Board Systems (BBS) page
Yahoo!'s directory of OS/2 Bulletin Board Systems (BBS).

Yahoo!'s OS/2 operating system page
Yahoo!'s directory of the OS/2 operating system.

Yahoo!'s OS/2 page
Yahoo!'s directory of OS/2.

Yahoo!'s OS/2 software retailers page
Yahoo!'s directory of OS/2 software retailers.

Yahoo!'s OS/2 Web servers page
Yahoo!'s directory of OS/2 Web servers.

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