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Released on March 1992 by IBM Link points to external site.

Taglines: “The Integrating Platform”, “The 32-bit operating system ready for tomorrow’s PC hardware and applications”

Dec 90OS/2 1.30

Mar 92 OS/2 2.0
May 93 OS/2 2.1 (40 screenshots)
Feb 94 OS/2 2.11
Jun 94 OS/2 For Symmetrical Multiprocessing 2.11

Oct 94OS/2 Warp 3
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“One thousand square pixels of canvas” by Marcin Wichary, 2003
“Interview with Nathan Lineback” by Marcin Wichary, 2005

OS/2 2.1 tutorial from 1993

OS/2 2.0 screenshots Link points to external site from Nathan Lineback
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Welcome splash in OS/2 2.1
OS/2 2.1
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4 magazine ads, including:

An advertisement of OS/2 2.0 from PC Magazine ’92

A two-page advertisement of OS/2 2.0 from PC Magazine ’92

1 other ad:
A slideshow from May 1992
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The interesting terminology of Apple Lisa seems to have inspired other GUI architects. Authors of OS/2 2.0 Workplace Shell wrote in their guidelines “We characterize the Minimize and Hide actions as requests to ‘put aside temporarily,’ while Close is thought of as ‘put away.’” This is almost identical to “Set Aside” and “Put Away” options of Lisa.

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