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OS/2

From iA wiki

< OS

See also: IBM | Operating Systems | Graphical User Interface

Home Page: http://www.ibm.com/software/os/warp/

IBM's GUI OS. It was popular in the early 1990s when it offered a strong alternative to Microsoft's Windows product line, but has ultimately lost its marketshare due to virtually non-existent marketing.

OS/2 maintains a small userbase due to its stability and compatibility with Windows 3.1 - a legacy operating system, no longer supported by Microsoft. Most of that "userbase" is in fact the banking sector, where it is used to run some ATMs.

Interestingly, OS/2 has significantly increased in price as it is now a niche market item. If you have an old license, look to eBay as someone may want it for much more than you paid.