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Operating systems that time forgot

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Today's IT world is dominated by Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, Android and a handful of other operating systems - but what about in years gone by? We look back at five operating systems that enjoyed their own (often brief) limelight before fading away.


Not quite gone but certainly far enough out of sight to be all but forgotten, OS/2 was the creation of Microsoft and IBM. First released in 1987, OS/2 had everything a user could want: a graphical interface, a task switcher and the High Performance File System.

Then, in 1990, along came Windows 3.0 and, despite generally being considered a poor relative, it killed off OS/2 within a couple of years. The rest is history.

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