IBM OS/2 Warp 3

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IBM OS/2 Warp 3
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Version 3.0
Release Date 1994-10-11
Vendor IBM
License IPLA
Preceded by IBM OS/2 2.11
Succeeded by IBM OS/2 Warp Connect 3

IBM OS/2 Warp 3 was announced on October 11 of 1994. The general availability for OS/2 Warp Version 3 was on October 1994 and OS/2 Warp with WinOS2 Version 3 for the 1Q 1995.

This version of OS/2 had two edition, Blue and Red (Also referred as Blue and Red spine). The red one did not contain WinOS2 support (Windows 3.1 support) and the Blue one had that support.

Key Prerequisites

Hardware Requirements

The minimum hardware configuration for OS/2 Warp Version 3 is as follows:

Intel 386 SX - compatible or higher based personal computer
RAM Memory
4MB system memory and a hard disk with 35 to 55MB free space available to the operating system depending upon installation options selected.
Up to 30MB additional hard disk space may be required for the BonusPak applications depending upon user installation selections.
IBM recommends 6MB or greater system memory and a 120MB or greater hard disk for many application scenarios.
VGA video support
Multimedia-ready systems for sound
IBM-compatible mouse

Software Requirements

For the OS/2 Red Edition: Windows version 3.1 or its update, or Windows for Workgroups 3.1 or 3.11 must be previously installed on the system in order for Windows applications to run under OS/2 Warp.

Related Packages

  • 24H1210 OS/2 Warp Full Pack Upgrade German v3.0 CD-ROM
  • IBM OS/2 Warp 3 - - German - 28H8161 - CD-ROM /CD Without Manuals.
With Win-OS2
Without Win-OS2
    • "ALC" means Additional License Certificate, simply a license card (without manuals or media)


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