Windows 2.0 was launched
9th December 1987
Windows 2.0 was launched. OS/2 Launched by Microsoft and IBM. A later enhancement, OS/2 Warp provided many of the 32-bit enhancements boasted by Windows '95 - but several years earlier, yet the product failed to dominate the market in the way Windows '95 did 8 years later.
As was the Excel spreadsheet by Microsoft. In the UK, Acorn Computers of Cambridge launched its Archimedes computer, based on a RISC processor and an advanced GUI. Although faster, technically superior and easier to use than IBM clones, it could not compete with the size of the installed IBM base.
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