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They were about 2 years apart, but that's initial release, not when planning and work started on them. Anyhoo, the bottom line is that once it became possible to 'multi-task' DOS applications, OS/2 was pretty much doomed because Microsoft could continue to milk that cow instead of forcing the adoption of a new standard. Obviously forcing a new standard is hard, but we'd have all been far better off for it.

As to the compatibility there isn't much that I can see. The OS/2 API was extremely consistent in terms of naming and parameters and such. The Win32 API was basically a hacked up version of the previous Windows APIs. Win32 is a mess in comparison to the OS/2 interfaces.

IBM took OS/2 on to the 32 bit form and it was nice, though of course back then it took like 25 floppy disks to install or some such.
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