Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 5th Nov 2008 16:12 UTC, submitted by Michael
Windows I collect manuals. I have so many of them, that I'm starting to wonder where on earth I'm supposed to put them all. Somewhere in the back of a closet, I keep all my manuals in three huge boxes, with manuals dating from the early '80s to just a few days ago when I bought a new mouse. However, none of them are as dear to my as my extensive, fully illustrated Dutch manuals for Windows 3.0, which accompanied my parents' first PC in 1990. An enormously detailed manual covering every aspect of Windows 3.0 - with special sleeves for the various floppy disks that held the Windows 3.0 operating system. I still have those original floppies, and they're still fully functional. Last week, the era of Windows 3.x finally came to an end when Microsoft ceased to give out licenses for the operating system.
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RE: End of an era...
by B12 Simon on Wed 5th Nov 2008 17:46 UTC in reply to "End of an era..."
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Windows 3.11 lived on long after the OEMs went on to '95 and NT4. I was working at a reseller shoving Win 3.11 images onto (then) modern hardware for a major UK company as late as 1999/2000.

I doubt they're still buying Win 3.11 PCs but I bet it carried on for a few years after I left.

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