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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RIP Win31
by WorknMan on Wed 5th Nov 2008 23:21 UTC
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I first got into computers back in the Windows 3.1 days. I had figured out how to make PCs with Windows 3.1 play audio CDs, and computer novices thought I was the sh*t ;) I can't even remember how to do it anymore, but I think you had to load a driver or something off of one of the setup floppies. (MCI something?)

When I first saw Windows 95, I kinda freaked that there were only like 2 icons on the desktop... where the hell did all my programs go? ;) Although I eventually went on to like Win95 much better and couldn't even imagine going back to Win31 now, I still have a lot of fond memories of those days.

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