Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 5th Feb 2018 23:08 UTC
Windows

In November last year I wrote about the forgotten and obscure feature of early Windows 95 builds that lets you run Windows 3.1 in a window on Windows 95. Since then I was wondering if this would still work on the final build (950) of Windows 95, considering so much has changed since build 58s.

I won't spoil it.

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RE[5]: Reminds me of OS/2 2.0
by leech on Fri 9th Feb 2018 20:29 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Reminds me of OS/2 2.0"
leech
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I could be completely wrong about this (first version of Windows I ran extensively was 95, I only did troubleshooting for 3.1) but wasn't 3.1 a 16bit only operating system, and indeed was just a Shell on top of DOS? It wasn't until '95 that Fat32 was introduced (in it's buggy form). There were a few different DOS shells out at the time prior to Windows 3.x becoming more popular.

Edit: Yup, at least according to Wikipedia; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_3.1x

Edited 2018-02-09 20:30 UTC

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