Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 10th Jul 2008 01:47 UTC
Windows Microsoft recently announced that effective November 1st, 2008, OEMs will no longer be able to license Windows for Workgroups 3.11 in the embedded channel. It's the end of an era.
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Truly
by _LH_ on Thu 10th Jul 2008 02:16 UTC
_LH_
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2005-07-20

This is truly the end of an era. Window for Workgroups 3.11 was the first version of Windows which me and many other people used. It was once widely available de facto operating system which was later replaced by 95. It took me at least till early '97 before I moved on to 95 SR2.

I haven't used it since then but there must have been embedded uses such as (but not including) ATM's long into the 21st century.

Edited 2008-07-10 02:18 UTC

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RE: Truly
by flanque on Thu 10th Jul 2008 03:34 in reply to "Truly"
flanque Member since:
2005-12-15

The first major Windows I used was Windows 2.0. I even found the original floppy disks two days ago, from 1988, and they still work!

Why is it 20 year old single density disks last longer than than 20 day old double sensity disks??!

I then upgraded to Windows 3.0, but couldn't go to Windows 3.11 because I didn't have a 286 or higher - it was an Amstrad 80286, 8Mhz, 640k, vga.

Ah the memories.

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RE[2]: Truly
by modmans2ndcoming on Thu 10th Jul 2008 04:38 in reply to "RE: Truly"
modmans2ndcoming Member since:
2005-11-09

disks back then were made well. today they are tossed together because no one uses them.

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RE[2]: Truly
by el3ktro on Thu 10th Jul 2008 07:00 in reply to "RE: Truly"
el3ktro Member since:
2006-01-10

Haha, 8Mhz, yeah I can remember those times. Today, even mobile phones have up to 600MHz!! I can remember that it wasn't long ago where Intel announced the 1Ghz-breakthrough for desktop computers! Now it won't be long until mobile phones run at 1GHz or more! This is just breathtaking.

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