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[2]: oh, the memories...
by fretinator on Fri 7th Nov 2008 18:31 UTC in reply to "RE: oh, the memories..."
fretinator
Member since:
2005-07-06

My favorite was RipTerm. It enabled a truly graphical BBS experience via the RIP protocol. I loved the graphical "Door" games. Unfortunately the GIF crap from Unisys combined with the rise of the Web killed the company. Only now is the the "Web 2.0" approaching the glory of those days.

P.s., I'm old!

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RE[3]: oh, the memories...
by niemau on Sat 8th Nov 2008 03:04 in reply to "RE[2]: oh, the memories..."
niemau Member since:
2007-06-28

...I loved the graphical "Door" games...

but, seriously... RIP was pretty cool. sadly, it had some troubling limitations, and was painfully proprietary. the classic, too-little-too-late scenario.

Edited 2008-11-08 03:07 UTC

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RE[4]: oh, the memories...
by valnar on Sat 8th Nov 2008 13:25 in reply to "RE[3]: oh, the memories..."
valnar Member since:
2006-01-17

This may be OT, but this is a great documentary for those who want to relive those days.

http://www.bbsdocumentary.com/

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