Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 22nd May 2010 21:33 UTC
Windows "The first truly successful Microsoft Windows operating system is twenty years old today; Windows 3.0 was launched on the 22nd of May 1990 and was the successor to Windows 2.1x. The Graphics User interface (technically it was not an operating system) sat on top of MS-DOS and could run applications for the operating system from within a Window and many might fondly remember that it was available on 5.25-inch high density floppy disks. More significantly, it proved to be the perfect partner for Intel's then-new range of 386 processor, which bought protected mode and extended memory capabilities to the market."
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by Ensue85A on Sat 22nd May 2010 23:10 UTC
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Windows 3.11 for workgroups was the first Windows version I had. It was given to me with an old 286 laptop, from my mentor. That was 1995. I hated it, but I used it anyway. My neighbor showed me a taskbar program written in BASIC that helped a lot.

Long live Emperor Gates......

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RE: Arg!
by facerw on Sun 23rd May 2010 01:31 in reply to "Arg!"
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I personally though WFWG 3.11 was much better on a 386 system than Windows 3.0 was for a 286. I had both and really found Win 3.11 to be much superior.

Seems like a long time ago. Man I'm getting old

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