Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Jul 2012 18:39 UTC
Windows "Windows 8 is on track to Release to Manufacturing the first week of August. For enterprise customers with Software Assurance benefits, they will have full access to Windows 8 bits as early as August. Additionally, she noted that RTM is when we’ll be turning on the commerce platform so that developers can start earning money for their apps. [...] Tami went on to say that Windows 8 will reach general availability by the end of October! This means that new Windows 8 and Windows RT PCs will be available to buy and upgrades will be available starting in October. She also mentioned that that Windows 8 will be available in 109 languages across 231 markets worldwide."
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RE[3]: Imagine
by malxau on Tue 10th Jul 2012 07:12 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Imagine"
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Windows 3.0 was just like Windows 3.1 only with features missing and a lot more bugs.

True, for the most part.

The good thing was that it did run on a 286 with 1 MB of RAM, IIIRC 3.1 needed a 386 and 2 MB.

3.0 was the only version to support all three operating modes: real, standard, and 386 enhanced. Real could run on an 8088 with 640Kb of memory. It also provided great compatibility with real mode Windows 2.x applications, which was effectively removed from 3.1.

I know it's impossible to really go back, but I have a soft spot for 3.0 - it's the first one I developed for, and I still have the SDK manuals on my shelf.

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RE[4]: Imagine
by MOS6510 on Tue 10th Jul 2012 12:19 in reply to "RE[3]: Imagine"
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I have an IBM PS/2 286 with Windows 3.0.

It's a nice machine, but sadly the "paint" on the metal case starts to fall off.

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RE[5]: Imagine
by moondevil on Wed 11th Jul 2012 05:38 in reply to "RE[4]: Imagine"
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I almost bought one!

The first PC I bought, the choice was between a PS/2 286 with OS/2 v1.0 or a 386 SX PC clone with the double of hard disk size running DR-DOS.

Since the 386 was way cheaper than the IBM one, while giving me the opportunity to play with all the 386 cool features, that was the one I took home.

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