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Windows 3.x Expectedly Quit!
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msg:3780559
 12:40 pm on Nov 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

Windows 3.x Expectedly Quit! [news.bbc.co.uk]
Windows 3.x has come to the closing moments of its long life.

On 1 November Microsoft stopped issuing licences for the software that made its debut in May 1990 in the US.

The various versions of Windows 3.x (including 3.11) released in the early 1990s, were the first of Microsoft's graphical user interfaces to win huge worldwide success.Agent Quang from home IT support firm The Geek Squad, said he regularly encountered venerable operating systems in customer's homes but it had been a long time since he saw Windows 3.x.


 

tangor




msg:3780574
 1:03 pm on Nov 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

Still run it on a legacy machine. Win3 ain't dead, but it is largely forgotten. Oh, still run DOS5, too. What can I say, I'm a dynosaur... :)

bill




msg:3781093
 7:53 am on Nov 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

I read an article on my phone this AM and I can't find the online PC version...but... It was talking about Windows 3 being used in a number of machines you might not associate with an MS OS, like cash registers and handheld devices because of its extremely low hardware requirements.

tangor




msg:3781105
 8:18 am on Nov 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

This is true. There's a fellow in the neighborhood who works on cash registers. He's a good hardware mechanic, but is not "software gifted". Every once in a while I get a call from him. Do a little work. Get a few bucks. And we go have stuffed baked potatoes at a nearby restaurant. Apparently there are not too many Win3 mechanics out there these days...

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