Monday, November 17, 2008

The Death of Windows 3.0

Ah yes...I remember it well...

Microsoft launched Windows 3.x in 1990 and set a minimum configuration level of 64K of RAM, 7 megabytes of hard drive storage, and a graphics card capable of handling CGA, EGA and VGA graphics.

Although Microsoft stopped supporting the version in 1990, I did not know "the OS has quietly survived in the world of embedded systems, powering cash registers, ticketing systems and in-flight entertainment systems for Virgin and Qantas 747s, according to a recent report in the BBC News..."

I remember seeing Windows on the Blue/Gray, gas plasma screen, of a Zenith Laptop - but it may not have been Win 3.0.

But the first time I saw Windows boot up on a color gas plasma - Wow! It sure beat Dos 4.0. And the Solitaire card faces moved!

Well, all good things come to an end, and nothing is real until it's gone.

Article Here.
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