Wednesday, November 5, 2008

RIP: Windows 3.x

As mentioned on MyITforum, this article on the BBC web site is pretty interesting. I spent a fair amount of time as a "network administrator" for a Windows For WorkGroups (WFWG) 3.11 LAN back in 1996-1997. Ah, the good ole days. When things crashed "expectedly". You knew were NOT to go to avoid problems. And the mix of Novell Netware made it all the more fun and unpredictable. The apps that bring back those teary-eyed memories: Lotus 123, Harvard Graphics, WordPerfect, dBaseIII and dBaseIV, FoxPro, WinFax, and my favorite of favorites: AutoCAD 12 for DOS.

Rest in Peace Win3x, we will miss you. Not.

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