A stroll down Windows memory lane

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  1. leeshor

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    I've seen articles like this before and they seem to be copying each other.

    Who knows what they left out?

    It was a distinct version number that I sold and installed it by another name. Sold a lot of it in the day. (hint, it was sold under 2 or more names). But all the lists always leave it out or at least don't mention it. No cheating. ;)

    Windows through the ages
     
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    Didn't even look. Windows for workgroups 3.11 :)
     
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    After looking, they omitted Windows NT 3.5 & 3.51 from this list.
     
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    Still not what I was thinking off but great stuff anyway, except maybe for "Bob". ;)

    What they are missing is something I sold hundreds of copies of and never called it by its numerical description.
     
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    Windows for Workgroups?
     
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    Nope, not yet. They mentioned WFW but referred to it as 3.1 when it morphed into 3.11, which was a big deal at the time. (I was an Artisoft Lantastic networking dealer so 3.11 pretty much put a stake in the heart of that business). So that was another one not 100% correct or fully explained.

    One more clue, some people couldn't wait for one of the versions because previous versions lacked one capability and it isn't 3.11 I'm talking about.
     
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    So you must be thinking of Windows/386?
     
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    Bingo!

    Windows 2.1 technically but there was Windows 386 and Windows 286 and I had customers anxiously awaiting a verison of Windows that supported those expensive co-processors.
     
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    I think Windows 95 got its name because of the number of floppy disks it came on :rolleyes: (not counting the Boot Disk).

    (Windows 10 would require about 1,000 DMF 1.68 MB disks)

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    That brings back a few memories.

    I spent two months testing Win95 at a law firm I worked for. The first thing that impressed me was how well it worked with Novell Netware. I had expected Microsoft to support NT as the primary networking technology, but Microsoft knew they needed to provide superior Netware connectivity to win over the corporate market. As soon as I knew my days of running memory optimizers to squeeze both network drivers and applications into RAM were through, I became a big Windows advocate.
     
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    Oh the horrors that brings back... was a W95 trainer for a W95 launch Authorized Support Center... then a second one for a Compaq Support Center. 30-40 per class for months...
     

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