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win31 I honestly had no idea it was even still being sold, but a recent article posted by the BBC states that Microsoft will no longer sell any copies of Windows 3.1 as of November 1, 2008. According to the article, the first time Windows 3.1 was sold was in May of 1990, over 18 years ago. I remember using Windows 3.1 and loving the space-man theme that you could choose for the background.  Oh sweet, sweet memories.

Here is a nice little excerpt on tech specs on Windows 3.1 that you can file away for when you are alone and shedding a tear for its passing:

Windows 3.x required an 8086/8088 processor or better that had a clock speed of up to 10MHz. It needed at least 640KB of RAM, seven megabytes of hard drive space, and a graphics card that supported CGA, EGA and VGA graphics.

But honestly, the first thing everyone did with this program, myself included, was this:


Oh Windows 3.1 solitaire, we hardly knew you!

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