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    End of an Era!!

    I didn't realise windows 3.x was still around!!!!

    BBC NEWS | Technology | The end of an era - Windows 3.x

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    £20 says they move away from Windows to a BSD.

    No idea they were still selling it!! 95 is long dead, which is the min requirement for using a licensed Vista upgrade.

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    would you trust 3.1 to run anything on a airplane???

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    Quote Originally Posted by buzzard View Post
    would you trust 3.1 to run anything on a airplane???
    It runs the brains of EasyJet staff.

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    Yes.
    No USB support, no internet.

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    When I went to America earlier this year, my tetris kept crashing and booting me into Windows 3.1 on the inbuilt entertainment system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt40k View Post
    Yes.
    No USB support, no internet.
    More importantly, barely anyone writes viruses for 3.1 these days. It's all win32 stuff tbh!

    A lot of companies still use old computers/OS because of reliability reasons!

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    Just think of the boot times on new PCs the OS would be running faster than the user

    Google for the Windows 1.0 boot floppy... great for a practical joke to send someone's PC back to 1985

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkeh View Post
    It runs the brains of EasyJet staff.
    Care to elaborate on your experience?

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