I wanted to see if windows 311 would run on the modern hardware that we use today os i took my copy out of storage and gave it a go. Several years ago we put it onto a cd instead of the floppies it was on.
To make a short story even shorter i could not even get it to start the install. Did not see any ram for one thing. I don't think it can see 1 gig of ram. If i remember correctly ( was a long time ago ) i only had 16 megs which was the largest at the time. It also could not find the hard drives. Just for laughs and giggles i used one of my good machines for this test with 2 500gig and 1 1tb just to see what if anything would happen , i did not expect it to see the drives at all. And it did not surprise me it didn.t.
So then i pulled out a socket A ( 478 ) with athlon something running at 2 gig on a biostar motherboard. Used a 6.5 gig hard drivea and an old sony cd rom , with a hercules video card. And it started to load/install. It did install but was unstable for some reason !!!. This motherboard used the old smaller ram sticks so i only used 2 32 bits ones that were laying in the parts box.
But it did install and i was the proud user of a gloriefied file manager. If anyone remembers it only had folders on the desktop. Usb stuff did not work at all , again no surprise. We sat the monitors side by side with that and the windows 7 version and what a difference. i can't believe i thought that 311 was outstanding. Showed it to a colledge it student and he did not even know what it was , lol.
Anyone have any experience with 311 ?