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Windows 7: Anybody got a copy of Windows 3.0 (yes 3.0)

21 Mar 2009   #21
echrada

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

There comes a time in everybody's life when they have to .......
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21 Mar 2009   #22
Night Hawk

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
I dont think XP has it. Time to let go of it ?


Alt-Prntscrn apparently! That works in 7 as well.
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21 Mar 2009   #23
Everlong

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Windows NT -- even to get the simplest app to work on this took armies of IT support staff -- why on earth corporations loved this server when much better Linux systems were around I will never know.



Cheers
jimbo
Well Windows NT was labelled the most safe from viruses and unhackable OS...




...when it wasn't connected to the Internet
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21 Mar 2009   #24
johngalt

 

I am pretty sure I had (at one time) Windows 1,2 and 3, along with 3.1 and 3.11 (upgrade) on floppy *and* Windows 95 upgrade via floppy as well....

Let me look around and see if I can still find the floppies *and* the disc I burned the Windows 1-3 on.
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21 Mar 2009   #25
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

3.1 was bought in a retail box seeing six 3 1/2" floppies while the initial release was on the 5 1/4" 1.2mb type. That was right when 3 1/2" was becoming commom place seeing 1.44mb/2.88mb dual. 95 introduced the cd while still seeing floppies available.

Then you briefly saw the old Zip disk come into play before optical drives included dvd burners over 1x/2x! The larger capacity optical media was the eventual there. And now you see 64gb usb fliash drives and 2tb hard drives available.
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23 Mar 2009   #26
PhreePhly

Windows 7 x64 (RTM via MSDN)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi guys
... - Windows NT -- even to get the simplest app to work on this took armies of IT support staff -- why on earth corporations loved this server when much better Linux systems were around I will never know.

...

Cheers
jimbo
Linux was just being birthed when NT was released. NT was released in mid-1993. Linus started work on Linux in 1991. No large Corp was going to install a non-commercial server OS that early in its infancy. NT was the product of a large and respected software company, and having Dave Cutler's name attached brought a bit of prestige to the OS.

Once corporations attached themselves to NT, moving to a Linux infrastructure was costly. Remember, Windows had an even larger % of the market than it has today. Windows was the future of desktop computing in the enterprise, and so a Windows server made sense.

PhreePhly
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23 Mar 2009   #27
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Linux was derived from UNIX the much older platform developed at Bell Labs in the late 60s.

THE UNIX ORAL HISTORY PROJECT
Bell Laboratories
http://www.princeton.edu/~mike/expotape.htm

LINUX is a free version of UNIX that runs on Intel/Cyrix/AMD Pentium, Intel 80x86, Motorola/IBM PowerPC, Motorola 680x0, Sun SPARC, SGI MIPS, DEC Alpha, HP PA-RISC, DEC VAX, ARM, API 1000+, and CL-PS7110. operating system summaries
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23 Mar 2009   #28
PhreePhly

Windows 7 x64 (RTM via MSDN)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
Linux was derived from UNIX the much older platform developed at Bell Labs in the late 60s.

THE UNIX ORAL HISTORY PROJECT
Bell Laboratories
http://www.princeton.edu/~mike/expotape.htm


LINUX is a free version of UNIX that runs on Intel/Cyrix/AMD Pentium, Intel 80x86, Motorola/IBM PowerPC, Motorola 680x0, Sun SPARC, SGI MIPS, DEC Alpha, HP PA-RISC, DEC VAX, ARM, API 1000+, and CL-PS7110. operating system summaries
Actually, Linux was derived from Minix, not Unix. Trust me, MS was well aware of Unix, and created NT to compete with it. If you read further into the history of Unix, you will see why MS wanted to create its own server OS. Unix was extremely fragmented by the time NT came out. There were questions of ownership, licensing, etc.

While many love to look at "Unix" as the pinnacle of security, it has gone through its own share of being hacked. A properly administered Server 2003 or Server 2008 box is as secure as a properly administered Unix box.

PhreePhly
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23 Mar 2009   #29
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PhreePhly View Post
Actually, Linux was derived from Minix, not Unix. Trust me, MS was well aware of Unix, and created NT to compete with it. If you read further into the history of Unix, you will see why MS wanted to create its own server OS. Unix was extremely fragmented by the time NT came out. There were questions of ownership, licensing, etc.

While many love to look at "Unix" as the pinnacle of security, it has gone through its own share of being hacked. A properly administered Server 2003 or Server 2008 box is as secure as a properly administered Unix box.

PhreePhly
Minux was simply another dirivative of something else like SUN's Solaris Unix base and IBM while MS was the later starter in the OS field following the introduction of 1.0. By then the x86 processor following the 8086, 8088 were making that possible.

Server 2008 would be the thing to be looking at now with that on the way.
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23 Mar 2009   #30
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Microsoft has always been well aware of UNIX and its possible usage on the desktop.

Xenix - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

So maybe Bill was the first Linus
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