Windows 3

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Windows 3 is the third release of the Microsoft operating system. Windows 3 is not a true operating system but rather an operating environment running on top of DOS. There were several versions, each introduced new features.

My family's first computer was a Packard Bell 386 SX running Windows 3.0 With Multimedia Extensions and I spent a lot of time playing around with the program. Looking back on it now, it's surprising how little there is to do with it.

Despite the growing popularity of Windows for office and home computers, the OS had very little in the way of gaming support, which was my primary interest in computers at the time. So, like most gamers of the day, I would quit Windows and get into DOS to play my games.


Here are some specific programs I enjoy in Windows 3.