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 PostPost subject: Windows 1.x        Posted: Sun Sep 02, 2007 9:50 pm 
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Hi!!
I'm new here!
Well, I looove betas, and all sorts of old software.
First of all, I would like to know if any of you knows the difference between Windows 1.01, 1.02, 1.03 and 1.04.
I have em all, but they are the same in almost everything (except for some drivers)
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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 1:00 am 
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some bugfixes and 1.02 was avaible in different kind of languages like german and russian (russian needs special dos), oh and 1.03 i think has the new microsoft logo ;)


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Thanks!!
This Beta thing is amazing!


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 1:07 am 
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yeah, betas are amazing :D

but we whould need interface manager (1.x beta), windows 1.00 and 286 (windows 2.x beta)

that whould be so cool to have them!

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thats interface manager (i think one of the last betas)

and one earlier beta

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if you have it, leak it^^ :D

edit: that are the real screens:

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So bad that M$ doesnt plan to give a copy!
We must wait, and that's it!!


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Sep 23, 2007 6:46 am 
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First black&white screenshots maked with "Emulator". It mean, what somebody on Betaarchive have this "Windows"? Or not?


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 PostPost subject: Hmm        Posted: Sun Sep 23, 2007 11:21 am 
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I guess the answer is no.
Those old versions were never leaked, at least I think so.
Remeber that in those times internet was not like now, for a beta to be realeased.
It would be a really weird thing. Also that the interface was so simple that it's quite easy to recreate it.
Have a nice day!


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New screenshotes of prerelease Windows 1.0

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it's fake or really screenshots, maked by virtual machine?

And interesting, who really make this screenshots? :) ;)


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And one colored (VGA?) screenshot.. fake? i not think. I think this is other release of interface manager...

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vizerous wrote:
New screenshotes of prerelease Windows 1.0

it's fake or really screenshots, maked by virtual machine?

And interesting, who really make this screenshots? :) ;)



They're fake. I made them myself, trying to recreate what the entire interface might have looked like, because I wanted to see if it might be feasible to rewrite/reconstruct the environment. I think I got the idea from a fake screenshot contest in OSBA a while ago...

The shots that aren't like any that have been seen before, I just made up myself, to try and work out what they might have looked like.

Sorry :oops:.

PS: They're from a private folder on my website: http://monkey-hole.co.uk/private/intman/ if you'd like to see where they're from originally. I also did a few shots, to see if it might be possible to make a hack of Windows NT, to make it look like Windows 1: http://monkey-hole.co.uk/private/winnt1/.

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I found the following on Google Groups. It was posted back in 1993, and seems interesting.
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Microsoft Windows FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions

Copyright
This document is compilation copyright (c) 1990-1993 by Tom Haapanen. It
may be freely copied and/or distributed in its entirety as long as this
copyright notice is not removed. It may not be sold for profit or
incorporated into commercial products without the author's written
permission. [Compilation copyright means that you can freely use
individual sections of this document, but any significant collection of
sections is subject to the copyright.]

Note: Revision dates for each section are shown next to the section names
on each index page! To find updated sections for a particular date,
click the Search button in WinHelp and enter "Updated:" to see the
various update dates available.

CONTENTS
========

1. Credits

2. Microsoft Windows
2.1. Windows 1.0
2.2. Windows 2.0
2.3. Windows/386
2.4. Windows 3.0
2.5. Windows 3.1
2.6. Windows for Workgroups 3.1
2.7. Windows NT 3.1
2.8. Win32s for Windows 3.1
2.9. Windows 4.0 ("Chicago" and Win32c)
2.10. Windows NT 4.0 ("Cairo")
2.11. Windows for Pen Computing 3.1
2.12. Multimedia Windows
2.13. Modular Windows
2.14. Win-OS/2

3. Internet and Usenet
3.1. Usenet
3.2. Usenet Windows newsgroups
3.3. Alternatives to Usenet
3.4. Freeware and shareware by ftp
3.5. Popular Internet ftp sites
3.6. Using archie
3.7. Ftp by email
3.8. FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
3.9. More about Internet and Usenet
3.10. FTP archives on CD-ROM

4. Setting Up and Configuring Windows
4.1. System Configuration
4.1.1. Minimum Windows 3.1 configurations
4.1.2. Minimum Windows 3.0 configurations
4.1.3. Minimum Windows NT pre-release configuration
4.1.4. Standard mode vs. 386 Enhanced mode
4.2. Selecting a hardware configuration for Windows
4.2.1. Selecting a CPU/FPU
4.2.2. Selecting the memory size
4.2.3. Selecting a hard disk
4.2.4. Selecting a video adapter
4.3. System BIOS compatability
4.4. Video drivers
4.4.1. Identifying your video card
4.4.2. Locating a driver
4.4.3. Video card manufacturers
4.4.4. Using 256 (or more) colors in Windows
4.4.5. Panacea Winspeed
4.4.6. CGA drivers
4.5. Printer drivers
4.5.1. Selecting a PostScript printer driver
4.5.2. Eliminating the Ctrl-D in PostScript output
4.5.3. EPS graphics print in portrait even on landscape pages
4.5.4. Hewlett-Packard DeskJet printing problems
4.6. Math coprocessors and WIN87EM.DLL
4.7. Multimedia
4.7.1. AdLib cards and .wav files
4.7.2. Using MIDI cards with Windows 3.1
4.7.3. SoundBlaster Pro and Windows 3.1
4.7.4. Using the PC's built-in speaker
4.8. System resources
4.9. Networking
4.9.1. Compatible Networks
4.9.2. Novell's NWPOPUP utility won't initialize
4.9.3. Using Windows for Workgroups with TCP/IP
4.9.3.1. FTP TCP/IP: general
4.9.3.2. FTP TCP/IP: NDIS setup
4.9.3.3. FTP TCP/IP: generic DOS kernel setup
4.9.3.4. WinQVT/Net
4.9.3.5. Wollongong Pathway Access/NFS
4.10. Integrating with Unix e-mail
4.11. Serial communications
4.11.1. Using COM3 and COM4
4.11.2. Using a high-performance 16550 serial port
4.11.3. DOS boxes and 16550 serial ports
4.11.4. SmartDrive and 16550 high-speed transfers
4.12. Disk drives and virtual memory
4.12.1. Virtual memory and swapfiles
4.12.2. Maximum swapfile size
4.12.3. Windows 3.x and Stacker
4.12.4. SCSI controllers
4.12.5. SmartDrive double buffering on SCSI drives
4.12.6. Windows 3.x and large hard disks
4.13. Troubleshooting
4.13.1. BMP wallpaper won't display correctly
4.13.2. Frequent GPFs (General Protection Faults)
4.13.3. File Manager won't format floppies
4.13.4. Incorrect system version; reinstall the 386 enhanced version of
Windows
4.13.5. Mouse hangs when using communications software
4.13.6. Parity errors with Windows 3.1
4.13.7. Performance deterioration in a 386 Enhanced mode DOS session
4.13.8. Problems creating a permanent swapfile in Windows 3.0
4.13.9. Program Manager claims only 8 KB of free memory
4.13.10. Using a slow expansion memory board with Windows
4.13.11. Windows 3.0 refuses to run without a file called WINA20.386
4.13.12. Windows 3.1 hangs or crashes during startup
4.13.13. Windows 3.1 hangs or waits a long time on exit
4.13.14. Windows 3.1 Resource Kit won't install
4.13.15. Windows 3.x waits a long time on startup

5. Windows and DOS
5.1. Configuring DOS sessions
5.1.1. DOS in a window
5.1.2. Lotus 1-2-3 in Windows
5.1.3. Reducing the amount of "jerkiness" in DOS window updating
5.1.4. Extended memory in DOS sessions
5.1.5. Changing the font size for a DOS window
5.1.6. Changing the number of lines inr a DOS window
5.1.7. Mouse in a DOS window
5.1.8. TSRs in DOS sessions
5.1.8.1. VGA graphics in a windowed DOS session
5.2. Troubleshooting DOS applications
5.2.1. Out of Environment Space
5.2.2. Protected-mode software
5.2.3. Corrupted diskettes when copying files in a DOS session
5.3. DOS shells and extenders
5.3.1. QEMM/386 and DesqView/386
5.3.2. MKS Toolkit: setting up
5.3.3. MKS Toolkit: maximizing DOS session memory
5.3.3.1. MS-SH

6. Windows Tips, Tricks and Secrets
6.1. General
6.1.1. Automatically opening applications on startup, with predefined
window positions
6.1.2. Changing or bypassing the startup logo
6.1.3. Changing the font used for the icon labels
6.1.4. Limiting the size of the temporary swap file
6.1.5. Making Windows 3.x act like 2.x runtime
6.1.6. Printing PostScript files without a PostScript printer
6.1.7. Search path in Windows
6.1.8. Swapping the Ctrl and CapsLock keys
6.1.9. VT100 emulation for Windows
6.2. Program Manager
6.2.1. Changing the font used for the icon labels
6.2.2. Changing the program icon
6.2.3. Changing the title of the Program Manager window
6.2.4. Converting documents to PostScript format
6.2.5. Creating your own icons
6.2.6. Creating your own wallpaper
6.2.7. Previewing PostScript output
6.2.8. Restricting the Program Manager
6.2.9. Saving Program Manager settings without exiting Windows
6.2.10. Starting Windows without activating the applications in the
Startup group
6.2.11. Starting an application in a different directory
6.3. Windows accessories
6.3.1. Cardfile: converting to ASCII text
6.3.2. Clock: Windows 3.1 Clock limitations
6.3.3. Help: changing the keyword colors
6.3.4. Help: changing the default window size
6.3.5. Notepad: F5 and current time
6.3.6. Recorder: recording more than 60 seconds of sound
6.3.7. Terminal: keypad
6.3.8. General: "Can't open TEMP.WRI" (or similar message)
6.4. Changing default directories
6.4.1. Bitmaps
6.4.2. Fonts
6.4.3. Icons
6.5. Fonts
6.5.1. Accessing foreign/accented characters
6.5.2. Converting font formats
6.5.3. Converting Macintosh Type 1 (ATM) fonts to Windows
6.5.4. Replacing your System font with a serif font
6.5.5. ZIP code bar code fonts
6.6. Applications
6.6.1. Access: printing a database diagram
6.6.2. DayBook: running on Windows 3.1
6.6.3. Excel: Calling DLL routines
6.6.4. Excel: Doing log-log graphs
6.6.5. Excel: Multiple X-Y graphs on shared X-axis
6.6.6. WinQVTNet: Hiding a gateway
6.6.7. Norton Desktop: Wider listbox for Scheduler
6.6.8. Norton Desktop: Using smaller fonts for lists
6.6.9. Word for Windows: changing bullet paragraph indent
6.6.10. Word for Windows: centering equations
6.6.11. Word for Windows: custom toolbar icons
6.6.12. Word for Windows: drop caps (large 1st characters of paragraphs)
6.6.13. Word for Windows: fonts larger than 127 points
6.6.14. Word for Windows: foreign-language dictionaries and thesauri
6.6.15. Word for Windows: getting rid of the list of last files edited
6.6.16. Word for Windows: inserting today's date
6.6.17. Word for Windows: linking in subdocuments
6.6.18. Word for Windows: numbering equations
6.6.19. Word for Windows: overlining words
6.6.20. Word for Windows: printing even and odd pages
6.6.21. Word for Windows: removing hard returns on downloaded text
6.6.22. Word for Windows: setting the find file default directory
6.6.23. Word for Windows: turning echo off in a macro
6.6.24. Word for Windows: using a watermark
6.6.25. WordPerfect for Windows: changing the background color
6.7. Gang screens ("Easter Eggs")
6.7.1. Windows 3.0
6.7.2. Windows 3.1
6.7.3. Ami Pro 2.0
6.7.4. Corel Draw! 3.0
6.7.5. Excel 3.0
6.7.6. Norton Desktop for Windows 2.0
6.7.7. PageMaker for Windows 4.0
6.7.8. Procomm Plus for Windows 1.0
6.7.9. Word for Windows 1.x
6.7.10. Word for Windows 2.0

7. Applications
7.1. Windows 2.x Applications
7.2. Troubleshooting
7.2.1. AllType: converted TrueType fonts not in same family
7.2.2. Ami Pro: table of contents
7.2.3. Ami Pro 2.0: divide by zero error
7.2.4. Ami Pro 3.0: equation handling problems
7.2.5. Ami Pro 3.0: overlapped screen text
7.2.6. Ami Pro 2.0: printing with incorrect fonts
7.2.7. Ami Pro 3.0: slow printing
7.2.8. Corel Draw!: can't rotate bitmaps
7.2.9. FrameMaker: scrambled dot-matrix output
7.2.10. KA9Q: dropped packets
7.2.11. Norton Desktop for Windows: can't format in the background
7.2.12. Norton Desktop for Windows: crashes from selecting files
7.2.13. Mathematica 2.0 for Windows: problems with Windows 3.1, other
problems
7.2.14. NCSA Telnet [in DOS session]: crashes in a window
7.2.15. PageMaker 4.0: font selection box won't scroll
7.2.16. PageMaker 4.0: text color changes to almost invisible
7.2.17. PageMaker 4.0: WordPerfect and Word for Windows import
7.2.18. Paradox for Windows: dialog boxes can't be killed
7.2.19. Pathway Access 1.x: terminal font
7.2.20. PC Tools 7.1: restore problems
7.2.21. Procomm Plus for Windows: Pasted text has extra CR/LFs
7.2.22. Procomm Plus for Windows: Zmodem transfer startup
7.2.23. Quattro Pro for Windows: Cut and paste to other applications
7.2.24. Quattro Pro for Windows: High resource requirements
7.2.25. Quattro Pro for Windows: Numeric format alignment
7.2.26. Quattro Pro for Windows: OLE and DDE problems
7.2.27. Quattro Pro for Windows: Saving over foreign formats
7.2.28. Quicken for Windows: conflicts with communications software
7.2.29. Ventura Publisher 3.0: divide by zero errors
7.2.30. WinFax Pro 2.0
7.2.31. Word for Windows: accessing fonts
7.2.32. Word for Windows 2.0: can't install additional components
7.2.33. Word for Windows 2.0: equation editor fonts
7.2.34. Word for Windows 2.0: equations have too much white space
7.2.35. Word for Windows 2.0: file too big to save
7.2.36. Word for Windows 2.0: headers and graphics
7.2.37. Word for Windows 2.0: mixed landscape/portrait document eats
system resources
7.2.38. Word for Windows 2.0b: printing from Print Preview
7.2.39. WordPerfect for Windows 1.0: floppy access
7.2.40. WordPerfect for Windows 1.0: button bar won't display
7.2.41. WordPerfect for Windows 1.0: crashes with 256-color display
driver
7.2.42. WordPerfect for Windows 5.2: incorrect table of contents
7.2.43. WordPerfect for Windows 1.0: mixing landscape and portrait pages
7.2.44. WordPerfect for Windows 1.0: printing with TrueType
7.3. Available Windows 3.x applications
7.3.1. Mainstream applications
7.3.1.1. Databases, non-programmable
7.3.1.2. Databases, programmable
7.3.1.3. Desktop publishing
7.3.1.4. Financial Management
7.3.1.5. Groupware
7.3.1.6. Integrated sofware
7.3.1.7. Personal Information Management
7.3.1.8. Project management
7.3.1.9. Spreadsheets
7.3.1.10. Word processing
7.3.1.11. Word processing utilities
7.3.2. Graphics applications
7.3.2.1. Databases, image
7.3.2.2. Charting (flow and organizational)
7.3.2.3. Drawing and illustration
7.3.2.4. Graphics conversion
7.3.2.5. Image viewers
7.3.2.6. Painting and image editing
7.3.2.7. Presentation and business graphics
7.3.3. Communications
7.3.3.1. Communications (ASCII)
7.3.3.2. Communications (IBM mainframe)
7.3.3.3. Facsimile
7.3.3.4. Internet news and mail readers
7.3.3.5. Remote Access
7.3.3.6. TCP/IP Networking
7.3.3.7. X Windows servers
7.3.4. Fonts
7.3.4.1. Font packages
7.3.4.2. Font managers
7.3.4.3. Font utilities
7.3.5. Utilities
7.3.5.1. Archiving utilies
7.3.5.2. Backup software
7.3.5.3. Benchmarking utilities
7.3.5.4. Clock utlities
7.3.5.5. Desktop enhancers
7.3.5.6. Program launchers: File Manager type
7.3.5.7. Program launchers: Program Manager type
7.3.5.8. Program launchers: integrated desktops
7.3.5.9. Program launchers: tool bars
7.3.5.10. Program launchers: commandline
7.3.5.11. Program launchers: other
7.3.5.12. Task schedulers
7.3.5.13. Task managers
7.3.5.14. Miscellaneous
7.3.6. Technical and engineering
7.3.6.1. CAD software
7.3.7. Engineering
7.3.8. Mathematical
7.3.9. Statistics
7.3.10. Multimedia and entertainment
7.3.10.1. CD audio players
7.3.10.2. Games and entertainment
7.3.10.3. Multimedia authoring
7.3.10.4. Multimedia playback
7.3.10.5. Sound editors
7.3.10.6. Video Editors

8. Technical Support Contacts
8.1. Microsoft
8.1.1. Telephone

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1. CREDITS
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The author may be contacted by the following means:

Internet: t...@wes.on.ca
UUCP: uunet!watserv1!wes!tomh
BITNET: t...@wes.on.ca
CompuServe: >INTERNET: t...@wes.on.ca

Mail: Tom Haapanen
Software Metrics Inc.
22 King St. S., suite 303
Waterloo, Ont.
N2J 1N8, Canada

The Word for Windows 2.0 to Windows Help conversion utility, Dr. Help,
used for creating and maintaining this document, was created by Roger
Hadgraft, senior lecturer in Civil Engineering at Monash University,
Clayton, Victoria, Australia. It can be used for converting most Word
files into WinHelp files. Roger may be contacted as:

Internet: roger.hadgr...@eng.monash.edu.au
UUCP: uunet!eng.monash.edu.au!roger.hadgraft
CompuServe: >INTERNET: roger.hadgr...@eng.monash.edu.au

I would also like to express my gratitude to the countless people who have
contributed information to the Windows FAQs, through Usenet news, email and
personal conversations. You know who you are: I'm grateful for your help,
as this FAQ would not be what it is without your help.

Latest version of this FAQ are available by ftp on sonygate.sony.com
(192.65.137.2) and on ftp to ftp.pitt.edu (130.49.254.3) in the directory
~users/i/n/infidel/win/FAQ.

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2. MICROSOFT WINDOWS
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2.1. Windows 1.0
=================
Microsoft first began development of the Interface Manager (subsequently
renamed Microsoft Windows) in September 1981. Although the first
prototypes used Multiplan and Word-like menus at the bottom of the screen,
the interface was changed in 1982 to use pull-down menus and dialogs, as
used on the Xerox Star.

Microsoft finally announced Windows in November 1983, with pressure from
just-released VisiOn and impending TopView. This was after the release of
the Apple Lisa (but prior to the Macintosh), and before Digital Research
announced GEM, another competing graphical environment. Windows promised
an easy-to-use graphical interface, device-independent graphics and
multitasking support. The development was delayed several times, however,
and the first version hit the store shelves (after 55 programmer-years of
development!) in November 1985. The selection of applications was sparse,
however, and Windows sales were modest,

The following were the major features of Windows 1.0:
* Graphical user interface with drop-down menus, tiled windows and mouse
support
* Device-independent screen and printer graphics
* Co-operative multitasking of Windows applications

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2.2. Windows 2.0
=================
Windows 2.0, introduced in the fall of 1987, provided significant
useability improvements to Windows. With the addition of icons and
overlapping windows, Windows became a viable environment for development of
major applications (such as Excel, Word for Windows, Corel Draw!, Ami, Page
Maker and Micrografx Designer), and the sales were spurred by the runtime
(Single Application Environment) versions supplied by the independent
software vendors. When Windows/386 (see next section) was released,
Microsoft renamed Windows to Windows/286 for consistency.

The following are the major changes from earlier versions of Windows:
* Overlapping windows
* PIF files for DOS applications

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2.3. Windows/386
=================
In late 1987 Microsoft released Windows/386. While it was functionally
equivalent to its sibling, Windows/286, in running Windows applications, it
provided the capability to run multiple DOS applications simultaneously in
the extended memory.

The following are the major changes from earlier versions of Windows:
* Multiple DOS virtual machines with pre-emptive multitasking

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2.4. Windows 3.0
=================
Microsoft Windows 3.0, released in May, 1990, was a complete overhaul of
the Windows environment. With the capability to address memory beyond 640K
and a much more powerful user interface, independent software vendors
started developing Windows applications with vigor. The powerful new
applications helped Microsoft sell more than 10 million copies of Windows,
making it the best-selling graphical user interface in the history of
computing.

The following are the major changes from earlier versions of Windows:
* Standard (286) mode, with large memory support
* 386 Enhanced mode, with large memory and multiple pre-emptive DOS session
support
* No runtime versions available
* Program Manager and File Manager added
* Network support
* Support for more than 16 colors
* API support for combo boxes, hierarchical menus and private .ini files

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2.5. Windows 3.1
=================
Microsoft Windows 3.1, released in April, 1992 provides significant
improvements to Windows 3.0. In its first two months on the market, it
sold over 3 million copies, including upgrades from Windows 3.0. It is
currently continuing to sell at a rate of over 1 million copies per month.

The following are the major changes from Windows 3.0:
* No Real (8086) mode support
* TrueType scalable font support
* Multimedia capability
* Object Linking and Embedding (OLE)
* Application reboot capability
* "Mouse Trails" for easier mouse use with LCD display devices
* Better inter-application protection and better error diagnostics
* API multimedia and networking support
* Source-level API compatability with Windows NT

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2.6. Windows for Workgroups 3.1
================================
The Windows for Workgroups package, released in November, 1992, is the
first integrated Windows and networking package offered by Microsoft. It
provides peer-to-peer file and printer sharing capabilities (on a level
comparable to LANtastic or Netware Lite) highly integrated into the Windows
environment. The simple-to-use-and-install networking allows the user to
specify which files on the user's machine should be made accessible to
others. The files can then be accessed from other machines running either
Windows or DOS.

Windows for Workgroups also includes two additional applications: Microsoft
Mail, a network mail package, and Schedule+, a workgroup scheduler.

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2.7. Windows NT 3.1
====================
Microsoft Windows NT, scheduled for release in the first half of 1993, is
Microsoft's platform of choice for high-end systems. It is intended for
use in network servers, workstations and software development machines; it
will not replace Windows for DOS. While Windows NT's user interface is
very similar to that of Windows 3.1, it is based on an entirely new
operating system kernel.

The following are the major changes from Windows 3.1:
* Based on a new microkernel design
* Portable architecture for Intel x86, MIPS R4000 and DEC Alpha processors
* 32-bit addressing for access to up to 4 GB of memory
* Fully protected applications with virtualized hardware access
* Installable APIs for Win32, Win16, MS-DOS, POSIX and OS/2
* Installable file systems, including FAT, HPFS and NTFS
* Built-in networking (LAN Manager and TCP/IP) with remote procedure calls
(RPCs)
* Symmetric multiprocessor support
* Security designed in from start, to be initially C2 certified, with a B-
level kernel design
* API support for unsynchronized message queues, advanced interprocess
communication, registration databases, Bezier curves and graphics
transformations.

Although Windows NT has not yet been released, the following is generally
accepted as the minimum platform for use with the retail release of the
client edition of Windows NT:
* 33 MHz 386 processor
* 8 MB memory
* 100 MB hard disk
* VGA graphics
The Advanced Server Edition is expected to require 12 MB of memory.

As of July 1992, Windows NT is available as a pre-release SDK (Software
Development Kit) from Microsoft at the cost of $69 (or $399 for the pre-
release SDK plus full printed documentation). This release is supplied on
CD-ROM only, and contains the Windows NT operating system as well as all
the necessary 32-bit development tools (including a 32-bit C++ compiler and
all documentation on-line on the CD-ROM). The purchasers of this SDK will
also receive free updates to Windows NT up to and including final release.

The pre-release Windows NT SDK requires 12 MB of RAM and is not suitable
for evaluating the Windows NT environment. It is intended strictly for
software development! Contact your national Microsoft subsidiary (or
Microsoft itself in Redmond, WA) for ordering information.

Win32 in itself is not a version of Windows, but the name of application
programming interface for WIndows NT.

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2.8. Win32s for Windows 3.1
============================
Win32s is a set of libraries for Windows 3.1, which enable users to run
most Windows NT 32-bit applications on Windows 3.1, without the extensive
hardware requirements of Windows NT. The Win32s interface will likely
replace the older Windows-32 interface used by current 32-bit Windows
applications such as Mathematica.

The Win32s development tools are currently in beta release, but Microsoft
has not announced minimum system requirements for using Win32s
applications.

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2.9. Windows 4.0 ("Chicago" and Win32c)
========================================
This unannounced product is rumored to be released in 1994. It will be a
32-bit system providing full pre-emptive multitasking, advanced
filesystems, threading, networking and more. It will run on (and require)
the (also unannounced) 32-bit MS-DOS 7.0. It will not include Windows NT's
security, multiprocessor support, server capabilities or multiple API
modules. It will include a revised user interface, along the lines of
"Cairo", but not taken as far as that product.

"Chicago" is rumored to be due for release sometime in 1994.

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2.10. Windows NT 4.0 ("Cairo")
===============================
"Cairo" is Microsoft's project for object-oriented Windows, and a sccessor
to the first release of Windows NT. Firm details are not available, but
most rumors place expected availability sometime in 1994 or 1995.
Developers are encouraged to work with OLE 2.0 in order to start moving in
the correct direction towards future "Cairo" compatability.

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2.11. Windows for Pen Computing 3.1
====================================
Microsoft developed Windows for Pen Computing for use on pen-based systems.
In most aspects, it is basically equivalent to Windows 3.1 with extensions
for pen support. These extensions include the use of a pen as a pointing
device as well as handwriting recognition and conversion. Pen Windows
first shipped in April, 1992.

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2.12. Multimedia Windows
=========================
The term Multimedia Windows describes a package with Windows 3.0 and the
Multimedia Extensions. These extensions are included in Windows 3.1, and
thus Multimedia Windows is no longer sold as a separate product.

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2.13. Modular Windows
======================
Modular Windows is the operating system for Tandy Corp.'s Video Information
System (VIS) multimedia player. It is essentially similar to Windows'
core, but without any desktop accessories, TrueType fonts or a number of
other features.

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2.14. Win-OS/2
===============
Win-OS/2 is the Windows component of IBM's OS/2 2.0. It is based partially
on Windows 3.0 and partially on 3.1. While it runs a majority of the
commercial Windows applications, it is not covered by this document.

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