Talk:Windows 3.0

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On 22 May 2010, Windows 3.0 was linked from Slashdot, a high-traffic website. (See visitor traffic)

! - 1st Version of Windows to ship installed on PC's --> Wrong... The Amstrad 2000 series all shipped with 2.11 -at least a year before 3.0 was available.

Fair use rationale for Image:Windows Logo (horz).svg[edit]

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BetacommandBot 21:34, 24 October 2007 (UTC)

Was it not the launch of Windows 3.1 in 1992 when this logo - used in some way on all subsequent versions up to and including Windows Me, of course - first appeared?

The boxed copy of Win3.0 as shown in the article doesn't feature this logo anywhere on it, and nor does the system's boot screen and About window, as evidenced here:

Bluebird207 (talk) 14:01, 2 March 2010 (UTC)

What is this???[edit]

I think the article in its current form is a failure, because of the single most fundamental flaw: it does not state what is Windows 3.0.-Ignacio Agulló —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:16, 7 May 2009 (UTC)

I've noticed that in these Windows articles (1.0, 2.0., 2.x, etc.), there is a lot of technical information about how they ran and what was required of developers, but there is no discussion of the indroduction of the mouse, and it's support. This was a pretty revolutionary change from DOS. How much support was there for it in these early versions? At what version did it become fully supported and/or required? OS peripheral support provided by the various versions is something that also seems to be lacking in these articles. (talk) 16:13, 10 November 2010 (UTC)

Image needs to be changed / reverted[edit]

The image "Win30BoxedCopySoftware.JPG" currently shows the hammerthrower from the Apple 1984 commercial. It appears to have overwritten the original image.

TBennettcc (talk) 14:03, 11 October 2011 (UTC)

 Done Fleet Command (talk) 09:40, 12 October 2011 (UTC)

Interesting fact about Windows 3.0[edit]

There was a special boxed version of Windows 3.0 developed jointly by Microsoft and Intel. Intel Windows 3.0 for the InBoard 386/PC was a version that was designed to work with the Intel InBoard 386 accelerator cards for the IBM PC and XT-class systems. This version of Windows allowed InBoard users to run Windows 3.0 in 386 Enhanced mode. It wasn't available retail, but could be ordered by people that purchased the InBoard though mail-in. I know this is legitimate because I still own a complete boxed copy and am still running a working copy. The copyright on the installation disks for Intel Windows 3.0 for the InBoard 386/PC is listed as 1990 with a joint Microsoft copyright 1995-1990. The shipping box is labeled 1/22/91. I have read that the actual version number for Intel Inboard 386/PC is Windows 3.0(0a), which is different than Windows 3.0a. I have read that these are the various flavors of Windows 3.x:

  • Windows 3.0
  • Windows 3.00a
  • Windows 3.00a mme with Multimedia Extensions 1.0
  • Windows 3.0(0a) for Intel Inboard 386/PC

Should Intel Windows 3.0 for the InBoard 386/PC be referenced in this article? — Preceding unsigned comment added by FirstLightImaging (talkcontribs) 12:49, 13 October 2015 (UTC)