It was the year 1990 something and Microsoft, released version 3.0 which became a very widely successful version of the Windows operating service. It rivaled Apple Macintosh and the Commodore Amiga as the windows version had a Graphical user interface (GUI)
How it came about
In 1988, two developed separate protected mode, and then they some got together, to put something together for the executives and they approved it as an official Project.
This thing was just packed with a lot of features, I mean a lot. It supported 16 colors, it had an Intel 80386 processor. It had games on it, like
The heavier games were still running on MS-DOS. Windows just ran on top of DOS. It was an icon rich program manager, with a Notepad and something called a paint brush.
As I mentioned before as the 16 colors in EGA and VGA mode It features 32-bit CPU’s and it gave programmer had access to larger memory pointers and it 16 MB.
The official system requirements for Windows 3.0
- 8086/8088 Processor or better
- 384 KB of free conventional memory in real mode
- 1 MB in Standard Mode
- 2 MB in Enhanced Mode
- Hard disk with6.7 MB of free space
- CGA, EGA, MCGA, VGA, Hercules, 8514/A or an XGA graphics and an appropriate monitor
- MS-DOS version 3.1 or higher
You need something called a Mouse and it needed to be compatible with Microsoft
This was just a step that Microsoft needed to so that they can gain a step in dominating the world of the computers. I first used Windows 3.1 on my first laptop. It was a nice step up I enjoyed it.