Sunday, February 17, 2013

Windows 3.1 under VirtualBox

Words can't describe the nostalgic feeling. I was never really fond of Microsoft's original major Windows operating system, 3.1. It had its uses back in the day on those old dual-scan TFT Toshiba laptops I use to run in college. I can still remember the flickers and the side trackballs. I was always an Amiga guy back then. I was the only one in college to do all my homework and work on an Amiga 1200.

Here it is running in 2013 under VirtualBox.

Notice how DOS 6.22 even recognizes my AMD FX-8320 8 core processor.

The year 2013 doesn't seem to effect to operating system. Windows can go well past any Y2K fears.

Unlike Mac OS 9, I couldn't get Windows 3.11 to run 2560x1600 on a 30" screen. I don't know what to say about the 800x600 256 colors!

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