Windows 3.0 turned 20 on May 22nd, 2010! It was the third major release of Microsoft Windows, and became the first successful version of Windows & a rival to Apple Macintosh & the Commodore Amiga on the GUI front.
The official system requirements for Windows 3.0 was:
- 8086/8088 processor or better
- 640K conventional memory, though 1 MB of extended memory recommended.
- Hard disk with 6-7MB of free space
- CGA/EGA/VGA/Hercules/8514/A graphics and an appropriate and compatible monitor
Windows 3.0 was soon followed by Windows 3.11.
Technet subscribers can still download copies of Windows 3.11 on Technet.
If you want to experience Windows 3.1 in your browser, go here.
To listen to the Windows Start-up & Shutdown Sounds in Windows 3.1, go here.