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Hello all, I recently joined the forum, though I've been browsing for awhile, and was curious to know if anyone else likes this vintage OS? I've been interested in old tech ever since I was a kid. I got into old console gaming first back in the early '00s, then in the mid-'00s I got an interest in old computers too. I discovered Win 3.1 while looking for old computer operating systems and liked what I saw in the screenshots I could find. I've used it on both real hardware and virtualization and the experience was similar, though I never ran the OS on an early '90s PC (oldest PC I had was from 1999). My first OS was Win 98, so 3.1 was completely different to me, which is what I liked about it. I like using the Program Manager interface and I've never installed any of those "make win 3.1 look like 95" programs, since, in my opinion, if I wanted 95, I would install 95. My biggest complaint with 3.1 is finding games. It seems like PC game developers focused more on DOS back in the day and once 95 came out they all shifted to that OS. I try to buy 3.1 software when I can find it, my most recent pickup being Microsoft Works 3.0. I know it's office software, but it's better than nothing.
What are your favorite operating systems of all time? My top three off the cuff: -DOS: Just because. Simple, and so many great games and programs. -OS 9.2.2 (Mac) The pinnacle of the 90's mac era. So stable, so good.... -Windows 98'-It just worked in that era, pretty clean and smooth and added features 95 was lacking. What are your favorites? Honorable mentions: -Windows 2000 -Windows XP -Max OSX 10.6.8 -Mac 7.5.5 -Atari ST TOS Os's