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Any One Got a Copy of Windows 3?


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#1 haun

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 01:45 PM

Ok so i recently got Virtual Box (http://www.virtualbox.org/) and have had sooooo much fun putting Linux stuff on it, when it occured to me "I could put and old Windows on it!!!"

I had an old windows machine with (i believe) windows 3, and i had lots of fun geeking out in there.

So! Does anyone have a windows 3 distribute i can download? or where i can find one?
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Posted 14 February 2009 - 04:17 PM

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No subject matter will be allowed whose purpose is to defeat existing copyright or security measures. If a user persists and/or the activity is obviously illegal the staff reserves the right to remove such content and/or ban the user. This would also mean encouraging the use or continued use of pirated software is not permitted, and subject to the same consequences.


Since Windows 3 is still under Copyright, it may only be legally acquired by purchasing it from Microsoft or by buying the disks from someone who doesn't use it anymore (try ebay, or craigslist!). Downloading Windows 3, therefore, would be a violation of the Windows EULA and Copyright law in most countries. BleepingComputer does not allow information which would violate such laws or EULA's.

That said, it's a fun idea. I did it with VMWare and it was quite an experience. Here's a video of Windows 3.11 booting up in MS VirtualPC (not mine, someone else did this video). Here's a discussion about getting Windows 3.xx running in VirtualPC.

Edited by Amazing Andrew, 14 February 2009 - 04:22 PM.


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Posted 14 February 2009 - 05:04 PM

oh.. dang i keep forgetting that even old programs are copy righted. Dang!
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Posted 14 February 2009 - 05:06 PM

Dang! and that means OS/2 too!

hmmmm.... any good FREE os's i should know about?
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Posted 14 February 2009 - 05:28 PM

It's only in Alpha release, but ReactOS is free to play with.

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 07:09 PM

ReactOS is cool. All Linuxes and BSD's are free and cool. I've heard good things about Plan 9 From Bell Labs. FreeDOS is a free implementation of DOS.

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 09:05 PM

I have an older Disribute of suse and a much older one of FreeDSB
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Posted 17 March 2009 - 09:26 PM

i looked at recatOS. its amazing, cant wait to try. thanks platypus! :thumbsup:

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Posted 04 April 2009 - 05:43 PM

It's only in Alpha release, but ReactOS is free to play with.


ReactOS is amazing to play with in VM, thank you :thumbsup:
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Posted 06 April 2009 - 08:42 AM

Linux/Ubuntu is a great OS in terms of freeware.

That ReactOS looks very similar to the Windows Classics (95, 98, 2000). Lol, on XP I still use the classic theme.

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Posted 06 April 2009 - 09:43 AM

haveing some trouble with react os, cusur is messes up, but ill try to fix it.

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Posted 06 April 2009 - 12:20 PM

haveing some trouble with react os, cusur is messes up, but ill try to fix it.

Remember that ReactOS is still in Alpha stage development. That means that it's not feature complete, has lots of stuff missing and may completely fail to work in some cases.




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