Windows 3.1 screenshot

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Date
1980-2005
Copyright Owner
© Microsoft Corporation
Keywords
Windows 3.1
Object ID
102708232

Recognizing demand for graphical user interfaces like that of Apple’s Macintosh, Microsoft released Windows 1.0 in 1985 (not widely adopted until version 3.1 in 1992). By then, an IBM/Microsoft collaboration on operating system OS/2 had dissolved. Microsoft saw 3.1 as a bridge to its new operating system, NT.