It’s the End for 3.11!!


for those that were not aware, we recently announced that effective November 1st, 2008, OEM’s will no longer be able to license Windows for Workgroups 3.11 in the embedded channel. Now we all know that it’s been long gone in the standard (retail/OEM) channel, but one of the unique things in the embedded business is that we allow the classic OS products to be sold longer than the other channels. it’s *finally the end of an era! smile_sad

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for those of you who have access to the Embedded Communications Extranet (ECE), you can find the article there.

Comments (17)

  1. Nope, I’m not kidding on this one. Apparently Microsoft has still been selling this OS in the embedded

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  3. Many people has echoed the news about extending the life of OEM Windows XP. But there is not much fuss

  4. TechMan says:

    Windows 3.11, that is. Microsoft is saying that they're killing it off entirely as of November 1

  5. fluctus-de says:

    Wann fühlt man sich alt? Wenn die erste grafische Benutzeroberfläche, mit der man sich wirklich auseinandergesetzt hat, in den Ruhestand versetzt wird. Windows for Workgroups 3.11 verabschiedet sich am 1. November 2008 endgültig – aus dem Embedded-Bereic

  6. Wow, I couldn’t believe this, but Windows 3.11 is still being sold for embedded devices and Microsoft

  7. Microsoft anuncia que a partir del proper 1 de novembre de 2008 els seus clients OEM ja no podran adquirir Windows 3.11 per a Treball en Grup a través del canal Embedded, el que ha qualificat com la "fi d’una…

  8. Microsoft anuncia que a partir del próximo 1 de Noviembre de 2008 sus clientes OEM ya no podrán adquirir Windows 3.11 para Trabajo en Grupo a través del canal Embedded, lo que ha calificado cómo el "fin de una era"..

  9. Tja, jede Ära geht einmal zu Ende , und demnächst kommt nun das Aus für WfW 3.11 , welches

  10. Tja, jede Ära geht einmal zu Ende , und demnächst kommt nun das Aus für WfW 3.11 , welches

  11. John announces on his blog the end of Windows 3.11 licensing… This is not a typo! you really read Windows

  12. dnick says:

    I know a lot of people have computing histories going back to cp/m and all that, but for me, Windows 3.11 signalled the beginning of the modern world.  I don’t miss it now, but I sure did love it in its day.

  13. Matt says:

    My first PC was running 3.11! in 199X!

  14. ASKS says:

    Windows 3.11 is a best few features

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  16. Muaddib says:

    Das Ende von Win 3.11  ;o(

    Meine erste Begegnung mit einem Windows-PC war in der 5. Klasse auf nem 386er mit Windows 3.11.

    Das war so ca. 1990 (damals 10). Da kommt man sich doch schon ein bissl alt vor (jetzt 31).

    Byby Windows 3.11

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