Windows 3.0, 3.1, and 3.11

Updated: 12/20/2017 by Computer Hope

Windows 3.1Released May 22, 1990, Windows 3.0 was the first version of this generation of Windows; with 3.11 being the version that most people used with early IBM compatible computers and remember.

After the release of Windows 3.0, Microsoft Windows 3.1 was released in 1992 (codenamed Janus) and was one of the first major PC GUI operating systems widely used.

Windows 3.1 allowed users to utilize several features previously not available in MS-DOS. Some of these new features were the use of a mouse that allowed the user to navigate and manipulate data on the computer with one hand and now did not have to memorize MS-DOS commands.

Windows also helped introduce multitasking to the masses, which means you can run multiple applications at once without having to close out of each program before running another. Windows along with other GUI operating systems are one of the many reasons computers have become easier and more widely used.