Windows 3.1

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Windows 3.1

(operating system)
A version of Microsoft Windows with many improvements over Windows 3.0, including True Type Fonts, Object Linking and Embedding (OLE) and Mouse Trails for use with LCD Devices. It also saw the loss of Real Mode, which meant it would no longer run on Intel 8086 processors (did anyone ever do this anyway?).

Sometimes described as "stand-alone Windows", in contrast to Windows for Workgroups 3.1. Windows 3.11 is a free bug-fix update. 3.1's successors are Windows 95 and Windows NT.

Windows 3.1

A major upgrade to Windows 3.0, introduced in 1992. It added more stability and support for multimedia, TrueType fonts, compound documents (OLE) and drag & drop. Windows 3.1 ran 16-bit Windows and DOS applications but was unable to run subsequent 32-bit Windows programs written for Windows 95 and beyond. Windows 3.11 added peer-to-peer networking and was the last 16-bit 3.x version of Windows.

After 32-bit Windows 95 was released, many 16-bit Windows 3.1 applications ran smoothly under Windows 95 and subsequent versions. However, the newer 32-bit versions of Windows supported long file names, and Windows 3.1 applications could not resolve them (see Win Short file names). See Windows 3.0 and Windows 3.x modes.
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The problem is that you need a DUN and WIN 3.1 never had one.
Info card # 107 Web site imagesystemscorp.com Name of products High resolution monitors Type of product Monitors, high resolution brightness, color, greyscale How long available Since 1988 Type of organization marketed to Radiology, MRI, CT, cath labs, surgical suites Minimum hardware requirements Connected to a computer with a video card Recommended client platforms(s) IBM, Sun, DEC, HP Recommended server platforms(s) IBM, Sun, DEC, HP Recommended operating systems(s) DOS, OS/2, UNIX, Win 3.1, Win 95, Win 98, Win NT Important features * High resolution gives enhanced clarity and legibility to scanned images * Exceptional readability and contrast.
Bolton: Among the minimums for a workstation would be a 486 DX2 processor, a DOS Win 3.1 operating system, and 8 megabytes of RAM; for a network, the basic operating system would be Netware/NT, along with 16 megabytes of RAM and a minimum 2 gigabyte hard drive.
Read the small print closely, as often it means that the CD-ROM was designed for Windows 95 but also runs under Win 3.1. But it may mean that the product in question will not run under Windows 3.1 at all.