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Windows 3.1

Serioiusly. Does anyone still use windows 3.1 in normal computing?
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
I would say yes.  

I have heard of banks running customized programs in the UK that require 3.1 (that was about 2-3 years ago... one would hope they moved, but who knows.

Also, having worked in one, research environments can use VERY specific software from companies that are no longer in business and require that software to acquire data and like.  

Now, one can argue, neither of these environments can be considered "normal" computing...

In which case, I would point to the random senior citizen who still has a working 386 and this is what they know and it works fine for them... who needs e-mail!  (although TECHNICALLY, there's no reason you couldn't use 3.1 with the TCP/IP stack and get e-mail from a POP3 server or some old web interface....).  For them, I would call this "normal".
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PawloAAuthor Commented:
Very Interesting. I once got a PC-AT computer to run windows 3.1 with a Hercules graphics card. And they said it could not be done. Thanks for the info on 3.1
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