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Topic # 228788 22-Jan-2018 19:25

I've been playing around with Virtualbox and after installing Dos and Windows 3.11, had a try at the mouse tutorial.    It's actually a  very good & intuitive tutorial.    In the screenshot I will try to upload it shows dragging things such as the maximise button back to its right place and so on.    I came from an Amiga 500 to Windows 3.11 so I didn't need this back in the day!   I'd say that Microsoft put a heck of a lot of effort into those Win 3.x tutorials as it was so important to get it right.


All I can say it is very easy to waste a lot of time with Virtualbox as it's a lot of fun.


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  Reply # 1944986 22-Jan-2018 19:26
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How many seconds does it take to load up Win 3.11?

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  Reply # 1944988 22-Jan-2018 19:28
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I thought solitare was there to get people to use the mouse?


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  Reply # 1944991 22-Jan-2018 19:32



How many seconds does it take to load up Win 3.11?





Almost instant once you get to the Dos prompt & type WIN




Installing each Windows 3.11 virtual disk image from 1 to 6 was almost instant as well.    Whole installation took less than 5 minutes as opposed to hours with a real 486 back in the 90's.

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  Reply # 1945000 22-Jan-2018 19:59
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I do remember this! I also remember "Mouse Practice" on early Macs.

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