Happy birthday Windows 3.1, aka ‘the one that Visual Basic kept crashing on’
This 30-year-old software that first introduced Windows Registry and killed Real Mode.
This was the Windows version that made it to really mainstream. Windows 3.1 sold very well, with an appealing user interface and consumer-friendly multimedia features.
It did, however, have a relatively short life. Windows Networking shortcomings were partially addressed by Windows for Workgroups release 3.11 by 1993. Windows 95 turned up shortly after.