Windows 3.0 / 3.1 for Workgroups 3.11

Windows 3.x was the first to gain significant development and commercial traction. It combined the 8086, 286, and 386 modes of Windows 2 in to one package. It replaced the MSDOS Executive with a Program Manager and File Manager similar to those in OS/2 1.x. Much of its success was spurred by the availability and success of Microsoft Office. Although Microsoft would have had you believe otherwise, Windows 3.x was the direct foundation for Chicago/Windows 95.


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Windows for Workgroups 3.11 adds a 386-protected mode networking stack. It includes support for NetBUI and IPX protocols, numerous network cards, a client for accessing remote printers and files shares, and a print and file server. TCP/IP is available as a seperate add-on. The use of protected mode networking software frees up more of the conventional 640k for DOS programs, and simplifies configuration.

Windows 3.11a was a minor change released specifically to address a lawsuit over Stacker. Microsoft pulled compression functionality from a number of unrelated products including Windows for Workgroups, Excel, Powerpoint, Windows NT, Visual C++, and Fortran Powerstation.

The only difference between 3.11 for Workgoups and 3.11a for Workgroups is the REMOVAL of compression code in the Remote Access Server (RASMAC.38_ / RASMAC.386). More information can be found in Infoworld, March 7 1994.

Product type
OS
Vendor
Microsoft
Release date
Thu Nov 11 1993
Minimum CPU
386
User interface
GUI
Platform
Windows
Download count
620 (110 for release)

Downloads

Download name Version Language Architecture File size Downloads
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11 (''Snowball'' 3.11.026) (2-7-1993) (beta) (3.5-1.44mb) FWG 3.11.026 Prerelease English 10.28MB 3
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11 (''Snowball'' 3.11.048) (5-7-1993) (beta2) (3.5-1.44mb) FWG 3.11.048 Prerelease English 10.67MB 0
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11 (''Snowball'' 3.11.070) (8-12-1993) (beta3) (3.5-1.44mb) FWG 3.11.070 Prerelease English 12.06MB 2
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11 (''Snowball'' 3.11.070) [German] (8-30-1993) (beta3) (3.5-1.44mb) FWG 3.11.070 Prerelease German 11.02MB 4
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11 (''Snowball'' 3.11.411 B3) FWG 3.11.411 Prerelease English 10.67MB 5
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11 (''Snowball'' 3.11.411) (10-13-1993) (beta3) (3.5-1.44mb) FWG 3.11.411 Prerelease English 10.67MB 3
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11 (OEM) (3.5-1.44mb) FWG 3.11 (OEM) English 12.16MB 29
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11 (OEM) (5.25-1.2mb) FWG 3.11 (OEM) English 10.78MB 2
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11 (Upgrade) (3.5-1.44mb) FWG 3.11 (Upgrade) Upgrade English 15.88MB 9
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11 [Arabic] (3.5-1.44mb) FWG 3.11 Arabic 12.85MB 0
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11 [Czech] (3.5-1.44mb) FWG 3.11 Czech 12.4MB 0
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11 [Danish] FWG 3.11 Danish 11.28MB 0
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11 [Dutch] (3.5) FWG 3.11 Dutch 11.53MB 0
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11 [English for Central-Eastern Europe] FWG 3.11 English C-EEu 12.42MB 3
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11 [English w. Arabic Support] FWG 3.11 English w. Arabic Support 12.1MB 1
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11 [Finnish] FWG 3.11 Finnish 11.32MB 3
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11 [French w. Arabic Support] FWG 3.11 French w. Arabic Support 12.6MB 0
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11 [French] (OEM) (3.5-1.44mb) FWG 3.11 (OEM) French 11.82MB 1
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11 [German] (OEM) (3.5-1.44mb) FWG 3.11 (OEM) German 11.77MB 13
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11 [Hebrew] FWG 3.11 Hebrew 12.22MB 1
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11 [Hungarian] FWG 3.11 Hungarian 12.63MB 0
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11 [Italian] FWG 3.11 Italian 11.67MB 2
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11 [Italian] (OEM) (3.5) FWG 3.11 Italian 11.63MB 0
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11 [Norwegian] FWG 3.11 Norwegian 11.25MB 2
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11 [Polish] (3.5-1.44mb) FWG 3.11 Polish 12.38MB 1
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11 [Portuguese-Universal] FWG 3.11 Portuguese Universal 11.67MB 1
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11 [Russian] FWG 3.11 Russian 8.05MB 0
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11 [Russian] (alt) FWG 3.11 Russian 12.44MB 0
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11 [Spanish] FWG 3.11 Spanish 11.76MB 4
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11 [Swedish] (OEM) (3.5-1.44mb) FWG 3.11 (OEM) Swedish 11.53MB 2
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11 [Thai] FWG 3.11 Thai 13.12MB 1
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11 [VMware VM] FWG 3.11 English 199.93MB 5
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11a (3.5-1.44mb) FWG 3.11a English 23.17MB 6
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11a (OEM) (3.5-1.44mb) FWG 3.11a (OEM) English 12.39MB 5
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11a (OEM) (5.25-1.2mb) FWG 3.11a (OEM) English 10.77MB 2
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11a (Upgrade) (3.5-1.44mb) FWG 3.11a (Upgrade) Upgrade English 11.96MB 0
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11a [Arabic] (3.5-1.44mb) FWG 3.11a Arabic 12.17MB 0
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11a [Dutch] (Retail) (3.5-1.44mb) FWG 3.11a Dutch 13.04MB 0
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11a [French] (3.5-1.44mb) FWG 3.11a French 11.85MB 0
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11a [French] (Upgrade) (3.5-1.44mb) FWG 3.11a (Upgrade) Upgrade French 13.18MB 0

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