Windows 3.1x 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.

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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.


Stats/Requirements

Category: Operating System
Platform: Windows
Release: 1993-11-11
End of Life: Unknown
RAM: Unknown
Disk Space: Unknown
Required CPU: 386
Type: Graphical

Downloads

Name Version Size Language Architecture Contents
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11 (''Snowball'' 3.11.411 B3)  BETA FWG 3.11.411 10.67 MB English x86 File Archive
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11 (OEM) (3.5-1.44mb)  FWG 3.11 (OEM) 12.16 MB English x86 3.5" Floppy
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11 (OEM) (5.25-1.2mb)  FWG 3.11 (OEM) 10.78 MB English x86 5.25" Floppy
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11 (Upgrade) (3.5-1.44mb)  Upgrade FWG 3.11 (Upgrade) 15.88 MB English x86 3.5" Floppy
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11 [Arabic]  FWG 3.11 12.19 MB Arabic x86 File Archive
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11 [Arabic] (alt)  FWG 3.11 11.93 MB Arabic x86 File Archive
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11 [Czech] (3.5-1.44mb)   FWG 3.11 12.4 MB Czech x86 3.5" Floppy
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11 [Danish]  FWG 3.11 11.28 MB Danish x86 File Archive
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11 [Dutch] (3.5)  FWG 3.11 11.53 MB Dutch x86 3.5" Floppy
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11 [English for Central-Eastern Europe]  FWG 3.11 12.42 MB English C-EEu x86 File Archive
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11 [English w. Arabic Support]  FWG 3.11 12.1 MB English w. Arabic Support x86 File Archive
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11 [Finnish]  FWG 3.11 11.32 MB Finnish x86 File Archive
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11 [French w. Arabic Support]  FWG 3.11 12.6 MB French w. Arabic Support x86 File Archive
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11 [French]  FWG 3.11 11.83 MB French x86 File Archive
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11 [French] (OEM) (3.5-1.44mb)   FWG 3.11 (OEM) 11.82 MB French x86 3.5" Floppy
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11 [German] (OEM) (3.5-1.44mb)  FWG 3.11 (OEM) 11.77 MB German x86 3.5" Floppy
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11 [Hebrew]  FWG 3.11 12.22 MB Hebrew x86 File Archive
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11 [Hungarian]  FWG 3.11 12.63 MB Hungarian x86 File Archive
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11 [Italian]  FWG 3.11 11.67 MB Italian x86 File Archive
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11 [Italian] (OEM) (3.5)  FWG 3.11 11.63 MB Italian x86 3.5" Floppy
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11 [Norwegian]  FWG 3.11 11.25 MB Norwegian x86 File Archive
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11 [Polish]  FWG 3.11 8.44 MB Polish x86 File Archive
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11 [Portuguese-Universal]  FWG 3.11 11.67 MB Portuguese Universal x86 File Archive
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11 [Russian]  FWG 3.11 8.05 MB Russian x86 File Archive
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11 [Russian] (alt)  FWG 3.11 12.44 MB Russian x86 File Archive
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11 [Spanish]  FWG 3.11 11.76 MB Spanish x86 3.5" Floppy
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11 [Swedish] (OEM) (3.5-1.44mb)  FWG 3.11 (OEM) 11.53 MB Swedish x86 3.5" Floppy
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11 [Thai]  FWG 3.11 13.12 MB Thai x86 File Archive
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11 [VMware VM]  FWG 3.11 199.93 MB English x86 VMWare Image
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11a (3.5-1.44mb)  FWG 3.11a 23.17 MB English x86 3.5" Floppy
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11a (OEM) (3.5-1.44mb)  FWG 3.11a (OEM) 12.39 MB English x86 3.5" Floppy
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11a (OEM) (5.25-1.2mb)  FWG 3.11a (OEM) 10.77 MB English x86 5.25" Floppy
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11a (Upgrade) (3.5-1.44mb)  Upgrade FWG 3.11a (Upgrade) 11.96 MB English x86 3.5" Floppy