os_files Microsoft Windows 3.1


Windows 3.1

Windows 3.1 is a series of 16-bit operating systems produced by Microsoft for use on personal computers. The series began with Windows 3.1 (codenamed Janus), which was first sold during March 1992 as a successor to Windows 3.0

Windows 3.1 includes a TrueType font system, which effectively made Windows a serious desktop publishing platform for the first time. Similar functionality was available for
Windows 3.0 through the Adobe Type Manager (ATM). Windows 3.1 was designed to be backward compatible with older platforms.

Windows 3.1 Multimedia Version (codenamed Bombay) included a media viewer, and the ability to play video files. It was targeted to the new multi-media PC and included sound and video integration with CD-ROM support.

The 3.1 series was superseded by
Windows 95.