Monday , 24 September 2018
Home >> L >> Laptops >> Windows 3.1: Twenty-five years later, it’s still a Microsoft milestone

Windows 3.1: Twenty-five years later, it’s still a Microsoft milestone

Prior to Windows 3.1, if you wanted to save your monitor from CRT burn-in, you either turned it off or installed a third-party screensaver such as After Dark. In version 3.1, Microsoft included four screensavers: Blank Screen (oooh!), Flying Windows (assorted Windows logos soaring by), Marquee (a phrase of your choice scrolling across the screen), and Starfield Simulation (a flight through space, with the stars streaking past).

Of course, users could install many more screensavers, which spawned a back-of-the-magazine cottage industry of screensaver plug-ins that functioned more as eye candy than as a genuine means to protect your monitor.

close
==[ Click Here 1X ] [ Close ]==