Program Manager as Windows 7 interface

Started by FAMICOM_87, October 03, 2019, 11:14:44 am

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FAMICOM_87

Program Manager was the main interface for Windows up to versions 3.11 and NT 3.51, and file management was implemented with program called File Manager.
From Windows 95 and NT 4 this GUI was replaced with "Windows Explorer" and this is still to this day.
Here is the feeling from the past using this user interface with programs like paint , clock and the File Manager on Windows 7  ;D  I replaced windows shell "Windows Explorer.exe" with "Program.exe"  :crazy:

krzy

October 03, 2019, 01:12:37 pm #1 Last Edit: October 03, 2019, 01:17:51 pm by krzy
Isn't it funny that those Win16 apps still works on 64 bit interface?
Btw. it's PROGMAN.EXE, not PROGRAM.EXE

I started my computer adventures in 1997 with Win 95, then Wind 95 + Internet Exploer Addng (which gradually modified the Win95 interface), then Win 98, and then XP and my adventure stopped.
But I was always fascinated with the Win3.11 windows styles (different buttons, different program window border).

There was something useless in Win3.11 called PIFMGR.EXE

FAMICOM_87

October 03, 2019, 02:58:04 pm #2 Last Edit: October 03, 2019, 03:10:53 pm by FAMICOM_87
hehe actually those are from Windows NT 3.51 and they are 32bit :)

I started my PC adventures in about 1994 with Windows 3.1/11 , then 95B/C,  95 + IE 4 update explorer (just like you) , 98SE , 2000,  ME (for test only)  then XP all service packs for many years , and just resantly updated to Windows 7  x86 (Yes because I have only 3GB ram, and in 32 bit version I can use some Win XP drivers for devices that do not have Win 7 drivers)
;D

Post Merge: October 03, 2019, 03:10:53 pm

Quote from: krzy on October 03, 2019, 01:12:37 pm
There was something useless in Win3.11 called PIFMGR.EXE

PIF editor is for configuring memory for DOS programs it is just a separate program like File Manager , and in 95 and above they are part of Windows Explorer :) 
It is more interesting to check out between Win 3.x and Win 95 (4.0)  releases , and see how the interface involved :)
BTW
Windows are little mess with kernel version and official names
DOS based Windows:
1.x
2.x
3.x
4.0 - 95
4.1 - 98
4.9 - ME

NT based Windows:
3.x
4.0
5.0 - 2000
5.1 - XP
5.2 - 2003
6.0 - Vista
6.1 - 7 (hahaha they fucked that up)
6.2 - 8 ( continuing haha)
6.3 - 8.1 (I have no words for this haha)
10 -10 (They released that and just say Fuck it :D we are doing like JP vs US with Final fantasy 7! haaha)

;D

krzy

Take a look at windows chicago - it was something between win3.11 and win95, beta version, for testers only, at least two different versions existed with some major differences.

FAMICOM_87

Quote from: krzy on October 04, 2019, 04:10:06 am
Take a look at windows chicago - it was something between win3.11 and win95, beta version, for testers only, at least two different versions existed with some major differences.



Chicago Build 58 - August 1993 http://toastytech.com/guis/chic58.html

Chicago Build 73 - November 1993 http://toastytech.com/guis/c73.html

Chicago" Beta-1 http://toastytech.com/guis/chicago.html