You might heard of Windows 3.1 if you looking for the history of Microsoft Operating System, but have you ever used it before? With the long period of domination of Windows 98 and Windows XP, I doubt that recent user will ever have chance to run Windows 3.1 on your computer. But if you interested to know how the Windows 3.1 looks like, now you can.
An online, browser-based Windows 3.1 is up and running at Michaelv.org. It isn’t a full Windows 3.1 of course, but it still resemble the whole Windows 3.1 UI and feeling (Minesweeper is there!). As quoted from his site:
The goal of this site is not to create an entirely complete mirror image of Windows 3.1, but rather keep the spirit and omit features when they are not justified by an effort to usability ratio. For example, Notepad lacks a find and replace feature because it is not worth the effort. Where features do exist, every effort is made to present them in exactly the manner that they existed in Windows 3.1.
If you are interested to try it, just run this browser-based Windows 3.1 in your browser. Firefox 2 and 3, as well as IE 6, 7, 8 are supported.