Main Page

From BetaWiki
Revision as of 18:53, 29 April 2017 by Ryuzaki (talk | contribs)
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Welcome to BetaWiki!
An open encyclopedia of software history
Community PortalGuidelinesIRC channel
Did you know...
  • ...that Windows FLP requires only 64 MB of RAM, whereas Windows XP requires 256 MB?
  • ...that there are two Windows Longhorn builds with the same build number and lab, which are distinguished only by compile date?
  • ...that Ubuntu will be restarting its name system with version 17.10?
  • ...that real-life events caused a major sudden change to Windows XP's advertising campaign?
  • ...that in Windows Longhorn build 4042 (Lab06_n) there are folders both with the XP-style 'My' name and the Vista-style name which dropped the 'My'?
  • ...that the new periodical release system for Windows 10 has jumped build numbers twice?
  • ...that there was a test for Windows NT 3.5x to see if it could use the Windows 95 shell, namely NewShell/Technology Preview?
Release of the month
Windows NT October 1991 pre-release
October 1991 release of Windows NT 3.1 was compiled for the COMDEX Trade Show in 1991-10. Interestingly, this build does not have a build number, unlike both earlier and later builds. Instead, Winver displays "Version VERSION" in place of the actual version number. It is speculated this build was rushed to completion so it was ready in time for the show, which could be the reason for the lack of a build number and MIPS port.

It is also one of few Windows NT builds before Longhorn to have a fully graphical setup, a feature which has not returned until Longhorn build 4001 with its WIM-based setup.

Latest Insider build:
Be sure to check BuildFeed for the most recent buildtags!
Operating systems