"Microsoft Chicago - Preliminary Release - August 1993."
This is two full years before the system was finally released.
In these early versions of Chicago, networking implementation is not
Microsoft Chicago is under construction!" I noticed. I have to read this message every time
Chicago boots up.
When I first saw this, my heart sank. But then I had a bright idea;
to just try and put '000000' in. And it worked!
Trying to get me to install a printer. I said 'NO, THANK YOU.'
Microsoft's definately trying to remind me that it's under
The 'File Cabinet.' What eventually became 'My Computer.' Notice that
the system menu is still that of Windows 3.x, and the icon is shown on the title bar itself,
next to the title. I want to learn how to do this.
I think that became the start menu. There is no 'Programs' list on it,
instead these are shoved in a folder on the desktop (Which I'm sure is very accessible when
you're cluttered up with programs. I also noticed that [CTRL]+[ESC] didn't work in bringing
the menu up. One has to click on it manually.
Accessories. Nothing really worth writing home about. They're just
those of Windows 3.1. A load of these programs won't work, and when I decided to try and
replace then with their Windows 3.1 counterparts (for functionality), either the disk refused
to respond or I got a messane saying "Please obtain a version of this software that is
compatible with Windows version 4.00 or later." WHAT?
Notepad did work, and I just couldn't resist doing this.
The File cabinet identifies itself as 'Chicago Explorer.' How very
About Chicago. It doesn't tell me my name or company, even though
I put them in during setup.
This is more remeniscant of Windows 3.x that 95. Shows how
[sarcasm]much[/sarcasm] work had gone into it.
This is definitely like Windows NT!