Geek Fact for July 27th


In 1993, Microsoft released the Windows NT 3.1 operating system.

Windows NT 3.1 was the first version of Windows NT. Unlike Windows 3.1, Windows NT 3.1 was a 32-bit operating system written from the ground up.

Learn more at http://toastytech.com/guis/nt31.html.

In 1988, Radio Shack announced the Tandy 1000 SL computer.

The Tandy 1000 SL featured an Intel 8086 processor running at 8 MHz and 384 KB of RAM. It had a performance increase over the earlier 8088-based Tandy 1000s due to the 8086 processor’s 16-bit bus coupled with a slightly higher clock speed.

Learn more at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tandy_1000#Tandy_1000_SL.2C_SL.2F2.2C_TL.2C_TL.2F2.2C_TL.2F3.

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Judy Novotny

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