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  • CPU: Intel 286
  • OS: Microsoft Modular Windows

The Intel 80286 is an x86-family 16-bit microprocessor that was introduced by Intel on February 1, 1982. ...

Microsoft Modular Windows

Modular Windows is a special version of Microsoft Windows 3.1, designed to run on the Tandy Video Information System (VIS). Microsoft intended Modular Windows to be an embedded operating system for various devices, especially those designed to be connected to televisions. However, the VIS is the only known product that actually used this Windows version. It has been claimed that Microsoft created a new, incompatible version of Modular Windows ("1.1") shortly after the VIS shipped. No products are known to have actually used Modular Windows 1.1 A typical Windows 3. ... An embedded operating system is an operating system for embedded computer systems. ...


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