Why should Windows 1,2,3,3.1 be considered "Operating systems"?
I took a peek at the OS download page for the umpteenth time, and i see something strange, as in seeing windows 1.01/2/3 as "Operating systems" on the download page. I can see this from a convenience perspective (a lot of people wanna take a peek at the first version of Windows) but nothing else. Why is another graphical shell (like GEM or norton desktop/commander) within the Applications section, but Windows 1/2, an MS-DOS shell, functionally the same, regarded as a full-fledged operating system? Is it because windows, from the beginning, had tailor-made applications that couldn't be used on MS-DOS?