Unless I'm missing some disks, I think there are 8 disks for 3.11 for Workgroups.
I have a virtual machine that has Windows 3.1 (I was trying to upgrade it to 3.11 for Workgroups), and wanted to install DOS 5 in a seperate virtual machine both for experience and extra space (I did not make the 3.1 VM, and it has a rather small virtual hard disk).
I have the DOS 5 disks (somewhere), but with VirtualBox actually reading disks, I may be able to install it when I get the chance. I could get FreeDOS and use that in the meantime, though.
The Win3.1 VM has DOS (like any pre-Win95 Windows would need as a seperate install), but I could too easily fill that up with the DOS games I remember both myself and my brothers playing when I was growing up. Thus I wanted an alternate for programs that did not need Windows to run.
I think part of what I wanted was the nostalgia of using floppies and DOS games. It's not like I haven't upgraded my computer to an old AT "clicky" keyboard already (except the down and right arrows are not working right, sadly enough), so nostalgia has me upgrading to older hardware as it is.
billmc wrote:...[the IBM-XT machine] had 2 360K floppy drives.
Aren't those the 5 1/4" floppies?
They say that a three-year old can use Windows 8. I say that's a bit of a regression. When I was three, I could use DOS.
A computer without Windows is like a fish without a bicycle.