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Microsoft Windows NT 4
Like other versions of Windows NT, NT 4 comes as Windows NT 4 Workstation
and Windows NT 4 Server. The only difference is packaging, licensing, and
different optimization settings.
Well... it looks just like Windows 95.
In fact, I had a hard time finding anything in Windows NT 4 that was
not already in Windows NT 3.51 or Windows 95. The reason, of course, is
that Windows NT 4 is basically NT 3.51 with components developed for 95
Similar to NT 3.51's program manager, the Start menu divides the program
groups in to groups that belong to a specific user, and groups that belong
to all users.
The NT 4 control panel contains a combination of earlier NT and new
95 applets. Some of the NT 3.51 applets have been combined in to single
applets. For example the color settings and desktop settings, and display
settings have been combined in to the display properties applet.
The Network control panel in the background is a re-organized version
of 3.51's. In NT 3.51, this dialog and most others used numerous buttons
that opened up many different new windows. This has been replaced by tabbed
dialogs in most places of Windows NT 4.
There is a slightly enhanced NT diagnostics program which provides
information about the hardware and software in the system. Also shown is
the Windows NT Server license manager.
Windows NT explorer allows editing of permissions like Winfile, but
now places the option in the properties page.
Like Windows 95, the Windows NT explorer takes over the role of the
print manager. Like NT 3.51, it allows editing of local and remote print
Windows NT 4 also includes Internet Explorer version 2, which is mostly
the same as IE 1 that is packaged with the original release of Windows
95. There is no option while installing Windows NT to prevent installing
IE 2, but it is easily deleteable.