Windows 3.0 finally deadMicrosoft has discontinued licensing for Windows 3.x, the first version of the hated OS to come anywhere near rivaling a Mac. The 1990-era operating system was still in use as "embedded" software in cash registers and ticketing systems. Call me nostalgic, but I miss the limited functionality of those old systems. Now, when I go to buy my triple espresso at Whole Foods in the morning, I'm forced to navigate a colorful, cheery point-of-sale machine that says "Welcome to Whole Foods" and then sits there, because it didn't occur to some programmer to make it say, "Slide your card already, cowboy, you're holding up the line." (Screenshot by Willy Hoops)