Calmira Guestbook Page 2
Location: Henderson, Ky. USA
Date: Sunday, December 29, 2002 at 05:17:00
I bought my 1st pc almost 2 years ago. I got Calmira from the local libary. Being that I hated the win3x interface. It's a great shell, I don't even use progman anymore. Thanks for all your hard work. Now I just wish someone would make it able to fool 32 bit apps to run in it. I love the simplicity of it. I just can't help but wonder if it could be done. After the amazing job that you did with Calmira. Ol bill might not like it,but I would think he don't like anything that keeps those billions from his pocket. I suspect that the newer os's don't come close to the simplisity, and configurablity of win3x with Camira. And like others, I'm putting it on every win3x machine I find. Just call me a fan! And Thank you again. Kavy
Hi! I was just passing through your site, you have lots of great information, good reading, thank you.
Name: Jorn Nolles
THE greatest Windoze 3.1 GUI program ever!!!!!
I was sceptical about the message I got that there was a program that would improve my system and make life a lot easier. But then I am often wrong, for BEHOLD!! CALMIRA II is alive and well. So what can I say other than it is the very best that I have seen and ever used. Please keep up the great work, for you have made a small Army of fans here in Australia. Infact if the Duchess of Argyll had not told the Government Department I work in about it we would all be learning new skills on new equiptment. Thank god we now have Calmira. It works and is great!! Thank You .
Calmira is a great shell replacement for me, because my OS Windows 95, has cause many errors. I know that the Calmira was tended to be use in Windows 1.3, but it is also great alternative for Windows 95, which may cause lot of error.
Name: Rich Stekeur
I used to use Calmira until i went to 95. Great shell!!! (BTW.... License is spelled with an "s" not a "c" (Licence))
Hi, I'm back again. Calmira still rulez! Found an interesting DOS Equivalent: http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Park/5056/dos94.htm Keep your eyes open ! :-) Ciao Ernest
Name: guy john mugu
nice site,guyman mugu was here
Calmira is really the greatest Win 3.1 GUI I've ever seen!!! It's fast, nice and very easy to start and use!!! And wow, I have a 25Mhz Laptop with 2MB RAM and Calmira runs very good on it. :)
Name: Mark Pritchard
Though I don't use Calmira now I pop in to see hows it's progressing from time to time. Calmira seems to get better with time. Keep up the good work. BWT I have used Calmira on OS2 v4 Warp and it seems to run fine.
Name: James Laughter
Hey! Every time I find a computer that has Windows 3.x i put calmira on it. Calmira is the best thing that happend to 16-bit Operating Systems baby! One of the many computers i have is a compaq prolinea 4/25s which runs calmira like a charm and theres no way i think t has a 25Mhz pentium! Go on to make better versions! ROCK ON CALMIRA!
Name: Kris Lake
I hope the Calmira people talk to the eComStation.com guys about how Calmira II could transform the boring look and feel of the 16-bit Windows sub-system in eComStation 1.1x. Calmira II needs wider distribution, eComStation needs a new look and feel for its Windows sub-system. This should be a marriage made in heaven, but nobody has sent out any invitations to a "wedding". . . Why ever not ?? KL/2
Name: IGWE KELLY
Hello my brothers, just keep offooooooo'''
Wow, I have a really old Epson laptop (from like 1988!) running a 386 processor that was about to go to the dump when luckily I ran across Calmira. IT TRANSFOMED IT! I decided to keep the darn thing since Calmira gave Windows 3.11 a total makeover. I thank you for creating such software...
Calmira is simply the the best thing to happen to Win 3.1. I started using it from ver. 2.0, It keeps my 486 DX4/100 user friendly GREAT keep up the good work
All of you talked about giving new life to old machines but to be honest m4ve just put win 3.1 with calmira and I just love it especially because I don4t need to make those huge downloads to get my pc running smoothly I4ve got a pc with 256ram 900mhz intel celeron processor and 40gb hard disk with win xp and I can say that both systems work in such a way that i will keep that pc for at least ten years
Calmira is a very impressive shell. As a software developer myself I can appreciate the beauty of it. Before I got my newer 32-bit Dell Dimension, I used Calmira on a Win 3.11 for Workgroups box. Great work! :)
Superb program, keep it up :-)
Good site :'>
My mother bought an old laptop from the thrift store. A compaq 386 with 4 megs. She was wondering what she could do with it so I asked her if I could have it to play around with. I was searching for a way to put win95 on it when I came across Calmira. My husband said that I was stupid to waste my time on any of it and that the comp was even less than a doorstopper. When I showed him what I had done with Calmira, he was amazed and said that there was hope yet! All of this from a computer database administrator at Washington University.
Name: Pavlos S. Kotronakis
I was very sceptical about upgrading from Windows 3.1 to Windows 95 on an old Compaq Portable 486c I happened to run into, thinking that this operating system was resource hungry and would make the old machine slow. I decided to keep Win 3.1, although Program Manager was a little bit awkward. So when I tried Calmira II ver 3.3 as a shell, I SIMPLY COULD NOT BELIEVE IT! What a great job, and what a smart idea! Many thanks! I'm currently thinking of translating Calmira files into Greek, my mother's tongue. I simply regret the fact that I don't know programming in Delphi, to make further implementations to the code... Many thanks again, anyway!
Excellent ! New lease of life to a 386. Thanks everyone, keep it up.
I downloaded Calmira II the other day, to use on my DX4/100 486. What a smart program this is. I have altered the setting in a lot of ways to suit. This is highly configurable. This makes Windows 3.11 worth using. It is very stable so no worries here. Thanks for a great program..... Mike.........
My dad's old work shut down and they chucked everything in the big bin. EVERYTHING! Computers, chairs, photocopying machines, tables, stationary, the list goes on. So, my dad went and got some stuff. Most of the tables and chairs were gone.Some were really old, and had green screens, but the bosses one was good, A 3.11. I have it in my room now and since I have got Calimra it looks so much better.
Calmira is a very much good replacement for the program manager of windows 3.1. mjack
Hey! Calmira Rox! I have an old 386 with Win 3.11 on it and Calmira has made it come alive! Thankz Guys!
Name: Steve Morris aka sam, samIam
I have an old laptop that is a lot of fun.... I have used win311 to set up old machines before but after I get the set up done then it just runs out of uses so this has added functionality that makes it useful for me. Great Job!!! Thanks. sam
Thanks to all those who keep adding to Calmira :) This software keeps older computers alive... like my very productive 3x86SX from 1990!!!
Very nice shell:) I`m using it on my old 486sx25 wery well. I`m translate Calmira on my Russian language with Delphi 1 with your help myself. Thank you!
Name: BL Gaino
Hello Calmira programmers. I got happy when I came across calmira shell for windows 3.1.I got it few days ago. And I was also happy that I already had Delphi 16-bit. Which was with PC Plus issue 161 CD-rom. So I could compile the shell in my language which is Sami. Even MicroSoft couldn't done better. I'm trying to translate all into my language. BL Gaino
Thank you to all those who helped develope and create this wonderful CalmiraII. I now have a win 95 styled win3.11 wfwg and access to all my Dos 6.22 activities with simple to use point and click access. The idea is great and the functionality brilliant. Weldone and may I offer a heartfelt Thank you to all. Her Grace Patricia Iona Duchess of Argyll
I am a proud DOS user !! CALMIRA is the best thing that has happened to 16bit -- think i will pick me up another p75 !--and install the beta--! stay digital :)
Name: Don Booth
Good job on Calmira, I use it on my old Win 3.11 computer, and it works very well. I downloaded the translation pack, and I'm translating it to Latin. Yes, I know that probably nobody would want a Latin version of Calmira. I've had some problems getting to the FTP server, though.
Just tried that great Calimar II 3.1 on my old IBM-Thinkpad 486SX/25...you guys really made a good job.
Calmira makes me glad I didnt shell out $$$$$ for a Win95 machine. P120 16mb Win3.11wfwg/6.22 Calmira 3.25 and loving it. Program Managers belong in TV stations, not on my screen! :)
Name: Rufus Tallwalker
I use Calmira on my laptop. It is wonderful to find a working system that does not "crash" everytime I move the computer. Thank you very much. How do people get those wonderful background screens on Calmira. I am not a programer, so I need a simple way. Once again, thank you very much.
Name: Bill Ellis
Been looking for some more upgrades for WIN 311. I am building a pentium 133 and will install Win 311 with Calmira
I'm a Calmira user since Calmira II 3.0, and I love it. I'm really glad that someone has devoted time to making such a great shell for such a great operating system. Windows 3.1 will NEVER die!!! I can't wait until Calmira v4.0 comes out.
I LIKE it.
Name: Guido Lehwalder
Hi, Calmira looks great :-)) Fine to see that anyone is working on such software ! I would try it the next days.... will it run with IBM PC-DOs 7 ? Bye Guido.
Name: Douglas Robertson
What about making it look like windows xp (although I expect Delphi wouldn't manage it, and it would probably be too resource hungry
Calmira is excellent!But why can't it support LFN when DOSLFN or LFNDOS is running?
Sorry all - i meant i had it running on a 286 not 386! Once again sorry.
In response to the Calmira requires a 286 or better- I had it working on my 286 but it was very slow indeed but it did happen to work.
Name: Pierre Michel Laroche
I used Calmira on my old 386 with Win 3.11 and since then I have moved thro 95/95OSR2/98/98SE and ME. I have just purchased Partition Magic 7 and will be creating a FAT Partition on my main computer so I can run 3.11 and Calmira. I think it's fun to try things. Thanks to all the developers for your efforts. I have had a link to Calmira on my ham radio website IT page for some time. I am a GranGeek with four computers, three websites and a mailing list and I am a radio ham. Angie G0HGA
Calmira is very good.
You've single-handedly resurrected my 486SX (you... and the full version of Doom). Being too used to the Win95/98/XP GUI system, I'm thankful that you've developed this software. Keep on developing, and I'll keep on worshipping.
Name: Steve Blumling
Reviving a PC that can only run W31 or DOS. Thanks for the help!
thank you...great site.....great software....great idea....Long live 3.1 and Calmira....
Wow This is great , Thx to you Win3x will be used again... there are alots of ppl haveing old comps that is to expensiv to upgrade to make it fit in Win9x! Now i just need win3x and download calmira since im justed to Win9x =) Thx again but one more thing... Am I able to make groups on the start meny in Calmira?
Name: Joe Rivera
Some ppl restore Jaguars. Some restore computers. Your prog. has given new life to my restoration effort, particularly wim 3.11 machines! Thank you.
Hello people!!! I liked this program very much!!! A new life for my old 486.... I love you all!! Thanks a lot for dispend your time to make it possible...
Name: M. Abdul. Latif
I like calmira to upgrade my computer face look and Thank to all information in this site. surely I will send my screen shot as soon as I Install it
Calmira is the best Win3.1 shell ! I Have an old 486 with 4 Mb RAM, with only 16 colors. But with Calmira, i can use my Windows 3.1 more easily and more comfortable. thanks for Calmira ...
After a nightmare time with Windows2000Pro, I recently pulled out my DOS/WFW disks, wiped the harddrive (it's only 3.2GB), and installed DOS/WFW. Now instead of taking minutes to boot, I get the GUI in 2.5secs. I recently added Calmira, modded it to look like W2K, and now my wife can't tell the difference between the two (she still thinks I'm running W2K). A fantastic job... keep it up...
Name: Hendrik Delagrange
Dear Calmira community, This is a farewell note. I have finally put together anough resources and bought an XP-preloaded computer - which has more RAM than my old harddisk. Xp is very good. It has lots of improvements to Win3.x, like long filename support and eh... eh... an improved start screen with TWO rows that configures itself, you don't have to do it yourself. Untill december 2001 I have used Win 3.11 with Calmira. The old computer is still standing somewhere. I can't part from it, because of the joy and pleasure it has given me in keeping it running all those years, thanks to Calmira. I'll have to grow up and give it in for rcycling at some time. However great XP might be, I will miss the 'gotcha' feeling that Calmira gave me. It was like driving in the fast lane with an oldtimer. It also made me conscious of what the software industry is about and what win-tel really means. If you can get that much functionality out of such a limited computer, why do we need those gb's for? Now what would be nice is a program to give XP the Win3x-with-Calmira look and feel. Win3 had some simplicity about it that I still appreciate if I turn the old computer on to get some old file from the harddisk. Wish you all the best and congrats once more
Calmira is great! Ad a file manager if it is posible!
julie programma is de beste nu heb ik weer iets aan windows
Name: Mike Kavanagh
Calmira is great. I have it on an old 486 packed with desktop shortcuts to old DOS games. My 5 year old loves it, its so simple to use.
Name: Trevor Broughton, big fan!!!!, administrator of Everything 2 One
Hi I think its great that people have the choice to use a easy old very compatible os... e-mail your thoughts
Name: Russell Cunningham
I have never heard of this before today but I will download it and have some fun with win3.1. I love your screen shots section, an inspiring adventure!
I really love Calmira. It is a greate shell. I have a multi-os computer. It has WIN3.11 WIN98 DOS ZIPSLACK(LINUX) and i am just wanting to say to the developers that what you have here is very good and so simmple that a 11 year old can do it. (that is me!!) What I would like aded to calmirais a browser LFN tools, e-mail software, chat programs and make it a cool 2-3mb shell with piles of proggys included with it!!
I 'm looking for a directx for Windows 3.11. It 's for my father. Where can I to find a directx? Thank you! Salute, Robert Drissen
Name: orlando crespo
Robin, this is a wonderful project you have undertaken. Windows 3.1 is now has an up to date look and feel. It's given my old laptop a new look. Thanks!
Name: Mike Gränz
Calmira works quite great on my 386/16MB/450MB Try also the demodisk of qnx, you can find it @ www.qnx.com/demodisk, try it! All PROGRAMMERS of Calmira, please keep on with that great OS! Will there be a win_xp-Desktop? Thanks for that hard work you had... Mike, have a merry christmas in German: Calmira arbeitet großartig auf meinem 386er/16MB/450MB HDD Probiert mal die Demodiskette von "QNX", man kann es auf www.qnx.com/demodisk finden, ist ein Versuch wert!!! Alle PROGRAMMIERER Calmira`s, bitte macht mit der großartigen BS weiter so! Wird es eine Windows XP-Oberfläche geben? Danke für die Arbeit die ihr mit Calmira hattet... Mike, schöne Weihnachten noch spezieller Gruß an Stephan Grossklass!
Name: Garry Hamblin
The best freeware application I have ever run across. I use 3.12 on a 486 NEC laptop. The superior interface of Win 9.X with the simplicity of Win 3.x. Keep up the good work. Long filenames next?
I've used Calmira for about a year now, on my Compaq Presario 633 (486-SX 33, 28MB RAM, 2400Baud Modem, SVGA, Broken 16x CD-ROM drive). The computer somehow ended up at my grandmother's house, and Calmira makes it much easier to show her how to use the computer. I am currently learning Delphi, and I think it'll take me awhile. Reid Solberg Age 14 (I got your attention, didn't I)
what about an discussion forum for calmira users on this site?
Thank you... thank you.. You make my PC "light up".. Thanks again...
Name: Marino Gregorio
Very wonderful application, it boost win31 at the level of win98!
Really good job ! I'm running Calmira with win 3.11 on an old laptop ! Fast, fine, beautiful !
Name: John Ager
Many thanks for Calmira, I'm running an old laptop with Windows 3.11 and Calmira makes it work like a dream! John Ager.
Running Calmira on two computers in the Windows 3.1 partition. On one, I also have Mandrake 8, Redhat 7.1, Windows 98,and in the DOS/Windows 3.1/Calmira partition, I have Arachne 1.70. On the other, I have Mandrake 7.2, and DOS/Windows 3.1/Calmira, with Arachne 1.70. See my page for the menu that I use in the DOS/Windows partition. http://www.angelfire.com/ms/telegram/menu.html If you use Arachne, you might like to set your home page to http://www.angelfire.com/ms/telegram/dial.html That page has special features if viewed using Arachne 1.70. I am enjoying Calmira, It's fun to have a task bar like in win 95 and 98. I recommend it for that reason alone, over the barebones win 3.1, which hides everything behind a maximized window, such as netscape.
Name: Mike Hurden
The recent comment from the guest from from New Zealand is correct as calmira will run in winNt 3.51 but not any later versions. Also ther whwer some problems using it prior to service pack 2 if memory serves me correctly. Suggest our friend contacts Erwin Dokter as he may hve some more info. Stillagree calmira is a very good program for anyone using win 3.11
looking for a excellent office-app for win3.1? try to get StarOffice4!it also runs under win3.1! due to copyright problems, its not downloadable from the net, you should try it at ebay.com! you can also try StarOffice3trial, downloadable at http://www.vobis.de/bbs/firmen/stardiv/vers310/t_bvers/win31/
nice job 3.12
Name: James Brine
Thank you very much for developing such an awesome program. I have an old Digital HiNote 486DX4 with 24MB with Windows 3.11 that I take with me when I go on vacation or when I do some homework at the library. I added Calmira and it turned my old 486 into an almost brand new computer, what a change, I couldn't believe it. I wish I could be a programmer, it mush be awesome be able to make something as cool as Calmira. I'm still having a hard time with for-loops in C++. OK I better go to bed now. GOOD JOB and keep working hard. Santy.
Name: Alex Popadjuk
CALMIRA the Best is Best! please enter support RUSSIAN language. sorry for my anglish.
Calmira ist ein absolute feines Programm. Ich konnte mit Calmira schon viele PCs vor der allgemeinen Verschrottung retten. So macht es auch unter Windows 3.x noch Spaß Anwendungen zu nutzen und im Internet zu arbeiten. Ein großes Lob an die Programmierer dieser Anwendung.
Name: Roger Smith
Ok i've decided to partition my win 98se comp it's an 800mhz p3 with 112 mb (not for long soon getting antoher 256mb) I've got a Nvida TNT 2 video card and a C-media sound card. I want to get the win 3.1 drivers and apps for these b4 i put win 3.1 on cause otherwise i might be stuck with either low res or low colour depth. btw calmira rules. email me if u know of any site that has or makes win 3.1 drivers for new and not so old cards
Name: Roger Smith
I love Calmira ever since I first found it a few years ago. Now I've only got my Win 98 comp so I may have to find some parts just to make a win 3.1 computer so i can run calmira again. Great work
Name: Victor Charles Lamberty
This program looks so cool it may be the just the thing that I was looking for (I'll report back later)
Hey, anyone stupid like me and try to run Calmira inside of Windows 98? It's pretty cool to have two start bars, even if only for a little while.
Name: R A Tallwalker
It is a shame that MicroSoft discontinued 3.1. I have installed it in both of my laptops and utilize all the Calmiri programs. I find they are far superior to 95 or 98 and 3.1 is a less complicated format to work with. Thanks for keeping this site alive.
Name: Fire Snake
hmmm... well... i was looking on google for screenshots of windows 3.1 to show my girlfriend how win 3.x looked in the old times and i found one of calmira's screenshots. now i will install vmware , try to find a warez distro of win 3.1 floppy disks (btw: when will micro$oft will release free the old win 3.1 ? - maybe never, as most of actual win flavours are still based upon 3.1 ?), and install calmira to play with. if i'm satisfied i will fill al my friend's 386/486 with it :-) i'll come back later with post-install impressions
Still got the Old PC even though I mostly use mac now for my job, I still use Calmira, Call me nostalgic But I still love windows 3.11. And Calmira is still the Program I use the most when faced with Windows 3.1. I hope they continue to make Calmira for many years to come the Newer versions just keep getting better
Name: Miguel Bravo
Excelente programa! Best of the best for the lousy Win3.1. I'm using it on my HP Vectra 486 and works like: "IT'S ALIVE MASTER, IT'S ALIVE!" how ever here are some few tips for all the users. I think you should link this ones.
Name: Mark P
Just to let Calmira users know, It CAN be used on WinNt 3.51. Just tested it, seems to work well. Just make sure the links in the Start menu are shortened DOS paths. I've sent a screen shot hopefully it'll be up in a few days. Loaded it via the startup group with the program manager minimalised. Keep up the good work guys :) Now for a bit of customising.............
THIS IS WONDERFOOL,GREAT,FANTASTIC,PROGRAM!!!! CONGRATULATIONS AUTOR!!THANK YOU VERY MUCH (sory for my english gramatic.I am very impress, this is small program but it is very great thing for some litle people,like me.)thanks!!!!
Name: Duncan Simpson
This is a really cool site. I CANT WAIT FOR LONG FILENAMES!!!!1
Name: Kenny Smith
This is the shell for windows 3.1! i love it! i have been following it for about a year... since Calmira II v3.02 beta. and it has progressed very well and i was wondering when the next release it so i can look for it. You all are doing a great job!
Hi, I love camira. Im a computer hobbyest and use calmira to make many older 486-50mhz and below run its best. how ever I do have a question why not makae a XP looking like feature for the win9x seris of computers? Well anyway thanks!
Great! Looks like something I've been searching for. I have an older IBM laptop that runs windows 3.11 & a family member just bought an older Packard Bell with windows 3.11 in order to get online. This will enable them to work online. :)
Greatest program for Windows 3.1 ever made. Period. Better than Windows itself. Thanks guys!
Name: Lisa White
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Name: Zero Cool
I4m a Calmira user since Calmira 3.1 beta 5, And when I used Calmira as my shell the first time, I falled in love with it, so please keep on workin4. Good Job
Name: Novice 1
thanx Calmira for keeping win3x alive...i am a long time user of Calmira & i have found it to be one of the best free programs available on the net today...keep up the good work!!! BTW...i like the new layout of the WebSite... later...N1
Name: Tony McKahan
Calmira's Great! I run an updated 133MHZ '486 machine with DR-DOS 7.03 and Windows 3.11 and Calmira is the perfect shell! Not only functional, but also aesthetically pleasing
Name: Heinz Daeppen
I installed Calmira Release 3.12 some weeks ago and have had only positive experience with it. Of course, I kicked out progman.exe and winfile.exe. Good job!
Nice site and very cool program, I don't know what I will do with out it. Though I have problems changing the screen size on my computer, please can somebody help me.
Can anyone tell me where i can get works for windows 3.X?