Originally Posted by Mrs Beanbag
Everything from Windows XP up to Windows 8 is based on NT so there is no 3.1 code in there, it's a completely different OS.
One great thing about the Amiga was that it had a multitasking microkernel and GUI system in the ROM.
While the GUI in the ROM was a great thing, I agree, it wasn't so simple to upgrade. I'm sure there were more than one swear word uttered when one of the pins on those damn chips bent or otherwise missed their mark.