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Glink is probably the only terminal emulator on the market with an unbroken development and support chain from a single company for more than thirty years. There are more than 600.000 copies of Glink licensed world wide for use as terminal emulators in the Bull, IBM, DEC, UNIX, Linux and Minitel environments.

For a complete history of Glink and Windows versions see Release history.

The forerunner of Glink was developed on a Commodore VIC 20 in 1981. It was ported to the Commodore 64 in 1982.

Glink was introduced commercially as Glink for DOS running under DOS 2.10 in 1984.

Glink for Windows, Standard Edition was first released for Windows 3.1 in July 1992. It currently runs on any hardware that can run Windows 3.1 and upwards as far as Windows ME, released by MS in July 2000. It is now in maintenance status; no new functionality is added to it, and it cannot be qualified for newer Windows releases.

Glink for Windows Professional Edition was first released for Windows 95, NT4, 98, 98SE, 2000 and ME in December 2000. The Enterprise Edition, introduced at the same time, ran on the same platforms.

The Professional and Enterprise Editions are updated on an on-going basis to support new Windows releases; The latest release runs on all Windows releases currently supported by Microsoft, including Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows Server 2003, 2008 and 2012 on both 32-bit and 64-bit platforms. The Professional and Enterprise Editions are designed for the 32/64 bit Windows environment, and are the platforms for all future Glink development.

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