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  1. So far Opera 10.5 is only in MSI format. Granted it's early yet, but it seems extremely likely that Opera itself will still work fine on 98SE as it always has. Most likely just the MSI is incompatible with 98SE. Encourage Opera to be proper and release a non-MSI distribution or allow third-parties to release a 98SE-compatible release (taken out of the MSI wrapper) so the Opera 10.5 will be available for 98SE. Just a general rally call
  2. some new pickings: Media Playback K-Lite and the last VLC capable of running on 98SE are good substitutes for Quicktime. They can play almost all Quicktime files. The last Quicktime version is 6. Download at Oldapps.com Flash 9 is the last compatible version. It can still play most flash files. http://download.macromedia.com/pub/flashpl...sh_player_9.exe aMSN is a wonderful MSN-compatible client. http://www.amsn-project.net/ My recommended choice for MSN-only messenger people Google Docs is an excellent collaborative document suite, available online at docs.google.com Two good FTP programs are http://www.oldversion.com/program.php?n=wsftp WS-FTP Free, and FireFTP at http://addons.mozilla.org and search for Fireftp. Foxit Reader 2 or Sumatra PDF are your best PDF options. http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/rd_intro.php Access to NTFS drives is important these days. Use this: http://www.diskinternals.com/products/ntfs-reader for read only support. Audacity is a standard audio edit. 1.3 beta is the last. http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/beta_windows#ansi http://www.msfn.org/board/microsoft-office...77-page-20.html This helps you install Office 2007 and ODF compatibility packs. (in Office XP) uTorrent, 1.8.4 is a recommended torrent program. http://oldapps.com/utorrent.php?old_utorrent=28 SUPER still works as a video converter and basic player, based on ffMPEG and MENCODER. http://www.erightsoft.com/faqt.html
  3. Isn't that implying violation of EULAs? Office XP's activation is no problem if you use the software within the EULA, and if you want to all-out pirate, there's ways around it. Reasonable. I would recommend Netscape 4.8 instead however. Cool. I'm partial to Avast! Antivirus myself.
  4. I never had too much trouble installing RealPlayer itself if you're very careful to play with the association settings and other installation settings. Version 8 isn't a bad choice.
  5. I thought it would be a good idea to have some important software, sorted by Category. I have added some of my own software and have used some from various lists. Each software has a comment on how it works and my like of it, so that's the big difference between this and other lists. Revisions: 1.0 Original. 1.0.1 Fixed errors, updates in Opera section. 1.1 Added Virus & Spyware section. Web Browsers: Firefox is a popular web browser. Upsides of firefox include it is very popular, it is well-supported by websites, it has a good interface, and it is very extensible. Downsides include System Memory/Resource usage, lack of support by v3 for 98se without hacks, and being light on features by default. Overall, it's a good choice for 98SE systems, but older systems might want to consider something else. Kernelex is required to support v3 or v3.1 beta on 9x. http://www.getfirefox.com Opera is a lightweight web browsers with lots of features. The main downsides are lack of support for some websites, and minimal expandability. Opera runs on all 9x versions, and the latest version works fairly well on 9x. Opera is a good choice if you want a browser with many features, and good support for 9x. http://opera.com SeaMonkey is an integrated internet suite. It includes a web browser, mail program, irc client, and even a web page editor. The downside is that SeaMonkey can be rather bloated. The latest version supports 9x fully, but the next version is not likely to. The best thing about SeaMonkey is that it can be hard to find good IRC and web page editing software for 9x, so if you need those, SeaMonkey is a good bet. http://mozilla.org Antivirus & AntiSpyware & Firewall: Firewall: A good hardware firewall is the best defense! Just use a router. If you must, use the last 98se compatible ZoneAlarm. Virus: Avast Antivirus will be 9x compatible for the forseeable future. I highly recommend it. NOD32 2.7, available for purchase from eSet is another great AV. Spyware: I recommend Ad-aware SE. Chatting & Mail: Miranda IM is the de facto standard IM client for 9x. The only other real multi-protocol choice is Trillian, which costs money. http://miranda-im.org mIRC is a popular shareware IRC client for Windows. It is the main choice for IRC in Windows 9x. It is quite good and very scriptable. http://mirc.com Chatzilla is an extension to Firefox. Although certainly not the best client, it is free. https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/16 Skype is a VoIP program. v3.0 may work on 9x without video. Skype is high-quality free software and is the best you are going to get for VoIP on 9x http://skype.com Thunderbird is the most common mail client that is fully compatible with 9x. Thunderbird is well-made, but can be a bit clumsy to navigate. It is however easy to setup and generally a great mail client. http://mozilla.com/thunderbird Pegasus Mail is a complex, powerful, traditional mail program. It is highly recommended for advanced users by many. http://pmail.com Web Chat and Mail: http://meebo.com, http://mibbit.com, http://gmail.com Web-based mail and chat programs are very common. Meebo is the leading multi-protocol IM client, Mibbit is the only major Javascript IRC client, and Gmail is the best webmail client. I highly recommend all three. Office: Office XP is the obvious choice, but besides being very large, Office XP is far from perfect, and is no longer very well supported. I recommend OpenOffice.org 3, with KernelEx, or OpenOffice 2, without KernelEx. Office suite choices are very limited in 98se, and Office XP and OpenOffice.org are the only two real choices available. Kingsoft Office and SoftMaker Office require 2000. http://openoffice.org Professional tools: The GIMP 2.2 is the last version to work in 98SE. I consider it essential to working with graphics if you don't have a 98SE compatible version of Photoshop. The last version of Photoshop to be compatible was 7, with CS possibly working in KernelEx. Photoshop 7 is still a great tool, and is the recommended version due to being faster and lighter, as well as being much more of a sure thing to be supported. Illustrator 10 was the last supported version of illustrator. Quark 5 was the last version of Quark. Dreamweaver MX 2004 was the last version of Dreamweaver, and Flash 7 was the last version of flash. There have been reports of Flash 8 and possibly Dreamweaver 8 working on KernelEx. Multimedia: The Klite Codec pack is an essential. The last working version is 3.45.http://www.oldapps.com/download_old_versio..._codec_pack.php Windows Media Player 9 is important too. This is part of the updates you get with Auto-Patcher for 98SE, highly recommended. Media Player 10 is a barely-improved version, but if you want it, you can hack it into 98SE. http://www.msfn.org/board/98MP10-WMP10-XP-XP-SP-t89934.html. The last media player for Windows 95 was 6.4. Quicktime Alternative 1.56 can be nice too http://www.codecpackguide.com/quicktimealt.htm VLC 0.8.6 is essential for DVD playback and many other things... including Quicktime Content. http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-windows.html download the 0.86 version. Textediting: Notepad++, Emacs. http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/emacs/windows/ http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.p...ckage_id=102072 (download the zip) Overall, I'd recommend Emacs to UNIX users or feature lovers, and Notepad++ to Windows lovers. Patching: http://www.msfn.org/board/98-SE-SP-30-BETA-3-t61749.html 98SE SP3 Beta 3 Unofficial! Essential for smooth operation. http://www.msfn.org/board/Auto-Patcher-Win...98s-t80800.html Important to have the latest 98SE, but some files are not as new as the SP3. I recommend trying both at the same time. http://www.msfn.org/board/Unofficial-Windo...SR-t124074.html For 95OSR2 users http://www.msfn.org/board/Service-Pack-Windows-t61407.html For ME users.
  6. K-Lite Codec Pack is not compatible (unfortunately) with 98se past version 2.88, despite the guide's declaration. I also have not been able to get GIMP versions past 2.2 on 98se. I did some fiddling but Kernelex was of no help. My test was the latest version, 2.6.x. GIMP is still great, but 2.2 is the limit for 98se. VLC is not compatible with 98se past 0.8.x AFAIK. And may I suggest X-setup Pro, a TweakUI-like but far more sophisticated tool; version 9.1, the latest version, is supposed to work with 98se if the box is properly configured and upgraded. WMP10 is of course hackable into 98se, as is Firefox 3 and OpenOffice.org 3, perhaps that should be mentioned. For web design, Kompozer is a great package, that works even on 95, and thus on 98se as well. GXexplorer is a handy explorer shell for 95 and later. CONTEXT Programmers editor is a nice editor, as is emacs, which is compatible with 95 and later, and is of course a unix holdover. The VIM editor is also very nice, and offers a 32-bit DOS version (good for DOS mode editing sessions!) and a GUI Win32 version, both compatible with 98se, and the DOS version runs well in a DOS window. Abiword is a nice lightweight word processor. The last Win98se compatible version is 2.5.x. http://www.vim.org/download.php#pc - vim http://kompozer.net/download.php - Kompozer http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/emacs/windows/- emacs, download the "bin" 22.3 version http://www.x-setup.net/downloads/home.asp?lang=EN - X-setup Pro note: is shareware! The FAQ has help on Win98se usage. http://sourceforge.net/projects/gxexplorer - GX explorer http://www.abisource.com/download/development.phtml - Abiword
  7. I downloaded and installed Firefox 3.1 on Kernelex 0.3.6 Win98se modded with Auto-Patcher and 98SP3. Firefox 3.1 installs fine once you tell setup you have XP in the INI file for Kernelex but the program has two problems. Both are font-related issues and both are solvable by removing compatibility.ini from Firefox 3.1's profile folder before you start Firefox. You must do this every time you start firefox, so make a batch file and use that instead . I also do not know if this had anything to do with my fix but I found it while using Profile Manager at each startup (the /profilemanager option), which can be added to a shortcut or batch file if necessary. Finally, I do not know if this method applies to or is needed on Firefox 3.0.x. Overall it is important for many to use the latest version of the Firefox browser, and although running 3.1 on 98se is mostly for kicks now, in the future (assuming the trick still works on 3.1 final) this will be important to run the latest web apps.
  8. I've installed the 98SP3 Beta 3 and the Auto-Patcher for 98SE. I now wonder what to install next. Are there any unofficial fixes or updates that have not been included in the auto-patcher and/or 98SP3? I'm fairly sure I installed all official packages. I also want to know about the best place to find PCI128 drivers... that's what my VM uses. I'm happy to download some fun stuff. Great work guys.
  9. Any support for the 780G in Win98SE? I mean like basic level stuff? Does VESA work with the third-party drivers, does NDIS work, does SATA work or is it possible to use PATA? Stuff like that.

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