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Gansangriff

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  1. This all sounds, like new technology isn't working at all. Being too dependant on other factors will make in unusable indeed! Blow the dust off your old machines, maybe they are the future? Might be some ARM processor either. Hopefully the companies of Intel and Microsoft collapse soon. They work too much against their users. @Mr.Scienceman2000: Maybe you can use the web to gather some people around you for real-life "Face-2-Face" activities. I currently set up a card club as a non-digital activity, got some people invited to playing cards after work. This game requires too much focus and concentration, so there is no room for a Smartphone nearby. Might feel good to not sit in front of a computer "all" the time maybe. Although I'll still like to use the Windows 98 machine most of all my computers. I was creating an OpenSearch plugin for FrogFind last week with the old thing! Unfortuneatly the developer didn't reply on my mail to put in this fantastic technology in use so far...
  2. The "first" computer system of oneself, always something special. This is, how you learned the world of computing. Despite people being capable of learning new things, the things you learn at a young age become an instinct. @Mr.Scienceman2000 But isn't that screen resolution of 800x600 a bit low? The text and the icons are very large. I could only use that when sitting 2 meters away from the screen!
  3. Maybe a comparison between AntiVirus and vaccines: My Windows 98 machine runs well without. My body's own machine as well. Never change a running system? Works for me at least! @UCyborg: Maybe you have to consider going to another country, where your freedom is still being respected. It won't become a dystopia everywhere. Considering the topic of viruses and Windows 98, KernelEx not only enables some newer programs to run on Windows 98, it also enables some viruses to open themselves. That's to consider when testing viruses on Windows 98 computers. I only had a virus once on a Windows 98 computer when it still was a supported operating system by Microsoft, so around 2006. With an AntiVirus software installed! The reason is simple: I was a stupid schoolboy not knowing how to use the internet properly. My mistake, but a worthy experience too...
  4. Oh no! You're right! This computer has the i945 chipset with the Intel 82801 ICH7 southbridge, which has the first version of the AMT installed. Thank you for pointing that out to me, because I was just relaxing on the production year of this Acer Veriton 6800 and Richard Stallman saying something like use a computer of 2007 and earlier. *sigh* I have to work more precisely.
  5. I won't get away from Pale Moon either, because their product is a proper browser, but after seeing this war unfolding... now, I regret giving them some money at one point. And I've quit their forum, too. What a missed opportunity to advertise Pale Moon as that ressource-easy that it can even run on an 20 year old Windows XP machine. With a slogan like: "Look, this scrap computer runs Pale Moon. Then yours can run it, too." In Germany, we say something like: "If the enemy is known, the day has structure." This whole action wasn't rationally thought. There is no threat from the tiny amount of people running the XP browsers. It's just to be able to use laws. But laws aren't useful all the times! Dammit Moonchild and Tobin! Which advantages do you hope to get through shredding the Mypal project? Roytam and Feodor2, I'd like you to tell the community about this if you have to get involved in any kind of legal troubles. Maybe some money can be thrown together to a reasonable sized heap then to absorb the financial impact. Of all the projects, your browsers are the most important programs for the long-abandoned operating system to be able to use them as daily drivers.
  6. One of my computers blew up. Which one you may ask? Of course the strongest one. The XP power machine from 2007, using a Pentium D dual core. It was one leaked capacitor, then two, then three (all being placed around the fat CPU cooler)... the system became more unstable. The computer could be used longer through removing components from it, like the graphics card (and using the onboard graphics), removing the second hard drive, removing all except one RAM... But finally, it stopped turning on. Dead. Thankfully, a local store soldered some new capacitors for 30 euros to the board. For that amount of money, I could have bought a more powerful desktop computer here. Anyways! It's a powerful computer that's worth using. Hasn't the Intel Management Engine spyware inbuild like in newer hardware. Has a proper BIOS. And can basically do everything on the web.
  7. There wasn't a program that came with the wireless card? In the Windows 98 days, there was a wireless conncetion program that came on a CD with every wireless device. Maybe it's worth sticking another wireless card in the laptop. Maybe an old wireless USB stick that comes with a driver disc for Windows 2000. That should have the said driver program onboard. But it must be considered that there have been newer encryption standards released over the last 20 years (WEP -- WPA -- WPA2...). Your wireless card has to be capable of understanding the encryption that your router is asking for. So that has to be checked too, if your router can be downgraded there, too.
  8. @cmccaff1 To come back to the question about search engine extensions... Actually, why do people need extra extensions for their search engines? Isn't the Opensearch standard a good solution? That way, you can even add current search engines to the old Netscape browser of 2008. Startpage and Duckduckgo support it, Mojeek too and many more sites. To look for an Opensearch plugin, have a look at the search bar (at the upper right corner of the old Firefox compatible browsers). The second-to-last item is "Add", if there is an Opensearch plugin available. That works in Pale Moon too. But! For some sites, you have to check for the Opensearch plugin at their home page. For some sites, you have to do a search and check for the plugin afterwards.
  9. From my personal view, KDE always makes the impression of being inefficent and ressource-heavy. I couldn't run that on the computers that are older than yours. Maybe try a different window manager to see if the performance is better? Is it worth KDE?
  10. @UCyborg Colours! Colours! More colours! But Windows 98 had them hidden in the settings menu. But you could paint everything to your wishes. Windows XP had only three themes by default (Blue, Green and White) for the more complex interface. The classic mode had more customiseability. @Wunderbar98 I've had problems with some games in DOSBox, especially F1GP, the old racing simulation. That game from 1992 however run perfectly on a Windows 98 computer, even on a Windows XP machine. Maybe some games aren't made for emulation.
  11. Is the standard version enough? Good old oldversion.com has all the former versions of Adobe Air: http://www.oldversion.com/windows/adobe-air/
  12. @Mr.Scienceman2000 Well, you've asked for that how I removed the SIM lock on the old Nokia 3310. I remember that people around the globe documented the procedure in some videos. Some strange program had to be used to generate a code, depending on another code that could be accessed over a secret code that could be typed in the keyboard. It was a good exercise for doing online research, I'd say.
  13. Say, does one actually becomes unfriendly through programming? I mean you're giving commands to your computer constantly. Like a king giving commands consistently to his people. Everything must be rationally planned, not much room for feelings or empathy. There is only 0 or 1. Works or doesn't work. True or false. Friend or foe. Does that make a programmer incompatible for talking to the users? I think the Pale Moon developers should smoke some calming substances and chill more or better get a receptionist to deal with the stupid customer's questions. Far too radical behaviour on their message board. At least old browsers will run as long as we want... 98% of the websites are working fine with older versions of Pale Moon.
  14. My main one is a Sony Ericsson W200i. Heavy usage since it was new like 13 years ago. This phone slipped out of my pocket and dropped into a toilet once. Right into the flusing water! What a relief it didn't go down the drain. A Nokia 3310 was found at a privately-owned scrapyard. Removing the SIM-lock was easy. And new batteries could be found on the internet. A friend uses it now. If your company is a good one, it buys you a Smartphone, if they think it's a necessary goodie to work. I snaked around the problem so far. There was always someone who had an old smartphone in stock. What a shock to see, what the people have to endure daily... like a badly-educated, hyperactive dog begging for your attention. The split from work and private life is very important, I feel. The work phone stays at work. The private phone stays at home. I wish best luck and success to the Finnish people at Jolla to stay afloat on the stormy ocean of the Smartphone market!
  15. Dosbox, that program isn't working out of the box properly. You must configure it first. I remember the "frameskip" option did improve the performance. You need a lot more computing power for the emulation of an elderly device (than the target has). What kind of hardware do you use for Windows 98? Also, some games perform very poorly in Dosbox. F1GP was one of them. You might be better off with the MS-DOS mode in Windows 98 for some games.

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