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  1. COBOL! Supports big mainframes from times, when normal computers were filling a whole room. Old IBM is offering courses for Cobol, because there are old Cobol programs out there in use (in banks and insurances for example), that need maintenance. FreeBasic has a current version for DOS. Cross-compiling between old and new hardware should be possible. I like it, because my beloved OHRRPGCE is written in FreeBasic, and that program still runs its current release on Windows 95 up to Android smartphones. Old versions of Visual Studio can be used for targeting older operating systems, of
  2. @j7n Unfortuneatly there are some functions missing in Invidious, indeed. Maybe you could try another Invidious instance. They sometimes behave differently. Depends on their load, too. I've read somewhere that running an Invidious instance generates a lot of traffic on the server, where it is run. So sometimes the number of users is limited and videos don't load, because too many use the service. I've deleted my Youtube account, so I can't help you further. I'm just searching the video links on Invidious, and download them then as a whole on my hard drive, especially effective for long vi
  3. That sounds like a new computer? So it should have a 64-Bit capable processor at least, which our computers got around 2007. Smaller computers like netbooks came shortly afterwards, like the Intel Atom of 2009, which was still 32-Bit only. You have to get the proper Windows XP drivers for your machine. The question is, whether the manuafacturer provides any Windows XP drivers. Brand new motherboards won't have XP support, because Microsoft ended the XP support a lot of years ago. By the way, I like "duel booting" too! Old Windows 98 Pentium 3 against a Linux notebook with an Intel At
  4. Maybe a bug? You could try it with another USB flashing program like Unetbootin? I use it with Linux, but there seems to be a Windows version too.
  5. @jumper Interesting! Wasn't it after Bill Gates tried to connect a USB scanner to a Windows 98 computer at the Windows 98 release demo, it resulted in a Bluescreen? Well, I did use an old digital camera like a USB drive with Windows 98 First Edition, but it was a bulky solution. However, there were no connection problems at all, after I installed the driver for the camera. And the IDE drive is still spinning after 22 years. At least it's a different generic USB driver, than the NUSB I've used before. I'll try it out, thank you!
  6. Okay, here we have an old 256 MB USB stick. It's slightly bigger than a finger. Of course there was a driver CD with it, when it was new. That was required to get the thing to operate under Windows 98, which didn't have a generic USB driver like later Windows versions. Surely we have genereric USB drivers now for Windows 95 and Windows 98. For whatever reason, I have trouble with them on Windows 98 First Edition and on Windows 95. It's different on Windows 98 SE, where the NUSB-driver does recognise every USB device. Does anyone here around the globe have the exact same USB stick wi
  7. @Mr.Scienceman2000 Maybe you could have a look at an Invidious instance (https://instances.invidio.us/) to watch Youtube videos. It allows you to watch Youtube videos but in a much more efficent way. It's like a real-time third-party hosted Youtube video index. The videos itself are loaded from Google servers, but what makes Youtube.com a bloated website nowadays is missing. Horray!
  8. I think there is more to the old operating systems than just internet. These machines are resources of creativity with the tools, that run on them. Writing programs, graphic programs, music programs, programming tools... even if there would be no internet at all, the old computers are capable of plenty of things. I can work best with the tools that I know best, which are the old tools. Okay, the resolution may not be the highest. But as long as the hardware runs (whose spare parts cost 0 money on the scrapyard)... it would be an uneconomic choice to switch. Consider the time you need to l
  9. @athlonxpuser Okay, the setup around the browser is very important for its performance (a long description of that will follow now. The image here in the post shows an idling New Moon 27.9.7). This is a 20-year-old Pentium 3 with 1 GHz running with Windows XP with upgraded 512 MB RAM and a single 31 GB IDE hard drive. The mainboard is inside a Compaq Deskpro EN and it's quite large. This evolution of the Pentium 3 supports SSE (that's important for the choice of browser). The graphics card is a bit newer, it's a AGP Radeon 9600 with 128 MB.Actually I was using New Moon 27.9.7 until now, but it
  10. So you have an Acer Aspire 1690? I think, it's too new to get Windows 98 running on it. Windows XP drivers rarely work on Windows 98.
  11. An IQ Test is actually a test for the own ego. I've seen pupils' personality fold under a good result. They thought, they were something, but they actually are just high-trained products of their school system.
  12. 95% of the websites will still work with another browser, or the older version of Chrome. Of course the big websites are the incompatible ones. But anyways, they've grown too much to be useable on such old hardware. I'm always surprised how well this bulky Pentium 3 of 2001 performs online, although the single-core is bad at doing things simultaneosly. The hardware without SSE3 deserves respect! The Pale Moon forks might jump in the place of the best option for older processors. Just as they are now for Windows XP and NoSSE-Processors, like a Celeron from 1998. Pale Moon also has it's own
  13. More specifications please! About your computer, where you want to install Linux on and about your experience level on the command line. Does a shell disgusts you or does it make you feel powerful? The different Linux systems (called distributions) have different philosophies. Although they behave the same in their core, their user interface look quite different from each other. I use Salix, a little system, running well on a weak netbook from 2007 with 800 MHz. But it's a niche Linux system (Slackware-based), meaning that there are less programs available for it and you have to dig
  14. @toticwayllum1991 Sorry, there must be a misunderstanding. The interface of Vistaserv is perfect for what it wants to do: Represent the old interet times. Therefore the Windows 98 icons. I don't expect the Australian couple that runs the site to change anything there. Vistaserv has the same idea like Neocities and Geocities. A community of people having their own single webpage for free.
  15. Attention! Private Mode must be disabled to be able to add OpenSearch engines. Check Tools/Preferences/Privacy/History and then the first checkbox "Always use private browsing mode" must be unchecked.
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