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Gansangriff

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  1. So as the New Moon rises, all different computers rise to connect to the world's data net. An 18-year-old Pentium 3 can participate, too, thanks to New Moon. Thank you for this browser, a fantastic ally on Windows XP! Does anyone remember "Opensearch" plugins? In Netscape 9.0.0.6 of 2008 for example, there are some websites, that can be directly included in the search engine toolbar. However that seem to have gotten lost in newer browsers. The Palemoon search plugins feel like a step back in that perspective, because there is only a limited selection available.
  2. The NoSSE version worked by simply unpacking the files from the 7z archive file. I must admit however, that New Moon is a little bit too much for the 400 Mhz Celeron (which can be confirmed to not have SSE). The Retrozilla-Firefox uses less than half of the RAM that New Moon needs and is therfore better on the pre-millenial machines. Still, New Moon is far from useless on the Celeron, it depends on the target website. The 533 Mhz Celeron test might break the border of proper web browsing with New Moon. Fortuneatly nearly all Windows XP computers have more power than that.
  3. The author recommends NoScript 2.6.9.32. Indeed, it's faster on the old machines. Concerning the security of old, unsupported software, all I can say from my experience is, that I have never ever got virus troubles with Windows 98 on the internet (an unsupported system since 2006) at daily use with old browsers like Netscape (2008) or K-Meleon (2010). Just don't click on stupid things and deactivate JavaScript. Even on scammy websites, nothing really happens then.
  4. So the UOC settings patch was pretty successful on a Celeron 400 Mhz from 1999. It speeds up New Moon under Windows XP. Don't see a difference between graphic cards like the "graphic decelerator" S3 Virge DX (1998) and the Radeon 7200 (2000). Using a good swap hard drive was more important on the performance. The processor tries its best, but fights with some 100% CPU loads. A Pentium 3 is probably a good recommendation.
  5. Every Addon in a browser has to be removable. User cases are different like in terms of hardware, paranoia, skill... even NoScript can be too complicated for beginners. The ClassicAddonArchive is a very important link to improve the elderly browsers. It so unfortuneatly, that a lot of developers don't like their old software wandering around, causing troubles in the hands of greenhorns. So they try to remove every trace of legacy software. Edit: Some low-specification tests: New Moon (which is a cool name by the way) can run semi-fast on a Celeron 400Mhz with Windows XP. You learn to love the extra power of a Pentium 3, but New Moon is useable.
  6. Might there be a possibility to include a legacy version of the NoScript addon by default in New Moon? It definetly makes the web much more useable, not only on the old Windows XP machines. The version 2 seems to be good, I use 2.6.9.32 (didn't find any better). The current NoScript version kills the Celeron from 1999.
  7. Probably downloading Youtube videos completly on the hard drive is more efficent for your processor than streaming them directly. Depends on the power your computer has for sure! For those with their very old ones, there is a new website called convert2mp3.net that downloads Youtube videos for you. It works without JavaScript and you can choose between all the quality settings like avi, 3gp and also just mp3 audio. Windows 98 is well supported here. Still, check out the connections, that your browser does when accessing that website. There are some suspicious links to pages, that are listed in virus lists and spam filters. These suspicious connections don't establish, if you don't activate JavaScript. But all in all, it's better to block them anyway. So this can be put into your Hosts file to clean your internet traffic a bit. 127.0.0.1 pushgaga.com 127.0.0.1 remtoaku.net 127.0.0.1 tharbadir.com 127.0.0.1 baipagid.com 127.0.0.1 deloplen.com 127.0.0.1 pushame.com 127.0.0.1 pushbaddy.com 127.0.0.1 pushdusk.com 127.0.0.1 pushimer.com 127.0.0.1 pushbasic.com 127.0.0.1 wachipho.net 127.0.0.1 apis.google.com 127.0.0.1 platform.twitter.com Also, if I may speak out my two biggest recommendations for browsing the web with old Windows 98 computers: 1. Disable JavaScript entirely. 2. Build up a hosts file to clear your internet traffic from unnecessary connections. If Google spam is gone there, you will have a faster internet speed.
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