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Everything posted by ClassicNick

  1. Nice job implementing ChaCha support! When will the URLs be posted?
  2. How do you think lowering vcache to 16-64 MB will impact performance in Windows 98?
  3. Thanks for the input. Personally, I don't care about my security (I don't do anything on my computers that require security), I'm all about getting the best performance on my computers. I've noticed that it isn't usually a huge drain on performance to have JavaScript enabled on Firefox 2.0 era browsers, but it will still lower system resource use. When it comes to the UXP and Tycho based browsers RoyTam1 maintains, I've noticed enabling JavaScript is a horror show on resource use. What I do is open 2 web browsers of my choice, 1 of them is for websites I use that requires JavaScript to work properly (YouTube and possibly a few others), and another browser with JavaScript disabled to handle the rest of the web sites I want to load.
  4. I only started caring about using older Windows versions when I dug up the older computers in my house for nostalgic reasons (October 15th 2016). When I used Windows 9x in 2017-2019, my web browser of choice was Firefox In that time, I went from seeing the occasional error message to being blocked from almost 1/2 the web. IME, there wasn't much of a problem with TLS 1.0 connections until mid-2018 at the earliest. It makes me sad knowing a lot of web browsers in upwards of a decade time span are becoming effectively useless due to TLS 1.0 deprecation, and knowing the browsers I used in my early years (Firefox 1.5.x and 2.x) are among those being locked out of the web. Fortunately RoyTam1's web browsers are still an option...
  5. Do you think it's possible that doing "security related tasks" with an old OS and browser will get more "secure" over time simply sue to the software (old OS and browser) becoming harder to program for?
  6. This has been a fun ride for me, and the SSL issue on Windows 95 seems to be officially solved.
  7. By default, the SSL protocol disabled problem on Windows 95 still persists, however, I noticed that coping NSS related files from Retrozilla, or K-Meleon fixes the SSL protocol disabled problem. If anyone wants a list of the files I copied, I will post back.
  8. Wunderbar98, I'm still confused by which OS you used to load Firefox. Did you install Windows 2000 in QEMU? Do you think upgrading the RAM from 384 MB will be possible? As for a more modern day standards compliant browser for Windows 98, my money is on RoyTam1's K-Meleon 74 and Pale Moon 26.5 VC 2005 (VC8) browser builds.
  9. Doing a quick test running Phoenix 0.5 on Windows 95 indicates the New Tab, and Close Tab bugs have been fixed. The about:config bug is still there (minor issue), but when I try to connect to an HTTPS website, I get a message stating the browser security component could not be initialized, the SSL protocol has been disabled. IME, this SSL error does not affect Windows 98 (tested with 98 SE) or later versions.
  10. As for CPU clock speed limitations, Windows 95 will fail to boot on more than 2.1GHz, however LoneCrusader has a program named Fix95CPU that is meant for making Windows 95 compatible with processors faster than 2.1 GHz. http://lonecrusader.x10host.com/fix95cpu.html I don't know if there is a similar project for Windows 98 because it feels buggy on processors that fast, but 98 SE In my Experience can run flawlessly on processors with a higher clock speed than 2.1 GHz.
  11. Did you actually get Firefox 49.0.2 and SeaMonkey to load on Windows 98? How much RAM does your computer in question have? In My Experience, you can expect Firefox 49.0.2 to consume 150-160 MB RAM on the startup. BTW, The RAM limit for Windows 95 is 944 MB, 1024 MB for Windows 98, and ~1152 MB for Windows 98 SE. I don't know the RAM limit for Windows Me though.
  12. Phoenix 0.5 (20200121) works on Windows 98 SE, but with minor bugs (such as about:config initially being slow to respond, and New Tab button taking 2 Clicks to respond the 1st time, and page names not showing on the tab bar most of the time), but besides that, seems to work fine. On Windows 95 however, I get a message saying the SSL protocol has been disabled.
  13. I love the idea of building a TLS 1.2 compatible Phoenix 0.5 version... Now I'm going to test on Windows 95 and Windows 98.
  14. As a Christmas day gift (Update on April 1st?), RoyTam1 released a K-Meleon 1.5.4 build with TLS 1.2 support. At the end of Page 43, we were notified of "SHA 384 update", which means ECDHE_RSA_AES_256_GCM_SHA384 support. The AES GCM cipher suites are enabled by default in this build. For Windows 95/98, an updated "COMCTL32.DLL" from Internet Explorer 5 or later is required (This is step is not required for Windows 98 SE or newer). Once you have that installed, you need at least the "MSVCR71.DLL" and possibly the "MSVCP71.DLL" file in the directory RoyTam1's K-Meleon resides in. The way I recommend copying the files is to install K-Meleon 1.5.4 from the executable file (7zip version will not work).
  15. I personally believe the rebrand should take place, as well as sticking to the 28.x (presently New Moon) builds until 29.x becomes unsupported/surpassed by a potential version 30. When it comes to browser names, using code names from older Microsoft products does make sense (and shares a common theme), but I would prefer more original names.
  16. In order to trigger a Serpent 52 ia32 download, change the basilisk52-g4.4 part of the URL to basilisk-g4.5
  17. In my experience, Firefox 3.6 (as well as Roytam1's build) requires KernelEx if running on Windows 98 (Windows NT4 is supported, and 95 is not).
  18. For the most part I'm satisfied with Roytam1's browser builds, but my criticism is that the "IA32" builds (most likely) don't support Windows 9x. That is one reason why I would like to see either a K-Meleon 1.5-1.6 build (For TLS 1.2 support), or a Firefox 3.6 build.
  19. I managed to test the WOW Animal "So Sad!" video on Firefox 45.9.18 ESR (11232019), and was able to play the video as long as I didn't have a useragent override (general.useragent.override) setting in place. I also set general.useragent.site_specific_overrides to false. It seems as if both of those conditions have to be met before the video will play.
  20. I personally would like to see a build of K-Meleon 1.5.x with TLS 1.2 support, or a build of RZ browser (Firefox Community Edition) 3.6.x. According to ssllabs.com, 63.4% of websites serveyed still have TLS 1.0 enabled (which is required for older K-Meleon, Seamonkey, and Firefox based web browsers). https://www.ssllabs.com/ssl-pulse/ Here is a RetroZilla MSFN forum that would be very interesting for these older browsers.
  21. I now get a generic error message "basilisk.exe has generated errors and will be closed by Windows. You will need to restart the program. An error log is being created."
  22. To anyone who may read this post, Retrozilla does support AES-GCM cipher suites, but you need to enable them through about:config. search "security.ssl3" then create a new Boolean "security.ssl3.ecdhe_ecdsa_aes_128_gcm_sha256" and "security.ssl3.ecdhe_rsa_aes_128_gcm_sha256". Retrozilla works very well, and I'm excited for the next version (especially a 3.0 release).
  23. I have a Dell Inspiron 600m with a Pentium 4 Mobile (SSE2 compatible), and running Windows 2000 Pro USP 5.1 with Unofficial Update Rollup (Nov. 30th 2014). In My Experience, I can run most Windows XP only software, but applications that require SSE2 support don't work. I tested Serpent SSE, but I get an error message "The procedure entry point CoGetInterceptorFromTypeInfo could not be located in the dynamic link library ole32.dll". "Could't load XPCOM. I will post a screen shot shortly. I use K-Meleon 76.2 Goanna 20191019, and Newmoon 27.9.6 (20190223) and both work well. Congratulations on your browser builds!

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