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Bruninho

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  1. Im using the original 2.49.5 SeaMonkey version on Win2k without problems, runs perfectly, but I have BWC Kex as well
  2. I believe Windows code names were suggested to indicate the minimum supported OS versions of his browsers, as well as specific features of these versions that will run better on specific OS version. This helps users to choose the right browser version.
  3. You can emulate Apple IIe with this: http://www.virtualii.com (for mac) https://github.com/AppleWin/AppleWin (for Win)
  4. Rather than saying this or that version is “for XP”, the codenames suggested, for me, are only indicating the oldest OS version supported.
  5. I basically fixed it by doing a backup of these drivers before updates so I could put them baack. Worked wonders
  6. I actually like what Matt wants to achieve with different branding for different operating systems. But since roytam1's doesn't want to have the work of going through the whole rebranding of his browsers (icons, banners, name...), here's my take. The browser - which is actually some sort of Firefox fork - would have the same name across all OSes, a name of his own choice, I don't care which name it has (Pale Moon, New Moon, RoyFox...) BUT the version of it must have a codename that must refer to something to identify the OS version it supports. Every big company has a project with a codename (Apple with the failed Copland project and its successful macOS versions, Microsoft themselves does it since mid 90's, even I do that at my work). For example, let's be open minded a bit here, just for a exercise... what if he actually names his browser as "RoyFox", and in its about window the codename it supports is there - for example, Whistler for XP? Then you would know it is for XP. Then you would know that you need RoyFox Whistler for XP, RoyFox Neptune for Windows 2000... Same for the github repos: the branch name would be the codename, as well as the MSI/Executable installers of his browser. That's my 2 cents on this subject. Everyone wins - he can use whatever name he likes and we can have a codename in which we can identify the OS each version of his forked Firefox browser supports. End of story.
  7. Just to add a note, something in the unofficial 5.1 service pack by Gurgelmeyer is breaking the connection between my iPod Nano 1st Gen and iTunes (Windows 2000 cannot recognize it anymore). When I do a clean install up to the SP4, the iPod works again flawlessly. I thought it was worth mentioning here because maybe the problem would persist with the USP 5.2 if it were unnoticed. The iPod is seen by Device Manager as an yellow flagged "USB Mass Storage Device" and not seen as a drive nor seen as a device by iTunes when I apply all the hotfixes.
  8. OK, with a vanilla fresh install of Windows 2000 Professional, the iTunes 7.3.2 can see the iPod Nano. When I install the updates, it's broken again. I can't figure out which update broke it for the iPod. Windows cannot see it anymore.
  9. I like this branding idea. The version names are linked to the codenames of supported Windows OS versions so it makes the things easier for those looking for which browser to use.
  10. Anyone can shed a light here? I have an iPod Nano 1st gen, and I cannot make it visible on WIndows 2000 SP4 Professional, no matter what version of iTunes I install. I have tried numerous times with the latest version for Win2k (7.3.2) and I couldn't understand the instructions for BWCat's iTunes install. No matter what I do, the iPod is not recognized and Device Manager shows an yellow exclamation mark for a device unnamed but labeled as an USB Mass Storage Device. I've lost three nights trying to make it happen.
  11. Has anyone managed to get iTunes 7.3.2 (there is a version specifically for Windows 2000) to work with an iPod nano 1st gen? I am running Win 2k in a VMware machine, with BlackWingCat's KEx, and the iPod isn't correctly recognized (appears with an yellow exclamation on Device Manager as an USB Mass Storage Device) and does not appear on iTunes. I remember that I had managed to do it once before but probably I was on Windows XP.
  12. I am a web developer, and I wish more sites could do what CNN does, they have a low-bandwidth version of their site. There was a trend of text-only websites back in 2017-2018. It was primarily done for critical situations, but it can also help us through our retro browsing activities. You can read about them here and here: https://www.poynter.org/tech-tools/2017/text-only-news-sites-are-slowly-making-a-comeback-heres-why/ https://www.maketecheasier.com/access-low-bandwidth-websites/ In case you'd prefer to go straight to the low bandwidth versions of some sites: https://lite.cnn.io/en http://text.npr.org/ Twitter and Facebook had one as well, but they $#*%$*%$ ported the experience to mobile apps only. EDIT: Adding some more that I haven't tested yet: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page
  13. I switched to Windows 2000 and I am trying to keep using the apps and games that are compatible with the vanilla Windows 2000. So far only the two browsers and some other app I can't remember now are using the BWC Kex. I don't know, I say it is a victory for me: the classic windows desktop and some of my favorite apps & games. If there is something to improve the situation with Windows 98 and the browsers, I'll try again, of course. 20 years ago it was not the case, but now, in 2019 (2020), an operating system is as good as the browsers it can run. An operating system without a browser is not of much use in today's world.
  14. I just noticed one small problem. Probably caused by one of the updates I've installed before. Why does the System Properties panel report it's Windows Me instead of Windows 98? EDIT: Just fixed it using some other sysdm.cpl from another source. All OK now so far. EDIT 2: Ok, not all good at all. The CPU info is missing... ROFL EDIT 3: Tried to fix it and it returned to showing Windows Me. Oh dear...
  15. Actually, I can start KM74, but it runs only if I disable Javascript. Otherwise it crashes without even being able to type an url to load. The only browser that I left on my Win98SE VM is the MS one (IE6.0), because I am still searching for the "chosen one". Strong candidates are SeaMonkey and RetroZilla. Hopefully RZ's developer can update it enough to almost match the experience I have with Win2K and New Moon/SeaMonkey. Opera is an outsider, but non-presto engine builds probably don't work well so the only way it can win is a fork of an old Opera version with updated stuff, no vanilla old Opera versions can play Youtube at the moment. I uninstalled KM after that, because of that and because I disliked the UI. I like the SeaMonkey UI and (maybe) the New Moon UI with a Netscape theme. Back in these days, the Netscape was my number 1 browser until its sad downfall. I had switched to Firefox later and before I could even start using Chrome I switched to macOS and Safari, and never looked back again. Chrome is a no-no for me since it eats RAM like a monster.
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