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Everything posted by Bruninho

  1. THIS. A pretty good resume of what happened 15-20 years ago. There is a movement from PowerPC community in another forum advocating for a new web standard for the masses with less powerful computers, advocates for a more simple web, the Web 1.1 and bringing back much of the previous web standards, and attempts to evolve them into better standards from this starting point. Web 1.1 also calls for much less javascript and more html/css. Most old browsers nowadays choke with modern websites because of HTTPS and sites made entirely on javascript frameworks like React (Arrrrgghh). Old School web, the community developed a few classic websites like a search engine called frogfind. Worth a look, worth joining the movement. As a former frontend web developer and current UI/UX Designer, I am pleased to see a such movement.
  2. Where is the Spanish flag? I am Spanish, though I am located in Brazil at the moment, final months until I move back to Spain. Just waiting for the second shot of my vaccine. Been stuck here since the pandemic, which halted my family plans of moving to Europe.
  3. I don't care about the lyrics, but she does have one hell of an amazing low voice.
  4. Impressive, very impressive. Hows the progress so far for websites like Youtube and formula1.com? I have a decent stress test, can it browse through one of the Moodle LMS sandbox demos on moodle.org? At least browse the SCORM lessons there. Just a curiosity from me here.
  5. Hi, just stopped by to say hello. I still have a W98SE VM and I occasionally pop up to try something. Currently I spend more time tidying up a macOS 9 VM :P
  6. Best: Windows 3.11 For Workgroups, Windows NT 3.51, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 98, Windows 2000. Pretty much EVERYTHING from 2000 and below. Worst: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. Pretty much EVERYTHING from XP onwards.
  7. Why would you want to do that when you can run MS Edge and/or even the latest Firefox version with Windows 7/8? Anyway, can I suggest SeaMonkey? It's the closest you can get to old fashion theme and modern web.
  8. I'm still quarantined, but I am perfectly fine and managed to avoid Covid so far. I could try Zeckensack's again later. Netscape was my #1 browser all the times in the 90's. I currently have a dislike for rFactor 2, because of the new developers (ISI passed it to Studio 397). They chose to use DX11 instead of keeping DX9 and therefore newer mods don't work with older DX9 builds, which were faster for me. Then I quit the game. Well, as long as I can play Championship Manager, FIFA and some Grand Prix 2 or 3, I'll be fine.
  9. Just came back to give a small update. Only three machines are running on my mac so far: Windows 3.11, Windows XP (with Inexperience Patcher to look like classic Windows 9x) and Windows 10 build 2004. On my iPad Pro, thanks to UTM (Still no sound tho) I have Windows 3.11 (exact copy) and Windows 98SE, vanilla state AFAIK. I haven't updated it yet but I have a few games running on it, although I do not have proper 3Dfx/Glide support. The same games are on my Win XP above running flawlessly thanks to nGlide. I have only the unofficial service pack for 98SE waiting in line on my iPad to see what happens. I am not using KernelEx (the only reason for it was the web browser). I am using Netscape Navigator, with a NSS patch thanks to roytam1, I can access a few https sites now. There is a patch for QEMU which adds 3Dfx support, but I failed to compile first time. I got a tip from other forums and I'll probably try again. If it works, then there is the ideal scenario for me: On mac, with QEMU patched, I could use 2 VMs (3.x and 9x) while I could transfer the W10 to Parallels Desktop instead of VMware for DirectX 11 support (and therefore might be able to play rFactor 2, finally) On iPad, I doubt the developer of UTM will at least give a look on the patch, but at least he says sound should be fixed after release 1.0 so I keep waiting. Win 3.x and 9x will be running there. Thanks to QEMU (UTM is also a QEMU wrapper) I expect to have exact copies of the same machines between the mac and iPad. I struggled a lot to make Win 98 usable but for now it should be half decent. Maybe in the future I can toy again with KernelEx + something these guys on other topic here are doing with Firefox 24+ to be able to surf modern web. Now I just want to play my games.
  10. I simply gave up on Windows 98, I am moving to Windows 2000 or Windows XP + Inexperience Patcher to get a more closer classic feel. The many workarounds to keep 98 alive is just not worth the hassle for me. I just need an OK enviroment with a proper browser and be able to run my D3D games on VMware. XP has it covered and 2000 has it partially with BWC installed in.
  11. I'm trying SeaMonkey 2.25. It's a bit unstable - some sites work some just crash the browser and close it. Sounds like a memory related problem even though I'm running with 1GB RAM. The browser just cannot handle too much JS. Thinking of leaving it to Netscape 9 for now since it's just a virtual machine, not a full real desktop.
  12. There's a forum (WinClassic) where people have worked on bringing the classic theme back. As far as I know its a quite excellent work but requires too many handmade modification, it isn't just an one click solution like the Inexperience Patcher for XP. Actually I just gave up modifying Win 10 and just accepted it as it is. It is just not worth the hassle. I basically installed Classic Shell, OldNewExplorer, changed a few bit and that was it. (I also went through the privacy/data collection/telemetry settings to shut the s**t down) When Win 10 build 2004 comes, I expect to have a more bearable UI design with these new fluent design icons. As a designer I cannot stand the current icons (I hated the XP ones, can't believe they are still there). But but but... I still prefer Win 9x/2000 UI.
  13. If only they had given the option to show the start menu like the classic one (but with the modern fluent design, of course) then it wouldnt be that bad. They could even compete with the Classic/Open Shell add-on. Same goes for the file explorer - needs more customization to give the users a 9x feel on newer design. This way they can cater for the whole audience. The file explorer is so bad that I had even thought about using the old WinFile they did for Windows 10 on GitHub. But no, they do not listen us...
  14. Hi, I just set up a fresh new Windows 98 SE VM with all the updates + KernelEx (updated) as well. I'm going to reinstall both Netscape 9 and SeaMonkey 2.25, and apart of the obvious tweaks indicated to me from previous pages, is there something new to add? I've been away for a good time - Home Office is taking more and more of my time.
  15. That's great! I will make another Win 98 SE VM since my original one is a bit corrupted now because I had a problem with my external hdd (where the VMs was stored) and try it out. I may lose the Win 2000 VM too, I had it for a bit more modern games like Grand Prix 4, but that does not work well because VMware Fusion stupidly assigns 64mb vram to the emulated video card instead of 128mb max as per documentation. For these games, my options are an upgrade to XP or 10 with tweaks for a classic theme. From XP onwards I might be able to assign more vram to the emulated video card. (according to the documentation, older Windows below XP gets only 128mb; newer can get more than 256mb, even 2GB).
  16. I tried to apply that with most of what I could find in about:config. It did improve browsing on certain pages. Except for the main brazilian news site, Globo.com, It hang up (I bet they rely too much on a JS framework, because I was interviewed by them for a job there last year and they did ask about it). I'll check now on FF, I was testing SM EDIT: The browsing experience did improve a bit. I'm impressed. Maybe, with actually a good write-up of about:config tweaks (maybe it deserves a topic?) for older browsers, maybe opening up an excel spreadsheet containing the tweaks for each version to make public available? Then browsing on Win 98 + KernelEx could be better. I am just missing the video plugins used by Youtube. The most interesting thing is that maybe if I install the same version on Windows 2000 I should get them. Currently My Win 2000 runs a tweaked SM 2.46.5 to look like Netscape, and the browser works great in 2020.
  17. That does work! However SM still crashes A LOT with JS enabled. I have even disabled hardware acceleration for the browser, no luck. So I disabled JS for now. I was testing SeaMonkey 2.32, quite stable if you ask me now. Just don't run JS. For me this is strange. I know the browser can understand the jQuery calls (most of them) and modern JS. I still think it's a caching related problem, either that or the OS can't handle the amount of scripts involved in any website. I loaded VOGONS forums, MSFN forums, I just didn't attempt to login or post. And FF 31.8 ESR works the same way as SM 2.32. No JS. I am starting to think that Netscape 9 with roytam1's NSS updates is better even thou it's outdated. FF 3.6 and K-Meleon are also on the same boat as Netscape 9.
  18. Actually, I will try out all SM versions until the one that stopped working for me (because of address bar not working until I reset my profile every time I use) to find out the “sweet spot”. As for JavaScript, even patching Windows 98 to use more RAM, the patch alone won’t make things better. I believe the browser is having a hard time trying to deal with the amount of JS bs. Increasing the FF cache size isn’t helping either. (As a direct comparison, my RPi 3 has 1GB of ram at disposal for Raspbian and isn’t suffering that much to render them on latest FF)
  19. I thought Rain or Waterfall were good enough? I have Rain on my Win 98 VM and I haven’t seen any side effects, all is clear.
  20. I just have a DYI laptop stand for my rMBP. Now to tidy up the cables and find a way to keep it cool. 😎
  21. Personal preference tbh. The SM UI is better for me. And I had resorted to SM when things went awry with FF. I personally don’t like FF at all, was my browser after Netscapes demise and IEs downfall when Google Chrome came. But I finally ditched it when MS Edge came in. But on older Windows, I’d rather go SeaMonkey since it has a similar netscape UI (nostalgia) and has been generally more stable than FF for me.
  22. You might have better luck trying with a SeaMonkey build with an engine that matches FF24. SeaMonkey is slightly more stable than FF (hence why I use it instead of FF on Windows 2000, for example).
  23. New Edge was running flawlessly here. I have even installed the macOS version on my rMBP. Unlike previous incarnations of the evil IE, Edge chromium does not mess with your operating system AFAIK, and its just a rebadged Google Chrome without all the creep “features” from Google, and has its own features. So far I’m pleased with this browser, but not enough to replace my Safari goodness on my Mac. IE11 as of today will not render properly most modern websites that make full use of CSS Flexbox and CSS Grid for example, unless they use the vendor fixed properties (unlikely now). I had to get rid of it, it was a dream come true to kill this bastard off my Windows. Talk about wanting to kill something for like 15 years and then finally you get your revenge... (that’s because IE6/7 made my web developer career a f***ing nightmare).
  24. My dad still uses the brazilian government tax software to send ours. He has a VM with an exact copy of the XP install used on his old (we do not own it anymore) HP laptop. Early 2000 years. He is not using XP to declare actually - he just keeps snapshots of some years we declared the taxes for future reference. Now he declares it from a newer VM. Which Windows version hes using I can’t remember. We just got p***ed that there is no macOS version.

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