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  1. AFAIK all versions od USP are working up to the last update he included, so each version can be considered as completed. (I don't think it's worth waiting for an even more complete version)
  2. Main issue, as other said, is with updating software and hardware. I forgot about updating/installing new softwares about 3 years ago. Had to do everything with unchanged set-up. Fortunately I didn't need to update anything since, save for on 3d program I rarely use. I can access the internet but I disable javascript most of the time. It can crash or freezes sometimes when javascript is enabled. I'm a little bored of losing content because of that. But so far it's ok. Without javascript, internet browsing is extremely fast and safe and I prefer losing some content than facing slow and unsafe internet. But this is valid also for newst versions of Windows. Should I use W8, I would disable Javascript too. I lost the ability to watch YouTube videos, but I didn't bother installing the patches required and KerenelX etc. I can't wantch YouTubes also because I disable Javascript and ActiveX. I'm also bored of having to use another computer for that. I do internet banking on a daily basis on W98SE, with two banks. But not evry bank website would allow that, I think. I do think that in the near future, in one or two years, I'll have to quit W98 in order to enjoy full functionality for everything. But it will be with sadness... Despite the limitations, it's still a pleasure to use it instead of W7, W8 or Vista.
  3. Still using W98SE at the time of posting. You'r not alone.
  4. I see that you have a second forum on another website. I'll follow you there.
  5. Problemchild: PLease read your messages (important)
  6. HI There, there has been a problem with the server hosting the U98SESP3 package. The websitye is back online now. Problemchild: you may not have access to the serer anymore to update the file. It comes at the worse moment possible for me because I must leave one week for my job. I'll try to restore your account either today (if I have time) or in 9 days. Sorry for the unconveniance.
  7. As Dencorso said, we need a more scientific aproach to answer this question. yet it's safe to say that by our common experience, W98 has a very low risk of infection. We have never seen anyone in the last 5 years, posting here to ask how to get rid of a virus. IMO antivirus and firewalls are totaly useless on w98. Now saying that we will never be infected should we open obviousely dangerous websites with IE6 and leave the machine 24/7 on line for weeks... is a little bit presumtuous. I neve had an antivirus installed in the last 5 years at least, and before that, never had a virus since 1999. (and that virus came from a floppy!) yet I'm positive that I would not catch viruses easily with W7 the way I use my computer. As the saying goes, infection risk depends more on your behavior than on your OS. Poeple who are careful and know how to avoid viruses will almost never catch one and can safely go naked everywhere and do everything without any protection. The problem with new OSes thought, is not so much viruses, it's bloatwares/garbagewares/uselsesswares. It seems that all Vista/7 machine get a new bloatware installed, God-knows-how once every 6 months on average and you have no idea what this software is doing and wether or not you can remove it. On a w98 that sort of joke would be cut short very swiftly.
  8. I must say that browsing the internet with Javascript disabled is already protecting from all viruses that you can get being online. If you use a POP3 e-mail account (eg Outlook {Express}), open all your mails as text. Remain infections from USB and optical discs... Also disable autorun. This thing shouldn't exist on the first place.
  9. I confirm Java 6u7 works without Kex. I have it on my PC without Kex installed. But it's the last version to do so.
  10. I hae the same problem with skype: The same version which I installed 3 years ago and still worked 2 years ago now crashes as soon as I try to answer a call. I don't expect old Y!Messenger version to work any better...
  11. php files are irrelevant on your computer because they are active only on the website's server. So you can ignore them.
  12. Today we connect to the internet with an ADSL router, not with "cable modem" anymore (unless you are somewhere far from civilisation, in the mountains or something). If you are connected with an ADSL router (or modem if you will), you need to buy and install a generic ethernet card. Once the ethernet card is inserted in the tower, restart the computer, it will look for the "new device", ask to insert the installation disc to find some files (insert the W98se CD) and, if you are lucky, you will be connected to the internet immediately. If not write here. You will also need an ethernet cable but that should be supplied with the router.
  13. That's a good idea. I just discoered a feature in Maxthon similar to proximitron albeit less advanced where I can disable some sources of bloat. It's called the content filter list. I added: /ad.yieldmanager.com/ And pages as well as scripts on Yahoo! News became much lighter already. (I still need scripts to be enabled on Yahoo News to be able to use a plugin to save the news on my HDD. But most of the time I disable javascript entirely.) I guess there are dozen of such entries which could make your internet experience much better. You don't need to reload js. localy. You can simply block their loading. Unless you want to replace them with function .js files rewritten by yourself. Awsome but difficult to do. Unfortunately it will never block scripts embedded in the main html document.
  14. Unless there something I don't know, I don't think these links are slowing the browsers. Bloat, sure. But do they use Javascript? For me abuse of Javascript is the cancer.

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