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Better Softwares for specific situations in Windows 98


pichorra
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Hello, i want know about the best application for some tasks in Win98SE. can be used KernelEX to run them

1° Internet Browsing: FF3.x is very slow in old machines, IE6 have a lack of security issues and compatibility sucks. there's a better browser who is better than those two?

2° Media Player: I Use foobar2k v0.9.3, but there is an more lighter who support DirectMusic output? (MP3, WMA's, ETC)

3° Office Apps.: I need one who support .Docx extensions. who recomends OpenOffice?

remember: i want lighters apps.

[edit] sorry for posting in this area, i was multiple tabs open, i was thinking i was posting in previous area x.x

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I strongly recommend K-Meleon over Opera - far faster - it's actually bearable on a 200Mhz Pentium running Win98SE that's next to me right now whereas Opera is unusable. If you run 98SE on modern HW, I suppose it doesn't matter much, however.

I'd recommend OpenOffice on a modern box, but it's Java powered so it will crawl on an older box - dunno what does DOCX on that kind of hardware well, but I'd be interested to know as well. I haven't checked if it does DOCX, but Abiword is pretty light iirc.

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I need to look up K-meleon then, I'm always out for more performance (on a 1.4GHz Tualatin)

OpenOffice is pretty good.

As far as DOCX goes, perhaps try unzipping them and see what your software says about it. (DOCX files are Zipped DOC files)

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1° Internet Browsing: FF3.x is very slow in old machines, IE6 have a lack of security issues and compatibility sucks. there's a better browser who is better than those two?

2° Media Player: I Use foobar2k v0.9.3, but there is an more lighter who support DirectMusic output? (MP3, WMA's, ETC)

3° Office Apps.: I need one who support .Docx extensions. who recomends OpenOffice?

1° FF2 but msn dropped support on this...

2° Mplayerc

3° OpenOffice 2.4

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As far as DOCX goes, perhaps try unzipping them and see what your software says about it. (DOCX files are Zipped DOC files)

Not really. :(

Just for the record:

http://www.docx.net/

http://www.docx.net/how-to-convert-docx-to-doc

docx has NOTHING to do with doc, it's basically XML inside a zipped container.

Just in case:

http://www.nativewindsofmontana.com/software/docx2rtf.html

jaclaz

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As far as DOCX goes, perhaps try unzipping them and see what your software says about it. (DOCX files are Zipped DOC files)

Not really. :(

Just for the record:

http://www.docx.net/

http://www.docx.net/how-to-convert-docx-to-doc

docx has NOTHING to do with doc, it's basically XML inside a zipped container.

Just in case:

http://www.nativewindsofmontana.com/software/docx2rtf.html

jaclaz

Aha, good to know

A friend of mine messed with DOCX and said that to me that they're zipped DOC files... so this is not true then.

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As far as DOCX goes, perhaps try unzipping them and see what your software says about it. (DOCX files are Zipped DOC files)

Not really. :(

Just for the record:

http://www.docx.net/

http://www.docx.net/how-to-convert-docx-to-doc

docx has NOTHING to do with doc, it's basically XML inside a zipped container.

Just in case:

http://www.nativewindsofmontana.com/software/docx2rtf.html

jaclaz

Aha, good to know

A friend of mine messed with DOCX and said that to me that they're zipped DOC files... so this is not true then.

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Internet Browsing: FF3.x is very slow in old machines, IE6 have a lack of security issues and compatibility sucks. there's a better browser who is better than those two?

Probably not. :(

I've been living with that issue since 2006. FF1x was slow compared to IE6... FF2x was worse... and FF3x refused to run on my machine regardless of whatever I tried (KernelEX didn't help... probably because my Windows 98 installation was too heavily modified, with IE stripped off).

2° Media Player: I Use foobar2k v0.9.3, but there is an more lighter who support DirectMusic output? (MP3, WMA's, ETC)

I used Windows Media Player 6.4 with FFDSHOW... but you could also use Media Player Classic.

3° Office Apps.: I need one who support .Docx extensions. who recomends OpenOffice?

An old version of Microsoft Office with Microsoft's "Office 2007 compatibility pack".

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An old version of Microsoft Office with Microsoft's "Office 2007 compatibility pack".

Office 2007 compatibility pack cannot be installed on 98 even with KernelEx.

Edit: And about PolyEdit - it needs Office 2007 compatibility pack for opening docx, so its not an option for opening docx under Win98.

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