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If you still use any non-NT version of Windows, post once here about it. One post per member so number of replies is also the head count. 

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Edit your post throughout the year with updates. Topic will be locked at next New Year!

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Win98fe on Mitac 6133 laptop for light work, simple games, and software development and testing.

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WinME use it for all I can use it for, viewed on large screen. Fast to boot, responsive, reliable. Usage examples, media centre, email, web browsing, games. Motherboard Name    ECS K8T890-A
 

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ME for daily use, web browsing, testing (KernelEx), writing, eMail, listen to music, edit photos, ... . Motherboards are MSI G41M4-F MS7592, Asus P5KPL1600, Asus P4V800D-X, MSI MS7058 and others (Intel and Via chipsets). Mostly with dual boot ME/XP. I often tried Linux - OpenSuse and others, but the GPU fan always annoyed me with highest speed of 100%. So I kept coming back to ME.

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Reporting for duty. Vanilla Windows 98 SE is currently installed on two early 2000 era towers, nothing special, real hardware only thanks. The primary install is 800 MHz with 384 MB RAM, 32 MB graphics, 19" CRT monitor and PS2 mouse/keyboard that multi-boots with modern GNU/Linux. Boot into Windows 98 or it's DOS 7.10 almost daily for light internet (education, news, forums), YouTube, streaming music, games and nostalgia. Have enough old hardware to run Windows 98 indefinitely, hope to always have at least one install available.

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Have Win98SE for running certain old programs, web browsing and occasional retrogaming. It's installed on my main machine along with 7 in a dualboot.

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Why does this topic exist? You can edit it in the first post! Do you want to estimate Windows 98 current market share?

My Windows 98 machine from the year 2000 dropped to third place as the most used PCs in my flat. I use it for layouting and writing in Word 97, amiga music files and some little browsing, but  Windows XP makes more out of the hardware I have. Another Windows 98 machine is in stock (picked up on the street this year), but I don't need it now. Maybe it will be used for some kind of Windows 98 LAN party, but I'd rather give it away to someone who really wants to learn about Windows 98. As a third option here, an old mainboard of 1999 is built into a wooden case, running Windows 95 and being occasionally used for true MS-DOS things.

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Shiva still exists. I am going about the slow process of finding a donor hard disk to clone to, in order to attempt to port it to new hardware. It is Windows 98 FE.

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Windows 98SE and Windows ME. If I can figure out as to why the newer Firefox browsers aren’t working for me as per Schwups’ instructions I’ll probably choose these over Win 2k :P

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I just use Win98 on an VM due to it's limitations. But it for example has very good sound, or just I like it. I can't use it as my main os due to it's limitations. But it's beautiful!

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I got Windows 3.11 (it is non nt too) on Digital Venturis 466 with 486DX2-66, s3 trio64vlb 1mb, 2gb cf card and 68mb of ram and sound blaster 16. That machine is hooked to network using serial modem emulator (fake dialling) running at 115200bps. That modem is hosted on my raspberry PI since I had no ISA nic.

 

Then I got Windows 95B running on gigabyte ga-686lx4 mainboard, celeron 266mhz, 256mb ram, nvidia tnt2 m64 32mb, 20gb seagate ide hdd, fm801 soundcard. That machine got usb driver downloaded from this forum and can support flash drives. That machine is connected to network using realtek pci 10/100 nic.

 

Then I got Windows 98SE running on gigabyte ga-60mm7 mainboard, Pentium 3 EB 800mhz, 512mb ram, radeon 9800 pro 128mb AGP, ESI audio maya44 sound card and 128gb ssd hooked with sata>pata adapter. That machine is connected network too and is my main win98 gaming pc now

 

Then I got my quadboot pc having windows ME. It specs are Pentium 4 2.80ghz (ht disabled), Asus p4p800 mainboard, 2x512mb ram (soon 4x1gb), 160gb sata hdd on native mode, gainward 6800gt 256mb golden sample AGP. This pc is work progress but once I get all done I want try all cool tweaks from this forum to win9x since performance is no longer issue

 

All of those systems are hooked to kvm having logitec ps/2 laser mouse, Microsoft internet keyboard, and L1919S lcd (soon will get crt hopefully)

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