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Posted: 12/27/2003 12:32:04 PM EDT
That OS almost drove me nuts.
Link Posted: 12/27/2003 12:36:13 PM EDT
Me.  I never get new MS OS's because they just add in a bunch of shit I dont need or want. I hold off on upgrading for as long as possible, then get the minimum required.
Link Posted: 12/27/2003 12:38:33 PM EDT
XP love it, not perfect , but nicer than 98
Link Posted: 12/27/2003 12:42:28 PM EDT
400 mmx P2
10 gig hd
Win 98 First Ed....Thank you very much.
Link Posted: 12/27/2003 12:44:00 PM EDT
I did until yesterday.
Link Posted: 12/27/2003 12:46:59 PM EDT
I had 98 till July of this year, it was starting to be more of a hassle than it was worth. Restart quit working on it about May, I would keep getting illegal operations. I now have XP and for me this works great
Link Posted: 12/27/2003 12:57:41 PM EDT
Let's see....

2 running XP
1 running 2000
3 running 98SE
1 running 95

Yikes.  I have too many computers.
Link Posted: 12/27/2003 12:57:48 PM EDT
I've got one old HP sub-notebook (P166) running 98SE.

Fileserver is 2000, MP3 server and GF's ThinkPad are 2000 pro.  My desktop is XP Pro.

XP on new hardware is da bomb!
Link Posted: 12/27/2003 1:01:06 PM EDT
I run Win2000pro, and I have no plans of switching, I have 3 months of uptime so far.
Link Posted: 12/27/2003 1:04:55 PM EDT
What's WinD0z 98? You mean they finally came out with a new new OS?!? [:D]
Link Posted: 12/27/2003 1:09:33 PM EDT
98SE seemed ok to me for the most part though not anywhere near as good as Win2k or XP. I kept an older computer with it on it because I have a few programs that I still like that won't run on XP.  
Link Posted: 12/27/2003 1:15:20 PM EDT
[wave]

Werk's fer me. [BD]
Link Posted: 12/27/2003 1:46:32 PM EDT
bvmjethead, that's a GREAT sig-line! [:)]
Link Posted: 12/27/2003 1:47:56 PM EDT
Only on a beater P233 laptop. I'd have Win2k on it if it had enough RAM to handle it.  BSODs keep life interesting!  [BD]
Link Posted: 12/27/2003 1:48:31 PM EDT
98SE on my machine.

Decently stable, about 2 crashes a month.

When I change this Celeron 400 to a P4 whatever I'll get XP.
Link Posted: 12/27/2003 1:50:34 PM EDT
I have it running on my backup notebook (p133)

I've got another notebook for programing radios thats running 3.11 (DX33)

my reloading computer is running NT4 (p90)
Link Posted: 12/27/2003 1:51:12 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Phil_in_Seattle:
98SE on my machine.

Decently stable, about 2 crashes a month.

When I change this Celeron 400 to a P4 whatever I'll get XP.
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Yep.  98SE.  Only crashed ONCE ever.
Next year we upgrade to something else.  Don't know what yet.
Link Posted: 12/27/2003 1:53:40 PM EDT
i dual boot 98se and XP pro. i only keep 98 on  to run the older stuff that xp wont run.
Link Posted: 12/27/2003 2:12:08 PM EDT
98 checking in!  It's great when your OS is too old for the newest viruses!!!

Woo hoo!
Link Posted: 12/27/2003 2:16:49 PM EDT
I got one oomputer that still runs Win98SE.

P3 at 933mghz.
40 gig hd
512 of ram
2 cd drives (dvd and cd-rw)
Sound Blaster with Live Drive

Some of my games won't rum on XP  [BD]
Link Posted: 12/27/2003 2:19:06 PM EDT
Originally Posted By markm:
98 checking in!  It's great when your OS is too old for the newest viruses!!!

Woo hoo!
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Hmph- until last May I was still using some H-P setup with Windows 95. Always breaking down, everything was an "illegal operation"....[rolleyes]

Now my 11 year old son has it- it runs like a champ. WTF??? [%|] [>:/]

Now, for me, I got a Gateway something or other with Win XP Home. NO problems at all![:)]
Link Posted: 12/27/2003 2:23:23 PM EDT
One running 98SE only.
One dual-booted for 95 and NT4 Server.
One dual-booted for 98SE and 2000 Pro.
One dual-booted for 98SE and 2000 Adv. Server.
One running 2000 Pro, soon to be dual-booted for both 2000 Pro and XP Pro.
Link Posted: 12/27/2003 2:23:25 PM EDT
Had 98SE till last month, I really like this XP now though!
Link Posted: 12/27/2003 2:34:57 PM EDT
Wolfpack:
Had 98SE till last month, I really like this XP now though!
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You [u]did[/u] reset everything to "CLASSIC", right? [:D]
Link Posted: 12/27/2003 2:36:56 PM EDT
I just got rid of it (and I'm a PC tech)...

My reson for ditching 98? I got a P4 with hyper-threading, and that requires XP to work...

I absolutely despise Windows XP (If I have to endure JUST ONE more wizard, animated character, other cutsy tweak, or if I see MSN Messenger re-install itself ONE more time and razz me to get a 'passport'...) but it's the only OS that actually supports HT...
Link Posted: 12/27/2003 3:30:05 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/27/2003 3:40:02 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Dave_A:
I just got rid of it (and I'm a PC tech)...

My reson for ditching 98? I got a P4 with hyper-threading, and that requires XP to work...

I absolutely despise Windows XP (If I have to endure JUST ONE more wizard, animated character, other cutsy tweak, or if I see MSN Messenger re-install itself ONE more time and razz me to get a 'passport'...) but it's the only OS that actually supports HT...
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Are you sure about that? Both Windows 2000 Pro and 2000 Server report 2 CPUs when run on an HT P4, of course I think only 2000 Server can make use of the additional "CPU."
Link Posted: 12/27/2003 4:23:54 PM EDT
OS X  [wave]
Link Posted: 12/27/2003 4:52:13 PM EDT
Originally Posted By mattja:
Originally Posted By Dave_A:
I just got rid of it (and I'm a PC tech)...

My reson for ditching 98? I got a P4 with hyper-threading, and that requires XP to work...

I absolutely despise Windows XP (If I have to endure JUST ONE more wizard, animated character, other cutsy tweak, or if I see MSN Messenger re-install itself ONE more time and razz me to get a 'passport'...) but it's the only OS that actually supports HT...
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Are you sure about that? Both Windows 2000 Pro and 2000 Server report 2 CPUs when run on an HT P4, of course I think only 2000 Server can make use of the additional "CPU."
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Yup...

2k will 'report' the 'extra CPU', but it actually runs SLOWER due to the fact that it's not a real CPU, and 2k treats it as such...

So 2k effectively doesn't aupport HT...
Link Posted: 12/27/2003 5:12:39 PM EDT
I really like XP when I got my new comp, I had it on it at first but when I started to upgrade prepherals just hook them up and run the driver software thats it. now i have to update everything because some programs just do not work even with the updates, so when I get my cable modem hooked up now updating should be a brease while not having to spend a whole week downloading.
Link Posted: 12/27/2003 5:27:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/27/2003 5:28:08 PM EDT by kpel308]
WinMe/LinuxMandrake7.2 dualboot.  Would go back to Win98 in a heartbeat, if I could find the bloody Win95 disk I had updated from!

Get this for antiquated:

AMD K6III/450MHz
64MB EDO RAM
6GB HD
16x CD-ROM
ATI Rage w/8MB RAM
56K Modem but installed a USB 2.0 card so I can use the cablemodem:  The motherboard won't handle the 2.0, so I'm stuck with 1.1 data rate!

I also have a Commodore 64 in storage somewhere, with all the software from when I was in college, and the only guy in the honors dorm with his own computer!  Get this:  a Genie 1MB hard drive!  WOOHOO!  Anybody for a game of Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy?

Now that I have a new job, I hope to get a better machine, right after I get a new 1911.  A man's got to have his priorities, right?
Link Posted: 12/27/2003 5:40:58 PM EDT
98SE here.

I just can't upgrade, I've got DOS in my blood.
Link Posted: 12/27/2003 5:47:53 PM EDT
I still use it on my home computer...

Won't change until I absolutely have to...

I have a laptop at work with XP if I need it.
Link Posted: 12/27/2003 5:51:21 PM EDT
Originally Posted By DoubleFeed:
I did until yesterday.
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You stole my words!

I used 98SE until yesterday, when I installed the 2000Pro I got for Christmas.

DrMark
Link Posted: 12/27/2003 5:55:36 PM EDT
New new computer had XP on it, and I just bought XP for my daughters, so 2 98SE's down, and one laptop with ME on board to go.

I'm not in a big hurry to get rid of ME.
Surprisingly stable, with few problems.[:O]

My experience with ME seems to be the exception.

Jay
Link Posted: 12/27/2003 10:29:51 PM EDT
Just get virtual machine software and run all your Operating Systems on one PC. [url=http://www.vmware.com/]VMware[/url]
Link Posted: 12/27/2003 11:10:31 PM EDT


 98SE for three and half years. Not a single problem.
Link Posted: 12/27/2003 11:26:33 PM EDT
still running Win95 233 mhz -- WOO HOO


it aint pretty but gets the job done ....barely
Link Posted: 12/27/2003 11:38:06 PM EDT
I thought CNN said something like 30% of the users out there still use Win98, which Microsoft says they will no longer support (or was that Win95?)
Link Posted: 12/27/2003 11:46:09 PM EDT
My computer in my apartment, which only has 450 Mhz behind it, has 98SE. I like it.

My parents have XP on the home computer, a near brand new Dell.

It blows. I hate it. Fucker runs some things slower that my computer. Working in the system to try and haul spywear out (that it attracts like a motherfucker and that Spybot sometimes misses) is a bastard. Sooooo many fucking processes running sometimes. And that goddamn multiple user thing.
And worse, it runs Morrowind and Operation: Flashpoint so fucking badly, yet is well beyond recommended system specs. I can't figure it out. Nothing I've done to optimize the system (which it shouldn't need, being fucking new) has worked. Still loads and runs like total shit. 2.2 Ghz and Morrowind loads like ASS. So does Flashpoint. WHAT THE FUCK?!

I seriously want to tear XP out of this thing and stick 98 back on.
Link Posted: 12/27/2003 11:48:24 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Dave_A:
other cutsy tweak
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[wave]




[lol]
Why would I change when I'm still learning this one?
Link Posted: 12/27/2003 11:53:31 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Spade:
My computer in my apartment, which only has 450 Mhz behind it, has 98SE. I like it.

My parents have XP on the home computer, a near brand new Dell.

It blows. I hate it. Fucker runs some things slower that my computer. Working in the system to try and haul spywear out (that it attracts like a motherfucker and that Spybot sometimes misses) is a bastard. Sooooo many fucking processes running sometimes. And that goddamn multiple user thing.
And worse, it runs Morrowind and Operation: Flashpoint so fucking badly, yet is well beyond recommended system specs. I can't figure it out. Nothing I've done to optimize the system (which it shouldn't need, being fucking new) has worked. Still loads and runs like total shit. 2.2 Ghz and Morrowind loads like ASS. So does Flashpoint. WHAT THE FUCK?!

I seriously want to tear XP out of this thing and stick 98 back on.
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I bet your parents dell is a celeron with a 5400 rpm harddrive and not enough ram.. I have 2 win98se's I win 2000 pro and 1 win 2000 server, about to build an xp pro box for myself with some newer specs than this one...
Link Posted: 12/28/2003 12:33:32 AM EDT
Originally Posted By sixgunsblazing:

I bet your parents dell is a celeron with a 5400 rpm harddrive and not enough ram..
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No. At least not according to the Device Manager. It could use more RAM, but you can always use more RAM.

I just found out the virtual memory was set at between 150 and 200 megs or so and Windows was handling how much in the range. That might have been some of the problem. I set it at 1028. I was gonna do 500 or so, but an experienced Morrowind player said 1028 was the way to go.

Link Posted: 12/28/2003 12:48:03 AM EDT
Im running win 2k.  I know somone who is running 98SE with no problems.  Having worked in tech support I dont see many porblems with 98, some with 2k.  Most problems are Win XP and alot of those are due to people who cant find something, or dont know how to use it.
Link Posted: 12/28/2003 2:12:02 AM EDT
Originally Posted By WILSON:
Wolfpack:
Had 98SE till last month, I really like this XP now though!
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You [u]did[/u] reset everything to "CLASSIC", right? [:D]
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Yup and got rid of the dog.  No more USB problems.
Link Posted: 12/28/2003 2:28:55 AM EDT
Win 98SE here too.  Works good for this 500mhz pentium III.  State of the art when I bought it.  Once in a while it freezes up and also error messages occasionally but it will do till I get a new computer.
Link Posted: 12/28/2003 5:43:11 AM EDT
I do; TCS still has it installed on their comps and  can't change their software. My home comp has it and I'm not about to pay umpteen hundreds of dollars just to update.
Link Posted: 12/28/2003 6:24:42 AM EDT
Windows 98 makes baby Jesus cry

Both my game machines are XP
Firewall is openbsd 3.4
Server is NetWare 6.0
throw in some spare freebsd/linux machines
Link Posted: 12/28/2003 6:59:18 AM EDT
Win98SE here as well.  I just use this thing as a comm device on the internet anyway, so I'm not asking much from it.  It never crashes or has any other problems.  Runs my DSL just fine, and the rest of my stuff is equally old, so my camera, etc all work fine.  

Ross
Link Posted: 12/28/2003 1:53:06 PM EDT
At home I have two PC's running Windows 2000.

At work I have the following:
17 - Win 98 SE
9 - Win 2K
4 - Win 95
3 - Win NT 4

Not all hardware or software runs on newer operating systems.  It's about what gets the job done, not about which OS has the snazziest interface.
Link Posted: 12/28/2003 1:56:27 PM EDT
Originally Posted By BostonTeaParty:
At home I have two PC's running Windows 2000.

At work I have the following:
17 - Win 98 SE
9 - Win 2K
4 - Win 95
3 - Win NT 4

Not all hardware or software runs on newer operating systems.  It's about what gets the job done, not about which OS has the snazziest interface.
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Agree. But I had so many hard to come back from failures with win98, it just drove me nuts. It seems xp is easier to make work right when it has a brain fart than anything I have ever used before.
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