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Markb



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2007 3:21 pm    Post subject: Windows Nostalgia Reply with quote

Is it me, or is anyone else amazed about the amount of Windows 98 questions still popping up. I look back at Win 98 with the same fondness that I look back at Windows 3.1 or a hovis commercial.
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SoftStag



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Windows 98 is still used by many people, especially in developing countries. This is because there are a lot of old PCs out there and it is cheaper to run 98 over newer OSes. 98 is also incredibly fast. I dual booted it with a newish Vista machine, and it beats Vista hands down!
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Desperado



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2008 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had Windows 98 on my original PC. I have 2000 on my current Desktop and XP on my laptop.

I have just purchased a second hand, very small, very lightweight laptop and it has 98se on it. Only problem I am having is that it doesn't suport plug and play! As I am trying to get it to recognise and accept an external DVD/CDRW I am having 'issues' with it!!!

But, it is good!
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Markb



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This one surprised me. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7707016.stm Microsoft were still selling licenses for windows 3.x up until 1st November this year.
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SoftStag



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting, Markb, I thought Windows 3.x was long dead an buried. I didn't realise M$ were still selling licenses for it up until so recently.

I think this explains why in-flight entertainment systems are always flaky! lol
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One of its more glamorous uses as an embedded operating system is to power the in-flight entertainment systems on some Virgin and Qantas long-haul jets.

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