Sometimes Older is Better...

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  1. Prince_Serendip

    Prince_Serendip Registered Member

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    I've been mulling over the problems some people are having with the new BB. I am not having any myself. When I first got IE 6, I thought I was getting an up-to-date, new and improved version. I never had so much trouble than I did with IE 6. One night I got thoroughly frustrated with it and took a step back to IE 5.5sp1. No more problems! No more full system crashes, blank webpages, failed log-ins, nor IE program crashes. Everything works the way I need it to. Yes, sometimes older is better, wiser and more confident. (People are often like that too!) I understand that IE 6 does work properly for some systems. Any thoughts?
     
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    I still use IE 5.5, but I can't add much because I've never used 6. Hell, I just upgraded from 5.0 a couple months ago. Ask Spy1, he can attest to this truth! lol
     
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    ( <g> ) Verified.

    I've not had the urge to switch to IE6, either. Not saying it's bad, just quite content to use IE5.5 w/SP2 (fully patched) when I have to use a M$ browser. Pete
     
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    Can't really say i've had serious problems with IE6 on my XP computer except with Cookie Pal 1.7a (It crashed randomly it seemed, but a upgrade to 1.7b fixed this)
    On the other hand i never felt the need to install IE6 on my Win2k computer. (If it ain't broke, don't fix it :cool:)

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  5. Prince_Serendip

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    :) I haven't forgotten about this topic.

    :D Vindicated at last!!! :D

    Please refer to the following link to Aumha's "Tips from the Trenches" on IE6 and Win98:

    http://www.aumha.org/elistx.htm#trench

    Yes! Sometimes older is better!
     
  6. TonyKlein

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    I agree.

    I went back from the 6.0 to the 5.5 SP2 myself.

    Although IE 6.0 works great on many systems running Win98, there are a lot of reports of freezes, new window problems and other stuff.

    It was clearly designed with WinXP in mind.

    But I luuuuuve my Win98! :D
     
  7. Prince_Serendip

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    Thank you, Tony! Has anyone yet started a Win98/se Fan Club? With enough members we could make some changes to M$'s attitude towards it!

    Why should we have to abide by their idea of planned obsolescence? Good products never die.
     
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    Well, the latest new is, that M$ is indeed planning to end free support for Win98 about a week from now, on June 30. And all support ends on June 30, 2003.

    I wonder what that means though; will we still be issued patches for newly discoverered vulnerabilities, or is MS secretly hoping our computers will spontaneously combust... :rolleyes:
     
  9. controler

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    I have upgraded everything from 486's to PV's without one bit of trouble running 6. I install my network card and use high speed wireless to do the upgrades.
    wasupp with you guys ? :D
     
  10. Prince_Serendip

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    It's not us! Win 98 and 98se are almost alive. It's a quirky OS (which is why I think so many users like it so much). It has character. It's different on every machine. But even if it has lots of failures, it goes right on as if nothing happened.

    controler, as your handle implies, are you self-assured and confident when you work with it? Win 98 is like a high-strung stallion. It needs a firm hand.

    Firm hand or not, my particular version of Win98se simply refuses to have anything to do with Internet Explorer 6. The hangs in IE 6 were like sneezes. Then it started coughing and Windows applications stopped working. Then this system had the equivalent of three major heart attacks. I got the message after many tests. I took IE 6 off, put on IE 5.5 and it hasn't even hiccuped since. It's like it's allergic to it.

    Sort of says something about the Ghost in the Machine doesn't it? When I read the article at Aumha, I realized there were lots of other people who've had similar experiences with Win98. I'm really beginning to like this old girl here too. Remember, people make things like people whether they know it or not! Win98 has a lot of people-stuff in it! (This from a trained scientist no less!) ;)
     
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    Although I don't use it anymore, win98se treated me well. It was rock solid for a year. I only restarted it every couple of weeks. I had good ecc ram and I think that helped. The insecurity of the file system was why I left it (work/school related). I still maintain a small win98se box for my kids since all the kids games I have don't work on anything else but win9*.
     
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    By way of example of "quirky," I thought I'd share my shutdown routine.
    I call that "quirky!" :D
     
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