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RE: win95 and IEAK6.0

  • From: Vivien M.
  • Date: Wed Nov 21 16:21:54 2001

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-nanog@merit.edu [mailto:owner-nanog@merit.edu]On Behalf Of
> Bill Larson
> Sent: November 21, 2001 2:52 PM
> To: Tim Winders
> Cc: isp-tech@isp-tech.com; nanog@nanog.org
> Subject: Re: win95 and IEAK6.0
>
> However there is no reason other than trying to force people to upgrade to
> the newest Microsoft OS version to write this browser so that it would not
> support windows 95 as well. Many of the rural users I deal with have
> machines barely able to run Windows 95, and forget windows 98.  
> If I tell my
> users they must upgrade their computers to use my service those users will
> simply find another internet service.

Are you sure that you would WANT to run IE 6 on these machines? The requirements for IE6 seem identical to the requirements for Win98, which you can find at http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q182/7/51.ASP (someone alread posted the requirements for IE6)

I know I've tried IE_5_ on a machine that's barely below these minimum requirements on Win95, and... well, let me put it this way: the 14.4 modem in that box was no longer the bottleneck. I have trouble believing that IE6 (or even IE5) would acceptably on a <P100, and if you have a P133+ I would think you can run Win98 just fine if you turn off active desktop (and then again, I'm not even sure anyone enables Active Desktop even on a 1900+ Athlon XP)

Vivien

P.S. I don't know where you are, but in my general area (Ontario, Canada), you can buy refurb P166s capable of running Win98 for about $90CDN, or about $60USD (probably less than that, since the exchange rate sucks so much these days). Makes me wonder how much my nice 486 is worth these days... probably less than a box of donuts!

-- 
Vivien M.
vivienm@dyndns.org
Assistant System Administrator
Dynamic DNS Network Services
http://www.dyndns.org/





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