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Old September 29th 09, 12:51 PM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
Annex
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Default Opera for windows 98

which Opera version(older) better run on older hardware and Windows 98?
Is it faster than Firefox? Or older Firefox version is better on Windows98?

thank you.
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Old September 29th 09, 07:49 PM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
glee
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Default Opera for windows 98

"Annex" wrote in message
...
which Opera version(older) better run on older hardware and Windows
98?
Is it faster than Firefox? Or older Firefox version is better on
Windows98?


If Opera 10 won't work on your system, try Opera 9.64
http://www.opera.com/download/?os=wi...r=9.64&local=y
It works on my Win98SE systems...I haven't tried 10.x on 98 yet.

Older versions have more vulnerabilities. My experience looking through
Secumia reports has been that older versions of Firefox tend to be a
little less secure that Opera versions.
--
Glen Ventura, MS MVP Windows, A+
http://dts-l.net/

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Old September 29th 09, 07:49 PM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
glee
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Default Opera for windows 98

"Annex" wrote in message
...
which Opera version(older) better run on older hardware and Windows
98?
Is it faster than Firefox? Or older Firefox version is better on
Windows98?


If Opera 10 won't work on your system, try Opera 9.64
http://www.opera.com/download/?os=wi...r=9.64&local=y
It works on my Win98SE systems...I haven't tried 10.x on 98 yet.

Older versions have more vulnerabilities. My experience looking through
Secumia reports has been that older versions of Firefox tend to be a
little less secure that Opera versions.
--
Glen Ventura, MS MVP Windows, A+
http://dts-l.net/

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Old September 30th 09, 01:13 AM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
98 Guy
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Default Opera for windows 98

glee wrote:

If Opera 10 won't work on your system, try Opera 9.64


Older versions have more vulnerabilities. My experience looking
through Secumia reports has been that older versions of Firefox
tend to be a little less secure that Opera versions.


Opera 9 has the following unpatched vulnerabilities:

http://secunia.com/advisories/36414/

Details:

http://www.opera.com/support/kb/view/929/ (trivial)
http://www.opera.com/support/kb/view/930/ (trivial)
http://www.opera.com/support/kb/view/932/ (trivial)
http://www.opera.com/support/kb/view/934/ (I say trivial)

For e-mail and usenet news reading, I use Netscape Communicator 4.79.
For web browsing, I use firefox 2.0.0.20. No known vulnerabilities to
either of those that have been shown to be in circulation or effective
when used in conjunction with Windows 98.
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Old September 30th 09, 01:13 AM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
98 Guy
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Default Opera for windows 98

glee wrote:

If Opera 10 won't work on your system, try Opera 9.64


Older versions have more vulnerabilities. My experience looking
through Secumia reports has been that older versions of Firefox
tend to be a little less secure that Opera versions.


Opera 9 has the following unpatched vulnerabilities:

http://secunia.com/advisories/36414/

Details:

http://www.opera.com/support/kb/view/929/ (trivial)
http://www.opera.com/support/kb/view/930/ (trivial)
http://www.opera.com/support/kb/view/932/ (trivial)
http://www.opera.com/support/kb/view/934/ (I say trivial)

For e-mail and usenet news reading, I use Netscape Communicator 4.79.
For web browsing, I use firefox 2.0.0.20. No known vulnerabilities to
either of those that have been shown to be in circulation or effective
when used in conjunction with Windows 98.
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Old September 30th 09, 02:17 AM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
Greg[_2_]
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Default Opera for windows 98

On Tue, 29 Sep 2009 14:51:00 +0300, "Annex"
wrote:

which Opera version(older) better run on older hardware and Windows 98?
Is it faster than Firefox? Or older Firefox version is better on Windows98?

thank you.



I use Firefox 2.0.0.20 and Opera 10.00

10.00 works but is slower that firefox 2.0.0.20 on dial up but I may
not have the network connection set correctly in Opera for dial-up.
That question is for another thread.


Greg
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Old September 30th 09, 02:17 AM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
Greg[_2_]
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Default Opera for windows 98

On Tue, 29 Sep 2009 14:51:00 +0300, "Annex"
wrote:

which Opera version(older) better run on older hardware and Windows 98?
Is it faster than Firefox? Or older Firefox version is better on Windows98?

thank you.



I use Firefox 2.0.0.20 and Opera 10.00

10.00 works but is slower that firefox 2.0.0.20 on dial up but I may
not have the network connection set correctly in Opera for dial-up.
That question is for another thread.


Greg
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Old September 30th 09, 02:51 AM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
thanatoid
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Default Opera for windows 98

"Annex" wrote in
:

which Opera version(older) better run on older hardware and
Windows 98? Is it faster than Firefox? Or older Firefox
version is better on Windows98?

thank you.


After MS Office, FFox is the most overrated application I have
seen.

Get this:
http://www.opera-usb.com/

And delete all the other crap.

Finally, Opera (with a little - approved by them - help)
fulfills its potential. Goodbye older Operas which /NEVER/
worked with flash (not that it's THAT important, still annoying
enough for a "full featured" browser - speaking of which, I
still maintain OffByOne is THE best browser, but some "modern"
sites don't work with it at all), goodbye all the mythical and
semi-extinct animals. I would say "goodbye IE" but I trust it is
not even an option for you - I don't even remember when I last
used it. 13 years ago? 15?


--
Lots of theoretical butchers are alleged and other bloody eyes
are suitable, but will Pam secure that?
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Old September 30th 09, 02:51 AM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
thanatoid
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Default Opera for windows 98

"Annex" wrote in
:

which Opera version(older) better run on older hardware and
Windows 98? Is it faster than Firefox? Or older Firefox
version is better on Windows98?

thank you.


After MS Office, FFox is the most overrated application I have
seen.

Get this:
http://www.opera-usb.com/

And delete all the other crap.

Finally, Opera (with a little - approved by them - help)
fulfills its potential. Goodbye older Operas which /NEVER/
worked with flash (not that it's THAT important, still annoying
enough for a "full featured" browser - speaking of which, I
still maintain OffByOne is THE best browser, but some "modern"
sites don't work with it at all), goodbye all the mythical and
semi-extinct animals. I would say "goodbye IE" but I trust it is
not even an option for you - I don't even remember when I last
used it. 13 years ago? 15?


--
Lots of theoretical butchers are alleged and other bloody eyes
are suitable, but will Pam secure that?
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Old September 30th 09, 02:52 AM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
glee
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Default Opera for windows 98

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"98 Guy" wrote in message ...
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Opera 9 has the following unpatched vulnerabilities:

http://secunia.com/advisories/36414/

Details:

http://www.opera.com/support/kb/view/929/ (trivial)
http://www.opera.com/support/kb/view/930/ (trivial)
http://www.opera.com/support/kb/view/932/ (trivial)
http://www.opera.com/support/kb/view/934/ (I say trivial)



I wouldn't call either http://www.opera.com/support/kb/view/929/ or
http://www.opera.com/support/kb/view/934/ exactly trivial, though they
aren't critical.


For e-mail and usenet news reading, I use Netscape Communicator 4.79.
For web browsing, I use firefox 2.0.0.20. No known vulnerabilities to
either of those that have been shown to be in circulation or effective
when used in conjunction with Windows 98.


Just as an aside, because obviously users of Win98 will eventually have
few or no options left but to use End Of Life softwa

The fact that vulnerabilities are not reported for Firefox 2.0.0.20 does
not indicate that they don't exist, only that the product is considered
End Of Life and is no longer checked for vulnerabilities, AFAIK. Do you
have any links to show that v.2.0.0.20 is even being tested for any
recent vulnerabilities? Mozilla does not appear to check the old
versions any longer and I see no evidence that any other groups do,
including Secunia. Opera 9.64 is AFAIR only very recently EOL, or else
not EOL till sometime in October....I don't have time right now to look
it up.

Similarly, Communicator 4.79 has been EOL for quite some time, and no
one is checking it for vulnerabilities, so the fact they are not being
reported does not mean they don't exist.
--
Glen Ventura, MS MVP Windows, A+
http://dts-l.net/

 




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