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Old 07 March 2011, 22:28   #1
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IE6 Isn't the Only Obsolete Browser In Use

IE6 Isn't the Only Obsolete Browser In Use

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Non-Windows blasts from the past were also represented: 438 used the ill-fated OS/2 operating system, and five ran Amiga OS.

So while Microsoft's campaign to eradicate Internet Explorer 6 is laudable, it seems clear that there's nothing anyone can to do stop people from running some seriously outdated software.

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2381526,00.asp
Who are the five people using Amiga OS to browse PC Mag?
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Old 07 March 2011, 22:32   #2
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Interesting. One of those five people might have been me. I think I followed a link there when I was on my A3000 or A500.
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Old 07 March 2011, 23:38   #3
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AmigaOS on the web, fine, but windows 3.x??? Who are these self-loathing souls??
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Old 08 March 2011, 00:33   #4
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AmigaOS on the web, fine, but windows 3.x??? Who are these self-loathing souls??
Hahahahahaha!!!

Yeah, indeed that was a terrible desktop - I remember a friends dad years and years ago had a laptop that ran Windows 3.x and I had a go on it and got immediately frustrated, smugly remarking to my friend that it didn't have a hope of ever matching Workbench... seems like Microsoft have arguably more than made up for it since, though...
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Typical PCMag, rubbishing AmigaOS and Win98 without any real justification...
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Typical PCMag, rubbishing AmigaOS and Win98 without any real justification...
Did you even read the article?

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There was a similar article elsewhere. Quite interesting.
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Did you even read the article?

Yes, of course.
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I'm more worried about these dumbasses!

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Maybe strangest of all, some readers were using betas of old versions: over 500 readers used the beta of Firefox 3.0, and a dozen even used the beta of Firefox 1.5, which dates back to 2005
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They caught me. Browsing in Windows 3.1 is not too slow without flash, java and of course in 640x480 with 256 colors.
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Did four of those five amiga users use a cracked version of IBrowse ;-p

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Could be on aos4 on power, which i understand can be quite pleasant for browsing.

Not necessarily on classic i mean.
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In this day and age, Win98 should be slagged. If you connect to the internet with it, prepare for and prepare to deserve what you get.

I refuse to believe that's not people in VMWare sessions set up for gaming, though. Flat out refuse.
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In this day and age, Win98 should be slagged. If you connect to the internet with it, prepare for and prepare to deserve what you get.

I refuse to believe that's not people in VMWare sessions set up for gaming, though. Flat out refuse.
I have a dedicated Win98 laptop (486 DX2 50Mhz) for old games which is connected to the 'net. What are these consequences of which you speak, and when can I expect them?

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I have a dedicated Win98 laptop (486 DX2 50Mhz) for old games which is connected to the 'net. What are these consequences of which you speak, and when can I expect them?

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http://lmgtfy.com/?q=windows+98+security+vulnerability
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>http://lmgtfy.com/?q=windows+98+security+vulnerability

About 660,000 results

>http://lmgtfy.com/?q=windows+xp+security+vulnerability

About 1,500,000 results

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As is there are any 98 vulns floating around in the live any more. :-)
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