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seabass1858
August 15th, 2011, 05:26 PM
I installed win 98se on my ibm 380 ED after it had windows 95 originally. was this a wise choice or was win 95 better for it. I can still get on the internet but with IE6 i can actually view you tube videos.

Unknown_K
August 15th, 2011, 07:12 PM
Depends on how much RAM you have.

Dave Farquhar
August 15th, 2011, 07:14 PM
If 98 runs acceptably, it's the better choice. The main thing about 98 vs 95 was memory. If I remember right, 32 meg of RAM or so was the minimum I was comfortable running 98 in. And if you had enough power to run 98, I did find 98 to be a bit harder to crash than 95 was.

NeXT
August 15th, 2011, 08:18 PM
I was using the 380XD which is the slight step up from you and I found youtube to be unplayable.

seabass1858
August 16th, 2011, 04:08 AM
you tube was playble with the right shock wave player but barely and searching was a pain in the a$$ for it. I have 32mb of ram and 2gb hdd and im running 166 mhz

Unknown_K
August 16th, 2011, 05:25 AM
You can do up to 80MB of RAM on that model which would be better for Win98se. For 32MB I might have just used Win95 ver C (with some USB support, OEM CD only).

No idea why you would want to run Youtube on a P1, there just isn't enough CPU there to be worthwhile. It is decent for old Win95 games or OS/2.

seabass1858
August 16th, 2011, 02:43 PM
its just to see if the retro technology will work you tube thats all. i just upgraded to 64 mb because thats all i could find.

EverythingIBM
August 16th, 2011, 08:57 PM
its just to see if the retro technology will work you tube thats all. i just upgraded to 64 mb because thats all i could find.

Oh yeah, old pentium 1 computers can browse the internet fine. I have my pentium 1 IBM boosted to 384 MB of RAM running windows 98SE (Pentium 1 200 Mhz chip, I'm planning on upgrading it to 233 Mhz later).
The ONLY issue is the aforementioned shockwave flash player. Old versions of flash do not like Opera 10.