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    Suggestion To Revert To Old Technologies!


    by derryck1950 ·

    Hello all!

    The question that Microsoft should go back to old technologies is a very good one, for example.

    I bought a refurbished Compaq Deskpro 4000-56RM installed in the year 2000, with Windows 95 default: I was using dailup to get online at that time.

    In 2001, I decided to go DSL, so I had to change my software to Windows 98, because DSL could not accommodate Windows 95. That old computer with 64MB Ram worked very well, but it slowed up greatly when I decided to input Windows XP Home edition.

    I didn’t know at the time that this new software program requires at least 256 MB of memory for it to work properly. All that I had at that time was 212 MB of ram. So I decided to buy a new computer instead of upgrading this old one.

    I bought a new Compaq Presario 6000 from a computer store in 2004. It had only 64 Ram installed at the time. But it worked well for a few months, and then started getting very slow as I downloaded more software for personal use. Then one day it decided not to work at all. I was totally unable to open the START menu, regardless of whatever I did.

    A prompt comes up that says DLL cannot be found!

    So I reverted back to the old Compaq Deskpro 4000, and bought some more memory upgrade to 295 GB. This is now working just fine with windows 98. But sometimes I get freezing-up or cut-offs when I am online. This I discover happens because of Microsoft Internet Explorer SP1 interference.

    I would like anyone to tell me how to TOTALLY remove Internet Explorer from my computer, and use some other Program as my default? Because it SUCKS (Big Time).

    I am now using AVANT Browser 10.0 build 1.59 Browser & MOZILLA Browser 1.7.5 alternately.

    Yahoo IM: derryck1950
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      Re: Suggestion To Revert To Old Technologies!

      by craig herberg ·

      In reply to Suggestion To Revert To Old Technologies!

      Years ago, I used a product called 98 Lite. It was great then, and likely has improved over the years. Check it out at

      BTW, Firefox 1.0.1 is much leaner and meaner (and a little more secure) than Mozilla 1.7.5. I highly recommend it!

      Good luck.

      Craig Herberg

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      Reverting to Old technology

      by bfilmfan ·

      In reply to Suggestion To Revert To Old Technologies!

      I am fully in favor of a 100% federal tax rebate of all income/payroll/social security/etc taxes to all citizens in the United States that go back to using a horse and carriage.

      In addition, there would be a surplus government payment for disconnection of all telephone and data lines from a personal home of $1000 a month.

      Further more, individuals that disconnect electrical service from their homes and swear a fealy agreement with the local Department of Natural Resources federal representative will be guaranteed a minimum annual income of $50,000 dollars US.

      Hey, maybe the Amish are on to something here! Wonder if they take Jewish applicants?

      All joking aside, it never ceases to amaze me the folks that complain that the new “whatever” doesn’t work as well as the old “whatever.” Rather reminds me of my grandmother’s tea parties where a bunch of lil ol’ ladies sat about making comments about the younger women’s short skirts and lower morale standards. Should anyone ever need a clear definition of the word “hussy,” please contact me as I learned the multiple definition associations snitching cookies from said tea parties!

      Thank god it’s Friday!

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