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Browser options for Windows 98?

by epviews / July 14, 2005 7:36 AM PDT

I think my friend's computer needs an updated browser. She's having trouble accessing many websites. For example, she can sign in to hotmail and see that she has new mail, but cannot view her messages. This problem only started in the last year, and there are no other obvious problems with her machine, so I think it may be that the websites she wants to use are no longer compatible with the quite old browsers.

She's running Windows 98 and has dial-up access only. I'm not sure what version of IE and Netscape she has, but they are at least 3 or 4 years old.

Will the latest Mozilla version work on a Windows 98 system, or should I look elsewhere? Thanks!

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I will recommend Firefox
by Steven Haninger / July 14, 2005 8:22 AM PDT

It's currently at version 1.05 and will run on Win 98. But, there are many other causes of browser problems including a vast array of parasites and trojans out there. A good cleanup of these as well as the browser cache is a good first step. IE 5.5 and up should be able to display just about anything but Firefox is a decent, fast, and stable browser. Old versions of Netscape were not such on Win 98. Hope that helps.

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Windows Update
by Blue_Zee / July 14, 2005 7:20 PM PDT
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Blue_Zee be right...yee...
by reefurbb / July 15, 2005 11:38 PM PDT

as you will be updating to I.E. 6.0 and it will take awhile after first link to 2nd, about 50-60mb, then updates on top of that. Unless your ISP is a friendly local, like mine, who has a free CD with 5.5 and 6.0 on it.
YOU HAVE probably the reason for erratic surfing, etc.
Clean with Spybot and Adaware first, before installing new browser.
Yes, use Firefox if you want. Avoid huge I.E. download, but you can't access Windows Update, unless they fixed that. A few other minor drawbacks.

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(NT) (NT) Thanks, I'll try these suggestions next chance I get.
by epviews / July 16, 2005 2:28 AM PDT
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