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CamTron

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  1. Modern Browser Project 2018

    I'd like to see someone compile the latest K-Meleon for Win9x. I like K-Meleon because it's lightweight and uses native Win32 controls instead of that Mozilla XUL nonsense. Not sure how up to date and compatible it is with all of the latest HTML5 and JavaScript standards.
  2. Running Windows 98 in 2017...

    I seem to remember a piece of software I found a while back that allowed you to just send a document to another computer on the network and have it automatically print from that machine. I wonder if it's possible to set up a printer on a Raspberry Pi or something and use that remotely. I actually had a Canon i850 printer that was in regular use in my house from 2002-2015. It finally stopped working after 13 years, and the ink was getting a bit hard to find. Of course, it was compatible with Windows 98.
  3. NTFS support in Win 98/SE/ME?

    I've had trouble in the past when using both the Sysinternals NTFS driver and KernelEx at the same time. The system would randomly freeze or BSOD at unexpected moments, but disabling one or the other worked fine.
  4. Best Hypervisor for Windows 98

    I wonder how hard it would be to create unofficial VirtualBox drivers for Windows 9x. VirtualBox (along with the guest additions) is open source, so it should just be a matter of modifying the drivers to use only Windows 98 features. https://www.virtualbox.org/browser/vbox/trunk/src/VBox/Additions/WINNT?order=name
  5. I have ACPI enabled on my computer, so I guess it's already using HLT anyway.
  6. While Windows NT based operating systems use the HLT instruction while the CPU is idle, Windows 95 and 98 (and maybe Windows ME) do a busy loop instead, which tends to use more power and run hotter. There are a few programs available that are able to run HLT instructions to sleep the CPU when it is idle, and supposedly make Windows 9x run cooler. http://www.benchtest.com/cooler.html I'm wondering if anyone has experience with these programs on actual hardware, and knows if they are worth it to save power and reduce CPU temps.
  7. KernelEX for XP.

    Why, you could even do that with Windows 95! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pm33KB2Th9M
  8. Best Hypervisor for Windows 98

    I tried PCem, but it ran way too slow to even be close to usable. Even VMware without 3D hardware acceleration is faster than this. It's a shame they don't take advantage of VT-x hardware support for virtualization, which would make this actually usable on most hardware.
  9. Best Hypervisor for Windows 98

    I recommend VMware Player. It runs almost as well as Virtual PC, and has guest additions so you get 32-bit color, resolution switching, and mouse integration. I haven't heard of PCem. I'll give it a try.
  10. Compiling Chromium browser for XP

    Honestly, I'd just install a Win 7 VM to reduce the hassle. It may or may not be possible to compile it on Visual Studio 2013. You can try if you want. There's a step by step guide here. https://chromium.googlesource.com/chromium/src/+/master/docs/windows_build_instructions.md Just warning you, the code is really freaking huge, so expect to wait hours for it to download and compile. Good luck.
  11. Maximus-Decim Native USB Drivers

    I'd rather keep things simple and not replace sysdm.cpl. Showing that new hardware dialog box when a new device was added is simply how Windows 98 does things. After I've plugged in all of my flash drives into the machine at least once, I never have to bother with seeing that when I plug one in.
  12. 1.5 GHz too fast for Windows 95?

    Thanks. That patch fixed it. I knew about the 2.1 GHz limit, but I didn't realize that it had problems with 1 GHz Intel chips. It's working fine, but the only piece on hardware I have drivers for is the Nvidia GeForce2 graphics card, so I can't do much else besides gaming without sound.
  13. I had an extra 160 GB hard drive lying around, so I decided to install Windows 95 (original RTM version) on my Dell Dimension 4300 just for kicks. This computer has a 1.5 GHz Pentium 4 (Willamette), and 512 GB of PC133 RAM. I was able to install Windows 95 okay, but when I booted it up, I got the dreaded "Windows protection error. You need to restart your computer." message. However, my BIOS has a way to lower the CPU speed, so I changed that setting from "normal" to "compatible", and it was able to boot Windows 95. The only problem is that it runs very slow like that, and I'd like to be able to use the full speed of the CPU. I've installed Windows 95 in virtual machines on 3.4 GHz processors, so I'm not sure why it has trouble with a 1.5 GHz Pentium 4.
  14. It's been almost a year since the last commit on GitHub.
  15. A lot of websites these days put all of their icons into a font instead of using individual image files, so completely disabling webfonts will cause those icons not to display.
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