Modern browsers for Windows 98 systems?
by CardsFan29 - 10/9/09 11:09 AM
What are the most modern browsers that can still be installed in a Windows 98 system? Is IE 6 about the best option out there?
by: CardsFan29 October 9, 2009 11:09 AM PDT
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Firefox 2.20 supports w98.
It's old but a step up from IE 6.
Use google....do some reading.
I feel like spammer... posted same two times lol
But really just update os. Every time you open web page with so outdated browser God kills kitten.
What is the relation between www.puppylinux.org/ and the OP's request for an older browser for his Windows 98 system?
Your subject title is "Update OS". Is that an order, a suggestion, or are you just spamming www.puppylinux.org/ ?
Did the OP ask about different operating systems?
He removes windows 98 installs Puppy for free and gets modern browser problem solved. Simple like that.
90% of this forum part problems can be solved in same way
90% of this forum part problems can be solved in about same way.
I just bored to post same 10 times. I hope everyone read this and understand.
The latest browsers for Windows 98 are IE 7 and Firefox 3
by otr_man - 10/2/10 8:22 PM
In Reply to: 90% of this forum part problems can be solved in same way by GODhack
Windows 98/98SE/ME can only run the original release of Internet Explorer 6 (sometimes called Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1). The Service Pack 2 release of IE6 requires Windows XP or later.
The latest version of Firefox which will run on Windows 98/98SE/ME is Firefox 126.96.36.199 (Firefox 3 requires Windows XP or later).
However, it is possible to patch Windows 98/98SE/ME to run programs which require Windows XP, such as Firefox 3 or IE7, by installing the program KernelEx (the Kernel extender). I have not yet tried this with IE8.
KernelEx is a free Open Source compatibility layer which allows the running of Windows 2000/XP applications on Windows 98/ME by using custom API libraries that implement (or simulate) functions and procedures needed by WinXP programs.
It neither requires nor includes system files from other Windows products such as Windows 2000 or Windows XP. The only requirement is that the user first installs the free Microsoft Layer for Unicode (MSLU) from:
Download KernelEx 4.0 RC2 from:
windows me browser update
ok guys yesterday I ran acoss an emachine in new shape had windows me after i added ram I could not find a decent browser to upgrade it.I want to keep me because the computer is vintage shape.but here is your solution the other guy tried but did not explain.download and install lucid puppy linux it is dual boot when you need to go on the internet just boot to puppy, you do not need to uninstall windows you install puppy with 1 click to windows me. since puppy will run all the modern windows programs bingo problem solved, you keep me and have full modern browsing with 1 click free!
more on useing puppy or android to help an old windows os
you can download either puppy or android for free,they will run fine inside windows 98 or me, you can simply download and install what you want to the older windows os or if the older os wont run it you can use wine to run just about any program.no need to uninstall or modify windows just click and runright from windows like any other program and since your runing inside windows all the hardwaredrivers will work, its great to save an old pc and its so small that it will not bog you down..same with the android that runs inside windows millions of free apps,firefox, chrome opeara all run fine and you can download avast free antivirus and run it from the droid or puppy,and keep theolder os clean.its free it works, and it dosent mess up windows.
Yes, Puppy Linux is great - I use it a lot.
But the poster asked for Web browser advice, not a change in OS.
I have a W98 laptop and Puppy Linux is no good there because it doesn't work with the modem. And even if it did I'd still use W98 because of my investment in Office and other Windows applications.
It looks like an old version of Opera (http://www.opera.com/support/kb/view/601/) or Firefox may be the best choice.
Here are some other possibilities.
The Kmeleon lightweight browser will run on any version of 32-bit Windows, including Windows 98 -
The Opera browser at http://www.opera.com has a new release that supports Windows 98 (Opera version 10.10) -
going off at a slight tanget.......
........here's a usefull site for old versions of software that might be useful as you're running a Win98 system.
Is there a antivirus for Windows 98 SE?
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