dmsmith555 at yahoo.com
Sat Apr 22 04:39:15 MST 2006
David J. Ring, Jr. wrote:
> I was just about to put on Windows98SE on the machine, and grab the updates
> before MicroSoft stops supporting Win98SE this year and making a total
> backup of the computer so I'd have a "new" and up to date copy of the
> operating system. I might just do this anyway. It might be nice to have
> an updated Win98 so I could restore it to a computer.
I have a 32M laptop with Win98SE and full updates. The performance was
more than good enough until I upgraded IE from 5 to 6. Then it was too
slow to use for anything. It is entirely unusable. It seems that IE
patches the OS and even when not used to access the internet, still bogs
down. I haven't done it yet, but I need to re-install back to the original.
The advice about a custom kernel is especially good, but another route
you can go is to turn off services and modules from loading. Much of the
OS is now pluggable. Under Fedora Core, you turn off services as root
with /sbin/chkconfig httpd off (replace httpd with the name of the
service you don't want to run.) I'm not to familiar with modules but I
think it is something like rmmod moduleName. There is a way to keep
these from loading when the OS starts. It may be a different command.
You don't have to reinstall linux to try these and the suggestion for an
alternate window manager. These can be done now.
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