I installed win 98se on my ibm 380 ED after it had windows 95 originally. was this a wise choice or was win 95 better for it. I can still get on the internet but with IE6 i can actually view you tube videos.
If 98 runs acceptably, it's the better choice. The main thing about 98 vs 95 was memory. If I remember right, 32 meg of RAM or so was the minimum I was comfortable running 98 in. And if you had enough power to run 98, I did find 98 to be a bit harder to crash than 95 was.
Oh yeah, old pentium 1 computers can browse the internet fine. I have my pentium 1 IBM boosted to 384 MB of RAM running windows 98SE (Pentium 1 200 Mhz chip, I'm planning on upgrading it to 233 Mhz later).
The ONLY issue is the aforementioned shockwave flash player. Old versions of flash do not like Opera 10.