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ibm 380ED

seabass1858

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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.
 

Dave Farquhar

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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.
 

seabass1858

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you tube

you tube

you tube was playble with the right shock wave player but barely and searching was a pain in the a$$ for it. I have 32mb of ram and 2gb hdd and im running 166 mhz
 

Unknown_K

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You can do up to 80MB of RAM on that model which would be better for Win98se. For 32MB I might have just used Win95 ver C (with some USB support, OEM CD only).

No idea why you would want to run Youtube on a P1, there just isn't enough CPU there to be worthwhile. It is decent for old Win95 games or OS/2.
 

seabass1858

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you tube

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its just to see if the retro technology will work you tube thats all. i just upgraded to 64 mb because thats all i could find.
 

EverythingIBM

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its just to see if the retro technology will work you tube thats all. i just upgraded to 64 mb because thats all i could find.

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.
 
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