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#26 2016-04-04 16:29:28

Eudimorphodon
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Re: Hacking a 2015+ Web Browser onto Windows 98 SE

volvo242gt wrote:

UI doesn't seem very slow, however, it does take a while for the machine to start responding, since it has to load every driver (and every other miscellaneous item installed) after the desktop appears on the screen.

This, this is what I mean. (And it acts the same way no matter which "mode" of the interface you use, it seems to be a fundamental flaw in how Window handles UI input.) It drives me *absolutely crazy* that Windows way too often *looks* like it's ready to take input but just dumbly sits there as you click away madly until 30 seconds later when: A: nothing happens but it finally starts listening to your clicks or B: it opens a million Outlook windows at once. I might be a little more forgiving if it would turn the arrow into an hourglass or something but, no, it just wastes your damn time.

From what I can tell this problem is hardly any better in seven and even persists into 8.1. (The latest version I've used *at all*.) Seriously, drives me batty. For all their multitude of flaws I'd swear that your average Linux desktop does a better job with input queue handling. (And communicating back to the user "Hey, I heard your click, I'll get back to you soon, honest!" verses "Duurrrr, you can click on me, go ahead, click, I'm listening! Durrrr.".)

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#27 2016-04-15 16:32:02

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Re: Hacking a 2015+ Web Browser onto Windows 98 SE

Aha!

http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/174987- … 5-and-nt4/

I finally found what I've been looking for!!

It compliments Classilla nicely, being based on the contemporary Win32 port of the same codebase EDIT: It's actually based on Firefox 2.0, as explained here: https://github.com/rn10950/RetroZilla/releases/tag/1.1

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#28 2016-04-15 21:04:49

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Re: Hacking a 2015+ Web Browser onto Windows 98 SE


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#29 2016-04-16 06:41:41

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Re: Hacking a 2015+ Web Browser onto Windows 98 SE

Wow, that looks like a nice job. Should run really well under Virtual PC on OS 9, too. I'll have to try that when I'm back from foreign climes.

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