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Philippines
February 22, 2007 9:26pm CST
Do you still use windows 98 or are you using a different version of windows already? I am still using windows 98, it boots up fast for a 512mb-memory laden pc. It also uses small amount of resources in the memory. How about you?
11 responses
• Philippines
23 Feb 07
currently im using a windows xp professional.. we all knows that the usage of windows 98.. are too small than other operating system.. but there is many new software.. that didnt work on windows 98 anymore.. like hardware drivers, graphics card and etc.. so thats why we are updating our computer system.. many new features of windows.. are not compatible to windows 98.. we need new software to make our job easy.. so keep it updating..
• Philippines
24 Feb 07
being a tech person, i've used many versions of windows including the windows vista being offered now. i must say that windows vista is a wonderful version of windows which has some similarities with macintosh, unfortunately, my pc does not even meet its minimum requirements. i'll just stick to my windows 98 rig for now
@danoneism (680)
• Malaysia
23 Feb 07
i hav 2 pc and the other one is still on win 98.. and i loads faster than my pc with win xp on it... huhu.. i think microsoft should make an OS which is more lighter than xp.. like the mac os.. simple and loads faster...
• Philippines
24 Feb 07
wow, that's cool, you have 2 pc. i hope i have more than 2 pc so that i can install different versions of windows and linux too.
• India
23 Feb 07
buddy you got to upgrade , to atleast win 2000 , cauz there are certain secuity feature which are of use, and further win 2000 is good enough it doesnt load your system like XP
• Philippines
23 Feb 07
i'm contented and satisfied with windows 98 second edition with service pack 1. that's why it looks like windows 2000 already :) i'm also satisfied with this setup because it's much faster than both system, which really does hogs up the memory of the pc. loading up so much resources which i really don't need. besides i'm not into gaming and i only use this for typing and browsing.
@moreinfo (3867)
• China
23 Feb 07
Wondows 98 is NOT that secure comparing to the new versions. So didnt use it for 5 or more years now.
• Philippines
23 Feb 07
for security reasons, i use deep freeze.
@patgalca (14557)
• Orangeville, Ontario
23 Feb 07
I am still using Windows 98 but want to upgrade. When I have purchased and installed newer versions of my firewalls and antivirus, I have found I cannot install them completely because they are not fully compatible with Windows 98. My husband has the opportunity to get Windows 2000 at work for only $24.98. I told him to go ahead and get it. Although my tech neighbour told me I would be best to get a whole new hard drive with a newer program downloaded. That it would be a lot cheaper than just upgrading the program. Of course that would be at the full price, not the discount work is offering my husband. I have a heck of a time with my computer and am ready for something new.
• Philippines
23 Feb 07
i'm a tech person too but if you only have the budget for a windows 2000, i'd say go for it. you can buy a new hard drive some time but i suggest you do defragment your hard drive once a month so that programs will run a bit faster than what it is now. you need to do this when you're not using the pc because it would take too much time waiting for it to finish. defragmenting is a way wherein the pc is placing the necessary bits of software and spaces in its proper place. in short, it's a way for the operating system to make it easier for it to look for a certain program. in upgrading, you also need to consider the memory of your pc and the capacity of your hard drive. good luck.
@williamjisir (22903)
• China
3 Jan 08
Hello dear jeb. I am using Windows XP instead of Windows 98, which was years ago. Guess that when I get a new laptop, I will have to use Vista as new laptops today are installed with Vista. Thanks for responding to my discussion, dear jeb.
@MsRetro (250)
• United States
24 Feb 07
I had two PCs on Win98 Second Edition until MS stopped supporting it. That means, no new security upgrades, etc. I agree with the others who say go up to 2000. There is a lot of software that is compatible with 2000, but not 98. If you don't want to spend any cash to upgrade, how about a nice, slim build of Linux? We're running Mandriva on my kids computer. It's an 80 mHz with 64MB of RAM, and runs great.
@lameran (1148)
• Indonesia
24 Feb 07
right now I'm using windows xp because many many application right now allready not develop for using with windows 98, but deep in my heart I'm prefer using windows 98 se since its much lighter than windows xp, but what can i do, the application request windows xp, may be next time I will try linux, but I'm still stuck with windows xp.
@kritipen (4083)
• United States
24 Feb 07
I used windows 95,98,nt and right now i am using the windows xp. I dont find much difference between any of these when it comes to booting. There are certainly many differences in the features though. XP is working fine for me.
@kritipen (4083)
• United States
24 Feb 07
I used windows 95,98,nt and right now i am using the windows xp. I dont find much difference between any of these when it comes to booting. There are certainly many differences in the features though. XP is working fine for me.
@im2good4u (568)
• Philippines
24 Feb 07
i like win98 for the fact that it uses little resources, but the problem is most of the games today doesn't work anymore with win98 and im a gamer so thats unacceptable thats why i moved to winXP. im currently testing win vista but it seems that it has a lot of problems still so im staying away from it until they're fixed