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Windows 98/ME support

Unread post by Computershik » 2017-05-29, 13:25

Hello!
Off-topic:
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am a downgrader from Russia. I am also a system administrator in my university's library. I have installed Palemoon Atom on all our old computers (most with Windows XP, Intel Celeron, 2 Gb of RAM, one with Windows 7 and the same hardware as above and one with Windows XP, Intel Core Duo, 2 Gb RAM). I adore your browser, because it doesn't load the Celeron CPU up to 100% like other browsers.
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My suggestion is:
Why don't create a port of Palemoon for even older Windows like 98/ME or at least 2000? If you can, then I will launch it on 98/ME using Kernel EX.

Sincerely yours,
Computershik (Computer Master in Russian :) )

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Re: Windows 98/ME support

Unread post by Moonchild » 2017-05-29, 16:24

:lol: .... um..

No. The code is simply not compatible with that generation of Windows OS.
If you want to try and make it happen, then be my guest, and the best of luck in your efforts, but we can't support 98/ME.
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Re: Windows 98/ME support

Unread post by Al6bus » 2017-05-29, 17:13

hi comrade! ;)
u can try K-Meleon
Системные требования

В целом аналогичны аналогичны таковым K-Meleon 75, при несколько повышенном потреблении памяти;
Системная архитектура Win NT: Windows XP SP3 и выше (возможен запуск на Windows XP SP2 и Windows 2000)
Браузер может работать на системе с 256Мб RAM (технически проверенный нижний предел составляет 192Мб; есть примеры запуска на 32Мб!);
оптимально - не менее 1Гб RAM;
120Мб на диске для работы; оптимально - 150-200Мб с учетом кэша;
Наличие в системе (или в папке программы) библиотек MS Visual C++ 2013 (msvcp120.dll, msvcr120.dll)
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Re: Windows 98/ME support

Unread post by Computershik » 2017-05-30, 07:44

Al6us,
I have always thought that K-Meleon is a shell for Internet Explorer...
Well, I'll try it.

About Palemoon - Windows XP/Atom builds may run on Windows 2000, but I am not sure. If they do, then I'll try to continue my experiments.

Sorry for such a stupid question, but where can I find the source code?

Thanks all for help :)

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Re: Windows 98/ME support

Unread post by Moonchild » 2017-05-30, 08:56

Computershik wrote:where can I find the source code?
It's in the web page menu on palemoon.org -- here's a direct link:
http://www.palemoon.org/sourcecode.shtml
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Re: Windows 98/ME support

Unread post by Al6bus » 2017-05-30, 09:11

note from russian wiki:
Минимальные требования K-Meleon 74-76: операционные системы Windows 2000 (* — подтверждено до версии 75.1 при наличии расширения KernelEx для Win2k)[7], Windows XP SP2/Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, требует 256 Мб оперативной памяти, 25 Мб свободного места на жёстком диске для загрузки и 80 Мб свободного места для полной установки браузера[8]...
зы, сам не пробовал, т.к. под рукой нету такого некрОСа, но надеюсь, что у тебя получиться :thumbup:
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Re: Windows 98/ME support

Unread post by Computershik » 2017-06-07, 10:51

I will be very glad if you will fix this.
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Re: Windows 98/ME support

Unread post by Moonchild » 2017-06-07, 11:50

As said before if you want to try, be my guest. Anything that needs to be fixed will have to be done by you, since we don't support old kernels.
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Re: Windows 98/ME support

Unread post by Ultor » 2018-04-30, 21:26

What is last version compatible with Win98 and/or Kernelex?

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Re: Windows 98/ME support

Unread post by Moonchild » 2018-04-30, 21:53

Pale Moon has never targeted 9x. There is no "last version" compatible with it.
As for kernelex: unknown, you'll just have to try.
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