First post, by [ROTT] IanPaulFreeley
I always attempt surfing the web on my Windows 3.11 machines, and I do so with IE 5.5, Netscape 4.x, and Opera 2.xx. All three browsers constantly crash when browsing the web. I believe I have read other posts on here where people mention they are posting from their 486 itself, however I can't even get this forum to load on my 486 without crashing. Usually memory-related errors.
Actually, I had the same experience when a Celeron 300 was my retro DOS machine - the browsers constantly crashing with memory errors. I always figured it was the old memory limitations of DOS/Win3.1 that made the web just too much for it to handle.
I understand that there are quite a bit of connection "handshakes" when loading any web page in this day and age, and it might actually be a bit of a task for such old gear. But, has anyone tweaked their way to a more stable web experience in Windows 3.11?
- AMD 386 DX/40, 8mb, DOS 6.22 / WFW
- 486 DX2/66, 16mb, DOS 6.22 / WFW
- 486 DX4/100, 16mb, Win98se
- Pentium 166, 32mb, DOS 6.22 / WFW
- Pentium Pro 200, 64mb, Win98
- Athlon 500 MHz, 192mb, Win98