What if I am running it on a VMware instance? I don't really run these things on real hardware, I have more interest on the software side of the things than hardware.
What about that hacked-up K-Meleon browser that floats around? It requires KernelEx but would probably work for YouTube.
I tried it too, feels a lot buggy than I thought, and requires Js to be disabled or else it will crash every time. I switched to Windows 2000 Professional, so far things look a lot better for some things. Much better. NT technology, *sighs*. Win 2k was the most stable Windows I had ever used in my life.
But I am sad... I wanted Windows 98. No doubt Windows 2k had been used for a part of my life, never complained about, but Windows 98 had some much more fond memories for me. Especially with Netscape Communicator.
I believe that with an updated version of Opera and KernelEx it could survive a few more years, with Opera being so far the best option for older OS. Opera 12.02 doesn't run too bad, but needs updates. And KernelEx Core updates are a mess and hard to find or figure out how to update. It's a disaster, and developers of KernelEx need to be more organized. Even roytam1's browsers are a mess with versioning, but he did a great job in porting them to older systems, just that it was a mess.
To sum up they need to organize the third party KernelEx updates in a good manner, and also the newer browsers that were ported to older systems need to be organized too. Currently it's a disaster. For example here we have a topic about the last versions of browsers for older systems, but it doesn't specify what is working and what is not on each brand of browser as of 2019. None of them gives Youtube on Win98. The best solution for Win 98 is downloading them and playing them on VLC. OK, no problem, just need a script to open them on VLC. Another problem, I can't find a greasemonkey version and youtube script for these things. But this is not even the biggest problem - half of my fav sites doesnt render correctly, while on Pale Moon & Windows 2k they render almost perfectly and I am on vanilla Win 2k, haven't tried youtube yet.
It's a pity that most developers (re)compiling modern browsers for older operating systems are now focused on the shitty Windows XP.
EDIT: I'm using New Moon 28.x on Windows 2k. All good so far, I think. I am only having a problem with the font rendering - it is not smooth.
EDIT 2: I fixed the font rendering somehow. Probably related to DirectX 9.0c and VMWare Hardware Version (9, btw).
EDIT 3: Actually installed latest SeaMonkey and customized it to look like Netscape 9.x, so good so far... Just need to customize some icons and it will almost as good as Windows 98.
I was bfcastello, now I am Bruninho! =]
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