At a minimum, Opera 12 and the first of so-called as Opera NEXT can be launched directly on Windows 98.
Recorded a small video (with full installation and with a view of modern youtube with HTML5 video from under Windows 98) 2018/02/26:
(direct link) https://getfile.dokpub.com/yandex/get/https://yadi.sk/d/UFpM08AN3SmNZi
Maybe it's funny who is interested to see what YouTube looks like from under Windows 98.
Thanks for the video, Hermes. As a side-effect, have now finally learned how that Ping-thing works
What surprised me: when you unzip the setup.exe, you get completely different folders as when I do the SAME with the exact SAME file! That is, the filenames are identic, but perhaps not the download locations. Mine is from the Opera ftp-server, and it unzips at first step with "normal" subfolders. Learn-effect #2 from your video: when some setup-file unzips to 'cryptic' stuff, the real app is hiding inside the  file - ha!
Well, your video also shows that KernelEx
is definitely needed on Win98.
Have now done a few tests again, and Opera 12.02 has partly missing menus until KernelEx tells it to be on Win2000
. Then looks okay.
Later versions do not run at all for me, but may well be that it's only related to that network-adapter thing, not the system itself. The error at startup is only something like "connected device not functioning".
Am a bit envious that youtube works so well on your machine, mine is definitely far too weak, on RAM and disk space etc.
Thanks for the tips, have now actually found the configuration for those native PREF buttons. Would be great, the only prob is that I don't manage to enable them. Neither checkmarking, nor dragging them into some toolbar space, on top or side or bottom, nothing works :-/
No idea if it's system related, or have already messed some prefs etc.
Not sure what "no redirect" means here. Have seen that recently somewhere else too, but when I try those URLs all search hits contain the same redirect-targets as always *riddling*
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/26/2018 08:07PM by siria.