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« Reply #20 on: December 22, 2009, 10:33:17 PM »

The GIMP & Winamp, but you may need to hunt old versions.
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« Reply #21 on: December 23, 2009, 07:14:18 AM »

If you're going to go Unix, forget Linux and go for the best user experience around — Macintosh. So good, in fact, that Bill Gates made a poor copy that ran over DOS called, uh, "Windows."

You might pay a little more, but you get what you pay for. Windows 7 = Mac OS 9
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« Reply #22 on: December 23, 2009, 11:03:45 AM »

If you're going to go Unix, forget Linux and go for the best user experience around — Macintosh. So good, in fact, that Bill Gates made a poor copy that ran over DOS called, uh, "Windows."

You might pay a little more, but you get what you pay for. Windows 7 = Mac OS 9

Except you'd pay $2000 for a computer that's really only worth a grand. The cadet has the computer already and is looking to use it as is.
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« Reply #23 on: December 23, 2009, 07:27:54 PM »

If you're going to go Unix, forget Linux and go for the best user experience around — Macintosh. So good, in fact, that Bill Gates made a poor copy that ran over DOS called, uh, "Windows."

You might pay a little more, but you get what you pay for. Windows 7 = Mac OS 9

Except you'd pay $2000 for a computer that's really only worth a grand. The cadet has the computer already and is looking to use it as is.

The base MacBook is $999, and for most people, that's enough.
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« Reply #24 on: December 23, 2009, 08:00:22 PM »

If you're going to go Unix, forget Linux and go for the best user experience around — Macintosh. So good, in fact, that Bill Gates made a poor copy that ran over DOS called, uh, "Windows."

You might pay a little more, but you get what you pay for. Windows 7 = Mac OS 9

Except you'd pay $2000 for a computer that's really only worth a grand. The cadet has the computer already and is looking to use it as is.

The base MacBook is $999, and for most people, that's enough.

The base laptop these days is what? 500-400?
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« Reply #25 on: December 23, 2009, 08:16:51 PM »

I am looking for software such as picture editing software to music software to maps etc for Windows 98.

You might try Irfanview for the picture editing, music & video playing software. Its FREE and it should work on Win98. Download both the program and the plugins. Read the FAQ's and play with it. I use it for scanning and cropping images for ebay.

http://www.irfanview.com/


In addition to an older version of MS Office, you might consider a simple text editor. There are several popular FREE ones available for download from http://download.cnet.com/windows/ Select Top Freeware and browse away.

Some of the fun of using an older PC is locating and installing the software. The process will teach you a lot about computers.

I just had another thought that you might look at purchasing really cheep (or getting free) upgrades like memory or a larger hard drive.  The free part comes in when IT people upgrade and end up with surplus, out of date tech stuff.

enjoy
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« Reply #26 on: December 23, 2009, 08:21:56 PM »

The base MacBook is $999, and for most people, that's enough.

For most people, that's two or three and a printer.

Boutique product, limited feature set, horrible support for business users, too expensive.
World-class engineering, at the expense of choice.  Form over function.

But you do get the xtra-large smug that comes with paying more for no reason.
Don't get me started on the steaming pile of smokescreen that is the iPhone.
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« Reply #27 on: December 23, 2009, 08:32:23 PM »

Hey, my fiancee just got the iPhone, after having the Touch for a year. It works as a phone, it has all the features of the Touch.

My touch is very much a media piece for me, even with just wifi. Is it a business phone? Not so much. But then again, I wouldn't want work calling while I'm listening to"My Humps" and playing Spore.
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« Reply #28 on: December 24, 2009, 04:07:18 AM »

I am looking for software such as picture editing software to music software to maps etc for Windows 98.
http://www.openoffice.org/ has everything you can do with MS Office for free.
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« Reply #29 on: December 24, 2009, 05:47:54 AM »

I am looking for software such as picture editing software to music software to maps etc for Windows 98.
http://www.openoffice.org/ has everything you can do with MS Office for free.

But will it run on Win 98?
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« Reply #30 on: December 24, 2009, 06:15:40 PM »

I am looking for software such as picture editing software to music software to maps etc for Windows 98.
http://www.openoffice.org/ has everything you can do with MS Office for free.

But will it run on Win 98?

version 2 will
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« Reply #31 on: December 24, 2009, 07:07:06 PM »

Try here
http://www.freedownloadscenter.com/Search/windows_98.html
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« Reply #32 on: December 25, 2009, 09:15:31 PM »

I am looking for software such as picture editing software to music software to maps etc for Windows 98.

You might try Irfanview for the picture editing, music & video playing software. Its FREE and it should work on Win98. Download both the program and the plugins. Read the FAQ's and play with it. I use it for scanning and cropping images for ebay.

http://www.irfanview.com/


In addition to an older version of MS Office, you might consider a simple text editor. There are several popular FREE ones available for download from http://download.cnet.com/windows/ Select Top Freeware and browse away.

Some of the fun of using an older PC is locating and installing the software. The process will teach you a lot about computers.

I just had another thought that you might look at purchasing really cheep (or getting free) upgrades like memory or a larger hard drive.  The free part comes in when IT people upgrade and end up with surplus, out of date tech stuff.

enjoy
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« Reply #33 on: February 15, 2010, 03:59:17 PM »

Well I have good news about my (old out of date computer) I have been able to make it sufficient to run. I can put new software on it but only if the software was made from 1990-1999 era.
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« Reply #34 on: February 15, 2010, 04:21:11 PM »

People probably would say why am I creating a topic like this here is the reason. I just recieved a pre christmas gift a Windows 98 laptop. I am struggling to figure out what office programs, to maps I can use.
All help would be  very helpfull.
I'm sorry, but Windows 98? Why did someone give you a Windows 98 computer? We are currently on OS Windows 7. Time to sell that computer and get a new(er) one.
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« Reply #35 on: February 15, 2010, 04:44:59 PM »

I'm sorry, but Windows 98? Why did someone give you a Windows 98 computer? We are currently on OS Windows 7. Time to sell that computer and get a new(er) one.

Who's "we"?

While I don't have any 98 machines, I have several Win2k machines, and a number of XP notebooks.  Vista is an abomination before the Lord, and Windows 7 has few, if any, compelling features to justify the cost - the graphical nonsense is disabled the first hour any tech professional has the machine, and that's about all that's "different".  MS is still selling plenty of XP in the netbook market.

In fact, there really hasn't been a significant change in Windows in a decade, and not much improvement in hardware, beyond multi-cores
in at least 5 years.

Just because Big Box Mart decides to ask for more money, doesn't mean you need to spend it.
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« Reply #36 on: February 15, 2010, 04:50:22 PM »

I'm sorry, but Windows 98? Why did someone give you a Windows 98 computer? We are currently on OS Windows 7. Time to sell that computer and get a new(er) one.

Who's "we"?

While I don't have any 98 machines, I have several Win2k machines, and a number of XP notebooks.  Vista is an abomination before the Lord, and Windows 7 has few, if any, compelling features to justify the cost - the graphical nonsense is disabled the first hour any tech professional has the machine, and that's about all that's "different".  MS is still selling plenty of XP in the netbook market.

In fact, there really hasn't been a significant change in Windows in a decade, and not much improvement in hardware, beyond multi-cores
in at least 5 years.

Just because Big Box Mart decides to ask for more money, doesn't mean you need to spend it.
Thanks Eclipse.
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« Reply #37 on: February 15, 2010, 06:10:19 PM »

I'm sorry, but Windows 98? Why did someone give you a Windows 98 computer? We are currently on OS Windows 7. Time to sell that computer and get a new(er) one.

Who's "we"?

While I don't have any 98 machines, I have several Win2k machines, and a number of XP notebooks.  Vista is an abomination before the Lord, and Windows 7 has few, if any, compelling features to justify the cost - the graphical nonsense is disabled the first hour any tech professional has the machine, and that's about all that's "different".  MS is still selling plenty of XP in the netbook market.

In fact, there really hasn't been a significant change in Windows in a decade, and not much improvement in hardware, beyond multi-cores
in at least 5 years.

Just because Big Box Mart decides to ask for more money, doesn't mean you need to spend it.
We as in a Computer Community. That is what I meant.

I did not mean to come off rude, if I did, but Windows 98 was 12 years ago. CAP has update their software (if any) to at least Windows XP.

But congrats for getting a Computer.
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« Reply #38 on: February 15, 2010, 06:12:49 PM »

Thanks sir.
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« Reply #39 on: February 15, 2010, 06:22:27 PM »

Thanks sir.
I'm not a Sir, I am a Senior Airman.
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