An interesting new OS, 98Lite
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    An interesting new OS, 98Lite

    Found this at http://www.litepc.com

    It's an Australian firm, I think, that has a very fast, stable, stripped version of Win98. I haven't read all of it yet, but apparently it can be downloaded as a trial version in their freeware and used forever. They're also working on a W2000 Lite version that should be ready soon, and also XP Lite, but are having some difficulty due to all the little programs that communicate with Microsoft. Apparently there's a problem making XP stable if they're removed.

    98Lite has Internet Explorer and some other stuff removed. The reports I read from people using it, on another forum, say it's extremely fast and very stable..more so than the MS version.

    How they're getting around Microsoft, I don't know, but apparently they've managed. This was the OS used in the Microsoft trial to prove that MS Could remove IE from their software after they said it couldn't be done.

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    Not quite,

    98Lite is a Windows Modifier. The download file is only 318k and it installs a DOS app that will customize the windows installation. Instead of having embedded software in Windows, this little app allows you to pick and choose the stuff you install (ie: IE (in or out), Fileman (in or out)...)


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    sounds pretty good i might use it in my nex install
    --=::[ LeNc}{ ]::=-- stealing your time for pathetic web sites since 1998

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    Thanks Tyger Claw. My ignorance showed again. If still sounds pretty interesting though.

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    Re: An interesting new OS, 98Lite

    I just used this windows modifier and it did its job good!
    I used option 2 to remove some ballast from my win98 partition.[not ie 6.0]

    When i started speed disk i saw alot of new fragmentation!

    Works great!!!

    Thx.
    i m gone,thx everyone for so much fun and good info.
    cheers and good bye

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    No problem!

    Excitement can get the best of us

    Just check out the whole details first (I'm speaking from experience too)

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    As far as I know this is almost as old as Windows 98 itself... with me that programm came on the windows 98 installation cd even. How old is win98 ? 4 years? It's a nice programm though, nice find.
    Double Dutch

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