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What happens in a Windows 98 pc?

Can you manually run the u3Launcher or is it impossible to run any of the u3 apps? I am thinking of buying the u3 Avast Anti-virus, but if I could never run it on Windows 98, I might not bother...

Any ideas?

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Incompatible

U3 works with Windows 2000 SP4 and Windows XP.

U3 is incompatible with Windows 95/98/Me, Wine within Linux and it doesn't yet work with Vista.

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That's not much is it!

I am surprised at how little it does work - I guess using standard portable apps instead is the way to go, and just use u3 shortcuts to them...

Thanks

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How little?

I'm not sure how you mean this.

It works with every version of Windows released in the last 6 years, and it's only a year old. To expect them to support operating systems that even micrsoft no longer supports is asking a lot. As far as Vista is concerned, it was still a twinkle in Bill Gates eyes when U3 was released and I hear that it will work with Vista when a new version of the Launch Pad is released, following the release of Vista of course.

Don't get me wrong, I feel for you. I thought I was the last great user of Windows 98 (not even SE mind you) but when McAfee announced they were pulling support I had no choice. I'm not worried about Vista as I wont touch it till the release of SP1.

I think the U3 platform is pretty good myself. We just need to remember that it was designed for modern windows machines.

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Yeah, I guess so - I don't

Yeah, I guess so - I don't actually have a pre WinXP PC, but I am going to help fix a friends, and wanted to make sure I had the relevant tools on my drive - no good having Avast, if I can't run it!

How is ClamWin btw? I normally use AVG on my main PCs, but wondered how good it is in comparison with Avast - Avast seems to protect the drive all the time - does this make a difference or is it just marketing bs? lol

Rich

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Not Sure How to answer

I have ClamWinPortable on my drives and keep it updated but have never had occasion to "really" use it. I've tested it about twice a month to look for false positives. It takes a "REALLY" long time, but if you think the machine in question is infected better safe than sorry.

as far as:
"Avast seems to protect the drive all the time - does this make a difference or is it just marketing bs?"
I assume you mean the PC version which I believe offers real time (always on, background) protection, which is always better than an after the fact, on demand scan. I don't know much about AVG. It is always harder to get rid of a virus than to stop it in the first place. This of course depends on the products in question. I swear by McAfee myself to my RTP, but I have Avast and Clamwin on my Flash just in case.

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OT

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Who told you?! Shock

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Not Sure of the question?

Are you asking for the source?
Are you asking for a translation?
Are you asking who told me this is true?

The source is a paraphase of a quote I found on a security website.
I believe he got it, in english, from Intel co-founder Andy Grove.

The website authors translation was "only the paranoid survive" but paranoid was not translated.
This is what I believe to be a better translation as the word paranoid does not exist in latin. It means "Only the most suspicious survive" I figure "most suspicious=paranoid" (I posted it at a latin translation site for help, my latin is not that good).

I don't know if it is in fact true, but in the net/computer world today it seems like a good way to think about it.

Anyway, it, and Geek w/o Portfolio, have become my mottos.

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How dare you call me paranoid!,
Who are you anyway?!,
Oh, Hi Mom !

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LOL!

I knew it was Latin when I saw it.
Like I say: "Google is your friend." -> Result
I was being paranoid/most suspicious. Wink

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Google???

Google ???

I use it rarely, don't trust "them" much either, Tantum suspiciosissimi supersunt,
I have used Yahoo since before I can remember. The day I don't THEM is the day I pull my modem out of my machine.

But what was the point of your question?
"Who told you?!"
I thought for a moment you might be "the source", either the security website guy or Andy Grove !!! Don't want to get into any copyright concerns here you know. After all, I don't even get credit for the corrected Latin, I found it else where.

Lurking_Biohazard, and where does that come from???

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You are kidding, right?

Methinks you are over analyzing it! I liked it and made a comment. As far as Yahoo/Google - huh? It is a search engine for crying out loud! Replace "Google" with whatever search engine you prefer, like most people do. The missed point was that I looked it up(and found only you). It ("who told you") was a joke, which is not funny at all now from trying to explain the punchline...

As far as me - I am what I am. :evil:

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Yes, I'm Kidding

Yes, I am Kidding!

I hate Google and Flash and pick on them every chance I get.

And I think it would be fun if "the author" found me, like you did, and said, jokingly, "Hey I want royalties"!

And I've seen your name before and think it's just way too cool.

Lurking_Biohazard, funnnnny

Tim

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*cough*

http://www.bigblueball.com/forums/members/lurking_biohazard.html
BTW, I like your name too. I know all the "regular's" names (including Ashes) except yours. Biggrin
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My Name?

My name is Tim Clark,
pretty easy to find in the member list I think.

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T'was

saying it to Lurk Smile
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*cheshire grin*

That one was easy to find. How 'bout any others?
TY, glad it is liked.
Yeah, ditto on the names. Wink

Oh, and BTW - you won't find mine. :evil:

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Well

I got that one from your old signature. Wink
There are no others Pardon
I'm trying to keep track of mine with ClaimID, I have that many sites I'm a member of Wink
Side note: Since I had a few tabs open, the title of this post looked like What Happen... Biggrin
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