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#26 2011-12-04 06:39:09

atang1
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Re: Revisit W95 and orinoco wifi ? How Firefox can do facebook bulletin ?

W95c with WL110 wifi pc-card on compaq Armada 1540DM uses only 32 mb of drams. On download of software, can do 266 kBps. There are of course obsoleted features of W95c that has to be improved. USB1.1 is not one of the problems.

Anticrash features are not the best, but there is the third party Anticrash5.0 you can use instead.

IE5.5 can no longer access some of the webpages with html5. We have to retreat to display search engine webpages to make W95c useful. Many blogs and forums are still good for IE5.5. Secured online banking has to use text webpages currently only for cellphones(no wifi downloads yet). Video wifi download speed is fast enough but you need adobe flash or Mpeg4/h.264 codec in the browser.

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#27 2011-12-06 07:39:37

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Re: Revisit W95 and orinoco wifi ? How Firefox can do facebook bulletin ?

This Compaq Armada 1540DM came with 32 mB of memory, can be added 64mB to have a maximum of 96 mB with 8x64-60ns 3.3v EDO, under the keyboard which is held by three screws underneath. The cpu is  133 mhz Pentium MMX. So far the 32 mB is working good with DSSS wifi at 11 mbps, but still slow on ebay webpage. Increasing to 96 mB is the only choice left. On later models, there are no installed edo except one slot and a prom. which can take a 128 sodimm edo.

The conclusion on W95c is that virtual memory is too slow on webpages of over 1 mB or too many links on one webpage. Maximum allowable memory is necessary to speed it up a little. Webpages of portals and ebay or online banking must use ondemand servers to consolidate links before download to users to speed up delivery of their webpage.

Once I get some memory added then we can run it again and see if ebay can be used more efficiently on IE5.5..

Turned out only one slot, so only 64 mB can be installed, replacing the 32 mB sodimm edo. Have to find the 128 mB edo on the internet.

Ebay is slightly faster, Twitter is too slow to load. IE5.5 layout engine can still do google displays. Not so good to display bing answers.

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#28 2012-02-05 11:40:24

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Re: Revisit W95 and orinoco wifi ? How Firefox can do facebook bulletin ?

Its amazing when I put Firefox v1.5.012 on the Compaq 1540DM laptop with W95C. It looks and feel like thw v10.0. Download manager of Firefox v1.5.012 is the same and can download from internet at the same speed as v10.0, using wl100 wifi pc-card on W95C.

Now we have to interest Firefox to keep v1.5.012 autoupdated to all the new video protocol in the future. W95C can resurrect many older laptops with a maximum memory limit of 96 mB.

Its never a shame to use older computers if you can have 600 kBps WiFi speed on the internet. Its really glory, I have two more 1540DM to put to use and 4 more Panasonic cf-25 too.

This means we can use pentium I, 133 mhz MMX cpu in laptops.

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#29 2012-02-18 21:36:03

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Re: Revisit W95 and orinoco wifi ? How Firefox can do facebook bulletin ?

Still Firefox v1.5.0.12 is the best so far for W95C with USB drivers. Firefox had download manager which with a fast orinoco wifi card on the pcmcia is so fast that your old laptop is a pleasure to use.

Obviously, I am talking about downloading video and audio drivers for W95C on later laptops with fancy chipsets.  Its never fun to be looking at 16 colors, and 640x480 resolution. I found many drivers that still good for W95C, which has a resonable anticrash module. If you need better anticrash then use third party anticrash v5.0, still available for download. Linux never had anticrash, so its is a pain if it does not recover from crashes due to missing bindings and not blacklisting others' symlinks.

Audio drivers of late has soundblaster stereo, and wdm for ambiguous modems or Dolby sound. More studies on W95C will find someday Dolby mobile sound drivers?

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#30 2012-02-19 18:38:28

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Re: Revisit W95 and orinoco wifi ? How Firefox can do facebook bulletin ?

The laptop with W95 and Firefox v1.5.0.12 is important if Facebook family can be used as bulletin board for people to see what is going on.

A bulletin board that can update quickly for 100 people or 1000 people.

Next thing to try is to have two windows. One for Facebook to bring news to the crowd. The other to use to do your work such as email or collaboration or play games. The pictures of facebook is not a problem for old firefox. But html5 of new firefox webkit is different in the text placement on the webpage. As long as it can be displayed v1.5.0.12 is OK to use.

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