Feeds

Solo coder offers Win 98 IE uninstall routine

And unlike certain expert witnesses, the DoJ didn't pay him a cent...

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Build a business case: developing custom apps

DoJ expert witnesses aren't the only ones who've been working on separating Windows 98 and Internet Explorer 4.0. The Win98 IE Extraction Project posted a beta INF file that is intended to automatically remove IE from Windows 98 just yesterday. As far as we can gather, the project is a solo effort by an enthusiast, one Shane Brooks. He says he doesn't have anything against Microsoft products, even insists he likes some of them, but says on his site: "Along the way I think that Microsoft forgot the single home user that cannot afford the latest gear, that doesn't want a 24 hour internet connection, that doesn't want to upgrade all the time - or that simply doesn't have the dollars to keep up with the fast pace of computer developments. I found myself asking... Why?" He says he wanted to run 98 because it was an improvement on 95, but he didn't want to run IE 4.0. And because everybody said you couldn't separate the two, it seemed like a challenge. Brooks describes the results of his efforts as 98lite (NB, warning people, we haven't tested this yet, so caveat emptor) and claims the system's snappier, and he's got 40 megabytes more disk space. He also recommends the Litestep alternative shell as a further improvement. We're not sure Bill is going to like this you know, Shane. The code is downloadable for free from Shane's site, and he describes it as "Donation Ware" - if you like it, feel free to send hardware or money. Larry Ellison, Scott McNealy, go for your wallets. ®

Boost IT visibility and business value

More from The Register

next story
Kate Bush: Don't make me HAVE CONTACT with your iPHONE
Can't face sea of wobbling fondle implements. What happened to lighters, eh?
Video of US journalist 'beheading' pulled from social media
Yanked footage featured British-accented attacker and US journo James Foley
Caught red-handed: UK cops, PCSOs, specials behaving badly… on social media
No Mr Fuzz, don't ask a crime victim to be your pal on Facebook
Ballmer leaves Microsoft board to spend more time with his b-balls
From Clippy to Clippers: Hi, I see you're running an NBA team now ...
Online tat bazaar eBay coughs to YET ANOTHER outage
Web-based flea market struck dumb by size and scale of fail
Amazon takes swipe at PayPal, Square with card reader for mobes
Etailer plans to undercut rivals with low transaction fee offer
Assange™: Hey world, I'M STILL HERE, ignore that Snowden guy
Press conference: ME ME ME ME ME ME ME (cont'd pg 94)
Call of Duty daddy considers launching own movie studio
Activision Blizzard might like quality control of a CoD film
US regulators OK sale of IBM's x86 server biz to Lenovo
Now all that remains is for gov't offices to ban the boxes
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Top 10 endpoint backup mistakes
Avoid the ten endpoint backup mistakes to ensure that your critical corporate data is protected and end user productivity is improved.
Top 8 considerations to enable and simplify mobility
In this whitepaper learn how to successfully add mobile capabilities simply and cost effectively.
Rethinking backup and recovery in the modern data center
Combining intelligence, operational analytics, and automation to enable efficient, data-driven IT organizations using the HP ABR approach.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.