OK, I think it’s about time that I just come right out and say it. If I keep hiding it, it’ll be more difficult for me later, and I think you all deserve the truth.
I need Windows 98.
Let me do a little damage control here before anyone loses their head and goes screaming for the hills. As I’ve mentioned, I’m spending a lot of my free time doing web development and design (although you all have seen very little of those efforts at this time since I sometimes grossly underestimate how long some of this stuff really takes when you only do it in your free time). Well, it’s possible Stephanie and I may have the chance to actually make some money at it on the side, and it’s important to me that my sites look good on all platforms. Basically, Windows 98 can run both IE 5.5 (which I need to test because it renders pages so poorly) and IE 6.0, which is the most popular browser on the planet. So I’m going to load Win98 into my Virtual PC program on my Mac and test the sites that way. I’ve heard it works well.
So I need y’all to do me a favor and see if you or your loved ones have a copy of Windows 98 laying around that you no longer use as I am interested in purchasing it from you! Cash money! Also, no, I don’t want any illegal copies. If Bill Gates himself walked into my house, the only thing I want to get arrested for is giving him the punch I owe him.
Speaking of IE 5, if any of you out there on Windows are using IE 5.anything, please please please for the love of the Internet go straight over here and upgrade that sucker to IE 6! It’s free and it’s faster and better, so do it! Also, if you’re looking for an alternative on Windows to IE, look no further than Firebird . It’s also free and it’s only 6 MB to download, so give it a try today! Those guys really know how to render.
OK, enough Windows talk for now.
Did I mention that Panther is totally awesome?