I was sifting through our Facebook page saw something that made me smile:
“I am using your oldversion.com resource to restore some really low resource computers to give to people who have no money to buy a computer for themselves or their children.”
Michael further went on to comment:
The computers I am working on are Intel mmx 200 and amd 233 processor based. The business school my oldest son works at refitted all their classrooms with new units when alex an investor bought the school and these units had to be gotten rid of. I had room in my garage and the hauled them over here and I have been working on them on and off for the past two years. They all had win 98 installed so I had to find old software to work with win 98 and have came up with quite a lot. Firefox 3.6.25 works pretty good and is still supported by Mozilla.
Aside from the anthropological value of old software, there is also the practical benefit of having old machines work. Try installing the latest version of Acrobat Reader on a Windows 98 machine and see what happens.
Unfortunately, software makers don’t often take into account that there are still developing parts of the world that cannot afford the latest and greatest gadgets, but yet still need to have their PDF file render properly or be able to word process.
People like Michael use oldversion.com to help lessen this discrepancy. They make the world a little more equal through old versions of software. OldVersion.com salutes them. Michael, pleaseemail meand I’ll send you a T-Shirt and any resources you need to make your job a little bit easier.
For discussion to ponder: what old versions do you use to get your old machines up and running?