2014-07-02 20:20 »
> Last but not least, let me tell you, it is my opinion that if the "98 Guy" who started this thread,
> knew about the "original patch" and knew that it was obtainable for only $21, he is a complete
> utter fool too. What a complete asshole that doesn't want to pay this low amount of cash for
> something he needs and wants to use because I'm pretty sure, he can afford the $21!
> Basically, to hell with both of them. The fool and the cheap bastard. Both of them wasted a
> lot of time from everyone. Frankly, I disliked the way the fool with the "product" handled this
> situation but I don't really dislike him. I just think he is a fool... but on a personal level, I actually
> do dislike the "98 Guy" person! (As long as he knew about this cheap patch and didn't want to
> buy it)
> So, you, Mr. "98 Guy", if you still follow your own thread... if you knew about that cheap
> patch and didn't want to buy it... fuck you too.
Ok, let's get a few things straight.
One thing: All the dozen or so win-98 machines that I personally use or manage at $dayjob have 512 mb of ram. Not even 1 gb (which is possible without any patch from anyone). (that was true before I knew anything about the German files, and since then I have 2 gb of ram on 1 system with the german patched files).
Second: Yes, I know that Rlowe sells patches, and I've cared not one iota about them. I don't need them. I don't even know what price he sells them for.
I did know he had a memory patch for win-98 (he makes sure everyone at msfn knows it) but I did not know that (apparently, if I understand this thread) the German files were derived from his patch. All I saw was a vague admission at MSFN of some conversations being taken down, and I simply attributed that to censorship and perhaps someone else was on to something regarding a memory patch.
But in any case, I'm glad that the information is now out there, in the public, because information wants to be free.
If I had figured out what bytes needed changing so that win-98 was compatible with several gb of ram, I sure as hell would have broadcast it to the world. So maybe you can still hate me for thinking that way. A lot of people do a lot of things to make win-98 an improved OS (like kernelEx and NUSB) and Rlowe benefits from all the free work that others do because it gives him more people to sell his patches to.
I would not take away for a minute his ability or right to sell his patches. But by the same token, I would not take away the rights of others to figure them out and release them freely to the public, and let end-users discover either one as they will.