Quicktime No Longer Supported?

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  1. dejamoi macrumors member

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    Hello Everyone!

    As some of you may know, I will be recieving my first Mac Mini very shortly :D and just have to know alot of information. I found this great site with lots of OS X Tiger tutorials but they are all in Quicktime. My computer (using Winblows 98 :eek: ) which I'd like to watch this tutorials on requires me to download the Winblows version of QT. Now here is where I am confused; If a Win 98 user were to go to Apple's Quicktime download page, it says the Winblows version is only for 2000/XP! :confused: I can't believe this injustice since alot of Windows users (I don't know the statistic, but it is high!) still use Windows 98 simply because it gets less problems, worms, viruses than XP and runs faster! :mad: Why did Apple stop making QT for Windows 98? Please, if anyone knows, is there some site that still has the QT version for Winblows 98? God, I can't wait to switch to Mac! :p

    Thanks alot for your help,

    Bob Sullivan :cool:
     
  2. skubish macrumors 68030

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    Hmm,
    I simple google search shows it available for download from Apple.
    Here is the link:
    http://www.apple.com/ca/quicktime/download/win.html

    I think is the Canadian site.

    I don't know why people expect Apple to support an OS that is 7 years old. I mean that is ancient history for computers.
     
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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  4. IndyGopher macrumors 6502a

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    Each of those statements is even more true of plain-vanilla DOS (as opposed to DOS-in-Drag, which is about all Windows 9X is)... so why use Windows at all? Windows NT/2000/XP have a slew of underlying improvements and benefits over the Win9X core, and while security is admittedly a joke, the benefits are real. Microsoft no longer supports the Win9x codebase (try and install any new MS products on Win98 and call them when it doesn't work... most state right on the box that you need Win2000 or XP) so why should Apple of all people support it?
     
  5. Soulstorm macrumors 68000

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    The title of this thread is missleading by the way. Where did you see that apple stopped supporting OS X?
     
  6. dejamoi thread starter macrumors member

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    Quoi!?

    Oh! That is strange, every time I went to the QT support site, it only allowed the XP + version... Sorry guys, my fault! Anyway, thanks for your help.

    Bob
     
  7. illegalprelude macrumors 68000

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    its been over a year though that Microsoft ended supported for anything before XP. even 2000 isnt supported that much
     
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  9. Capt Underpants macrumors 68030

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    Windows 98 users :rolleyes:
     
  10. zap2 macrumors 604

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    i don't see MS supporting OSX.4 with there newest tech, no new IE( like we would want it ) no WMP,ect!!

    WHY SHOUDL APPLE SUPPORT AN OUTDATE OS FROM A COMPANY THAT EVEN WHEN THEY FISRT RELEASE THERE OS IT OUTDATED??

    SMACK DOWN!!
     
  11. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    Yeah, but...

    Since when was Windows 98 the most stable, least vulnerable of all Windows OSes? From my experience it was only better than 95...
     
  12. zap2 macrumors 604

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    Still 98 is bad, with all the antivirues stuff and SP2 i have trouble thing 98 is still better then XP btu i have not had to care about that cuz i use OSX!! :p
     
  13. Sedulous macrumors 68000

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    ugh, and networking with Win9x systems is a major nightmare. Since QT 7 sports a number of internet features, Apple didn't want to bother getting things working with an antiquated OS.
     
  14. Capt Underpants macrumors 68030

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    I never touted Windows 98 as a good OS. I was simply answering the guys question.
     
  15. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    I believe iTunes 5.0 isn't supported for Windows 98 and generally the Windows installer combines both iTunes and QuickTime but it is possible to download QuickTime by itself which is actually supported.

    I don't know about QuickTime 7.0 though, maybe you need a newer OS for 7.0. :confused:
     

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