I have Windows 98 computer. I would like to know what the latest version of Mathematica which worked on Windows 98 was.

  • $\begingroup$ Have you asked Wolfram Support? $\endgroup$
    – Kuba
    Commented Jan 24, 2019 at 22:31
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    $\begingroup$ They don't seem to know. All they said is that they only sell the most recent version (11.3). $\endgroup$ Commented Jan 24, 2019 at 22:43
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    $\begingroup$ Do you hook that dinosaur up to the internet? :-0 $\endgroup$
    – gwr
    Commented Jan 25, 2019 at 10:56
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    $\begingroup$ Yes, I thought so, too. It might be a better strategy to install a light-weight linux distribution such as LUbuntu. Due to a comment by @J.M. to this post, Mathematica 11.2 seems to run under LUbuntu on 32-bit machines... $\endgroup$ Commented Jan 25, 2019 at 11:37
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    $\begingroup$ @Henrik, I actually was using a 32-bit netbook with Xubuntu, which is a different lightweight Linux distro. But, yes, I think 11.2 should also work on LUbuntu. (11.3 definitely won't.) $\endgroup$ Commented Mar 12, 2019 at 10:32

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It appears that the last version of Mathematica to have official support for Windows 98 was Mathematica 5.2.

We can see this by comparing archived versions of the system requirements pages for version 5 and version 6.

Version 5

Version 6

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    $\begingroup$ If 6 ran on ME there's a fair chance it would run on 98 as well. They weren't very different $\endgroup$
    – Chris H
    Commented Jan 25, 2019 at 14:08

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