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  1. New build of Serpent/UXP for XP! Test binary: Win32 https://o.rthost.win/basilisk/basilisk52-g4.8.win32-git-20210605-e29e57e-uxp-7f6f1c664-xpmod.7z Win64 https://o.rthost.win/basilisk/basilisk52-g4.8.win64-git-20210605-e29e57e-uxp-7f6f1c664-xpmod.7z source code that is comparable to my current working tree is available here: https://github.com/roytam1/UXP/commits/custom IA32 Win32 https://o.rthost.win/basilisk/basilisk52-g4.8.win32-git-20210605-e29e57e-uxp-7f6f1c664-xpmod-ia32.7z source code that is comparable to my current working tree is available here: https://github
    9 points
  2. A big thank you to all parties involved... However, seeing MSFN down for more than 5 days (the longest since the time I registered), without any clues as to what was going on, "member flags" was the least of my worries...
    6 points
  3. Just to say that xper should have re-enabled the flags for everyone now, so you should all now be able to see where people are from!
    6 points
  4. I maintain my sister's (work) computer which runs Win7 SP1 x64; once I upgraded her from Fx 88.0.1 to 89.0, I was most unpleasantly surprised , appalled is the word I'd choose ; she wasn't thrilled by the change, either... Especially on Win7 with aero enabled, the new Fx GUI (fogged tab bar) doesn't blend at all with the OS... TBH, I've stopped getting informed about Mozilla's planned shenanigans some years ago; they did lose me as a user (and a Nightly tester) when they made the decision to drop support for my favourite OS (Vista) ; I only skim the Release Notes every time I update
    6 points
  5. Official Pale Moon requires at minimum Win7, so support requests for it should be better directed/placed in the respective OS forums... Be that as it may, if users of PM wish to install "legacy" Firefox-only targeting extensions, against the wishes of PM's makers, the method to go by is probably the one below: 1. First enable the setting pointed out by @nicolaasjan, i.e. PM won't block any blacklisted add-ons (the same setting can be achieved via about:config, by disabling the blocklist completely, extensions.blocklist.enabled => false or, alternatively, render it ineffecti
    6 points
  6. The Extended Kernel project is still active, but the amount of time I have to work on it has dropped to new lows for various reasons. In fact, I was investigating the Firefox 89 font rendering breakage, and was planning on upgrading win32k to fix it (and upgrading win32k will help with gdi32 and DX components; plus, something in win32k bugchecks me when I close Waterfox G3 sometimes). But I am only near real Vista hardware for 2 out of every 14 days through late August. One side note: I have finally found something that surpasses Vista in performance on my HP Z600 workstation, while
    5 points
  7. I can confirm that flags are visible now, so perhaps something good came out of MSFN’s 5-day outage.
    5 points
  8. uBlock Origin Legacy 1.16.4.29 (Jun 12, 2021) is out: https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock-for-firefox-legacy/releases/tag/firefox-legacy-1.16.4.29
    4 points
  9. I'm skeptical on the whole thing like I was with Windows 10. I've been using Windows 10 as a daily driver for a year now and even though I'm not fond of it, it drives a lot of the programs I've been running. So while it's not bad, it's not awesome and I've had more problems with it than my beloved Windows 2000. But of course as we've seen time and time again from Microsoft, there are usually a lot of bugs and stability issues with vanilla releases of Windows and don't really improve until the service packs start rolling out. It would be nice to see actual service packs again rather than these
    4 points
  10. Same could be said for windows os 6.x (10 too as it was 6.4 not long ago). GUI fixing until it's broken (10) and made unusable. The problem is there is no alternative; ReactOS is still way off despite the latest activity and if there weren't roytam's Serpent browser, us XP veterans would have nothing.
    4 points
  11. A little off topic but it's hilarious the uproar over the Firefox "refresh" Proton. Who didn't expect it, I can't think of a designer change in the last 10 years that ever got better, it's always worse. Youtube same thing. Mozilla's obsession with the UI and their constant changes is going to cost them even more users.
    4 points
  12. block scripts from adobedtm.com
    4 points
  13. My favourite band is Scorpions . I see German bands are quite popular , I'm no exception. Scorpions are a German (Western Germany) rock band formed in 1965 in Hanover by Rudolf Schenker. https://www.the-scorpions.com My favourite Scorpions' albums are : almost all up to 1990 . In 1993 , with the release of their new studio album (recorded in New York) , the sound became distorted . Read here : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loudness_war I guess the sound studio manager is/was deaf. They didn't need to change their recording studio. Before that the sound is/was
    4 points
  14. MSFN, it's people. I'm glad she's alive and well.
    3 points
  15. OK, panic over! I discovered that the problem was that my HOSTS file wasn't being read properly by Windows. sky.com has to be blocked there or the messages take ages to display because it's looking for a web font which it can't access. This was the original problem several years ago in fact! According to my research, the system not reading the HOSTS file properly after it's been modified is not at all uncommon. Despite it looking like a plain text file, Windows is actually quite fussy about how it's formatted. Eventually I restored a backup, which worked! Fingers crossed th
    3 points
  16. I mean - why is it any more stupid then any other OS they've dropped support for? XP wasn't supported for much further past its EOS... And, at this point, most hardware already has stopped support for 7, usually long ago thanks to microsofts meddling in 2017/18. Vista was more or less lumped into XPs EOS for nvdia as it had not much market share. Windows 8 is the vista here. I see nothing going on with this that doesn't make sense.
    3 points
  17. I'd have hope if this was a Windows 10 problem but it's really not. It's everywhere, if you want to make all the money, ads, spyware, free as in cost, Whatever as a Service, etc is the business model, google, apple , facebook, gaming companies, everyone is doing it, and as long as this stays we'll never get a proper operating system again (other than ones not controlled by corporations like linux). Windows 11 will just have a lot more of everything we hate in 10. More ads, more "telemetry", even more restrictive like Mac, it's our PC now you use it the way we tell you to or we make your life h
    3 points
  18. Only the "Canvas.poisondata" setting prevents Canvas fingerprinting: https://browserleaks.com/canvas and of course prevents only this type of fingerprinting. As I have already written only the extension: https://addons.palemoon.org/addon/canvasblocker-legacy/ prevents in our browsers the ClientRects Fingerprinting. For other types of fingerprinting, for example font fingerprinting, it is possible to adopt countermeasures, which unfortunately are often partial, in about:config. Some info often general and not specific to the browsers we use,i
    3 points
  19. New build of Firefox 45ESR: Test binary: SSE https://o.rthost.win/gpc/files1.rt/firefox-45.9.33-20210605-06d01b450-win32-sse.7z IA32 https://o.rthost.win/gpc/files1.rt/firefox-45.9.33-20210605-06d01b450-win32-ia32.7z Win64 https://o.rthost.win/gpc/files1.rt/firefox-45.9.33-20210605-06d01b450-win64.7z repo: https://github.com/roytam1/mozilla45esr Changes since my last build: - update NSS builtin certstore to May 2021 version from mozilla upstream. (0fb654c09) - import change from tenfourfox: - closes #644: update TLDs, pins, HSTS, M1612116 (80ab2a713) (06d01b450)
    3 points
  20. New build of post-deprecated Serpent/moebius for XP! * Notice: This repo will not be built on regular schedule, and changes are experimental as usual. ** Current moebius patch level should be on par with 52.9, but some security patches can not be applied/ported due to source milestone differences between versions. Test binary: Win32 http://o.rthost.win/basilisk/basilisk55-win32-git-20210605-8a0351d97-xpmod.7z Win64 http://o.rthost.win/basilisk/basilisk55-win64-git-20210605-8a0351d97-xpmod.7z repo: https://github.com/roytam1/basilisk55 Repo changes: - import certdata ch
    3 points
  21. New build of BOC/UXP for XP! Test binary: MailNews Win32 https://o.rthost.win/boc-uxp/mailnews.win32-20210605-355db4de-uxp-7f6f1c664-xpmod.7z BNavigator Win32 https://o.rthost.win/boc-uxp/bnavigator.win32-20210605-355db4de-uxp-7f6f1c664-xpmod.7z source repo (excluding UXP): https://github.com/roytam1/boc-uxp/tree/custom-older * Notice: the profile prefix (i.e. parent folder names) are also changed since 2020-08-15 build, you may rename their names before using new binaries when updating from builds before 2020-08-15. -- New build of HBL-UXP for XP! Test binary
    3 points
  22. (offtopic) There is still the preference "browser.menu.showViewImageInfo", which you can set to "true". And the interface can be changed with userChrome.css and userContent.css. See e.g. : https://github.com/black7375/Firefox-UI-Fix. (adds back icons to the "hamburger menu" as well) Screenshot:
    3 points
  23. myself, i stopped caring about any win release ever since win 8 betas came out IMO win7 was last "shiny knight", everything after crappozolla
    3 points
  24. Well spotted! The thing is I had the following rule in uB0's My Filters ! Block globally AdobeDTM SatelliteLib scripts ||adobedtm.com^$third-party,important ... since many months ago , so that's why I was able to load the referenced links in my previous post ... The crux of the issue is UXP's incompatibility with the SatelliteLib Adobe are including in their tracking scripts , so yes, ALL UXP- based browsers/forks are affected... In fact, if you search for "adobedtm.com" in the official PM forums, you'll discover many related cases: https://forum.palemoon.org/search.php?key
    3 points
  25. Kill Em All to black album (the one you linked) and Garage Inc I like, anything starting with Load (I can't stand to hear that one) is not for me.
    3 points
  26. Look for Blackviper's site, he has a list of all services wiith details on what can be disabled, what shouldn't, etc. for NT based systems starting from XP. jaclaz
    3 points
  27. I know Mandarin and by one chance I heard from zhihu.com (for those of you who don't know: it's Chinese counterpart of quora.com) that some simplified Chinese Windows XP users can still receive old Windows updates after SHA-1's switching off. But "can receive old SHA-1 updates" != "support continues and extends to a certain future date". I don't think extended support to 2021 is true for simplified Chinese Windows Vista users residing in China; dunno what source of the information is from. I did comment to some Windows Vista related posts on zhihu.com, that Windows Vista can install Serve
    3 points
  28. it is quite funny how many who do not understand German language proper listens german bands. German language sounds so strong I guess to be nice to listen even if wont understand
    3 points
  29. The impact a consumer makes is nothing to the manufacturer. Even if a person decides to not buy a certain type of car, or even if enough people decide, the industry could take years to adjust and stop manufacturing something. So the environmental impact from manufacturing is not something the consumer has any control over. And besides, the manufacturer already had made that car that is on the lot, the impact of its creation already occurred. And the one thing that the politicians do not take into account, when they make these laws (or want to or are trying to) regarding cars and the envir
    3 points
  30. Don't get me started on that one! I believe in personal accountability and you CAN RETIRE if you live your life properly! Don't buy a home that takes you thirty years to pay off (I paid off mine in THREE! - the bank pre-approved me for a $350,000 mortgage, I bought a $67,000 three-bedroom one-bath while driving a paid-off 18yr old car rusting out from under me). Don't live in vain so much so that you trade cars in every three to four years because you want to be seen in something "new". Don't buy a brand new vehicle and put yourself under a 6-year auto loan at the age of 62
    3 points
  31. New NewMoon 27 Build! 32bit https://o.rthost.win/palemoon/palemoon-27.10.0.win32-git-20210522-1e24b22ef-xpmod.7z 32bit SSE https://o.rthost.win/palemoon/palemoon-27.10.0.win32-git-20210522-1e24b22ef-xpmod-sse.7z 32bit noSSE https://o.rthost.win/palemoon/palemoon-27.10.0.win32-git-20210522-1e24b22ef-xpmod-ia32.7z 64bit https://o.rthost.win/palemoon/palemoon-27.10.0.win64-git-20210522-1e24b22ef-xpmod.7z source repo: https://github.com/roytam1/palemoon27 repo changes since my last build: - import changes from `dev' branch of rmottola/Arctic-Fox: - Bug 1166504 - Make n
    3 points
  32. Well I rang Sky today, and got pretty much the answer I expected. They couldn't help me using an obsolete e-mail client, which is fair enough, but like most e-mail providers now they seem to think that if the e-mails are working OK in webmail, that's all OK. They don't expect people to be using anything else now, and seem to be very unwilling to support anything else. Even if there is a problem with a current e-mail client like Outlook, they really don't want to know. I guess I'm a dinosaur for wanting my e-mails to be saved actually on my machine, and not only "in the cloud"! They
    2 points
  33. If you have Pentium N3700 or a similar one , look here and choose win 8.1 https://downloadcenter.intel.com/product/87261/Intel-Pentium-Processor-N3700-2M-Cache-up-to-2-40-GHz-
    2 points
  34. I do (indeed) feel @roytam1 has dome such an amazing job with Serpent 52.9.0 - I've been having no issues with the last two builds and look forward to continued success with this project as well as his other projects going forward :)
    2 points
  35. I'm on Vista without any updates and not gonna "upgrade".
    2 points
  36. I can give you a free advice , yes I'm in a good mood today and I still think we can be friends , esp. being from the same generation . Why won't you compare the original files with your modded files from the same version , of course {using any HEX propramme} and publish the results here ? As simple as that.
    2 points
  37. 1 - I'm sorry, I didn't see where you said about the other files needed to be fixed too. Perhaps I missed something , but you were talking about options and chrome.dll only. 2 - I didn't document it too , but if you think we need a guide , you're welcome to create one and be it's leader . I will publish my own findings there or you can just copy them from here and mention me. I will definitely add on if I remember or find something new. Though, I think 360chrome is not very popular. BTW , do you know how to restore Aero ? I'm tired of that ugly and flat win8/10 skin.
    2 points
  38. Advance Notice: due to lack of commits from upstreams, no builds will be published tomorrow.
    2 points
  39. 2 points
  40. I'm feeling: Disconnected :(
    2 points
  41. Hi legacyfan. Firefox 52.9 installs its own h264 decoder and does not need a codec pack. (Roytam1’s browser builds need third-party decoders, but I don’t think his instructions call for installation.) Are you trying to watch YouTube videos with Firefox or what exactly?
    2 points
  42. You're most welcome ! I would also suggest to disable everything regarding remote access to your XP computer and block ports 23, 89, 107 , 81, 82 , 135 and 445 with your firewall . These are the most used for attacks. https://www.lifewire.com/disable-remote-access-in-windows-xp-2487711 https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/disable-remote-desktop https://www.technlg.net/windows/remote-desktop-terminal-services-how-to/
    2 points
  43. i just used what you just showed me and i can already tell its faster thanks!
    2 points
  44. Also , may remove all keyboards and languages you don't need to save space on your HDD/SSD. I usually remove all Asian (like chinese and the such) and cyrillic (like rusian) because they take a lot of space and we don't need them , obviously. Do not delete Dutch , German and Swedish keyboards , who knows what future may bring .
    2 points
  45. Somewhat OT, but since you brought this up here... @burd , could you be a sport and do this Vista community some additional good? Please, go to Windows Update => Installed Updates => Sort by "Program" => Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6 (x) and then make a list of ALL the updates your restored WU fetched and successfully installed for .NET FW 4.6 ? If possible, you can divide them chronologically into three groups : 1. Till Vista SP2's EOL 2. Till WS2008SP2's EOL 3. Currently installed ones under WS2008SP2 ESU (i.e. including those for Apr 2021) The pro
    2 points
  46. WU is the way to go. The method greenhillmaniac provided is for manual updating and safekeeping of updates incase MS takes them down. I would say just use WU and dont install any from the repo,which is what i do everytime.
    2 points
  47. Thanks for clarifying that. Apparently it doesn’t really matter which Server 2008 monthly rollup is installed then (so no point in quibbling about the meaning of “maxed out”), although there might perhaps be a minimum? I also wonder what version of .NET Framework 4.x you have installed (if any)? Installing versions that did not support Vista might be possible, but this thread has long since convinced me that it isn’t really a great idea.
    2 points
  48. Idk what his issue is tbh but, in my case i have been using vista on maxed out updates (along with S2k8) and the kernel has worked fine at all times. Even for the newer version of the kernel i had the working WU client with sha-2 endpoints to provide me all the left out updates. All i can suggest to @winvispixp is get the WU client working from mdl and then see if it helps in anyway once all the updates are in order.
    2 points
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