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  1. 6 points
    Happy New Year! Greetings from Hong Kong (GMT+8).
  2. 6 points
  3. 5 points
    The end of official support doesn’t render the operating system unusable. As long as you’re connected to the Internet behind a router with a firewall, and browsing the internet responsibly on an updated browser, there is no reason why you can’t continue using XP without an issue. I have no intention of giving it up any time soon.
  4. 4 points
  5. 3 points
    Happy New Year to all members here (and since timezones were exchanged, mine is UTC+02:00 ) ! I was away from home during the past few days, internet connection was iffy and expensive, so not very practical to post here at MSFN... @roytam1 May you be blessed and continue, during 2019, to provide us with XP/Vista compatible builds of your browsers; your efforts, altruism/kindness are immensely appreciated... @CoRoNe I think I have a solution to your predicament; what it boils down to is: 1. Use a browser capable of displaying the "consent.talpanetwork" page; I used New Moon 28 with uBlock Origin temporarily disabled on that page (this is needed for the cookie consent dialogue to appear; with uBO ON, it doesn't ); now we know you can't yourself use any of the UXP/moebius browsers, since they require an SSE2+ capable processor; one solution would be for you to do this on a friend's/relative's box... 2. Your "YES" cookie consent is stored in browser cookies, locally; the idea behind my solution is to export those "kijk" consent cookies from the third browser (NM28 in my case) back to the (SSE compatible) NM27 browser you're using... You need install in both browsers the CookieKeeper legacy extension I mentioned some pages back Get yourself somehow familiarised with the addon, its settings and its usage (you'd agree that my intent here wouldn't be to teach you how to use it... ); after you agree to the cookie dialogue presented by the "consent.talpanetwork" domain, you should be auto-redirected to the main "www.kijk.nl" domain; of the cookies stored for that domain, you need to export (via CK addon) only 3 of them, 706b604c-184a-4235-899c-a744921ce65ccconsent 706b604c-184a-4235-899c-a744921ce65ccconsent (same cookie name, different value) CONSENTMGR Export saves them in a .json file, easily transferable between computers. Now, on your copy of NM27 (with CK installed), import the .json file (prior to navigating to "www.kijk.nl"); once successfully imported, load your Dutch media site and this time you won't be redirected to the (NM27 incompatible) consent page, the main site will immediately load: Addendum 1 If you don't have easy access to a second machine with New Moon 28 installed, I think my own .json file will work: { "method": 3, "cookies": [ { "isSecure": false, "value": "BOZwbEeOZwbEeADABANLAEAAAAAE54EfETAAQgAAHAA", "isSession": false, "isProtected": true, "expires": 1580146974, "path": "/", "name": "706b604c-184a-4235-899c-a744921ce65ccconsent", "host": ".kijk.nl", "isHttpOnly": false },{ "isSecure": false, "value": "BOZwbEeOZwbEeADABANLB_-AAAAjCAcAAiABUAC4AIAAZABEgCaAJ4AWwAxABuAD8AIAARgApQBXADvAIQARaAjgCOgEuAJ2AVkAuoBgQDiAHugP0A_YCCg", "isSession": false, "isProtected": true, "expires": 1580146974, "path": "/", "name": "706b604c-184a-4235-899c-a744921ce65ceuconsent", "host": ".kijk.nl", "isHttpOnly": false },{ "isSecure": false, "value": "ts:1546450972680|consent:true|c1:0", "isSession": false, "isProtected": true, "expires": 1547660574, "path": "/", "name": "CONSENTMGR", "host": ".kijk.nl", "isHttpOnly": false }], "date": 1546451392562, "storage": [] } Copy the code in a proper text editor and save it as "kijk-consent-cookies.json" ; then use that to import in CK. Addendum 2 Those 3 imported cookies are not session but permanent ones, they expire at a time indicated by their "expires" attribute (UNIX timestamp, roughly in 6 months' time); you can use CK's editing mode to extend that default expiry further...
  6. 3 points
    I just came back to XP this year, as I’ve become jaded by the direction MS is going in with Windows.
  7. 3 points
    Since it seems it's a HNY thread today... I wish you all Happy New Year from Poland, it's already 90 minutes past midnight here and I hope all XP fans on MSFN and us last 5 Vista users on this planet will still happily coexist (somehow).
  8. 3 points
    Happy New Year Everyone (from Southern Ontario in Canada). What is Eastern Standard Time? GMT+5 maybe? @roytam1, I'm no longer a consumer of you modded browsers (though I install New Moon on my parents' computer), I commend you on all of your hard work.
  9. 3 points
    For Steam: Source: (It says wine on the page but the fix is the same)
  10. 3 points
    StartIsBack++ 2.8 RC http://www.startisback.com/StartIsBackPlusPlus_setup.exe
  11. 3 points
    Here is a different angle of it, from Instagram: I was not able to find the actual posting, this only shows in Google Images and when you try to view the site it comes from, it is not on that page. If I were to guess, it was a mall in Germany or Austria, judging by the "Doppelte Power" sign you can see in the first pic, which is an advertisement from Hauwei.
  12. 3 points
    Rufus can still be made to run on Vista without much effort. I've put the binary on GitHub.
  13. 3 points
    That quote was from the browser.taokaizen.com (author of advanced Chrome for XP/Vista, etc.) forum admin. Guess they don't know about @roytam1's work
  14. 3 points
    ... I can confirm that the most current release (v7.6.1) continues to be Vista SP2 compatible: Notepad2-mod hasn't been updated in a long while; its github repo is marked as archived, last commit was pushed on Aug 15, 2017. So it is safe to assume that this project has become "abandonware", with the latest official release v4.2.25.998 becoming in essence the very last (final) one (still compatible with Windows XP SP3 + Vista SP2): As you say, NotePad3 does not officially support the Vista OS (and the new owners, Rizonesoft, also dropped WinXP support): However, the last stable release v4.18.512.992 apparently runs fine on Vista SP2: Most sadly, the rosey story ends up here ; during the autumn, the dev team moved on to a new compiler with revised compiler settings/kernel optimisations so that the new branch 5 released builds (currently in the Release Candidate dev stage) are not capable of being launched under Vista, due to missing API calls: So, version 4.18.512.992 should be marked as the last Vista compatible one ; obviously, the maintainers themselves have no intention of restoring Vista support to the app, but it is my gut belief - without, that is, browsing the code itself - that, again, we may have to deal with an artificial Vista block; the app is open source, so hopefully the code could be recompiled targeting again the Vista OS... Here's hoping...
  15. 3 points
    New build of basilisk/UXP for XP! Test binary: Win32 https://o.rths.cf/basilisk/basilisk52-g4.1.win32-git-20181222-ba81aaf07-xpmod.7z Win64 https://o.rths.cf/basilisk/basilisk52-g4.1.win64-git-20181222-ba81aaf07-xpmod.7z diff: https://o.rths.cf/basilisk/UXP-xp-gitdiff-20181110.7z PM28XP build: Win32 https://o.rths.cf/palemoon/palemoon-28.3.0a1.win32-git-20181222-ba81aaf07-xpmod.7z Win64 https://o.rths.cf/palemoon/palemoon-28.3.0a1.win64-git-20181222-ba81aaf07-xpmod.7z Official repo changes since my last build: - Update NSPR to 4.20 (09ef48bd0) - Update NSS to 3.41 (74cabf794) - Clobber for NSPR+NSS update (c2478b9e1) - Update HSTS preload list (f0fe6b69d) - Issue #910 part 1. Don't navigate when location.protocol is set to anything other than http or https. (aa130641c) - Issue #910 part 2. Strip ':' and anything following it from the string passed to the location.protocol setter. (871c1d78c) - Issue #910 part 3. Throw SyntaxError from Location::SetProtocol on URI parse failures. (d0b9276f2) - Remove AndroidMediaDecoder and friends (ec2346967) - Merge branch 'master' of https://github.com/MoonchildProductions/UXP (8b017fb09) - Remove OMX related options from configure (ea6cc74f2) - Remove omx-plugin 3rd party libs (5104ad6ac) - Stop including a dummy dll on Windows for broken old versions of WebSense. (ff8b573a6) - Merge pull request #911 from trav90/code-cleanup (7457ca4ac) - Stub out FxA context menu functions. (6f3a1803c) - Merge branch 'master' of https://github.com/MoonchildProductions/UXP (680c3eadb) - Fix false positives in the preprocessor-checker (b7fac3839) - Make sure channel-prefs.js is packaged into MAR files. (d24869a15) - Update SQLite lib to 3.26.0 (aa771e77e) - Merge pull request #914 from JustOff/PR_preprocessor_fix (e91f221f2) - Return an empty set if getting recipes for host fails. (76c942b1d) - Replace status bar download overlay glow arrow with SVG. (ba81aaf07)
  16. 3 points
    Tamris: Dude ... Lady? ... Do not express your qualms about being understood in a language that's not your native tongue. YOU'RE DOING FINE. First of all, we're dealing with a shared interest --- keeping Vista going on our PCs -- so we can all grasp the intent of someone's post here even if the words and syntax being used are not the best of formal English. Secondly, if you actually lived in an English speaking environment, surrounded by people who speak that language and none other, you'd quickly notice that most "native speakers" are not orators or authors. They wave their hands about, they say some words loudly and let others fade into silence, they throw meaningless phrases like "you know" and "I guess" and "you all" and "What about her emails" into conversations to fill up gaps, they mispronounce words that most high school graduates should be familiar with, their spoken vocabulary is small. Most English speakers are just ordinary folks, not expecting to do much with their use of the language, and -- surprise! -- not doing much with it either. Third. you're doing fine and you're surrounded by people doing fine. Nobody in this discussion thread or, as far as I've noticed, in any of the MSFN discussions I've followed, has used English here in any way whatsoever that would be noticed by ordinary Americans, Canadians, Britons, etc. YOU ARE ALL DOING FINE. Really, the only person here who needs feel some embarrassment about his impoverished language skills is me. I might get along talking to a five year old German kid or a two year old French infant, but we'd be limited to talk about liking sauerkraut and potatoes and taking naps rather than running personal computers. Let me say it again. YOU ARE ALL DOING FINE.
  17. 3 points
    New very critical cumulative security update for IE8 has been released today, direct link to English version http://download.windowsupdate.com/d/msdownload/update/software/secu/2018/12/ie8-windowsxp-kb4483187-x86-embedded-enu_329e01b239e9b70a6cc1a0c1bd337425d38c655d.exe
  18. 3 points
    ... There was a recent identical thread over at the Vista subforum: Read my detailed reply here... or TL;DR: 1. Use Basilisk52[Serpent 52.9.0] with a SSUAO for Discord to pretend you're using FirefoxESR 60 on Win7+, or 2. Use FirefoxESR 52.9.0 and change its default UAO for Discord, with the aid of extensions, to the one of FxESR 60 (on Win7+). New Moon (27 or 28) won't work at all, because of no support for WebRTC (used by Discord's voice chat feature).
  19. 3 points
    StartIsBack++ 2.8 BETA2 http://www.startisback.com/StartIsBackPlusPlus_setup.exe
  20. 3 points
    I was recently on a tour to Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant and saw some PCs running XP
  21. 2 points
    There's also Skype plugins for Pidgin: https://github.com/EionRobb/skype4pidgin/releases http://pidgin.im/ There's also one for Discord if you look around
  22. 2 points
    I tried downloading manually... It gave me 7.36 as expected and it works!
  23. 2 points
    yes it does. an interim build shows that as well.
  24. 2 points
    Beta channel for Adobe Flash Player updated to 32.0.0.105 on December 10 and confirmed working on Windows XP SP3. https://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplayer.html Chrome 45 and newer PPAPI: https://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/labs/flashruntimes/flashplayer/install_flash_player_ppapi.exe Chrome 44 and older, and Mozilla Firefox (NPAPI): https://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/labs/flashruntimes/flashplayer/install_flash_player.exe Internet Explorer: https://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/labs/flashruntimes/flashplayer/install_flash_player_ax.exe Uninstaller: https://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/labs/flashruntimes/flashplayer/uninstall_flash_player.exe
  25. 2 points
    IIRC roytam1's Basilisk fork (I dunno how's the case with PM28) allows you to use the Discord voicechat feature.
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