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  1. 8 points
    I wanted to update you all that I have not abandoned you all. It's just Christmas night I got VERY VERY ill with a hospital-grade superflu I acquired a few days prior while visiting my father when he was in the hospital. I had a very high 104.5F fever that night and was pretty debilitated for days after as such serious flus tend to do. It has taken me a while to get better and get back into the swing of things. I see that discussion has been fairly constructive given the scope of a public forum so I am positive about the prospects of eventually resolving this. Indeed, I am very positive about the prospects the 2020s are offering in general. Oh I know it will be a lot of hard work and struggle but anything worthwhile always is. ANYWAY, this post is technically irrelevant so I will leave it there. Just wanted to let you know that I haven't just abandoned this or all of you as may or may not have been suggested. I look forward to constructive monitoring
  2. 6 points
    New version of Adobe Flash Player has been released today. Direct links to official distribution packages version 32.0.0.314 with SHA-1 signatures (should work with Windows XP SP3/Windows XP x64 SP2) Internet Explorer ActiveX: http://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/pdc/32.0.0.314/install_flash_player_ax.exe Mozilla Firefox NPAPI (also for Opera Presto/Google Chrome 44 and earlier): http://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/pdc/32.0.0.314/install_flash_player.exe Google Chrome 45 through 49 PPAPI: http://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/pdc/32.0.0.314/install_flash_player_ppapi.exe P.S. Adobe Flash Player will be supported 'till the end of this year.
  3. 3 points
    I use extension «User Agent Switcher» (by Chris Pederick, https://chrispederick.com/) to quickly change UserAgent. Unfortunately, the author has not updated this extension since 2011. Last official build - 0.7.3.1 (January 4th, 2011). The build 0.7.3.1 can not spoofed property «navigator.oscpu» and real version OS is visible. I changed the build 0.7.3.1 - added a property "navigator.oscpu" for spoofing. Checked in FF 52.9.0, Serpent and MyPal. My unofficial build 0.7.3.2 in the attachment and here - https://www.upload.ee/files/10968463/user_agent_switcher-0.7.3.2-unofficial-fx_sm.xpi.html user_agent_switcher-0.7.3.2-unofficial-fx+sm.xpi
  4. 3 points
    As Windows 8/8.1 never caught on in the corporate world, I expect history to repeat itself. Not only in the case of Chrome, but I'm sure several other applications will drop support for Windows 7 and 8.x simultaneously, as with what happened back in the early-to-mid 2010s with Windows XP and Vista. There may be an outlier or two that does officially support 8.x but not 7 (there were actually several, where applications supported Vista+ but not XP), or there may be some programs that, despite officially "requiring" Windows 10, may continue to run on Windows 8.x anyway, but I wouldn't count on it. Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but if I had to guess, Windows 8.x is more related to Windows 7 when it comes to APIs (at least on the desktop/win32 side of things, not UWP) so I'd say if something doesn't work with 7, it won't work with 8.x either unless it officially supports it. I would argue that Chrome support for Windows Vista was dropped even further back than that, with the release of Chrome 41 in March 2015, when Vista users were royally screwed over. This was the first version of Chromium/Chrome to lack a Windows Vista-exclusive build, when Vista users were simply thrown onto the XP version which caused a lot of Vista-exclusive APIs and features, most notably Windows Aero, to no longer be utilized. This was done apparently "due to lack of user feedback from Vista users", but I still believe they did it to "throw the baby out with the bathwater" so they wouldn't have to worry about supporting anything older than Windows 7. Still makes me furious to think about to this day. As Vista is much more similar to Win7, delivering its version of Chrome to Vista users would have made much more sense and would have made everyone much happier, but alas...
  5. 3 points
    I was back in northern Italy and I stumbled on this: Apparently, someone tried to remotely reboot this train ticket machine, but it got stuck on "You can now turn off your computer" because of missing ACPI drivers, which is weird considering that it's an embedded machine. Anyway, this just shows that in 2020 Windows XP is still very much alive all over the world.
  6. 3 points
    Since Mr. Tobin's Borealis is itself derived from SeaMonkey, roytam1's derivative might perhaps be branded MonkeySeaMonkeyDo.
  7. 3 points
    Hi, just to avoid a little misunderstanding: Yes I mentioned to like Lunaris, sounds nice and hints to Moon etc. But Draconis is the exact opposite, couldn't stand to daily use a browser sounding so cruel (draconic/ian), but luckily don't need to anyway ;-)
  8. 2 points
    Windows XP and POSReady 2009 are 95% identical, the only differences are in the set of standard programs (for example, in POSReady there are no games, but there are programs for Embedded capabilities). The kernel of the system, components, drivers, all this is completely the same.
  9. 2 points
    A peach? Hmm, not so bad at all... Much more my taste as snakes 8-) A peach... and.... cherries... Shall we do fruits? His changelogs are full with "cherry-picking", very fitting :D
  10. 2 points
    Oh God... 1 GB with Win10 means no RAM whatsoever is left for the user to open up programs and so on: everything is put on the paging files and moved back and forth from the HDD to the RAM and vice versa. Not only it's gonna reduce the life of the Hard Drive, but it's also going to be extremely slow...
  11. 2 points
    @VL Sorry but I keep thinking it's your own decision to waste that time, after first experiences. I know it's not quite easy to suppress an urge to reply anyway. I do highly appreciate all the help you give, it really is extremely useful, also for later readers. What I just personally find rather sad in todays world is that real trolls, who only post to disrupt and attack and offend, and enjoy it, never get any trouble, quite the opposite, instead it's usually kind people who never do any harm who get hunted for no crimes at all.
  12. 2 points
    @Mathwiz : Hope you're doing fine in the new year ; when you first posted this some days ago, I was genuinely puzzled, but since I was occupied with other matters, both in digital (!) and real life , I left it aside for future investigation; my contribution to the subject at hand was simply which basically links to the old Bugzilla bug #967977 Today I had some extra time and decided to search the official UXP GitHub repo/issue tracker, to find proof which substantiates the report that: (them in that context refers to TLS Session Tickets/TLS cache); I've searched specifically for code that sets the hidden pref security.ssl.disable_session_identifiers to true, but my search was, alas, fruitless... I then browsed @roytam1 's forked UXP repo, both branches (master+custom), for similar code signs, but to no avail, again ... So, by simply going with public source code, I found no clues that the default behaviour in either (official) PM28 and/or (forked) NM28 is to disable TLS session tickets, as you suggested... But you are not to blame yourself , I have myself in the past "slipped" in a similar fashion... ; the blame lies on the OP, for causing undue confusion over a "supposedly" new-found issue, most likely self-inflicted: ... was the post that started all this ; as part of my investigation, I have downloaded said NM28 build (BuildID=20200104010047), as well as the one after it (BuildID=20200110230556) and guess what one finds by visiting https://www.howsmyssl.com in a brand new/fresh (browser) profile: and So, nothing has changed in NM28 with regard to TLS Session Tickets, they are enabled by default (which yields the green "Good" button in that test page) ... Once more, it was simply @msfntor 's troll-ish behaviour in posting unchecked/unverified untruths, which ended up wasting people's time...
  13. 2 points
    No. The problem lies in the fact that noone has a clear idea of what testing or validation is, and programs are written, more often than not by lazy/sloppy programmers, but also by good, attentive and knowledgeable ones, that do not know anything about the actual processes involved (because there are always one or more middlemen involved, so that the actual final customer, the guy/gal that actually has to use the program or maintain/service the machine never communicates directly with them and viceversa). The program is anyway always late and what is released is invariably - in the best cases - an early beta, and all the bug finding and reporting is demandated to the client, that normally has no idea on how this is done (remember, the client is the one that pays the money to buy something that he has not the capabilities to develop in-house). It is peculiar (and I believe rather unique to the (largely bad) software industry to provide "solutions" that are not working (or not fully working) AND to put the blame on the clients (you know, again, the ones that actully pay for the service) OR asking them to lose hours, days, weeks into troubleshooting the crap they produced. More loosely it is called "professionalism" and most of the software industry has no idea of what it is. Imagine you go to your barber and he after taking your (good) money for a haircut gives you a pair of scissors telling you "If in the next few days you see some tuft sticking out of your head just cut it off" or - which is what the large software companies do - "You also owe me 100 bucks for a week of assistance, if you see some tuft sticking out you just drive here and I will cut it", or - alternatively - "In case you notice some hairs sticking out call me an I will be happy for a mere 200 bucks to come to your house and cut them level with the rest". Then you go to get your car from the mechanic and he tells you "Ok, I changed the tires, I am pretty sure that I did tighten the nuts properly, should you lose a wheel, don't worry, it is covered by warranty, you just bring me back the old wheel and I will fit a new tire on it for free". Then you go to a restaurant and the cook tells you "The food I prepare is fine, should you by any chance get poisoned i will reimburse you part of the bill". jaclaz
  14. 2 points
    The final version will be released on January 14, in 7 and 8.1 it will be installed as a normal browser, and in 10 it will replace the system EDGE without the possibility of removal. The ability to run it in XP is the same as vanilla chrome, i.e. null.
  15. 2 points
    New build of Serpent/UXP for XP! Test binary: Win32 https://o.rths.ml/basilisk/basilisk52-g4.5.win32-git-20200111-fd382bb-uxp-f64e760ab-xpmod.7z Win64 https://o.rths.ml/basilisk/basilisk52-g4.5.win64-git-20200111-fd382bb-uxp-f64e760ab-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.rths.ml/basilisk/basilisk52-g4.5.win32-git-20200111-fd382bb-uxp-f64e760ab-xpmod-ia32.7z source code that is comparable to my current working tree is available here: https://github.com/roytam1/UXP/commits/ia32 NM28XP build: Win32 https://o.rths.ml/palemoon/palemoon-28.9.0a1.win32-git-20200111-b7841e5cf-uxp-f64e760ab-xpmod.7z Win64 https://o.rths.ml/palemoon/palemoon-28.9.0a1.win64-git-20200111-b7841e5cf-uxp-f64e760ab-xpmod.7z Official UXP changes since my last build: - Issue #1338 - Part 1: Update NSPR to 4.24 (f7d301332) - Issue #1338 - Part 2: Update NSS to 3.48-RTM (f4a12fc67) - Issue #1338 - Part 3: Update NSS symbols (c097dcf7f) - Issue #1338 - Part 4: Initialize NSS with desired run-time values. (24f97a168) - Issue #1338 - Part 5: Clobber for NSS update (b1694ef0a) - Merge pull request #1341 from MoonchildProductions/nss-work (e30d68b69) - Issue #1345 - Implement non-standard legacy CSSStyleSheet rules (b4d686d62) - Merge pull request #1346 from JustOff/PR_CSSStyleSheet_legacy (c66b70c4d) - Reject sample rates that are out-of-range for libsoundtouch. (c03265177) - Bug 1322938 - Basic implementation of HTMLDialogElement. (2e3b937f4) - Bug 1322938 - Emit close event when HTMLDialogElement.prototype.close() is called. (ef2cd8749) - Bug 1322938 - Update <dialog> element Web Platform Tests expected results. (a4011e724) - Bug 1322938 - Put <dialog> element behind preference. (b91b0c37e) - Bug 1322938 - Make the HTML tree builder aware of <dialog>. (25e85f99c) - Bug 1379728 part 1. Remove the double-definition of the 'close' event from EventNameList.h. (52bda2a82) - Issue #1348 - Part 1: Clean up input scope support for IMM32. (1672355a7) - Issue #1348 - Part 2: Teach IMEState about Private Browsing mode. (8ae047bbb) - Issue #1348 - Part 3: Set IS_PRIVATE input scope in private browsing. (d79cc5fb4) - Merge pull request #1347 from g4jc/html5_dialog (29bf28ca3) - Simplify value setting. (d429ac8a6) - Be more consistent about decoding IP addresses in PSM. (8198126c3) - Make copy of list before iterating over it. (51b1cd97a) - Handle missing base64 challenge in NegotiateAuth and NTLMAuth. (0186023f4) - Issue #1338 - Un-bust building of NSS after update to 3.48 on Linux. (936577621) - Update GTK clipboard handling (095a02f25) - Issue #1338 - Followup: certdb: propagate trust information if trust module is loaded afterwards, (f64e760ab) Official Pale-Moon changes since my last build: - Issue #1703 - Update UA overrides for Google and YouTube (832effab3) - Block Noveau NV96 mesa driver layers acceleration. (b7841e5cf) There are no new Official Basilisk changes since my last build. My changes since my last build: - ported mozilla upstream bug: Bug 1607443 - Fix some alias sets. r=tcampbell, a=lizzard (b8ab52794)
  16. 2 points
    Jody Thornton said: > I can't believe I'm going to say this, but I have a hard time believing that the user base remaining is that low. I believe it's mainly due to fake UserAgent strings. When websites start boycotting certain old systems or browser versions, first with nags and then kicking visitors out completely, when more and more sites are getting hostile, users are just forced to fake their browser strings. And miraculously most websites start working again, fully or almost, without any "support" necessary... Same effect as for Win98 in the past. And a second dilemma, when statistics drop below a certain low level, it becomes an increasing privacy/fingerprinting risk to belong to such a tiny minority.
  17. 1 point
    old good TCPMP for Windows may work as well, it even work on NT 3.51.
  18. 1 point
    POSReady updates have closed many vulnerabilities and added many new features, so it is advisable to install all of them.
  19. 1 point
    Hi everyone. real talk here who doesn't like wolves? or Wolfs The best new moon name is Wolf Moon as This full moon occurs in January—a time when tribes often heard wolves howling outside their villages. The best serpent name is Cerberus as in 3 headed wolf , a serpent for a tail, and snakes protruding from multiple parts of his body. The best UXP name is Sea Wolf as in the boat. giving hints, to sea monkey and Navigator. Ty all. Make is so.
  20. 1 point
    Machine translation to English for those lacking access to on-line translators:
  21. 1 point
    Presumably not, but I do have Excel 2010 installed I'll try downloading it and installing it manually, I guess
  22. 1 point
    That's the saddest slope I've ever looked at... That's right. I'm one of those people faking my user agent, however I only bump the number of the version of Chrome to match the very latest release and many websites are happy with that. Most of the times there's no need to also change the OS. The last thing I want is to increase the share number of the bloody Windows 10! Besides I like the idea of people spitting out coffee when they check their website stats and they see "Windows XP x86 - Chrome 80".
  23. 1 point
    it was reported in upstream: https://forum.palemoon.org/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=23566
  24. 1 point
    Try to use the UOC Patch and Enforcer. See if it makes a difference.
  25. 1 point
    I always turn off "experimental filters" and no problems.
  26. 1 point
    You may have overlooked the word "only" in Jody's question., which is not actually answered in that article.
  27. 1 point
    Now does this mean that the new MS Edge will only support Windows 7 for the same period of time?
  28. 1 point
    I would also like to see a picture of the moron rectius "person" that upgraded a 1 GB PC to windows 10, but unfortunately there are all the Privacy Laws, GDPR and what not, so that is not possible . jaclaz
  29. 1 point
    I don't mean to grave-dig, but I've noticed this topic on MSFN tends to come up first in a google search. After over a decade, I finally found a Windows 98/ME compatible driver. https://retrosystemsrevival.blogspot.com/2019/06/intel-945gm-display-driver-for-windows.html To install this driver: 1) You must install LoneCrusader's unofficial Windows 9x chipset drivers. Be sure to apply to EVERY applicable missing driver (every hard drive shown). Failing to do so will result in this driver not working!! 2) Install DirectX 9. This is REQUIRED as shown in Windows 2000 or later. 3) Go to device manager and manually install INF file from Windows 2000 folder. This driver does not install through the installer because of an artificial OS block! 4) Restart your computer and enjoy!! This driver was tested on a Thinkpad R60! Sadly, I have yet to find a working SoundMax HD Integrated Audio driver for Windows 9x...same goes with the wireless card!
  30. 1 point
    ... According to: https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2020/01/09/browser-zero-day-update-your-firefox-right-now/ disabling IonMonkey JIT by setting: javascript.options.ion;false will get you covered , but with a (slight) performance penalty, of course... The linked article mentions that mitigation only in relation to the Tor Browser (and until the time it gets updated, which it did), but that same "about:config" pref is apparently present in FxESR 52.9.x, which, as we all know, won't be patched...
  31. 1 point
    Not weird at all. It is one problem with using Embedded OSes, you don't know what you are missing until you run into a problem. The issue being is that most software developers (or ISVs) write their software for, and test it on, retail Windows XP. When the time come to move to an Embedded product, presuming they are not opting for an Enterprise SKU, the OS is built from the ground up. The client sends a list of requirements, and a demo installation is created and sent to the client.* The client tests their software with their hardware and makes reports back any problems. The Embedded Partner then adjusts the OS and the ISV will retest until they are satisfied. Then the unit gets approved and is put on site somewhere. The problem lies with situations where the client doesn't test for all situations that their product would be involved in, or they may not communicate a need properly. Then on the other side, the documentation of what package does what is not detailed enough when building an OS. So these things do end up happening. There are also situations where an expected OS component you would think is enabled by default ends up not. One example I can think is that even if you install the USB package for Windows 8.1 Industry Pro, USB (bi-directional) 2.0 or 3.0 doesn't actually work. One client I build this OS for got all the way past testing phase and had units on site when it was determined their machines did not have fully functional USB. The issue was discovered when they tried to do firmware updates using USB keys. There have been other situations where expected low-level functions are missing, and since they are not documented properly, can take a while to figure out. Another I recall is an OS (I forget which Embedded SKU it was) didn't support the function of RS232 (Serial Port) but did install the drivers for the device. *This example follows the ISV/Embedded Partner model and not the in-house model.
  32. 1 point
    ... Trouble's in the air for uB0-legacy : https://forum.palemoon.org/viewtopic.php?p=181590#p181590 ... and following posts... Betas of v1.16.4.14 : https://github.com/JustOff/misc-pm-stuff/releases/ (... but the "on-the-fly" rule conversion to the old format, supported in uB0-legacy, does result in performance degradation... )
  33. 1 point
    The member site has a security flaw, and will not open in Firefox or IE 11. I would like to retrieve my key, but it will not open.
  34. 1 point
    Hi ~♥Aiko♥Chan♥~ Windows 98 does not require kernel extensions to run MP4 video, this vanilla system has been happily playing MP4, see here: https://msfn.org/board/topic/177106-running-vanilla-windows-98-in-2020/page/5/?tab=comments#comment-1173021 If you try something like this in Windows 95, please let me know if it works.
  35. 1 point
    https://drivers.softpedia.com/get/Other-DRIVERS-TOOLS/Others/Open-Fabrics-Alliance-NVMe-Driver-1-5-0-0-Build-157.shtml
  36. 1 point
    So, try "Felix" (= the one who has good luck), instead of Draconis!
  37. 1 point
    patch ported. https://github.com/roytam1/UXP/commit/b8ab527949bdf21e00bbcd4173d58ebfa373b6ed
  38. 1 point
    ADIXctlLevel=1; I am not sure about this setting and its understanding. I got this setting from Win2K. Application Data Interface transfer control logic level. Programs invoked by XCTL commands run one at a time as part of a single task but is multi tasking. When a user selects a menu item the program should issue an XCTL command to transfer control directly to that program. The first program which receives the control directly is at highest logical level which is Level 1. More investigation is required with multi tasking and different tasking methods. This setting may not make any noticeable difference. ConservativeSwapFileUsage=0 If conservative swap file usage is employed then the maximum RAM memory usage is used before switching to the HDD swap file. This caused problems with certain programing and so I did not set it to 1 anymore. [MathCoprocessor] FPUFlags=1 This setting came with Borland C. This was originally set to 0 but I thought that 1 made a performance improvement. Most of the following has been quoted from https://xem.github.io/minix86/manual/intel-x86-and-64-manual-vol1/o_7281d5ea06a5b67a-197.html x87 FPU Floating-Point Exception Mask Bits The exception-flag mask bits (bits 0 through 5 of the x87 FPU control word) mask the 6 floating-point exception flags in the x87 FPU status word. When one of these mask bits is set, its corresponding x87 FPU floating-point exception is blocked from being generated. Zero is Invalid Operation, 1 is Denormal Operand. These are the only settings that can be used as a BSOD I think will occur with higher settings, see the above link for what other settings are. It is the Floating point value rounding and how it is achieved that is what is at stake here. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denormal_number The following is a quote from this link. "Some systems handle denormal values in hardware, in the same way as normal values. Others leave the handling of denormal values to system software, only handling normal values and zero in hardware. Handling denormal values in software always leads to a significant decrease in performance. When denormal values are entirely computed in hardware, implementation techniques exist to allow their processing at speeds comparable to normal numbers;[3] however, the speed of computation is significantly reduced on many modern processors; in extreme cases, instructions involving denormal operands may run as much as 100 times slower.[4][5]"
  39. 1 point
    just refreshed my KM74g archive with sha384 support.
  40. 1 point
    K-Meleon 74 with Goanna 2.2 archive refreshed with sha384 support: http://o.rths.ml/gpc/files1.rt/KM74-g22-20180718.win2000.7z pm26 archive also refreshed: http://o.rths.ml/gpc/files1.rt/palemoon-26.5.0-20180718.win2000.7z
  41. 1 point
    a pull request about enabling aes128-gcm-sha256 in pref has been created. https://github.com/rn10950/RetroZilla/pull/40 and also NSS code changes for support SHA384 have their own pull request: https://github.com/rn10950/RetroZilla/pull/38
  42. 1 point
    I cannot say I've ever run into this problem you speak of. I've even installed XomPie on server 03, didnt happen there.
  43. 1 point
    @Werewolf Thank you so much for the HUGE list of additions! Finally got around to adding them all. Glad to see you around again. I have you to thank for my list gaining popularity in early/mid 2017 thanks to the plethora of additions you provided then. Thanks again! In addition to what Werewolf posted, I have added another piece of software called Ripcord to "Instant Messaging" section, after discovering it in a thread over at the XP forum here. What makes this software unique is that it provides a fully functional Discord client for Windows Vista users, which I much prefer to using the Web version: As you can see, this is based on QT, rather than the infamous Electron (which is like a cancer contributing to the sharp decline in software support for Windows XP/Vista since 2015 ) which allows it to work flawlessly on Windows Vista. Voice Chatting also works great, for those wondering. I can't seem to find any system requirements listed anywhere, but since it does not work on Windows XP (giving a "not a valid win32 application" error message, indicating the software was built targeting Windows NT 6.0 as the minimum) I will assume that it officially supports Windows Vista or later. Also, Telegram Desktop 1.8.15 has been listed as the last version for Windows XP and Vista (1.9.0/1.9.1, both pre-releases, do not work due to missing DLL functions; the developer has stated here that it will not be fixed).
  44. 1 point
    @Cixert : The "Preferences" (no file extension there!) file is the one that stores your custom browser preferences (modified from their original default values) and, as posted, should be found within your "Profile" folder, usually under ".\User Data\Default" First, BACK UP that file to a secure location in your disk, before you attempt messing with it manually; any such attempt should be made with the browser exited! The file itself is in a human-readable "pretty-printed" JSON format; open with a proper text/code editor; search for string "accept_languages" It should be there (with, I suspect, zh-CN as the first/default choice in the official Chinese version of 360EEv11); if this JSON block isn't there in your case (but it should be in an already used profile where the user has selected the English language pack), then you should create yourself a nested JSON block for it... I opted to display pages in the Greek language, if available, first - for example, the Google Web Store[GWS], so my manually modified setting inside the "Preferences" file looks like below: "intl": { "accept_languages": "el-GR,el,en-US,en" }, That code means that whenever the page hasn't got a Greek version available, the browser will fallback to displaying the American-English localization of it, and so on (if you add additional locales in that line) ... (Save the modified file while the browser is closed, then launch the browser anew and check for the effect of your new "custom" preference!) Hope I've helped
  45. 1 point
    The patched version of EE 360 browser has preference for displaying sites in Russian. How do I force it to English? Relevant items in Settings page seem to be missing. Edit: found solution. 360Chrome\Chrome\User Data\Default\Preferences With text editor, look for "accept_languages" Flip language order like: "accept_languages": "en-US,en,ru-RU,ru" Clear cookies or start with new Portable if sites are still RU.
  46. 1 point
    I've just finished re-testing latest Firefox (Nightly) ESR 45.9.18 (2019-12-07) (32-bit) and in my Vista SP2 x86 laptop: 1. The browser's WMF implementation is broken ; no matter the value of media.wmf.enabled (default is true), the browser can't access native OS patented decoders; hence, tests like https://demos.flowplayer.com/videotest/mp4.html fail on a stock profile/installation! So, despite being on Vista SP2 (fully updated codec wise), I still have to add to the browser a functioning h264+aac decoder, very much like in Windows XP 2. The two available choices for a h264+aac decoder to be added to roytam1's FxESR45 fork are: a. The Adobe Primetime CDM ; at least here on Vista, the browser fetched and installed the (first) older version 15 of the CDM; I double-checked the CDM is enabled in about:addons => plugins and that its decoder is also active, "media.gmp.decoder.enabled;true" b. If you don't have/don't want to install the APCDM, then you download and "install" (this is a local "portable" installation) the (linked on first page) LAV Filters DLLs (to be placed adjacent to firefox.exe) I have tried both methods (but not when both decoders are present and enabled ; you can disable APCDM from within about:addons (and its decoder from within about:config) but, AFAIK, you can't disable LAV Filters in any way other than removing them from main appDir); both methods yield a working h264+aac decoder (various HTML5 MP4 tests succeed). As for Twitter in particular, the sample video page does load successfully https://twitter.com/i/status/1160137655524270080 without messing with the User-Agent, but, probably due to older JS+CSS support in FxESR45, the PLAY button does not stay visible on-top of the embedded HTML5 player (I have "media.autoplay.enabled;false" so that video clips don't autostart ; however, if you click on the clip area, the video playback will successfully start (with an MP4 decoder properly "installed" beforehand): So again @msfntor, your inability to achieve Twitter clips playback is due to something particular to your FxESR45 profile and your OS version (XP SP2 x86); check if Twitter plays in a default FxESR45 profile with ONE of the two MP4 decoders properly installed - it is uncertain yet whether APCDM (v15/17) and the LAV DLLs work as expected under XP SP2 32-bit; it may be only one of these solutions works for you! If you can successfully install one of the two solutions, then, as instructed, check in an otherwise untouched browser profile; if Twitter plays (with a DIRECT connection, don't use Proxies/VPNs), then it's something else you've changed! Twitter normally send HLS streams, these require a working Media Source Extensions (MSE) implementation in the browser you're testing with; in FxESR45 verify: media.mp4.enabled;true media.mediasource.enabled;true media.mediasource.mp4.enabled;true And I repeat: Less Is More; I only use uB0-legacy in most browsers, I don't feel I need more "protection"... Me humbly thinks uMatrix causes you more trouble than it's worth ... And one last comment, if you will: @roytam1 , God bless him always , provides a wide selection of browser forks, to cater to various user cases; but you don't have to have (and test) all these browsers on your system! Stick to the one better working/most suitable for your browsing habits/needs (I personally alternate between NM28/UXP and St52/UXP, occasionally using St55/Moebius, since my CPU does support SSE2).
  47. 1 point
    Yes, Windows XP here, so what do you think about WMF items in my about:config (media.wmf.enabled in default, true this one, others in false)?...Set it to false? or reset it? No problem? Thank you @VistaLover for your detailled, always interesting comments!
  48. 1 point
    Additional Microsoft software/utilities: Administrative Template (.admx) files for Windows Vista (FREE, CS) Download from Microsoft Automated Installation Kit (AIK) for Windows Vista SP1 and Windows Server 2008 (FREE, CS). (ISO file; does not require to be mounted or run under Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008 but it is the last version for NT 6.0.) Download from Microsoft Autoruns (FREE, CS) Download from Microsoft Microsoft Camera Codec Pack (6.3.9721.0) (FREE, CS). (Requires Windows Vista SP2.) Download from Microsoft: (x86) (x64) Microsoft Expression Web 4 (FREE, CS) Download from Microsoft Microsoft Photo Story 3 (FREE, CS) Download from Microsoft Microsoft Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows Vista SP1+ (FREE, CS) Download from Microsoft: (x86) (x64) Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2010 (FREE, CS) Download from Microsoft: (x86) (x64) Microsoft Streets and Trips 2013 ($$$, CS) Microsoft SyncToy 2.1 (FREE, CS) Download from Microsoft: (x86) (x64) Microsoft Windows Dynamic Cache Service 1.0.3 (FREE, CS). Download from Microsoft (Additional information here and here.) 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Download from the Wayback Machine (Additional details) (Technical FAQ (PDF)) (Technical FAQ (XPS)) AntiVirus & Security Software: Avast AntiTrack / AVG AntiTrack ($$$, CS, ONG). (Relies on an annual subscription-based business model.) Dashlane (FREE, CS, ONG). (Free and paid plans available.) Download from vendor Glarysoft Malware Hunter (FREE, CS, ONG). (Paid subscription version provides scheduled scan functionality and USB flash drive protection.) HijackThis 2.0.4 (2.0.5 Beta is also supported) (FREE, OS). (Download for 2.04 from SourceForge) (Download for 2.05 Beta from SourceForge) Kaspersky TDSSKiller (FREE, CS, ONG) Download from vendor: (EXE) (ZIP) Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool (FREE, CS, ONG) Download from vendor KeePass (FREE, OS, ONG) Prey Anti-Theft (FREE, OS, ONG). (Free and paid plans available.) VeraCrypt (FREE, OS, ONG) Windows Live OneCare 2.5.2900.30 ($$$, CS). (Listed for reference purposes only; updates are no longer being provided.) Audio & Music Creation/Editing Tools: Exact Audio Copy (FREE, CS, ONG) Fmedia (FREE, OS, ONG) Generatosaur 1.0.0.2 (FREE, OS). (It has not been updated since 2008.) Download from vendor MediaMonkey (FREE, CS, ONG). (The non-free MediaMonkey Gold offers additional features.) Softpointer Tag&Rename ($$$, CS, ONG). (30-day trial available.) Wavosaur (FREE, OS, ONG) Wavosaur Rec Recover (FREE, OS, ONG). (It has not been updated since 2011.) Download from vendor XRECODE3 ($$$, CS, ONG). (30-day trial available.) Benchmarking and System Stress-Testing software: Cinebench 15.038 (FREE, CS) Download from vendor (Wayback Machine) BitTorrent/P2P Clients: BitTorrent Sync 2.0.93 (FREE, CS) Download from FileHippo / BitTorrent Sync Pro 2.0.93 ($$$, CS). (Optional 30-day trial within the free version (also available to purchase from within the free version).) Tixati (FREE, CS, ONG) Bootable USB Flash Drive Creation Tools: UNetbootin (FREE, OS, ONG) Cloud Storage Clients: Attachmore (FREE, CS, ONG). (Free accounts limited to 1GB monthly upload limits, 5 downloads per file, 15 day hosting per file, and 1 user / computer; paid options available.) Download from vendor CloudMe Sync (FREE, CS, ONG). (Free accounts are limited to 3GB of storage and 150MB uploads; paid options available. (Strangely when viewed from Windows Vista the download page references version 1.10.3 for Windows XP—presumably this installer is for "legacy versions" of Windows—but the latest version, CloudMe Sync 1.11.6 not only installs and runs in Windows Vista without issue, but the former version even updated to it.) SugarSync 3.8.0.15297 (FREE, CS, UNS) Desktop Enhancement software: Bing Desktop 1.3.478.0 (FREE, CS) Download from Microsoft (archived by the Wayback Machine) CoolSoft PDF Property Extension (FREE, CS, ONG) Ditto Clipboard Manager (FREE, OS, ONG). (A highly configurable clipboard manager that surpasses the clipboard history feature of Windows 10 (e.g., can export clipped content as a QR code and even supports clipboard sharing over a network via IP addresses and computer names).) Icaros Shell Extensions 3.1.0 (3.1.1 Beta also supported) (FREE, CS) (Download for version 3.1.0 from Softpedia) (Download for Beta version 3.1.1 from Softpedia) LightBulb (FREE, OS, UNS, ONG). (An open source f.lux alternative (portable version additionally available).) Rainmeter 3.3.3 (FREE, OS) Download from vendor RTT PDF-ShellTools ($$$, CS, ONG). (30-day trial available.) (Notably includes a Property Handler for PDFs.) (By far my preferred PDF tool for the rich Windows Vista Shell.) SageThumbs (FREE, OS, ONG) Seer (FREE, CS, ONG). (MacOS Quick Look feature if one for some reason prefers that over the rich Preview Pane...) (The paid version provides automatic updates.) Softpointer AudioShell (FREE, CS, ONG) Sysinternals Desktops v2.0 (FREE, CS) Download from Microsoft Start++ 0.8.1 by Brandon Paddock (FREE, CS) Download from developer (Wayback Machine) VoidTools Everything (FREE, CS, ONG) Winaero Cursor Commander (FREE, CS, ONG) Download from developer WindowBlinds 7.4 ($$$, CS) (30-day trial (without support for applying textures to themes other than Aero themes) at least formerly available.) Download from FileHorse X-Mouse Controls (FREE, OS, ONG) E-mail Clients: eM Client 7.2.36694.0 (FREE, CS) Download from vendor / em Client Pro 7.2.36694.0 ($$$, CS) Mailbird 2.6.1.0 (FREE, CS) / Mailbird Pro 2.6.1.0 ($$$, CS). (Last officially supported version as per vendor release notes.) Pegasus Mail (FREE, CS, ONG) Opera Mail 1.0.1044 (FREE, CS) Download from vendor File Management: Cryptomator 1.3.4 (FREE, OS) Download from vendor: (x86) (x64) Explorer++ (FREE, OS, ONG). (The current version is 1.3.5; support for Windows Vista will likely be terminated following version 1.4.) PowerArchiver ($$$, CS, ONG). (30-day trial available.) PowerArchiver Command Line ($$$, CS, ONG). (30-day trial available.) PowerArchiver for Office Add-ins (PAOP) ($$$, CS, ONG). ("[...] distributed under same license and evaluation period as PowerArchiver Professional.") PowerArchiver Zip To Email ($$$, CS, ONG) Tabbles (FREE, CS, ONG). (Free for personal use but with limitations; paid options available.) TagSpaces 2.1.1 (FREE, OS) Hard Drive Utilities: EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Free (FREE, CS, ONG). (The free version can recover up to 2GB total.) EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Professional ($$$, CS, ONG). (An evaluation that allows users to scan for files—but not recover them—is available.) EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Technician ($$$, CS, ONG). (An evaluation that allows users to scan for files—but not recover them—is available.) EaseUS Partition Master Free (FREE, CS, ONG) EaseUS Partition Master Professional ($$$, CS, ONG). (The evaluation can queue operations but it cannot execute them; purchase is required for the latter feature.) EaseUS Partition Master Enterprise ($$$, CS, ONG). (The evaluation can queue operations but it cannot execute them; purchase is required for the latter feature.) EaseUS Todo Backup Free (FREE, CS, ONG) EaseUS Todo Backup Home ($$$, CS, ONG). (30-day trial available.) EaseUS Todo Backup Enterprise ($$$, CS, ONG). (30-day trial available.) Hardware Identification and Temperature Management: HWiNFO (FREE, CS, ONG) Instant Messaging/Internet Communication Software: AdiIRC (FREE, CS, ONG) DingTalk (FREE, CS, ONG) IceChat (FREE, OS, ONG) ICQ (FREE, CS, ONG) Download from vendor Irssi (FREE, OS, ONG) Linphone (FREE, OS, ONG) MicroSIP (FREE, OS, ONG) Miranda NG (FREE, OS, ONG) mIRC ($$$, CS, ONG). (30-day trial available.) Download from vendor Quassel IRC (FREE, OS, ONG) qTox (FREE, OS, ONG). (It was not the desire to place the application in another category.) Invoicing, Finance, and Business Management software: GnuCash 2.6.21 (FREE, OS) Download from vendor Money Manager EX (FREE, OS, ONG) Language Translation software: Rosetta Stone Language Learning ($$$, CS, UNS, ONG) Rosetta Stone TOTALe ($$$, CS, ONG) Miscellaneous.: DOSBox (FREE, OS, ONG) Evernote 6.7.6.7584 (FREE, CS). (There is also the Web version.) Download from vendor Feem (FREE, CS, ONG). (Cable, hotspot, LAN, and even Wi-Fi Direct file sharing application compatible with Windows Vista!) (Can be used to transfer files between desktops, laptops, phones, and tablets.) (For devices without Feem, there is also the Feem WebShare service with both free (max 3 files shared at a time) and PRO options.) GoToTags (FREE, CS, UNS, ONG). (NFC application for Windows Vista!) (Latest version is 3.5.0.1.) (Requires .NET Framework 4.6.2.) Download from vendor RedNotebook (FREE, OS, ONG) Send Anywhere 2.6.9 (FREE, CS). Download from vendor (Wayback Machine) Scribus (FREE, OS, ONG) Stellarium (FREE, OS, UNS, ONG) Todoist (FREE, CS, ONG) Winaero OneClickFirewall (FREE, CS) Download from vendor WinHTTrack (FREE, OS, ONG) Wunderlist 3.21.4 (FREE, CS) (Referenced download from FileHippo is version 3.19.7; follow the instructions here to resolve potential issues and update to the latest available version.) (There is also the Web version.) Download from FileHippo Office Suites: AbleWord (FREE, CS). (Update announcements have not occurred since 2015.) Optical Disc Media Management software: BurnAware Free (FREE, CS, ONG) BurnAware Premium to BurnAware Professional ($$$, CS, ONG). (10-day evaluation available.) CDBurnerXP (FREE, CS, ONG) ImDisk Toolkit (FREE, OS, ONG) PDF Viewers/Editors: CutePDF Professional ($$$, CS, ONG). (Trial available.) CutePDF Writer (FREE, CS, ONG). ("Requires PS2PDF converter such as Ghostscript (recommended)" (downloads are available at the referenced software link).) doPDF (FREE, CS, ONG). (A printer for PDFs, allowing other applications to "print" (export) files as PDFs.) RTT PDF Explorer ($$$, CS, ONG). (30-day trial available.) RTT PDFrizator (FREE, CS, ONG) Wondershare PDFelement ($$$, CS, ONG). (A trial is available that is functionally analogous with the full version; however, the trial includes undesirable effects such as watermarks, as well as limited conversion capabilities.) Phone Integration and Management software: AirDroid (FREE, CS, ONG). (AirDroid Web is also available.) Apowersoft Phone Manager 2.8.9 ($$$, CS). (An evaluation version with limited functionality is available. Superseded by the (also) non-free ApowerManager, which is incompatible with Windows Vista.) (The referenced installer is for version 2.8.4; the application updates to the latest version.) Download from FileHippo FJ Software Development MyPhoneExplorer (FREE, CS, ONG) Mobizen PC (FREE, CS, ONG) Download from vendor MTUX MyMobiler 0.9.8.2 for Android (FREE, CS) Download from vendor (Wayback Machine) (Portable (Wayback Machine)) MTUX MyMobiler 1.25 for Windows Mobile (FREE, CS) Download from vendor (Wayback Machine) (Portable (Wayback Machine)) Pushbullet (FREE, CS, ONG) Download from vendor Samsung SideSync 4.7.5.244 (FREE, CS). (The referenced installer is for version 4.7.5.203; the application updates to the latest version.) Download from vendor Unified Remote Server (FREE, CS, ONG) Download from vendor Wondershare Dr. Fone ($$$, CS, ONG) (An evaluation version with potentially significant limitations is available.) Wondershare MobileGo ($$$, CS, ONG) (15-day trial available.) Wondershare MobileTrans ($$$, CS, ONG). (An evaluation version with potentially significant limitations (transfer of only 5 contacts; no restoration or transfer of social app data) is available.) 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(Windows Vista is not listed as compatible—and other versions of Windows also are not listed—but Windows Vista does meet the minimum listed requirements.) EaseUS Todo PCTrans Free (FREE, CS, ONG) EaseUS Todo PCTrans Professional to EaseUS Todo PCTrans Technician ($$$, CS, ONG). (Trials available.) EasyBCD (FREE, CS, ONG). (Registration is required to download from vendor; purchase is required for commercial use and for automatic updates.) Softpedia download Inno Setup (FREE, OS, ONG) Ketarin (FREE, OS, ONG) KC Softwares BATExpert (FREE, CS, ONG) KC Softwares HDDExpert (FREE, CS, ONG) KC Softwares KCleaner (FREE, CS, ONG). (A PRO version with an automatic update feature and without the "thank you" nag screen is also available for purchase.) KC Softwares RAMExpert (FREE, CS, ONG) KC Softwares Startup Sentinel (FREE, CS, ONG) WireShark 2.2.17 (FREE, CS). (Last officially supported version as indicated in the release notes.) 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  49. 1 point
    I will use my PC with XP even after the end of POSReady support. I trust my Security Setup.
  50. 1 point
    I am using latest ESET nod32 for some time . It is so lightweight. I am really impressed. I never recommend any AV but I can't do same for this one .
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