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WinClient5270 last won the day on March 17

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About WinClient5270

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  1. Thanks for letting me know! Added. Anyway, I decided to cut out a lot of unnecessary information on the list to make it a lot less overwhelming to navigate and read, especially for newcomers to the topic. Hope everyone enjoys the new changes, and thanks again to all of those who have contributed to the list over the past 3 years, can't believe it's already been that long since I first posted the topic. Time flies!
  2. WinClient5270

    Compatible hardware with Windows Vista

    Finally got around to updating this topic after so long - sorry for the delays everyone! Thanks to everyone for the additions!
  3. Thanks for letting me know. Added
  4. Thanks for the information about Kodi and letting me know about the broken link, @Vistapocalypse! Fixed
  5. Thanks for the information, @Vistapocalypse! I think you'll enjoy today's changes... SUMMARY OF CHANGES TO THE LIST FOR MARCH 4, 2019: Added new link for the last version of Yandex Browser for Windows Vista and XP (thanks to @i430VX for providing it), as visiting the vendor's site no longer delivers a compatible installer for XP/Vista users. Added new category: DVR/PVR software. Added Windows Media Center with TV Pack 2008 and NextPVR to "DVR/PVR software" section. Added Piriform Recuva to "Hard Drive Utilities" section. That's strange; I have just updated to the latest definitions on my system today with no problems
  6. WinClient5270

    Lite program for Windows Longhorn

    Nostalgic =/= Practical There’s no practical use for such a program these days. Longhorn is a dead platform; a beta of an OS which was completed in November 2006, Windows Vista. Therefore, no one is using it anymore these days, meaning the demand for the software you’re requesting is no longer there. If you like the look/UI of Longhorn (which is the only reason I can think of as to why one would want to use it these days), the best thing to do would be to install Windows Vista or 7 and apply a third party custom theme to make it look like Longhorn; there are several available on sites like DeviantArt.
  7. WinClient5270

    Lite program for Windows Longhorn

    No offense, but you're asking for someone to make an unattended setup program for obscure, long-obsolete and expired betas of an operating system that was completed 13 years ago... that's pretty funny to me
  8. One thing I thought I'd mention since a number of people (most recently @yoltboy01) have been asking about this on the Vista forum lately... As we all know, Microsoft Office 2010 is the last version to support Windows Vista and newer versions such as Office 2013 and 2016 will not work as they require APIs/functions found in only Windows 7 or later. However, a free (for personal use) office suite that's been on the list for sometime now called WPS Office 2016 (despite the year, this is still the latest version for all Windows versions and still receives updates) that is very similar to Microsoft Office 2013, fully supports Windows Vista and is one of the last office suites to do so. As you can see, it works great (don't care for the UI myself, however): You can download it here: https://www.wps.com/office-free
  9. More updates to the list have finally arrived SUMMARY OF CHANGES TO THE LIST FOR FEBRUARY 18, 2019: Added links to @i430VX's new installer for roytam1's Basilisk and New Moon browsers next to each browsers' entry in the "Web Browsers" section. Added HouseCall and ESET Online Scanner to "AntiVirus/Security software" section (again, thanks to @i430VX for sending me these to add to the list) Updated information about VLC Media Player in Windows Vista: with the upcoming 4.0 release now in Beta, Windows Vista will no longer be supported as of this release, with 3.0.7 (currently still in beta) being the last version, so a link to this version has been added. I have also checked every entry in the AntiVirus software section still marked as 'ONG' to ensure that they remain compatible with Windows Vista since I hadn't done that in a while (probably over a year now), and I'm happy to report that I didn't need to change anything, and Vista users still have a plethora of options to choose from in 2019!
  10. Been a while since I posted one of these, but anyway here it is... SUMMARY OF CHANGES TO THE LIST FOR FEBRUARY 1, 2019: Added MailNews by roytam1 to "E-mail Clients" section. Removed Dropbox from "Cloud Storage Clients" section, as new versions of the software will no longer install in Windows Vista and older versions will no longer connect to the Dropbox service from my testing. Added Steam (Jan 4, 2019) build as the last version for Windows Vista, along with information on how to prevent the software from automatically updating (resulting in Vista compatibility loss). Added AssaultCube to "Games" -> "Active Development" section. Added EditPad Lite to "System File Viewers/Editors" section. Hope all the XP/Vista users have continued to make use of my list. Sorry about not being too active lately.
  11. Thank you UCyborg for your efforts in making newer versions of Rufus working on Vista! I can understand not wanting to continue maintaining it for Vista since so very few people still use it these days, but whatever you decide to do, thanks for getting newer versions to work on it. Thanks for pointing that out. Added to the list: I can confirm that the latest 4.0.1 release works fine on my Vista system https://imgur.com/8MPUeiG
  12. Happy New Year all! Thanks for keeping the topic alive while I've been gone. Finally got around to updating the list. As for Skype, it appears that the only version users seem to be having issues with now is version 7.38.x, instead of 7.36.x, so I have pointed this out in the list now: Did pretty much the same thing with Steam, since the situation seems to be similar... Some users report that it doesn't work for them anymore while others report no problems... Strange. Speaking of browsers, I just happened to notice that Sea Monkey (stable) still hasn't been updated since the last version to support XP/Vista, version 2.49.4, released July 2018 (almost 6 months ago): https://www.seamonkey-project.org/releases/ Wonder what's been taking them so long to finally release a new version...
  13. Thanks for letting me know. Fixed. Happy to report that Virtualbox 6.0 final works just fine in Windows Vista Thanks for the very informative post as always, VistaLover Updated the list to reflect this information:
  14. Well I have discovered what appears to be an Electron-based application that still supports Windows Vista (and maybe even XP) - Megasync (a cloud storage desktop client from MEGA): If it is Electron based, it makes me wonder how they do it... perhaps they still use older Chromium 49 code? Or if it only supports Vista or later (I haven't tested XP), perhaps they've somehow ported the Win7 version to Vista? Makes me wonder... Also thanks to the recent Discord findings, I have clarified Discord Voice support under Vista as well: Hope my list continues to make the lives of those of us on Vista (and XP) a little easier! Thanks to everyone who has continued to contribute to the topic!
  15. WinClient5270

    Web version of discord doesn´t work

    Oh ok, I didn't know that since I never use Discord voice, I only text on it. Hopefully changing the UA string will work. I bet it probably has something to do with the 6.0 version string since Discord stated on their Twitter here that they don't support Windows Vista with their Desktop Client or on their website... I could understand the former since it's Electron-based, but the latter is just a classic case of senseless artificial OS blocking IMO.