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FranceBB last won the day on December 26 2021

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About FranceBB

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  1. I was born in Italy, but I've been living in the UK since 2015 (namely in Chelsea, London), so my IP Address is always a British one. I didn't pick any country when I registered, but rather "European Union" in fact I had the EU flag (not for any particular reason other than trying to be as generic as possible).
  2. I really hope it's the name of the host and they login with their own account via Active Directory... ... and that the post it is not the password xD P.s why do I have the French flag? I didn't choose it. Besides, I'm not French, "France" in my nickname stands for my first name: Francesco (aka Frank) and "B" is the first letter of my surname (double B cause FranceB was taken). Not much creativity, I know, but still...
  3. Looks like the NHS is still very much based on Windows XP. This was spotted at St George's Hospital in London: p.s not my CT Scan, it's the one of an old woman I think
  4. Greenwich station, London, UK Mon 28 Jun 2021, 10:45 UTC, picture by Stuart, a bloke who was passing by and posted it on the internet.
  5. A friend of mine was going to get the tube in Catania, Giuffrida Station, Italy, and he sent me this picture: and we're both pretty sure that it's Windows XP or one of its derivatives
  6. Well, sure thing, I can check. The version I have is: And if I search for updates, it says that I'm on the latest version. If I try to download the latest 32bit version from here: https://t1.daumcdn.net/potplayer/PotPlayer/Version/Latest/PotPlayerSetup.exe it says: And VideoHelp states that the last supported version for XP is: https://www.videohelp.com/download/PotPlayerSetup-1.7.17508.exe so version 1.7.17508, which is NOT correct as I'm running version 1.7.21295 on XP. Now, the version linked by @VistaLover is this one: https://www.videohelp.com/download/PotPlayerSetup-210209.exe and although it's not the "latest and greatest", it is indeed newer than mine as mine was built on September 2020, while his was built on February 9th, 2021. So I downloaded it and tried to install it and guess what? It worked: and just to let you see that it's an XP system: Works like a charm, so I'm glad he tagged me and I was able to test it as I'll keep using it as my main build. See? This is what happens when you actually test things. About software origins, my XP has the kernel from the One Core API project, the HAL from the Russian mod, drivers for USB 3.0, ACPI, NVME support etc from another modding project that backported them from the Microsoft ones etc... I mean sometimes you have to have a bit of faith in other human beings. I do and everything works.
  7. Absolutely, but unfortunately there are no arrays in the old version, which is a big disadvantage...
  8. By the way, I'm one of the maintainers of FFAStrans which is entirely written in AutoIT and I can tell you that although the UI runs on XP, it shows some weird totally meaningless errors on XP when I try to create nodes, therefore the new beta version of AutoIT doesn't seem to be working correctly on XP...
  9. I voted "yes". I will continue using XP, but as a VM on my Fedora 33 (Linux). The reason for this choice are several: lack of support of new hardware, programs dropping support for pretty much everything, C++ Redistributable no longer available, can't run Skype, can't run Teams, can't properly use Office 365 unless I use the browser, no AVID Media Composer, no Davinci Resolve, no x266 or H.266 VVC decoding nor encoding, no hardware acceleration for new-ish GPUs and no drivers whatsoever for new GPUs, no proper NVME support, no new version of Java and ultimately no UEFI support. I think that in the future, we're gonna see more and more users with a configuration like mine in which there's Linux installed as main OS, Windows 10 for work/productivity and lastly Windows XP/98/Android as VMs for anything else and nostalgia.
  10. Thanks. I'll install that one and archive the installer then...
  11. C++ Redistributables are no longer compatible with XP. I've just updated them and they do install on XP, but they don't work (i.e they can't be run). As I rarely update the Microsoft C++ Redistributable 2015-2019, I rolled back to the June 2020 version and it works like a charm, so somewhere between June and January, they must have broke XP compatibility. This is yet another stab by M$ on the already agonizing XP chest... (if you wanna pinpoint which version is the very last XP compatible Microsoft C++ Redistributable 2015-2019 security update, then go for it and please let me know).
  12. Which is surprising, considering how spread XP is in China... By the way, since you're testing the Chinese version, I know you malware-scanned it and it was fine, but can you also check if it's opening a connection to some dodgy Chinese server when you're using it? If it's not, then it's probably gonna be safe, but, you know, I wanna be really sure before I install anything from China on my computer.
  13. Well, that's good to know! On a side note, I just noticed that you've become a moderator, so congratulations for the promotion, Dave!
  14. FranceBB


    Ehehe we can't link the binaries here otherwise we'll all get banned (that's why you don't find much about it on MSFN). However a little bird told me that you can find Samuel, Dibya, Peter, Henry and many other developers like a certain guy called "FranceBB" (along with MSFN users) working on One Core API, Chromium (no we're not there yet), Intel HD Audio Drivers and other XP projects in this Skype Group: https://join.skype.com/kkCmZhCwjegP xD

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