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Everything posted by cc333

  1. I use New Moon 28, and I'll probably give the others a try to see how they compare to Firefox 52. Just a quick mention of the other thread, which I follow (I'd have said this there, but it was locked for 24 hours): I think that certain developers, one of whom has been trying to incite some sort of flame war for some time now, are just selfish, mean-spirited trolls who need to lighten up and be more generous with their code (it is open source, after all!). Roytam1 has done a fantastic job keeping these browsers alive for XP, and hopefully can continue to do so for some time. c
  2. I have seen some desktop motherboard with a combo Keyboard/Mouse PS/2 port, so they do exist. I don't think one can take a board that only has a single use port and make it do both, though (I'm not sure, but doesn't the port require extra hardware to be able to do both at once? The standard PS/2 port specs don't mention that feature, do they?) c
  3. Does this mean that things like Classic Theme Restorer will work? I ask because I really like it because it makes Firefox (and, by extension, Waterfox and any fork based on FF => 3x.x) resemble a somewhat modernized version of the Firefox 24.x UI, before the Australlis UI, which I'm not super fond of, was introduced. That being said, I'm not very fond of Photon (is this the name of the new UI introduced with 57.x?), either. The custom CSS scripts made by the creator of CTR helps, but it's not the same, and customization, compared to earlier versions, is virtually nil. Also don't like the flat look (FF 56 and earlier have a subtle gradient in the toolbars, tabs, and (in macOS), the menu bar). Again the custom CSS helps, but it's not the same. c
  4. This is what Microsoft would like us to think. FUD at it's finest c
  5. I was looking for a thread in the XP forum today, and accidentally clicked the last page button, which transported me all the way back to September 11, 2001 (definitely not a day worth reliving), and among those threads, there was one regarding XP, of course, and it goes as follows: This reminded me exactly of Windows 10, 18 years later! What MS was doing back then is nothing compared to what they're doing now. I also remember a whole bunch of hoopla regarding Activation (XP, as we all know, was the first Windows version to have it), but now we all pretty much accept it as a force of nature, for the most part. Goes to show that some things never change, and MS will never let up on some of their shady business tactics (if anything, they've gotten worse). c
  6. I wonder if MS will extend the support period? It seems there's still a relatively significant minority of users out there, based on these findings.... c
  7. He was also responsible for the Windows Vista debacle, wasn't he? Windows 7 was also released during his tenure, which, to be fair, was a decent and stable, albeit bloated OS that did much to clean up Vista's mess. To be clear, was he CEO from '03 or '04-ish to '13-ish? I don't remember, but I do know that Bill Gates stepped down sometime before Vista's release, which was late '06/early '07. c
  8. Sure! I thought that was the point! It takes work to not only install the software, but to copy it all to the floppies. Not everyone has "Access" to that many disks anymore*, let alone the drives they go in. Oh, and here's another: it's not a pun per se, but kind of illogical. When MS designed the Windows 95 UI, why did they think it made sense to put the "Shut Down..." command in the "Start" menu? It just seems like an oxymoron to say "click the start button to shut down the computer". c
  9. Excellent! Thank you very much! Does hibernation work? I don't care about standby, as I rarely use it, but working hibernation would be nice. No big deal if it's out too, though. c
  10. This is fun! Regarding the missing backend stuff, can't one infer what it does by examining the frontend client stuff, and then re implement it somehow? How do the inner workings of v6 differ from v3/v4? Aside from cosmetics, I haven't noticed a huge difference in functionality, so maybe the v6 backend can be hacked for use with the v3/v4 UI? c
  11. Whoever did this must have a lot of free time... It's an "Excel"-ent way to get bored out of one's mind! c
  12. Funny. I remember people saying more or less that same thing about XP it was still the latest and greatest. And Vista. AND 7.... It just keeps getting worse with each new release I guess. Me too. Computers, in many ways, seemed much more interesting then, despite their limitations. The hardware industry has, in my opinion, become rather boring and unimaginative lately. The data mining, ad and SaaS industries, however, are in their prime right now. c
  13. That sounds about right to me, based on my limited experience. However! I think that only really applies if you're creating partitions from within the Windows 7 installer, as it prefers to put boot-related files into that partition instead of the root of the C drive if it can. Not sure why, but I'm pretty sure that the Disk Management GUI creates normal partitions without that extra System Reserved stuff. c
  14. Does this mean that little puppy thing is gone? c
  15. And speaking of the DoD, XP was released right around 9/11 (release to manufacturing August 24, public release October 25), which really puts into perspective how long ago that awful tragedy was! (it could've been so much worse!) And it still feels like it just happened.... I remember that day pretty well.... Likewise, XP, despite being 18 years old now, still feels modern enough that it can still do 95% of modern things (there are some edge cases, but we have Windows 7 for those). c
  16. XP simply refuses to die, doesn't it? My current PC can't run it right now, or else I'd probably still be using it. c
  17. @daniel_k I am! Let's try it!! The patched BIOS shouldn't interfere with any other OS once it's installed, correct? c
  18. It's this kind of ridiculous nonsense that, in part, has caused the situation where we only have ond or two mainstream options when it comes to browsers. If he'd be a bit more open minded and do what some other developers have done ("we don't support XP or Vista anymore; our software may still work, but it's untested, so try it at your own risk, and don't expect us to help you if anything goes wrong") PM could've been much more open. Instead, his attitude is, "I refuse to let my software run on anything not supported by MS, and anyone trying to do so is banned from any discussion". What an excellent way to push users away! c
  19. Hi, I just built a new-ish PC using a Gigabyte z270p-d3 and I was wondering if its BIOS could be patched for XP as well? Thank you! c
  20. This is yet another reason why I refuse to use Google Chrome! I don't trust Google, because they're always trying stuff like this! And if Mozilla follows suit, I'll probably use some fork that isn't affected (there is, of course, Pale Moon and such for Windows, but what about for Mac? ArcticFox, a fork of PM ported to the Mac, is a compelling option (it runs on Snow Leopard (the Mac equivalent of XP) and later, which is nice)). c
  21. I'm chiming it a bit late here, but which series of XP extended kernel is better/more reliable/has more features? R or M? c
  22. @quadriped True points, but thanks to @roytam1, we have a fork of Pale Moon which runs wonderfully, and there are still some Antivirus programs which still get definition updates. c
  23. @Jody Thornton MS's quality control is just a steaming mess of uselessness nowadays, it seems. Consequently, it also seems like a very bad idea to use average users (via the Windows Insider program) to test new updates! It's probably a stingy business decision designed to maximize profit margins, as it would appear that there was no other reason to cut the QA team at all, was there? Anyway, I decided to upgrade to 8.1 after upgrading my PC to Skylake (it had been based on Westmere previously), but mostly because I had to give up my beloved 7 and XP installs (the XP install simply won't work, and the 7 install could, except it's yelling at me, saying my license is counterfeit when it isn't). I plan to somehow repair the 7 install eventually, but I'm going to try to bite the bullet and use 8.1 for awhile to see how I like it. That is, when I'm not using macOS Sierra (my PC is also a Hackintosh ) That being said, I'll probably be hanging out in this forum somewhat more now, so I can follow up on the latest updates and tweaks. c
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