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  1. You're in a panic. I don't see any connection between anyone and the Wayback Machine. Sounds like a conspiracy theory to me.

    If we lose them, there are about 10 other browsers.  SeaMonkey comes the closest and it's still supported by the forums at Mozillazine.org. Put your face mask on and mosey over to the Wayback Machine, to read the "About" page in caa.


  2. The other repository of legacy extensions, along with Legacy Collector, is Classic Add-ons Archive, which you can download from here:    https://github.com/JustOff/ca-archive/ 

    The support site for Waterfox is:   https://www.reddit.com/r/waterfox/    Not the best, because of Reddit's peculiar layout, but I've gotten accustomed to it.




  3. Mozilla's no longer on our side, so you have to advocate for yourself. Download Waterfox or Seamonkey, start it to enable the new profile, then copy the contents of your old profile folder into the new folder.  I've kept all my 30 extensions, and I've even added 2. My Waterfox looks exactly as FF did when I left it a month ago. 

    If you want to try one just temporarily, use the portable version. You can always go back to something else.

    Chrome is just a huge piece of spyware.

  4. I've switched to Waterfox(x64) 56.2.12, and on the site where I work, I'm using a Custom User Agent String to make it look like Firefox, in case they have any problem with it.  It's FF without the telemetry but with the security updates, and I've kept all my XUL extensions. The extensions have been preserved on several sites.


    SeaMonkey is also a good substitute.

  5. On 1/11/2019 at 6:01 AM, cc333 said:


    An OS is only worthless when it loses all software support; this happened with Win2k; it is largely the same as XP, and indeed, at first, many programs, unless specifically written for one version or the other, were 100% compatible with both. After XP SP2, however, it and 2k diverged quite a bit, with the eventual result being that they became mostly incompatible with one another on an API level (2k-era programs mostly ran fine on XP, but but trying to run many XP programs (aside from the simplest) on 2k was hit or miss). Again, thanks to Black Wing Cat, this disadvantage has been largely negated (many things still don't work 100%, but the important stuff does, like newish browsers).

    TL;DR is that when there's a certain percentage of very dedicated people who want to use a certain Windows version, no matter how unsupported it may become, they'll find a way to make it work.

    XP has no Anti-Virus support and won't work with many of the latest Firefoxes.

  6. I just set up Win7 Ult in  a 2nd machine, and I used Dism++ to control the updates. It's fast, works unattended, and skips the telemetry and Forced Win10.

    Sometimes you're forced to upgrade. I kept WinXPPro safe for 3 years after "support" ended, but had to move to 7 for online work, and many new programs are x64. Impractical for me to run 3 machines in not enough space. But I'm staying with 7 as long as I can. I have it almost 3 years and I'm still learning the ins and outs.

    Where can I get a count of my updates, without counting them myself??

  7. 12 hours ago, Jody Thornton said:

    I got two Windows 8 Pro licenses - the first for $60, and the second for $40.  I wonder if he still has any of them left.

    You can get Windows 7 Pro loaded on refurbished decent machines easily enough.  :)

    Not so easy. The store closest to me, MicroCenter, has only 1 refurb Win7 machine for $200. Anywhere else I would have to pay a huge amount of shipping.  Cheaper for me to buy a license and install it on my triple-core Vista machine.




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