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looking4awayout

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  1. Sure, the UOC Patch has been always meant to be tweaked and expanded by people who want or know how to tinker further with Firefox and derivatives. By the way, I apologize for my absence. While the new version of the patch, codenamed N2O, is ready, I still haven't time to distribute it yet, as I started working from home due to the pandemic and my free time is pretty much inexistent now. I remember I tried an older version of the Patch on Firefox Community Edition for NT4, and from what I remember, it did work and was quite fast, but I didn't test it in-depth.
  2. I voted for Matt A. Tobin's proposals. It's the one that makes the most sense to me.
  3. Fun comparison, now that I think about it. While the build is technically ready for release, I'm not having enough time to publicly release it yet, but it's open for anyone who wants to beta test it further.
  4. It's pretty much the same problem I had with NM 26.5 on my three computers.
  5. Would it be possible to back port those from NM27? I have the issue on three different computers, there must be a reason.
  6. Is it possible to replace the connection components with the one of another version? 26.5 works great if it wasn't for this issue.
  7. As I have recently set up a triple computer set up in order to test my upcoming new version of the UOC Patch, I wanted to test New Moon 26.5 on an Asus L3000D, a laptop from 2002 sporting an Athlon XP 2500+, 1.2GB of DDRAM 400, a SiS Real256 IGP and running the good old XP SP3. Now, to the field test. I have tested New Moon 27 which is quite usable, although video performance is nothing particularly remarkable. The UOC Patch improves it quite a lot, making web browsing doable. Serpent IA32 runs faster than NM27, but loading pages consumes a lot of CPU cycles. K-Meleon Goanna is pretty muc
  8. Not a new release, but since the thread is not sticky'ed here, I just wanted to keep it up and posting an update. A new version of the UOC Patch is under development. This one will bear the N2O codename. As I have delved deeper into the scrolling routines, I have managed to improve them further, but the new changes I have introduced have forced me to split the Patch into five parts (four for the 52 ESR version), in order to make sure everything would work properly. It is quite annoying to find out that Mozilla browsers tend to ignore JS files if they go beyond a certain length. It a
  9. Depends by the stepping of the C2D and the graphics card/IGP. I have used it successfully on an Acer laptop with a Merom C2D and an Intel GMA that was too slow to run the foxboxes at stock settings. I'm lately testing the new version of my patch, still unreleased at the moment, on an Asus EeePC 4G (Celeron M 900Mhz overclocked to 1,1GHz, 2GB of RAM and an Intel GMA 900, overclocked with GMAbooster), and it runs very well, despite the many shortcomings of the CPU. I'm using NM27 and K-Meleon Goanna as browsers there. The UOC Patch is not included with Roytam1's browsers, you must dow
  10. Mozilla browsers are terribly unoptimized out of the box. Hence why they run so horribly. Use the UOC Patch and Enforcer, it will make a difference. Depending by your hardware setup, you might get the fastest speed with a patched Serpent/Basilisk 52 according to the tests I have done in the latest version which I still have to release. On a very old Asus L3000D laptop with an Athlon XP 2500+ and a SiS Real256 IGP (DirectX 7 only graphics chip), patched Roytam1's Serpent 52 scrolls incredibly fast and smooth, on par with Internet Explorer, making it my browser of choice on that laptop
  11. Yes, definitely. It feels good to be finally operative again. While I silently lurk on the forum, I am working on the scrolling routines of 38 and 52 ESR, in order to find out if I can bring further improvements. I have made some progresses and if anybody wants to test the experimental 38 and 52 ESR versions of the Patch I am working on, feel free to let me know. I still haven't ported those experimental routines to the 45 ESR version yet, because I want to fully test them, before attemping a port, especially considering the issues 45 ESR SSE has when it comes to scrolling in the old fash
  12. It is strange that your system freezes entirely when you load MSFN... Take one of the RAM sticks out, maybe you might have bad RAM. Did you check out the amount of uncorrectable sectors on your HDD? And the pending ones?
  13. Also, use HDDExpert and check out the SMART status of your hard drive.
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