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Posts posted by Sergiaws

  1. In my case, I wish to run XP/Vista/2000 inside Windows 10/11. The issue here, is that XP don't run properly in VMware 11 or newer, the sound is very buggy there. So, I planned to make a dualboot between Windows 7 and Windows 10/11 and run old VMware inside Windows 7/8.1. However, there's no guarantee that Windows 7 in a dual boot will work properly due to unsupported hardware. So, I use my old Toshiba for such vms, it has a Windows Vista system with VMware 10. But, about the other PC, I'm wondering if I should install Windows 7 inside Virtual Box, and run there the XP VM using VMware. Or maybe try to install Windows 7 in vmware and run XP inside Virtual PC 2007.

  2. I connect the headphones to an USB soundcard. The best thing that I found is installing Logitech driver despite that the sound card is not logitech, but I at least get 5.1/7.1 (Vista think that it is 5.1/7.1) then I applied HeSuVi, at least I reduced the "channel issue". It sounds a little bit better despite that it's not the exact Dolby Atmos emulation, but I think it could be the best possibility, maybe is it the closest thing to Dolby's Windows 10 surround for Windows Vista users?

  3. I was talking about Dolby Atmos for headphones and similar technologies. Apparently, there is an app for Windows 7/8.1 for Dolby Atmos for Headphones, but don't know if there is an older version for XP/Vista. And another question that I have, if the headfones support directly Dolby atmos (such as newer Razer/Apple headphones) will such headphone's technology work on XP/Vista?

  4. When I recently bought a new computer which came with Windows 10, it has an excellent audio quality in comparison with my Windows Vista computer. As I discovered, that-s due to the Dolby Atmos program which came installed. I tried other programs like Equalizer APO, but none of such programs where able to emulate such Dolby Atmos effect. For example, Equalizer APO and HeSuVi works in Windows Vista, but it moves the channels too strange and can-t emulate properly the Dolby effect despite that I tried to configure the channels and the presset, but I'm still not very happy with the result. As far as I read, Dolby Atmos works diferent cause it thread the audio as 3D sound, so it usually don't do such strange things with the channels. Other programs which I tried generates a lot of reverb or don't  work very well with my USB audio soundcard. So, is there a Dolby Atmos or similar software for Windows Vista and older systems?

  5. I would need Windows 11 (of course on a newer machine as far as it's possible) due to two reasons.

    1. The Android subsystem: I know about Bluestacks and similar software, but such emulators don't have screen reader and is hard to install a screen reader there for a visually impaired person, so I can't use such emulators. I'm wondering if it is possible to run (the same Microsoft emulator even with the screen reader) on a Ubuntu/Linux VM. Another posibility would be something like a TeamViewer and controle my movile phone through my computer, but apparently the performance isn't very good. Is anoying that the emulator boots up automatically eating a lot of ram. Is it possible to prevent that? And would be possible to use Windows 11 with the Android emulator inside a VirtualBox/VMware vm?

    Another thing is Windows 11's recovery mode which has the Narrator and an option to boot an USB without touching the BIOS/UEFI. I'm wondering if it is possible to replicate that feature on older Windows versions.

  6. I also had issues finding the proper graphic driver. I would suggest you to check with DriverMagician and DriversCloud, those programs where very helpful for me. You should also take the IDS of your hardware and research the proper drivers in driveridentifier's page.

  7. There are strange issues regarding Windows 9x and online radio stations. As an example, you can't play any kind of station unless it is http and the final extension .mp3 or similar. So, such urls are something like http://xxxx.xxx/xxxxx.mp3. I'm wondering if are there radio stations provider that would give a link like my example. But, if we take zeno.fm as an example, is it possible to play zeno.fm stations in Windows 9x/me systems? If yes, how can you do it? What alternative services (free if is it possible) can you recommend if I want to rebuild my radio stations and make it playable on Windows 9x systems?

  8. maybe is it possible to extract some files from Windows 10, then try to modify it some way. My question is, can that ExKernel be installed on any Windows 7? Or it requires a specific language.

  9. 2 hours ago, Bruninho said:

    I do not like the JS frameworks at all because today's developers just get them and throw it in a project and call it a day. I'd rather develop a project from zero without any third party libraries, pretty vanilla and old school style. But this doesn't make money in today's Web 2.0 world, unfortunately. I despise JS frameworks, although I do acknowledge that they are good and look good, they don't look like how I think the Web should be. I don't wanna open a browser to run a web app or a page 100% built in a JS framework knowing that my browser will not support it at all in the next years.

    Twitter (2006), Facebook (2003), Youtube (2005) nowadays make an extensive usage of JS frameworks and libraries, to add these unnecessary features. jQuery's first release was in 2006, four years after XP was released and 2-3 years before the last official XP update (POSReady update, not for the public in general).

    jQuery and JS nowadays is being overused in a multitude of projects, when in reality you don't need it at all because HTML5 and CSS3 are now very powerful. You can do a carousel or an accordion without any line of JS at all.  I'm a 100% full HTML/CSS guy, old school style. I always try to find ways to make the same thing these modern things do, with just pure HTML/CSS.

    As for your idea, I think it is not feasible because many features used by modern sites didn't exist when vanilla JS and initial releases of jQuery were around. Linkedin's usage of PerformanceObserver, for example, wouldn't be possible. And I wouldn't want to have it anyway, because JS like this one eats a lot of memory. And old systems like XP with Pale Moon tend to choke with it because there's just not enough memory for that task. I'm in a brand new, modern 16GB notebook and sometimes a tab running facebook in my browser eats so much RAM that I have to close it when it locks up. Blame it on facebook devs.

    For my personal projects, I try to avoid JS as much as possible and to a minimal vanilla usage. My current personal website uses bootstrap and jQuery, but my next-gen version will be pure html old school. I just need time to develop it. As for my professional works, I try to convince the developers to take the CSS route where appropriate and convince them about it because not only it's easier, but also better performance and a better cross-browser compatibility.

    I'm totally agree with you! A lot of things can be done with html5 and css. But, what about Ajax stuff? And another question, where is possible to search the compatibility of a js function? Is interesting to see how some Ajax functions work in Netscape but other stuff don't work. You can see that if you search the weather in google using netscape, only the actual weather will be displayed. I'll made an experiment, I'll try to backport the weather App which I did to Netscape and similar browsers. Maybe I'll downgrade the version of JQuery. Another option would be to make it completely with php or node.js. Graceful degradation is really interesting concept!

  10. 11 hours ago, Bruninho said:


    Going a bit off topic, here's what I'd rather do: 
    1. https://youmightnotneedjquery.com
    2. https://github.com/you-dont-need/You-Dont-Need-Javascript

    As a web developer, I feel really embarrassed when people just shove jQuery and its frameworks/libraries in a page and call it a day. Things could be much simpler and more compatible with other browsers if these developers weren't so lazy. The problem lies in the fact that business need it done ASAP and they don't want to wait for us to produce a relative amount of code to overcome this when we can just throw a JS library...

    I think that sometimes frameworks are useful, maybe not React or Angular, maybe these frameworks are overbloated, but I think maybe old JQuery could be useful. I still remember the time when I used in the school youtube with IE8 in XP. In my opinion, we can consider that as Web 2.0! Moreover, Twitter, Facebook and other social networks had been here since 2000s decade so these websites/applications/whatever worked in old browsers like Netscape and IE6/7/8! So, in my opinion, lots of added functions are unnecesary! That's why I wanted to know what is the latest JQuery for these old browsers!

    In the end, maybe we can (with an userscript or something like that) search the script tag which point to the JQuery source and replace it with another script tag which would point to an older JQuery. Don't forget too that Joomla and other stuff still support XP and other older browsers/systems! There are even pages which don't use js (specially in the TOR network), so I just consider using js for Ajax, modify some html tags and nothing more!

  11. as you can remember, Windows XP has a notification sound which is displayed when a notification pops up. In Windows 8/10 Microsoft created new notification events. So, my question is, what registry keys would I need to modify if I want XP style notifications (with sound) or if is it possible to add the new Windows 8+ notifications events with sound?

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