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Humming Owl

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  1. I saw that page after and didn't read it to much because I don't trust the author. I can relate to that, but in my case (country) they aren't even educated. I guess this is a simple way of describing how the bill will manage JS. According to the Libreboot page mentioned in the article it actually says that it is the "non-free" part of JS that will be banned so it is a bad redaction point on the article. Cheers.
  2. What this program does exactly? I've seen some people that uses it for security reasons or for XP due to certificate errors. Cheers.
  3. Yesterday I was reading this article and this statement appeared: I really don't understand why this page says that and wanted to see if someone knows why JavaScript is pointed as a "non-free" element. Cheers.
  4. It can be seen like that. But one can see it in another way: it shows how a product can be made by people (not by a big company) to offer something instead of seeking the dominance of a market. It is a free road to choose where to go (system requirements might be the only thing to consider but there are a lot of Linux distros for older hardware). You may find very difficult tracks (many) when starting with Linux but it isn't like there is not help around. It will be hard, but at the end, if you decide to use it in some way, you will end up gaining a way of thinking that Microsoft axed with their ideal OS from the start. The influence of MS includes the generation of closed-source programs, the philosophy that the newer the stuff the better, and an induction in people's mind of a wrong and superficial way of what a computer is for. People who don't care about what a computer is and only need to use it because they are in the need of it (almost everybody), are people that I can't speak for. I only speak for those who want to actually know/see something else. I like Windows XP and 7 but it is sad that Microsoft was the one that brought it to the world. There is an analogy with electric cars: if something happens to them, I can't just open the car hood and mess around a little with the mechanic parts to see if that fixes the issue. I don't feel in control of the car and I don't like it. In my opinion, the same happens with OSes. I am not a Linux expert but I kind of understand better the logic of how programs work thanks to it. People who use Windows and are in these kind of forums have in some way avoided the MS axe I mentioned previously, so that they are "saved". I am sure the futures (being good or bad ones) of many people were determined by their use of Windows. I discovered Ubuntu from a guy at my University that casually downloaded a new version to install it in his PC (18.04). When I saw how this OS was, I was shocked because I though Linux was like only command lines and nothing else (not even a graphical environment ) and I immediately downloaded to test it. That changed my mind in a way I appreciate very much now. Maybe I like too much Linux because it freed me from having to worry about so many things or, because I feel like a programmer when I use it, but aside from that, it feels like home. Cheers.
  5. Quite large right? The "Cinnamon" is a referrer to the desktop interface used. You can use several interfaces with Linux Mint, like MATE or XFce (others can be installed as well). I didn't know what a Commodore 64 was so I had to search, and when that computer was released I was -20 years old. An article says that Commodore OS was designed to look like an old Commodore system. Here is an OS that can be installed on a Commodore 64 --> http://c64os.com/ Cheers.
  6. A while ago when I started using Ubuntu and wanted to see other Linux OS alternatives I found this massive and very well organized timeline of multiple Linux OSes. (Version 21.10) When I found it I stared at it for a long time trying to read all the names to see how much of them I knew about. It is impressive how much bifurcations there are and it is very exiting to see that the list continues to grow with discontinued or newer OSes. You can click on the name of the OS and it will send you to a page containing information about it (it doesn't seems to work right now, at least for me). It is a very good image. The authors of the image are here --> https://github.com/FabioLolix/LinuxTimeline Cheers and enjoy the image.
  7. Do you have a spare monitor to connect to the laptop through a VGA cable? In the best case it is only a screen issue. Cheers.
  8. Your welcome. I also like to keep my old stuff (even if it is not functional anymore), it is kind of sad to me that some people just trash away stuff because it is old. A while ago, a friend I have, threw away a PC just because it had XP on it (a black hole just grew in my stomach when I received the message ). Also, I sent you a PM regarding your printer with a possible solution.
  9. For now I am finished with the browser, if I have to add something else I will post it here but in reality I think it will be simple stuff, nothing to worry about (calling it development sounds a little to complex, everyone could make what I did, I just happened to publish it for the people that would like to use it). Yes. I've seen some of your posts in the other thread concerning telemetry registry keys being created by 360EE and I wanted to say that the URL breaks that affected the unwanted connections also modified some of the registry values the browser makes. They are inoffensive. They just write up to the registry because the browser has functions to do so but nothing else is done with them (aside from those that store some of your settings to use on every launch of the browser). You can run every of the browsers I posted with or without a launcher, what the launcher does is to remove files, write some registry entries to external ".reg" files to not write directly to the registry and facilitates the addition of custom flags to run the browser. I use all of the browsers I posted without a launcher because I know that it is save to use them. I know that in some cases a Linux installation can affect the Windows installation but in general I think it is possible to use a "Install alongside Windows" option that can be set up through the same Windows installation or at the installation of the Linux OS. I've been using some Linux OS but haven't tried Debian directly only Debian-based ones and also other ones pretty interesting and weird. I would recommend you trying out these 2 Linux distros (I haven't tested them but I think I will leave Lubuntu over one of these) Q4OS and Raspberry Pi, both are focused on older hardware. As for the printer issue, that is quite weird because with a Linux OS you literally don't have to deal with drivers as with Windows, it recognizes everything at installation, maybe your printer has private drivers or something like that? This thread might be useful --> https://msfn.org/board/topic/102383-how-to-lock-a-registry-entry/ I don't think that will make a difference because the problem is not with certificates, is with how XP handle those certificates. Cheers.
  10. It is the same for me. I think that issue is because the update files are for an English XP installation. I know some of those updates can be found in other languages but I know that at least one of them is only available on English. If you want/can, you can install this XP (that supposedly has all updates except for quite a few that were known to cause issues with the OS), update the certificates with the tool mentioned before and test the browser there to see what happens. If nothing changes the only hope available will be someone making a patch to add newer certificate compatibility to XP. Or to use a Linux OS to avoid all problems. Cheers.
  11. Thanks. Yes, many websites will complain because of the certificates not being valid (XP can't handle some new certificates). Updating the certificates with this tool or maybe starting the browser with a clean profile might do the trick, but in most cases that problem will persist. If none of those options work and you want to see that website correctly you will need to use a Firefox-based browser for XP. Roytam and Feodor browsers have no issues with certificates, at least the ones I use. If you want to read more here is this link --> https://stackoverflow.com/questions/33922231/why-cant-windows-xp-handle-newer-ssl-certificate-versions And, I found this on GitHub, the files present in there are supposed to update XP to support "TLS 128-bit & 256-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) cipher suites" (certificate related I suppose). From what I read, that update requires "Windows Embedded POSReady 2009" so I don't know if it will work on normal XP-SP3 installations. If you don't have it you can try installing it to see what happens. Cheers.
  12. Nice. I wasn't aware of the "--user-data-dir" option. Where do you put the "master_preferences" file by the way? Cheers.
  13. From what is written here, the "initial_preferences" file is used on Chromium 91 and up, use the "master_preferences" name instead to see if it works. The Chinese may have removed the portion of the code that was in charge of that, so if it doesn't work you can create a preferences file by launching the browser and looking into the "User Data > Default" directory, modify and copy that file for other users of the browser (use it as the "initial_preferences" file). The normal Google Chrome has an installer that can install the browser for every Windows account (I assume that also means a Chrome profile per account as well), in the case of this browser you can try this suggestion: 1) Create a folder in the "C:\" path and name it with whatever name you want (the browser files will be in there so name it "Browser", "360EE", etc). The folder will be accessible through all accounts in your Windows installation (at least for my XP installation it works like that). 2) Extract the contents of the browser compressed file inside that specific folder. 3) Create a shortcut of the "360chrome.exe" in your desktop (or any other location). 4) Right-click the shortcut, go to "Properties" and at the final of the "Target" option place something like this (with a space at the beginning) --> " --profile-directory="<something>"" Replace the <something> tag by a specific name you want to differentiate from each user. 5) Run the browser through the modified shortcut. 6) Repeat 3), 4) and 5) for all the users you want to add the browser. If everything goes well (and if you are using 360EE) you can go to the "User Data" folder of the browser (located at the folder you created on "C:\"), and check if the names you wrote on every shortcut are present as the names of folders. The result will be that every shortcut on every Windows account will tell the browser to load a different user data folder, being the same as a Chrome user profile per Windows account. Tell me if it works. Cheers.
  14. I tested it and it loads more posts. No clue what could cause that. Try allowing all domains in uBlock to see if something changes. What search engine are you using? I do not get that behavior with Google, Yahoo, Bing or DuckDuckGo for example. Cheers.
  15. From what I see that isn't the latest version of the browser. Download the latest from here --> https://archive.org/details/360EE_Modified_Version I think pressing the Escape key was the solution to that problem (only at the very first run of the browser). Cheers.
  16. I found this --> https://github.com/weolar/miniblink49 This is a CEF build that supports WinXP (the description of the program says that NPAPI is supported as well). I tested the first release and it actually works on XP and html5test says it is Chromium 69 --> https://github.com/weolar/miniblink49/releases/tag/2017-5-31 The source code is distributed with every release so I think this is a very promising project from which patches can be extracted, or it may serve as a base to build a browser directly from it. Many components from the original Chromium were removed (as it it based on CEF). The developer of the project also shared his email in case someone wants to communicate with him. Official page --> https://miniblink.net/ Cheers.
  17. Your welcome. By the way, do you know about other Chinese Chromium-based browsers that are available and that are compatible with XP? Languages barriers might be to strong for me to be able to find more. And, do you know if the 360EE source code (or a modified source code for Chromium to work with XP) is available among the Chinese internet? Thanks in advance. Cheers.
  18. Updated v9, v11, v12 and v13 (Chinese), the language issue was corrected.
  19. Hello, I know this thread has been inactive for quite a while but I wanted to provide some information that I read when I was searching about Chromium-based browsers on Chinese search engines. https://www.cnblogs.com/luckbird/p/CEF_2623_Compile.html The links provided by the page are still working. Also, I found this tool --> https://colab.research.google.com/ It is a virtual computer in which you can deal with huge files without having to use your computer for it. It served me when I was trying to compress a file before downloading to not waste so many of my GB plan on the download. I was able to execute "7zip" through command-line to do it. It comes with a lot of tools installed and you can add more if you want (You can mount you Google Drive for extra space). It is based on Linux (Ubuntu or Debian I think). I do not know if it is useful information but I wanted to share it. Cheers.
  20. Delete the "DcBrowser" folder (make a copy of it in a place you want, your extensions are there) located in the "C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Local Settings\Application Data\" path and run the browser again. I don't get those connections you say and maybe disabling extensions doesn't prevent them to connect to the internet. The only connections I get are internal plus a external connection made for the autocomplete service of the URL bar of the default search engine you selected. In this case the default search engine at the very first run is Google so a Google connection is expected. The cause is that in normal Chromium builds the New Tab page is located inside the "resources.pak" file, 360EE has the New Tab in an external file called "newtab.zip". New Tab extensions on 360EE won't work. This seems to be a SwiftShader thing, maybe manipulation the browser with flags could make the maps display but unfortunately I don't know which flags to use. If you go to "chrome://history" there is a "Clear browsing data" button at the top-right corner of the screen, I tested it and it cleared the history. Also, all browsers store history, 360EE does it as well.
  21. Post the links of the comments you think are the most important here. If you run the browser without any extensions (clean profile), does it make those connections as well? I think they are related to the extensions you have installed. And, try to use less extensions, 8 is to much for older OSes and hardware.
  22. Ungoogled is the term used by the normal people to refer to the custom Chromium build Ungoogled Chromium. I follow as far as possible the most basic file structure for the browser to work, based on the file structure of an Ungoogled Chromium build I use and some very simple URL breaks, nothing else. I don't know what those developers do to their build but I think it is way much more than only breaking the Chrome Web Store function and those simple URL breaks. You can try using this program, it is called "DefaultBrowser" and it only works for XP (use the "For other browsers" section and select the path of the "360chrome.exe" file). Original page --> http://web.archive.org/web/20170713070943/http://www.winhelponline.com/xp/defaultbrowser.htm Download Link --> https://www.mediafire.com/file/lqrmazdh2fvrrrq/dbrowser_1_8.zip/file Cheers.
  23. I get what you are trying to say. The extension is supposed to display in Chinese instead of English. Don't worry about the English, at first I wasn't very good at it Is this the behavior you want? + Yes, I deleted the files that made that option work, as they weren't files that come with an standard Ungoogled Chromium build. I installed a SimSun font on XP and in Win7 (I don't remember if it was actually this one), and the Chinese characters displayed immediately after. Thanks for the info. But apparently the name of the language PAK file determines the language of some stuff of the browser by itself, for example the language displayed in the Adblock Plus extension. Cheers.
  24. Follow the images Then restart the browser. It should be on English now (some stuff will remain in Russian, I guess those are the modified parts). As for a download link for Opera 12.18, this one seems to work (original version) --> https://archive.org/details/opera1218
  25. That "en-us.pak" is the "zh-cn.pak" renamed, so the browser should be on Chinese. Can you send a screenshot of the issue? Cheers.

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