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Last versions of software for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008

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Thanks @Vistapocalypse (and others) for contributing to and keeping this topic alive while I've been away! Finally got around to updating it, so I reckon it's about time I post one of these (albeit, short):

SUMMARY OF CHANGES TO THE LIST FOR APRIL 13, 2019:

  • Updated status of Skype v7.36.x: this version no longer works on XP/Vista as of April 2019, meaning that XP/Vista users effectively can no longer use Skype (desktop).
  • Added MediaPortal to "DVR/PVR software" section.
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On 4/13/2019 at 12:51 PM, Jaguarek62 said:

Teamspeak si the last functioning communication service. Thank god that the latest version of ts still runs on vista.

Didn't see your post until just now, but Telegram Desktop also still works with Windows XP and Vista, I use it myself and it works fine: https://desktop.telegram.org/

However, it doesn't support group voice calling or video chat yet, but you can at least call people on it like you could with Skype, and of course you can IM/Group IM with it.

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On 4/11/2019 at 10:10 PM, Vistapocalypse said:

[...] our foremost authority on Sandboxie [...]

AKA, the only one around these parts running Sandboxie on Vista :lol::P . Appreciate the title though :wub::thumbup.

 

On 4/11/2019 at 10:10 PM, Vistapocalypse said:

[...] What browser(s) are you successfully using Sandboxie with?

Still with FF52 ESR, for the time being. Been playing with roytam1's Serpent and New Moon lately though. No problems with either in Sandboxie, so far.

 

Sorry for taking so long to reply.

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Posted (edited)

Hi,

 I noticed that in the "Office Suites" list is not present:

https://www.ssuiteoffice.com/freedownloads.htm

 

I personally use Softmaker FreeOffice 2016 rev 767.0516:

https://www.neowin.net/news/softmaker-freeoffice-2016-rev-7670516/

 

(this is also missing) but I would be interested in some feedback.:yes:

TH.:hello:

___________________________________________________________

Sandboxie is dead:

https://www.sophos.com/en-us/lp/invincea.aspx

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360 Extreme Explorer 11.0.2031.0 - working on Vista! It's based on Chromium 69.0.3497.100. And this is the latest rendering engine that exists for Vista. Works stably, Chrome extensions are supported.
Here - https://browser.360.cn/ee/en.html

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15 hours ago, artomberus said:

360 Extreme Explorer 11.0.2031.0 - working on Vista! It's based on Chromium 69.0.3497.100. And this is the latest rendering engine that exists for Vista. Works stably, Chrome extensions are supported.
Here - https://browser.360.cn/ee/en.html

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However, please note that its developer is from China, so when you encounter some specific websites, the browser may force you to close the website you are visiting. In addition, your privacy may not be protected.

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4 hours ago, redapple0204 said:

However, please note that its developer is from China, so when you encounter some specific websites, the browser may force you to close the website you are visiting. In addition, your privacy may not be protected. 

Of course. But only the Chinese are so hardworking to port the chrome engine to XP and Vista. I haven’t had a cases that website is closed... It’s possible that this restricting functionality doesn’t work outside of China. Yes, it is a Chinese product. To use it or not is a personal matter. For me, this is a great program, bringing a modern engine to Vista :)

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On 4/26/2019 at 9:01 AM, artomberus said:

Of course. But only the Chinese are so hardworking to port the chrome engine to XP and Vista. I haven’t had a cases that website is closed... It’s possible that this restricting functionality doesn’t work outside of China. Yes, it is a Chinese product. To use it or not is a personal matter. For me, this is a great program, bringing a modern engine to Vista :)

Not a programmer, but how difficult would backporting Chromium to XP and Vista be considering we have all the tarballs available?
https://gsdview.appspot.com/chromium-browser-official/?marker=chromium-50.0.2625.0-lite.tar.xz.hashe%40

Apparently, Arctic Fox works on XP despite not being supported
https://nfeteam.org/forum/threads/windows-xp.1892/

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On 4/28/2019 at 8:03 PM, ~♥Aiko♥Chan♥~ said:

Not a programmer, but how difficult would backporting Chromium to XP and Vista be considering we have all the tarballs available?
https://gsdview.appspot.com/chromium-browser-official/?marker=chromium-50.0.2625.0-lite.tar.xz.hashe%40

Apparently, Arctic Fox works on XP despite not being supported
https://nfeteam.org/forum/threads/windows-xp.1892/

Porting the browser is always a difficult task. And for this you need motivation.
The code for supporting old OS was removed from Chromium, and the new one was written without such support.
In theory, everything is possible. In practice, we have what we have.

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5 hours ago, artomberus said:

Porting the browser is always a difficult task. And for this you need motivation.
The code for supporting old OS was removed from Chromium, and the new one was written without such support.
In theory, everything is possible. In practice, we have what we have.

The fact Maxthon 5 and 360 browser appears to use Chromium 69 makes me wonder if there's an open-source version available on the internet in Chinese...I don't know enough Mandarin to properly search

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17 hours ago, ~♥Aiko♥Chan♥~ said:

The fact Maxthon 5 and 360 browser appears to use Chromium 69 makes me wonder if there's an open-source version available on the internet in Chinese...I don't know enough Mandarin to properly search

It is quite possible that both companies are independently developing - they have closed patches that are applied to the fresh Chromium every time they need to update their browser to the major version. Therefore, a compatible Chinese version of Chromium may not exist. I am glad to know that Maxthon still supports XP and Vista. By and large - it’s quite realistic to find out the addresses that the browser is accessing and block them in the system. You can update the browser manually, when neccesary. In the meantime, it has not been updated - new tracking points will not appear. Personally, I don’t care about tracking. I do not think that the Chinese are going to harm someone through the Internet. But I am worried about unauthorized network activity - the use of computer resources without my knowledge, which is really characteristic of unwanted software. But with this you can cope, if desired.
The support of these browsers for old systems is due to practical necessity - in China, the largest number of computers with XP, more than anywhere else in the world, and they need a modern browser, it turned out to be easier to maintain compatibility than to change hardware to a new one.

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Does anyone know if Avast Free v.18.8 (the last version for Windows Vista) is still usable after installing last month's Windows 6.0.6003 updates?

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10 hours ago, Vistapocalypse said:

Does anyone know if Avast Free v.18.8 (the last version for Windows Vista) is still usable after installing last month's Windows 6.0.6003 updates?

I can test (hopefully) tomorrow for you.

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