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Browsers for XP after the end of Firefox updates on September 5, 2018:

-X Chrome: 49.0.2623.112 7abr16
= Firefox: 52.9.0esr end 5sep18
= SeaMonkey: FF 52.9.0esr based
=== Mypal: 27.9.4 19jul18 Pale Moon based https://github.com/Feodor2/Mypal/releases
=== New Moon: Feodor2 patches based (Mypal) http://rtfreesoft.blogspot.com/search/label/browser Also versions -SSE2 and -SSE
== Yandex: ruso! similar W8
== Maxthon: chino! 14ago18
= Opera: Chromium 5ago16, only updates of security and crash!
-X Pale Moon: oct16, no XP
-X Chromium: No XP
-X Waterfox: only XPx64, 12jul18
-X Lunascape: 23may12
-X Qt Web Browser: 9sep13
-X Comodo Dragon: Chromium. No updates
-X Ice Dragon: Firefox. No updates
-X Vivaldi: Chromium. No updates
-X Slimbrowser: 11oct17
-? Torch: multimedia Chromium
-? Epic Privacy Browser: Chromium
-? Tor Browser
-X Cometbird: Firefox 1abr12
-X Midori: 30ago15
-X Safari: Mac, no Windows
-X Basilisk: no XP
-X Baidu: 12ago16
-X Chromodo: 5oct16
-X Cyberfox: no XP
-X K-Meleon: no updates
-X Slimjet: 7feb17
-X Avanced Chrome: no updates

Are there any more than those on the list with the = sign?

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The standard 27.9.1 builds of New Moon (based on Pale Moon) are still being developed and updated on a near weekly basis:

Windows XP 32 bit: https://o.rthost.cf/palemoon/palemoon-27.9.1a1.win32-git-20180811-327e3a476-xpmod.7z

Windows XP 64 bit: https://o.rthost.cf/palemoon/palemoon-27.9.1a1.win64-git-20180811-327e3a476-xpmod.7z

Directory: https://o.rthost.cf/palemoon/?sort=date&order=desc

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Advanced Chrome is a Chromium fork that aims to support XP after Chrome 49.

The latest version has been released on January 5th this year and is based on Chromium 54.20.6530.0.

Unfortunately, that's still too old 'cause right now Google is developing Chrome 70, but still if you are really willing to stick with Chrome, it's better to use Chromium 54 rather than the old official 49.

There are a few bugs like when you go to settings it makes a call not available in the kernel but it doesn't crash and when you surf pages with many video contents autoloading (like Facebook) it may run out of memory and crash.

Anyway, overall it's still kinda "usable" as long as you spoof it as Chrome 68 on startup.

http://browser.taokaizen.com

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20 minutes ago, FranceBB said:

Advanced Chrome is a Chromium fork that aims to support XP after Chrome 49.

The latest version has been released on January 5th this year and is based on Chromium 54.20.6530.0.

Unfortunately, that's still too old 'cause right now Google is developing Chrome 70, but still if you are really willing to stick with Chrome, it's better to use Chromium 54 rather than the old official 49.

There are a few bugs like when you go to settings it makes a call not available in the kernel but it doesn't crash and when you surf pages with many video contents autoloading (like Facebook) it may run out of memory and crash.

Anyway, overall it's still kinda "usable" as long as you spoof it as Chrome 68 on startup.

http://browser.taokaizen.com

I still use Chrome 49 on XP on a daily basis, in addition to Firefox and New Moon. I don't think I've ever had issues with websites.

Not bad for a browser that has been unsupported for nearly three years (April 2016).

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Yes, not bad at all.

With Chromium 54 the only issue I had was with the government website when I had to check my payslip contributions last month. It complained that my version of Chromium was too old, but when I spoofed it as Chromium 67 it worked flawlessly.

The only things that don't work on the old version of Chrome (49 nor 54) are websites apps written in Electron. For instance, an Electron website that doesn't work is Discord, a messaging website and app that gained consensus by the public in the last few months and that aims to replace TeamSpeak.

There aren't a lot of websites written in Electron; still, the fact that they are not working is not exactly a good thing.

(By the way if you are curious about what happens when you try to open a website written in Electron, it just shows a blank white screen).

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it might be worth mentioning Maxthon is still supporting XP and incorporates chromium 61 codes.

*** But remember: Maxthon is coded by chinese company, your privacy may not be guaranteed.

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12 hours ago, sdfox7 said:

The standard 27.9.1 builds of New Moon (based on Pale Moon) are still being developed and updated on a near weekly basis:

Windows XP 32 bit: https://o.rthost.cf/palemoon/palemoon-27.9.1a1.win32-git-20180811-327e3a476-xpmod.7z

Windows XP 64 bit: https://o.rthost.cf/palemoon/palemoon-27.9.1a1.win64-git-20180811-327e3a476-xpmod.7z

Directory: https://o.rthost.cf/palemoon/?sort=date&order=desc

since extensions compatibility of v28 is not high as v27 at the moment, and there are bugzilla/tenfourfox patches are applicable to v27, I'll try to make some more v27 builds.

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12 hours ago, roytam1 said:

since extensions compatibility of v28 is not high as v27 at the moment, and there are bugzilla/tenfourfox patches are applicable to v27, I'll try to make some more v27 builds. 

Palemoon v28 is not for Windows XP. Minimum System Requirements: Windows 7/8/10/Server 2008 R2 or later. A processor with SSE2 instruction support. 1 GB of RAM. At least 200 MB of free (uncompressed) disk space. Last for XP is 26.5.0 http://matejhorvat.si/en/unfiled/pmxp/index.htm

That's why I use Mypal 27.9.4 https://github.com/Feodor2/Mypal/releases

 

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9 hours ago, roytam1 said:

it might be worth mentioning Maxthon is still supporting XP and incorporates chromium 61 codes.

*** But remember: Maxthon is coded by chinese company, your privacy may not be guaranteed.

Not a surprise that it's a Chinese company that supports XP, as Windows XP is still widely used across China.

I took a look at it and it looks like Opera (and I don't like Opera xD).

Anyway, if they were willing to share the source code, it would be a way easier to backport Chromium 61, but I guess that's never gonna happen. :(

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3 hours ago, wyxchari said:

Palemoon v28 is not for Windows XP. Minimum System Requirements: Windows 7/8/10/Server 2008 R2 or later. A processor with SSE2 instruction support. 1 GB of RAM. At least 200 MB of free (uncompressed) disk space. Last for XP is 26.5.0 http://matejhorvat.si/en/unfiled/pmxp/index.htm

That's why I use Mypal (New Moon) 27.9.4 https://github.com/Feodor2/Mypal/releases

 

I build my own v27/v28 XP builds, check it out :)

 

 

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Roytam1's PM28 builds work perfectly on XP! (I've actually used it, so I should know :) )

I'm on official PM28 now that I'm running 7 on my temporary desktop (it was running XP for awhile because it was too slow otherwise (not enough RAM; I've since upgraded it)).

If/when I go back to XP, I'm definitely using roytam1's PM28 builds, though!

They also work well in Vista, which is in mostly the same boat as XP where browser support is concerned.

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18 hours ago, cc333 said:

(They also work well in) Vista, which is in mostly the same boat as XP where browser support is concerned.

Sad but true... ;):( Who would have known... ?  :realmad:

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