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I have been using 360 since mid to late 2020 and I have been very impressed with it.

There are some guides in other threads on how to fully convert to English and also how to prevent telemetry.

Very small learning curve but well worth it for those of us on XP.

There's even some Vista and Win7 users that use 360 but I don't think they have the same vested interest as those of us on XP.

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Update post, Maxthon 6 is not Windows XP compatible.

-Maxthon (Blink + Trident + Webkit) (Chromium 69)

Official version:*


* Version 6.x is not compatible with Windows XP.

* Version 5.x is the last one compatible with Windows XP.

Maxthon beta (2020-01-06)

https://forum.maxthon.com/index.php?/release-notes5/%C2%A0%C2%A0%C2%A0%C2%A0%C2%A0%C2%A0%C2%A0%C2% A0v-5382100-r214 /

Maxthom release (2019-10-24)

https://forum.maxthon.com/index.php?/release-notes5/%C2%A0%C2%A0%C2%A0%C2%A0%C2%A0%C2%A0%C2%A0%C2% A0v-5382000-r213 /

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22 hours ago, Sergiaws said:

Are there really browsers based on the Netscape code? If yes, I want to try it. I tried the 84mb version of MiniBrowser, but it crashes trying to view some pages and closes when I connect any usb device. 360 works fine, but it's interface is in Chinese/Russian.

You can try Borealis Navigator, the official version does not exist yet. But Roytam1 has a fork available.

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  • 2 weeks later...

Seems MSFN is back online so can finally post this here:D.


Since nobody seems not to have mentioned it yet, latest version of Netsurf browser for Windows runs on XP. Netsurf is minimal web browser using custom render engine. It is proof that "modern" web browser does not need have lot of bloated code and does not need hog all ram like Firefox and Chrome/Chromium forks do (and before someone says they uses ram to improve performance, how it is gonna improve performance filling ram and using swap on low ram system) . That is pretty much sweet spot between going console browser or more memory hog browser.


I did run some tests under my asus eepc 900 (512mb ram, 900mhz celeron M) running tweaked Windows XP and had 25mb memory usage and 20% cpu usage at worst with it while was able access most of websites. Windows build is experimental but I had no issues with it. This is good option consider to peoples with lower end systems like @Gansangriff if you still run that Pentium 3 system


Here is screenshot from ssllabs (on main pc since bigger monitor) and it ssl test. It supports all expect tls 1.3


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On 6/10/2021 at 7:05 AM, RainyShadow said:

It starts with Trident (IE). Use the icon at the right end of the address field to change.

I see now this option but it says only available in Ultimate version

When I install ultimate version again I don't see the option.
Also, I can't navigate the Internet.

The option only appears after pressing the options menu, clicking on the rendering engine, switching to Internet Explorer and after opening a web page compatible with Internet Explorer such as www.google.com
Now that I see the option it just shows me:
-Internet Explorer
It doesn't show me Chrome.
When I try to choose Firefox it does not allow me.
Some time ago I tried this browser and I think the last full version compatible with Windows XP is from a few years ago.
And beware, this changes the Internet Explorer home page automatically.



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On 6/11/2021 at 6:01 PM, Cixert said:

I'm going to see how Kafan MiniBrowser works. This looks like an original Chromium 87 build with little change.
Testing the configuration menu I see that the "security keys" option resets the browser. The rest works fine.
It catches my attention that when browsing the Internet the Windows XP firewall jumps. I have chosen the option to reject additional network connections and it seems to still work normally.

I have tried Kafan MiniBrowser.
It works fine but has a problem with the RAM.
Computer 1:
Pentium 4 with 2 GiB RAM & PATA Disk: This only works fast up to a maximum of 5 tabs open at the same time (approximate according to web size). From there it starts working with virtual memory and you may have to wait 15 minutes when opening new pages for it to load virtual memory on the PATA hard drive.

Computer 2:
Core i3 with 8 GiB RAM & SSD disk: In this computer I have the Windows virtual memory disabled. This works well up to a maximum of 25 tabs open at the same time (approximate according to web size). From there it reaches the 8 GiB RAM limit, at which point the result is unpredictable:
-Mini Browser Freeze
-Blue screen
-Windows XP processes are closed

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On 6/7/2021 at 8:53 PM, RainyShadow said:

"File does not exist"

Got a copy of this?

Opera 12.18 russian mod alternative download
https://disk.yandex.ru/d/HbQfEL8dnx_c7A or https://yadi.sk/d/ANkjyZ6Hfws34w

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@Mr.Scienceman2000 Netsurf is the browser for a nearly extinct species: Amiga users! It's nice to have small browsers that still get updates like Netsurf around, but on Windows XP there are more alternatives. The Pentium 3 is more than enough for Netsurf, using only 15 MB RAM here. The TLS-updated Netscape 9 with 25 MB has a better compatibility and customisability however (my prefered choice on Windows 98 computers and weak Windows XP systems, like the 400 MHz Celeron). New Moon (NoSSE or SSE-only) would be the next step to try out, but that gives the 20-year old machine a tough time on some sites.

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On 6/7/2021 at 4:38 PM, Cixert said:

Official international version (right now the official link does not appear updated):

That URI only links to deprecated v11 (final build 2251); they haven't made an English page for later versions... :angry:


(only in Chinese) currently links to v13 (final build 2250) - previously, it used to hold links to v12 ... 
On the header of that page, v13.5 (beta build 1030) is also linked... :P

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On 6/7/2021 at 10:38 AM, Cixert said:

-Tor Browser 7.5.6 unoffial updated internal components, with Tor (Release May, 2021). English and Russian packs.

Has anyone tried this build? I've tried it and works well with tor3 links. Of course, since there is no source available, there are reasons to be careful. But it is good to see that tor3 works in XP.

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