No more web browser support for Windows Vista (June 2018)

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by GOD666, Oct 8, 2017.

  1. GOD666

    GOD666 MDL Expert

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    #1 GOD666, Oct 8, 2017
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  2. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    If you're still running Vista you deserve to be vulnerable to attacks
     
  3. Sandalph0n

    Sandalph0n MDL Novice

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    Thanks for the info on PaleMoon. And I could list quite a few reasons for Vista still being used in certain applications, MrMagic, but you can't argue with a closed, Schadenfreude-infested attitude. Goose-step much?
     
  4. The Solver

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    Otter browser which comes with great functionalities close to Opera12/Vivaldi has still a build which runs even on XP
     
  5. pinkmoon89

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    Vista has hardly any differences from 7 (at least in SP2) and I don't understand why it still is hated today...
     
  6. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    :rofl:
     
  7. the_soft45

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    Mostly preconceived notions about the OS. It's actually quite functional these days. The big things that makes it unsuitable for day to day use is the increasing lack of software and drivers for it. Otherwise it's just a prettier (IMO) version of Windows 7 RTM.
     
  8. Ocygord

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    #9 Ocygord, Dec 11, 2017
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    I used to think Vista was the worst OS they could make, but turns out they screwed up WAAAY more with Windows 10. Now I long for those Vista days.
     
  9. GOD666

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    Windows Vista was originally awful and most everyone I know agrees, including some Microsoft employees, that it was rushed to release. They eventually did work out all the bugs and if you were to install it today, after patching it, Windows Vista is actually, rock solid. Beyond modern, mainstream browser support, you could technically get away with using Windows Vista since there are still many programs which still support it (Windows 7 apps and some Windows 8 apps work fine natively on it too).
     
  10. whizkidraj

    whizkidraj MDL Giveaway Organiser

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    Windows 10 = Windows 7 start menu + Windows 8.1 Tiles, both combined. Windows 10's digital licensing thing i.e just activate once with a digital license and system would require no more activations again after any number of clean installs (unless hardware change), and there's many more things Windows 10 has like PowerShell, better automatic driver detection and installation (which helps novice people) and many more features I can say but then someone would say it can be added to windows 7 or vista, too, by this or this method. Ofcourse Windows 10 has many flaws too but as an IT person, all I know is, we should upgrade to new technology, knowledge and things we can discover.
     
  11. the_soft45

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    You mean the installation of drivers just by right clicking on the INF file and selectiong Install? Because, Windows 8.x already had that.
    Also, what better automatic driver detection? AFAIK it's the same as Windows 8.x...
    So did Windows 7 and 8.0 and 8.1... I guess the main difference is W10 has a few more CMDlets.
     
  12. whizkidraj

    whizkidraj MDL Giveaway Organiser

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    That is called manual install which yup, every OS should have.
    I was talking about
    Yup, you said it yourself ;) more better version.

    But the main thing to me still and that always will be is,
     
  13. Order_66

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    The start menu in windows 10 isn't even remotely similar to the menu from win7, in win10 it's nothing more than a resizable start screen, it's lacking features and functionality and even the start menu from Windows xp was superior.

    Even Vista is head and shoulders above win10 in most areas, Vista didn't have the incredibly weak cellphone "apps" shoehorned onto its desktop, no integrated spyware, no forced updates, the Vista ui was vastly more pleasing and even more modern looking than that gawd-awful win10 ui.

    There's simply no valid reason for anyone to downgrade to win10 from either Vista or 7.
     
  14. kpedersen

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    Agree completely. Unfortunately we as "consumers" don't have a choice. Once those crooks provide us with hardware that can only run Windows 10, we are stuck with it. Unless we all migrate to other operating systems or even write our own drivers for Windows 7.
     
  15. Order_66

    Order_66 MDL Novice

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    I dunno, I think the claims of hardware only working with windows 10 are flawed and mostly just FUD coming out of Redmond, I could be wrong, I was actually quite hesitant to upgrade to amd threadripper but almost 2 months later windows 7 is still running perfectly even though ms and amd both said it was incompatible.

    But then there's other new hardware out with certain laptops with wifi and sensors that require windows 10, it's doubtful they'll ever run with win7, if I were to buy one of those I'd check Linux compatibility first but everyone's different.
     
  16. the_soft45

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    The biggest issue going forward will definitely be drivers. As more companies move to Windows 10 exclusivity, we'll have to make due with modded INF files, obscure drivers that support older OSs, and hacks to get everything working.
    I have my Kaby Lake laptop working great under Windows 8.1. Funny enough, it runs better on 8.1 than on 10, because the latter insists on installing s**tty Windows Update drivers that bork HDMI V-Sync while gaming, causing stuttering and such.
     
  17. markokk888

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    Well, i don't think there is particular reason to run windows vista on your rig that would be very strange if anyone still do. But SeaMonkey still works fine with vista.
     
  18. the_soft45

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    #19 the_soft45, Jan 25, 2018
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    Vista isn't that vulnerable IF you install Server 2008 updates, that go until 2020 and work on Vista, use a modern browser like Firefox ESR or Palemoon and use a 3rd party AV, like AVG, Kaspersky, etc.
     
  19. sstimson

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    Does SlimJet (Another Chrome Clone) still work on Vista (at least to Version 10)