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

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

  1. RJARRRPCGP

    RJARRRPCGP MDL Senior Member

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    That was true, judging by the amount of Windows errors that were logged! (And without service packs, also a lagfest, at least when copying files, at least with Windows Explorer!)

    The best Vista by far, is a pre-integrated SP2 Vista!
     
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  2. cinescope

    cinescope MDL Novice

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    The best Vista is, by far, Server2008 Web (obviously sp2), small, clean, practically no server roles except IIS, but at the same time no Vista bloat.

    It can do everything Vista does except the media center, being way smaller and cleaner.

    And last but not least it is still supported, and it gets all the updates trough WU, automatically.
     
  3. NotCory

    NotCory MDL Novice

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    It's less than a month (?) now before Firefox ending its support for Firefox 52 ESR...
    (To OP: Please fix your original post, It's Firefox ESR and NOT Firefox ERS.)
     
  4. bytestarX

    bytestarX MDL Novice

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    Which Browser does works on Vista now ?
     
  5. GOD666

    GOD666 MDL Expert

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    You'll never know just how much I LOL'd when I read this. 1st because no one else caught this, this whole time. 2nd because it's just like me to do this since a while back I kept calling Windows LTSB, LTBS... Don't know what it is with me switching things around as I type them. Lol

    In either case good eye. Fixed post #1.
     
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    Slarti MDL Novice

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    I completely agree. It was easy to put off a Linux migration one day at a time, even by customizing Win 8, but the path of least resistance now is surely Linux. I think for me, after much pondering and poking at live discs, it will be Mint and Manjaro.
     
  8. lewcass

    lewcass MDL Senior Member

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    They should rename any edition that is not LTSB to LTBS, it would be a very accurate description.
     
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  9. gaerher

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    Firefox after release 52 is a crap that worth nothing. New Chrome is too. New Windows (after Vista), again, are all crap. New Linuxes are crap also. This is a large problem about crapmakers that make bad software.

    Personally, I use these browsers on my XP and Vista machines: Chrome of version 49, Firefox 52 and earlier, PaleMoon of certaion versions, Opera Presto.

    I don’t care about modern crap. Nobody must care, IMO.
     
  10. cengizhan

    cengizhan MDL Senior Member

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    vista's itself is crap.
     
  11. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    The only problem with Vista was that it drastically changed almost everything, and it got released prematurely, when hardware and driver support wasn't anywhere ready. Vista itself wasn't the culprit, with full hardware and driver support it worked very good.
    That's also why Windows 7 did fare much better - the infrastructure was in place, and almost every Vista capable machine could run 7even also.
     
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  13. qoxyva

    qoxyva MDL Novice

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    I think you can run some apps on old systems even those who drop support for them via a sandbox layer or packer, or something else. ThinApp for example. If gaerher right and all systems the same, this is a way to install all dependencies on a supported system and pack it to ThinApp app to run on your Vista. The app can make "droppers" thinks your system is Windows 10 or 7 or whatever.
     
  14. gaerher

    gaerher MDL Junior Member

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    @qoxyva

    They are not exactly the same but all are grown from the same root.

    Commercial software developers don’t want us to use apps for a long time. “Buy once, use virtually forever!” — this is what most of us would like, IMO. “No, no, no!” — they say, “This is not good for business and security!” Oh, really? For whose business? :)

    There are a plenty of very good older software. And, again, there are tons of modern crapware, bloatware, spyware on the market. The good news are that we still have a (little) choice.

    Some older software can’t be installed on 64-bit NT6x systems directly, though, so one can install it on 32-bit system and then copy the entire program’s directory to 64-bit OS. And sometimes it works like a charm. :) But sometimes you need certain DLLs for an older app.
     
  15. GOD666

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