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Offline ky331

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MyPal Browser for ** XP ** (and beyond)
« on: September 21, 2019, 11:22:01 AM »
First off, let me stress that I do ***NOT*** advocate anyone going "back" to XP at this time... official support ended several years ago.

With that being said, for anyone who still maintains an XP system:   I just "discovered" a browser which runs on XP, and is still supported (to the extent possible, given any limitations forced upon it by the XP operating system).   It's called MyPal, and it's based on PaleMoon.

Mypal is a current and maintained Windows XP web browser. Mypal is based on Moonchild Productions' Pale Moon code, which itself was forked from Mozilla's FireFox code several years ago, but is also maintained and kept current. The goal of Mypal is to provide a current, secure, and reliable web browser for Windows XP.   Mypal operates identically to Pale Moon with some minor exceptions.

https://github.com/Feodor2/Mypal/releases

They offer both a 32-bit as well as 64-bit version.   The current version is 28.7.1.

I've only been testing/using it for a day so far, but it appears to be a welcome addition to XP, given that IE, FF, and PM are no longer supported there.

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Re: MyPal Browser for ** XP ** (and beyond)
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2019, 12:30:06 PM »
Thanks. Good to know for those who still run XP. I also don't advocate going on the internet with XP but not everyone pulls old computers off the internet.

I am currently imaging the Win 7 side of my dual boot desktop. The other partition is XP which I rarely boot up.  Today might be a good time to download and have a look at this browser.

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Re: MyPal Browser for ** XP ** (and beyond)
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2019, 01:59:18 AM »
SeaMonkey also still works on Windows XP and it is still being kept alive, at least for the time being.  Version 2.49.5 was just released this month.

For those who are unfamiliar with SeaMonkey, it is probably the last true (that is, similar) remaining descendant of the old Netscape Navigator browser.
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Re: MyPal Browser for ** XP ** (and beyond)
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2019, 05:39:24 PM »
Some of the linux distros I use, have SeaMonkey as the browser. I haven't looked at it in Windows because it has more than just a browser. But it is good to know there are other options.

I'm helping someone on another forum with Maxon v 5 (not the latest beta version) in XP. He has sound issues only in the browser. I might point him to these two browsers to see if one of them may fix his sound issues.

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Re: MyPal Browser for ** XP ** (and beyond)
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2019, 01:36:56 PM »
I tested MyPal 28.7.1 in XP this morning. I like it. I was able to add uBO updater and the last version of uBO for legacy Firefox. If you know Palemoon, it is exactly like that but altered to work on XP.
I also tried Seamonkey 2.49.5. I didn't like that. It installed 3 extensions I didn't want Chatzilla, DOM inspector and Lightening. I disabled all three. I had to close the browser and reopen for those changes to occur.  When I went searching for Privacy and Security extensions, the browser froze and I had to end the process with Task Manager. On my 2nd attempt, to look at Privacy and Security extensions, it did not freeze. The deal breaker, at least for me, is that uBO no longer is supported in Seamonkey.

If you insist on going on the internet in XP, these are two current browsers to try.

Note: I installed both browsers as portable. I keep folders on my XP desktop with all the installation files in there. When I'm done with a browser, I simply erase the entire folder.

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Re: MyPal Browser for ** XP ** (and beyond)
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2019, 12:06:48 AM »
For Add-ons in MyPal, I'm currently using uBlock Origin 1.16.4.11 (and uBlock Origin Updater 1.6.6), HTTP Always 5.2.24, and NoSquint 2.2.2

I'm very happy I've found this... it feels "crisp" on my XP system, in contrast to other browsers which felt like they were "dragging" (as well as no longer being supported).

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Re: MyPal Browser for ** XP ** (and beyond)
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2019, 02:27:42 PM »