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Opera updates in Vista/XP?

  • As my current OS was payed for, and the future one will be payed for too, I will continue to milk this one out while I search for a good computer that meets my needs with the next OS.

    And you have the right to do it as well as anyone has the right to drive a 1960's car. However, both need to face the consequences of their decisions.

    So if someone pays for something and then others decide he shouldn't use it anymore, he's supposed to just drop it and go for the next thing (until he's told to drop that one, etc.)?

    Nope, i'm not saying that someone has to stop using something just because others are saying so.

    What i'm saying is that you can stop using something for which you have paid for even before the end of its lifetime. The person can upgrade or replace it if s/he wants or needs better performance, access to newest features, etc and thinks it's worth.

  • would it be so hard for those of you to drop XP/Vista an move on to Windows 7 atleast you'd get the most up to date version of Opera and then you wouldn't have to moan and groan about not getting updates IF it is to hard for to get over then I suggest you get used to the idea of your OS becoming more and more unsupported by everything and stop with the grouching your OS is EOL so your SOL

  • would it be so hard for those of you to drop XP/Vista an move on to Windows 7 atleast you'd get the most up to date version of Opera and then you wouldn't have to moan and groan...

    Sure. You got a free Windows 7 upgrade for me?

    And you have the right to do it as well as anyone has the right to drive a 1960's car.

    You mean a 2000's car.

  • You mean a 2000's car.

    Computers age out much, much faster than cars do. A nice car or truck from the late 80's, if it was high end for that period, would still be a decent car to drive today. Any computer from that era would not be.

    The fastest computer in the world from 1985 to 1990 was the Cray 2. I cannot stress enough how amazing a feat it was to design a computer in 1985 that remained the most powerful in the world for 5 years. Computers were basically doubling in performance every 2 years. No other computer has ever even come close to reigning that long. The Cray 2 consumed up to 195 kilowatts of power and required a 480 volt three phase power supply. It weighed 5500 pounds.

    It was about as powerful as an Apple iPad 2 from 2011.

  • You got a free Windows 7 upgrade for me?

    You can get a free Windows 10 upgrade.

    You mean a 2000's car.

    Any old car that is not manufactured anymore.

  • You can get a free Windows 10 upgrade.

    Not Vista.

  • You can get a free Windows 10 upgrade.

    Not Vista.

    Join Windows Insider program.

  • If anyone out there is still waiting for the Opera security update in XP/Vista, I hope it's clear by now that you shouldn't hold your breath.

  • Not like you could hold your breath for the updates in the later versions either ...

  • Not like you could hold your breath for the updates in the later versions either ...

    It's sad.

  • New update for Windows XP, and Vista - Opera stable 36.0.2130.80 😉

    @davehawley @opermo @thebeacondeacon

    ☕ \m/ :cheers:

  • Thanks! Opera 36 did not offer the update automatically, but it did when I did a manual check by going to the "About Opera" menu.
    Is there a changelog anywhere?
    Also, does anyone know the difference between the "Setup" file and the "Autoupdate" file on the FTP site? It's not offline and online installers as they seem to be pretty much the same size (around 36 and 35 MB respectively).
    🙂

  • Also, does anyone know the difference between the "Setup" file and the "Autoupdate" file on the FTP site?

    The second is used by the auto-updater.

  • New update for Windows XP, and Vista - Opera stable 36.0.2130.80 😉
    @davehawley @opermo @thebeacondeacon

    Also, does anyone know the difference between the "Setup" file and the "Autoupdate" file on the FTP site? It's not offline and online installers as they seem to be pretty much the same size (around 36 and 35 MB respectively).

    The second is used by the auto-updater.

    So which one should one get?
    😕

  • Guys, what about slightly renaming this thread? People check for updates on old systems, XP included. You can add a name or two to the thread's title, say, in parentheses.

    Yes, I just noticed a question or two in other threads, while by this title, people might not guess there's relevant info here.
    :sherlock:

  • It looks as if the "Setup" file is the normal traditional installer.
    The "Autoupdate" file when run seems to immediately create a complete new Opera installation in the same folder that the file was run from.
    I assume this is a quick way of producing a standalone self-contained installation, but if that is what it's intended for I think it could be named a bit more clearly!
    🙂

  • So which one should one get?

    The one with 'setup' in the name.

  • Got it.
    My Qihoo AV wanted the file for analysis though 😛
    The Chinese are willing to lay their hands on it still 😃

  • Hi all, @davehawley,

    "Some of you may know, that the last Opera version compatible with Windows XP and Vista was Opera 36, which is based on Chrome version 49. We promised we would continue to issue security updates and crash fixes to the Opera 36 branch, and this is our first such update with backports of fixes for some security issues, that were fixed in Opera 37 based on Chrome 50."

    The announcement: "Security update for Windows XP and Vista users".

    ☕ \m/ :cheers:

  • Thanks!
    I'm not sure about the assertion that Opera is the only major browser now being updated for XP and Vista. I see no sign (yet) that Firefox doesn't support XP any more. I'm using the latest version (48) quite happily on XP, and I've seen no notice from Mozilla about any withdrawal of support.
    It's not a "major browser" of course, but Slimjet 10 (based on Chromium 50) is also being maintained as a branch for XP users.
    🙂

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