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Opera updates in Vista/XP?

  • 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.
    🙂

  • would it be so hard for those of you to drop XP/Vista an move on to Windows 7 atleast

    After Microsoft revealed itself to basically be a gang of rapists who think they have the right to do whatever they want with my computer ... my next stop is Linux. And Opera still has a Linux version.

  • Mozilla has said that ESR 52 will be the last version of the browser for Windows XP and Vista; extrapolating from the RapidRelease schedule, it appears as if ESR 52 will go EOL around 29 May 2018, when ESR 59 leaves testing and becomes the sole ESR in development.

  • Thanks, Lewis. I use Firefox as my main browser, without autoupdating though.

  • Anyone concerned about security really shouldn't be running windows xp in the first place

  • Thank you for that.
    :rolleyes:

  • Anyone concerned about security really shouldn't be running windows xp in the first place

    Buy me a new computer.

  • Well, noticing recently people corroborate my Firefox observations: for them, as well as for myself, it must be getting slower and/or heavier with each new update.

    Google Chrome last for XP is working loads faster - though slightly infected with some "redirect" and "onclick" adware. So could be a not so bad idea to try this Opera 36 for the time being.
    What do you think, Dave. 🙂

  • While it will never be a replacement for Opera 12, Opera 36 has always worked very well for me, so give it a try! I would certainly use it in preference to Chrome, whose only big advantage in XP as far as I can see is that it includes some video codecs that XP and other Chromium browsers don't provide.
    Slimjet 10 also has ongoing XP security patch support, and I would also recommend you give that a try.
    It includes a really good video downloader!
    🙂

  • O'k, thanks.

    I downloaded Maxthon though. I might ask a question or two later in the Lounge...

  • Når jeg ser på en video fra ex Startsiden med Therese Jorhahg så stopper den halvveies og det kommer denne meldingen : The video could not be played due to unavailability or netverks problem HTML5 Code:4 er det noen som har vært bort i dette og hva skal jeg gjøre ? send meg gjene en mail-------rudnor@online.no

  • @arvidrudolf
    Welcome to the forum, but please use only English in this section.
    Also, never put your e-mail address in an open forum post, it's a gift to spammers!

    @joshl
    I'm auditioning Maxthon now myself, looks interesting and works fine on XP!
    I'll meet you in the lounge about it, as we shouldn't be discussing non-Opera browsers here.
    🙂

  • The last update for Opera on older operating windows systems of XP & Vista is version: 36.0.2130.80 X(

    Very disappointed with that decision to stop updating for older windows operating systems!

    Many people have computers with older operating systems world wide!

  • Very disappointed with that decision to stop updating for older windows operating systems!
    Many people have computers with older operating systems world wide!

    Sorry but this discussion already took place, has ended and will not start again.

  • It wasn't Opera's decision either, it was the Chromium project who dropped XP and Vista support with Chromium 50, which meant that all Chromium-based browsers had to drop support too. Slimjet managed to produce an XP/Vista compatible browser with Chromium 50, but then even they gave up.
    😞

  • I don't want to upgrade my stuff but still want to be able to upgrade my stuff.

    Somehow the argument doesn't really hold up when you put it in its simplest terms.

  • Somehow the argument doesn't really hold up when you put it in its simplest terms.

    Yes, it does.

    You know a story about a programmer's wife?
    She said: "Go buy a loaf of bread; if there are eggs there, take a dozen."
    Guess what?
    You doesn't seem to be a programmer's wife's husband 😛

  • I eventually installed it this morning. **.65 ("36.0.2130.65 - Opera is up to date").
    This question: what is the exact package of Opera 36? Do we have this built-in adblocker here? No VPN, as I recall (Ah! Turbo's here! :yes: ).

  • what is the exact package of Opera 36?

    It's. 80 if I remember correctly.

    Do we have this built-in adblocker here

    I don't think so.

  • It is indeed 36.0.2130.80 which at the moment is the latest version for XP and Vista.
    No built-in Adblock or VPN, they were both added in later versions.
    🙂

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