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Opera updates in Vista/XP?

  • 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.
    🙂

  • 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.

    what about the security are that version use latest chromium ??

  • No, it uses Chromium 49, which is the last to support XP and Vista.
    Security patches have been applied subsequently, but whether this still leaves it less secure than the current version is unknown.
    🙂

  • "Unknown" is a reality XP users will have to increasingly live with going forward (unless they've tweaked their system to ID as an XP-POS version, and even then there remain some uncertainties since only kiosk/commercial-related issues are being patched in the POS version). Identified but unpatched security vulnerabilities continue to accumulate for the OS and in many no-longer-updated application programs for XP, so XP users would be wise to make sure they've got other layers of security and the practice of safe-hex solidly in place. I'd also advise several sound, verified drive-image backups on removable media, renewed frequently in a cyclic manner. It's the simplest way to get 'back home' to a safe point before when bad things happen to the OS.

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