Will Opera be supported on Window XP

  • Is Opera will be supported in xp after the support ends for XP. I read that Chrome is supporting for one year after that, which means 2015.

  • How long did Opera support 98/2K?

    Presuming that the issues are things under Opera's control of course - the installer or UI, for example - I seriously expect them to support it for about 5 years after EOL. But if it is an issue with chromium - the rendering engine or javascript - then Opera may not be able to do anything about it.

  • The Opera that ran on Win9x was an entirely different product, built by a team with different goals.

    Compatibility with XP is on it's last legs already... The program requires at least XP SP2, WindowsCodecs.dll, and updated iphlpapi.dll. The new Opera basically is Chromium. Chromium must load as part of the installation itself because there is no separate installer.

    Among other things, Opera/Chromium has also adopted the policy of forcing frequent updates. If you don't update, then there must be something "wrong" with you, and it's not up to the authors to help with that...

    But as others point out the minimum supported OS is XP2. I am not sure we want to start the trend of fixing unsupported stuff.

  • XP is nearly twelve years old for crying out loud. Time to move on into the modern world.

  • @leushino

    OMG

  • I think there should be support for XP. (yes, i know it's old) I'm thinking of getting a XP computer.:)

  • Originally posted by j7nj7n:

    The Opera that ran on Win9x was an entirely different product, built by a team with different goals.

    Compatibility with XP is on it's last legs already... The program requires at least XP SP2, WindowsCodecs.dll, and updated iphlpapi.dll. The new Opera basically is Chromium. Chromium must load as part of the installation itself because there is no separate installer.

    Among other things, Opera/Chromium has also adopted the policy of forcing frequent updates. If you don't update, then there must be something "wrong" with you, and it's not up to the authors to help with that...

    But as others point out the minimum supported OS is XP2. I am not sure we want to start the trend of fixing unsupported stuff.

    hi j7nj7n.. i got XP SP3.. but for some unknown reason, i cant get Opera 18 or 19 to connect to the net. what do u suggest i do about this?

  • The issue is likely to do with your firewall or other security software. If the program cannot find the required system libraries, it refuses to run entirely. Opera 15-19 works fine for me with XP SP1.

  • Originally posted by j7nj7n:

    The issue is likely to do with your firewall or other security software. If the program cannot find the required system libraries, it refuses to run entirely. Opera 15-19 works fine for me with XP SP1.

    but my firewall is disabled. and i'm not running any anti-virus programs. i'm currently running Opera 11.52. I just dont understand why i'm not able to run Opera 18 & 19. how is it possible that i'm able to run Opera 11.52 and not Opera 18 & 19?

    what system libraries are u referring to in getting Opera to run?

  • Given that there are a number of users successfully running Opera 18 & 19 on WInXP variants, logic would suggest that either you have a problem with where/how you're installing Opera, a problem with WinXP itself, or else something else on your system (account settings, anti-malware, etc) that is blocking installation/connection of Opera.

    Try installing it using the option for a portable/USB installation to see if it's able to at least connect that way (and to free it up from the leftovers of any previous installation attempts).

  • re leushino ... "XP is nearly twelve years old for crying out loud. Time to move on into the modern world."

    Excuse me? We still have two home computers running XP. They run flawlessly.

    The "modern" world is not necessarily the "better" world.

  • Perhaps not better, but I would think a bit more secure.

  • Originally posted by browzer1:

    re leushino ... "XP is nearly twelve years old for crying out loud. Time to move on into the modern world."

    Excuse me? We still have two home computers running XP. They run flawlessly.

    The "modern" world is not necessarily the "better" world.

    i completely agree with u. its just like the newest version of a software. just cuz its the latest doesnt mean its the best. xp has worked well for me and i have no reason to spend more money on a new system, unless its windows 8 with a touchscreen.

  • Ultimately, support for XP will depend on how quickly people jump ship when the security updates stop in April. Currently XP has between 15% and 30% of the user base. Websites considered Opera worth supporting at its 2%. As long as XP stays above 5% it will be supported by just about everyone. I plan to hang onto XP for years if I can. There will probably be extender software available for XP like there is for W98 which allow it to run some XP programs. My guess is that XP is good for another 5 years given its large current user base in spite of Vista,7 and 8.

  • Moving forward is the only sensible thing to do in tech. Remaining with an OS that is more than a decade old is simply foolish "if" you can afford to move forward. If you can't... well... there's really no option. If you don't like Windows 8, then at least move to Windows 7. Listening to Windows Weekly, we're in for some great changes in Windows in the spring of the new year (just a few months away... probably a return of the Start menu) and Windows 9 (Threshold) in 2015. I always update to the latest OS. I want the latest technology and the latest security.

  • Originally posted by leushino:

    Remaining with an OS that is more than a decade old is simply foolish "if" you can afford to move forward. If you can't... well... there's really no option.

    I agree withe the first part... but windows is not the only operating system. Depending on the usage you can have a faster, more secure, reliable and up to date system for free.

  • Originally posted by artmil:

    Originally posted by leushino:

    Remaining with an OS that is more than a decade old is simply foolish "if" you can afford to move forward. If you can't... well... there's really no option.

    I agree withe the first part... but windows is not the only operating system. Depending on the usage you can have a faster, more secure, reliable and up to date system for free.

    True.

    I also learned today from the WW show that support for Windows 7 will cease in March of 2015 (that's only two years). Whether MS will choose to extend it or not remains unclear. The point is, if you are debating purchasing a new Windows computer, buying a Windows 7 system might not be the wisest choice. According to the sources, the start menu is being added back to the Windows 8 OS just a few months from now and the fact that Windows 8 "is" a more secure OS than Windows 7 is sort of a no-brainer since you can now boot directly to the desktop.

  • I have been using XP for a long time, And the last time i got a virus, was no time. I'm still using them. They all run as if they have no tomorrow. And leushino, I heard that Windows 7 End was on 2055. Bosco30, I found my friend get a update on May 2014! Besides, With all this stuff about 28% of avast! users keeping XP to 30 something Percent of internet connected PC's use XP still to UK government wanting to keep XP alive, Microsoft will break any day.��

  • Originally posted by artmil:Originally posted by leushino:Remaining with an OS that is more than a decade old is simply foolish "if" you can afford to move forward. If you can't... well... there's really no option.I agree withe the first part... but windows is not the only operating system. Depending on the usage you can have a faster, more secure, reliable and up to date system for free. True. I also learned today from the WW show that support for Windows 7 will cease in March of 2015 (that's only two years). Whether MS will choose to extend it or not remains unclear. The point is, if you are debating purchasing a new Windows computer, buying a Windows 7 system might not be the wisest choice. According to the sources, the start menu is being added back to the Windows 8 OS just a few months from now and the fact that Windows 8 "is" a more secure OS than Windows 7 is sort of a no-brainer since you can now boot directly to the desktop.

    Win 7 support ends 1/14/2020.

    http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/search/default.aspx?alpha=windows+7

    http://support.microsoft.com/gp/lifepolicy

    By then one can safely upgrade from Win 7 to Win 9. It seems every other Win release is a bit of a dud.

  • Still. Keeping XP. I am keeping XP, Office 2003 and Microsoft Bob. And no matter what you guys say, i am keeping them. (stamp noise) Final.

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