MY Vista will stop receiving Google Chrome updates soon...


  1.    05 Feb 2016 #1
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    MY Vista will stop receiving Google Chrome updates soon...


    My system is Windows Vista Home Premium SP2. I have Dell studio 1737, Intel Core Duo 2, 2.10 ghz, 4g ram, and 64bit.
    Should I get a new web browser and if so which one would work on this system. As soon as money allows I will be getting a new system but...
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  2.    05 Feb 2016 #2
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    Re: MY Vista will stop receiving Google Chrome updates soon...


    Hello Rawkfist, my suggestion would be to install Firefox; but that's easy for me to say because I already use Firefox and never used Chrome. I would think that Chrome will remain reasonably secure for some time after April if you install every update that is compatible with Vista.
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  3.    13 Feb 2016 #3
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    Re: MY Vista will stop receiving Google Chrome updates soon...


    Pale Moon is probably the best browser at this point.
    It runs on the Goanna engine (a fork of Gecko) and looks awesome like the old Firefox did and is still customisable with most FF add-ons as well as its own ones.

    Check it out: https://www.palemoon.org/
    Please note that sometimes you might see mobile version renders/etc because a lot of site won't recognise the 'Goanna' string but this will be fixed in time. Mobile view sucks anyways :P
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  4.    13 Feb 2016 #4
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    Re: MY Vista will stop receiving Google Chrome updates soon...


    Hello DixieKongJD. Chrome refugees might want to know how well Pale Moon works with Gmail and YouTube? (Firefox is fully supported: https://support.google.com/mail/answer/6557?hl=en)

    I'm having second thoughts about my previous statement that "Chrome will remain reasonably secure for some time after April," although like all good prophecy it is sufficiently vague to avoid being completely wrong. One area of concern is whether or not the PPAPI version of Flash Player can be updated manually, and how long updates will remain compatible with the Chrome version that XP and Vista users will be stuck with (Adobe is no fan of XP and Vista either). I get the impression that many average XP and Vista users intend to go on using Chrome. If anyone would care to chime in at Google Chrome Help Forum (I have done so even though I never actually used Chrome), the following URL leads to the battlefield: https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topicsearchin/chrome/category$3Awindowsvista

    I took IE9 out for a spin last night, tried to visit the YouTube home page and this is what I saw:

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    This is a recent escalation; formerly I only got a ribbon at the top of the page to the effect that support for your browser will be ending soon. However I found that this message could be bypassed using YouTube's search engine, and that it is actually still possible to play YouTube videos using IE9. This strikes me as rather suspicious.
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  5.    14 Feb 2016 #5
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    Re: MY Vista will stop receiving Google Chrome updates soon...


    Quote Originally Posted by DixieKongJD View Post
    Pale Moon is probably the best browser at this point.
    It runs on the Goanna engine (a fork of Gecko) and looks awesome like the old Firefox did and is still customisable with most FF add-ons as well as its own ones.

    Check it out: https://www.palemoon.org/
    Please note that sometimes you might see mobile version renders/etc because a lot of site won't recognise the 'Goanna' string but this will be fixed in time. Mobile view sucks anyways :P
    But there is a Firefox compatibility option that should be enabled by default.
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  6.    14 Feb 2016 #6
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    Re: MY Vista will stop receiving Google Chrome updates soon...


    Quote Originally Posted by Jody Thornton View Post
    But there is a Firefox compatibility option that should be enabled by default.
    Hello Jody. Does that mean that Pale Moon works with Gmail and YouTube as long as this setting isn't changed?
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  7.    15 Feb 2016 #7
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    Re: MY Vista will stop receiving Google Chrome updates soon...


    I found this. It looks like they aren't even supporting IE on 7 however I didn't get that message on IE 11. https://support.google.com/youtube/a..._topic=3014746
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  8.    20 Feb 2016 #8
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    Re: MY Vista will stop receiving Google Chrome updates soon...


    I just see nothing wrong with using Firefox or other Gecko-based browsers though, I might be considered a fanboy but it's because it's much more secure than Chrome because less attacks are specifically written for it now (due to Chrome's popularity).
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  9.    20 Feb 2016 #9
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    Re: MY Vista will stop receiving Google Chrome updates soon...


    Vista users looking for a browser to replace Chrome might feel more at home with a Chromium-based browser such as Opera, but again there is the issue of no official support from Gmail or YouTube. A few months ago I assisted someone using Opera who had a relatively minor issue with Gmail: No gmail after latest updates. My search revealed that such issues are commonplace.

    Vista needs continued support by Firefox to remain viable, so it might be prudent for Vista users to support Firefox.
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  10.    21 Feb 2016 #10
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    Re: MY Vista will stop receiving Google Chrome updates soon...


    Quote Originally Posted by Vistaar View Post
    Hello Jody. Does that mean that Pale Moon works with Gmail and YouTube as long as this setting isn't changed?
    I use pale moon and both you tube and gmail work fine
    By default the Firefox compatibility mode is ON
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