What browser do you use?

What internet browser do you use?

  • Firefox 2

    Votes: 20 4.1%
  • Firefox 3

    Votes: 288 58.5%
  • IE6

    Votes: 6 1.2%
  • IE7/IE7 Pro

    Votes: 103 20.9%
  • IE8

    Votes: 77 15.7%
  • Opera

    Votes: 58 11.8%
  • Chrome

    Votes: 31 6.3%
  • Maxthon

    Votes: 8 1.6%
  • Other

    Votes: 66 13.4%
  • Browser...we don't need no stinking browser

    Votes: 7 1.4%

  • Total voters
    492

mich

Member
Well 14 mths since my last post on this thread, my Vista is still running sweetly with FF absolutely no problems.

I had to replace my laptop 2 months ago so decided to go for W10 on a DELL laptop, a bit of a mistake on my part the touch pad is ultra sensitive and apparently it is a well known issue which has not been fixed by DELL it is some thing that I will have to live with or ditch it for another brand. Sorry if it is a bit off topic.
 

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Vistaar

Vista Guru
...Vista is still running sweetly with FF absolutely no problems. I had to replace my laptop 2 months ago so decided to go for W10...
Hello mich,

You would be well-advised to use your Windows 10 PC for all web browsing and keep your old Vista PC offline (which is exactly what I do these days). Your Vista system hasn't been patched for more than 2 years, the last-ever Firefox 52 security update was issued more than a year ago, and now your Vista has a known vulnerability called BlueKeep that does not affect Windows 8 or 10.

For those who are still determined to use Vista for web browsing: Did you see my post at the bottom of the previous page about a Chromium 69 fork from China?
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Vista Home Premium x86 SP2
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion Elite m9150f
    CPU
    Intel Q6600
    Memory
    3 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT

Vistaar

Vista Guru
I use Cyberfox 52.9.0
Welcome arcadianbue. I didn’t think Cyberfox supported Vista - in fact its sourceforge page plainly stated, “Windows Vista Unsupported.” But you must be an advanced user, because a very advanced user at MSFN once posted instructions to get that browser working on Vista. Too bad it would still not be possible to watch h.264 HD videos using Cyberfox on Vista. I’m not sure why you would prefer Cyberfox to other Firefox 52 forks that supported Vista?
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Vista Home Premium x86 SP2
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion Elite m9150f
    CPU
    Intel Q6600
    Memory
    3 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT

Vistaar

Vista Guru
Yes, true but I managed to get it working for x64 version of Vista by changing its code to recognize kernel 6 instead of 6.1....
Congratulations! I suspected you must be running Vista x64, and therefore would not be content with the x86 browsers that are always recommended at this forum. Too bad Cyberfox development ended in 2018. I wonder if you have heard of developer roytam1, who maintains builds of various Firefox forks (both x64 and x86) with support for Windows XP and Vista: My Browser Builds (Part 3). They might not be as fast as your Cyberfox, but have useful updates such as full support for TLS 1.3, and with third-party decoders you could watch h.264 videos.
 

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System One

  • Operating System
    Vista Home Premium x86 SP2
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion Elite m9150f
    CPU
    Intel Q6600
    Memory
    3 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT

19jmsr56

Member
Hello. On my Vista Business 64bit build 6.0.6003 with the latest updates from July 13, 2021 including IE9, as browsers I use MyPal 29.2.1 64bit, regularly weekly updated Serpent 59.2.0 64bit, NewMoon 28.10.4a1 64bit. The default is 360 Chrome Browser 13.5.1052.0 (... just got an update yesterday ...) on the Chrome kernel 86.0.4240.198. I didn't make friends with K-meleon.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Windows Vista Business SP2 64bit OEM/ Windows Server 2008R1
    Manufacturer/Model
    FUJITSU ESPRIMO Mobile V6545
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core Duo P8400 2x 2,7GHz
    Motherboard
    Fujitsu D45
    Memory
    DDR2 4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3450
    Sound Card
    Realtek HDA
    Monitor(s) Displays
    OrayDPMS
    Screen Resolution
    1280x800
    Hard Drives
    ATA Hitachi HTS54251 SCSI disk devices
    Keyboard
    standard PS/2 keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech M185 Wireless Mouse
    Internet Speed
    415Mb/27Mb/sec

Vistaar

Vista Guru
Welcome 19jmsr56. “Serpent 59.2.0” has to be a typo: I’m sure you mean “52.9.0,” but you seem to know which browsers compatible with Vista have not been completely abandoned by developers, which is commendable. Good luck! :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Vista Home Premium x86 SP2
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion Elite m9150f
    CPU
    Intel Q6600
    Memory
    3 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT

19jmsr56

Member
I'm sorry, Vistaar, it's really a typo in the Serpent version :-). And thank you for the welcome.
 

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System One

  • Operating System
    Windows Vista Business SP2 64bit OEM/ Windows Server 2008R1
    Manufacturer/Model
    FUJITSU ESPRIMO Mobile V6545
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core Duo P8400 2x 2,7GHz
    Motherboard
    Fujitsu D45
    Memory
    DDR2 4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3450
    Sound Card
    Realtek HDA
    Monitor(s) Displays
    OrayDPMS
    Screen Resolution
    1280x800
    Hard Drives
    ATA Hitachi HTS54251 SCSI disk devices
    Keyboard
    standard PS/2 keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech M185 Wireless Mouse
    Internet Speed
    415Mb/27Mb/sec
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Deleted member 198782

I install and update and use Windows Vista SP2 64-bit for testing purposes.
The MyPal 29.3.0 browser is easy to set up and configure, so it's what I use.
Unfortunately, it appears it will no longer be maintained and kept updated.
 

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Jody Thornton

Power User
I've obtained a decent 32-bit Dell notebook running Vista Home Basic. It runs surprisingly well, and I've outfitted it with MyPal 68. Nearly modern browsing. There is no x64 build yet, but it's perfect for the notebook that I have.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Windows 8 Pro x64
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP xw8600 Workstation
    CPU
    Two Intel Xeon Core2 Quad 3.2 GHz Processors
    Motherboard
    Proprietary
    Memory
    16 GB DDR2 800 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVidia Quadro FX 3800 PCI-E
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster 213T 21" 4x3 Flat Screen
    Screen Resolution
    1600x1200
    Hard Drives
    Two Seagate Cheetah 300 GB SAS Disks
    PSU
    Proprietary
    Case
    HP xw8600 Workstation Case
    Cooling
    Two CPU Fans and One Larger Cooling Fan
    Keyboard
    PS/2 Keyboard
    Mouse
    Microsoft USB Optical Mouse
    Internet Speed
    7 mbps
    Other Info
    Storage Interface: Two LSI 3000 SAS Adapters
    Browser: Firefox ESR 102

19jmsr56

Member
I have a 14 year old ntb Fujitsu Esprimo Mobile V6545 with OS Vista Business 64bit OEM installed. I reliably use the 360 Chrome Browser version 13.5.2036.0 based on Chrome version 86.0.4240.198. With .NET Framework 4.7.2 preinstalled, regularly updated, I really recommend it. Add-ons from the Chrome Store, such as uBlock Origin, can be installed. Yes, I have MyPal 68 current version 68.12.5b installed as a backup browser. Vista is safe to use until February 14, 2023, then R.I.P.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Windows Vista Business SP2 64bit OEM/ Windows Server 2008R1
    Manufacturer/Model
    FUJITSU ESPRIMO Mobile V6545
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core Duo P8400 2x 2,7GHz
    Motherboard
    Fujitsu D45
    Memory
    DDR2 4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3450
    Sound Card
    Realtek HDA
    Monitor(s) Displays
    OrayDPMS
    Screen Resolution
    1280x800
    Hard Drives
    ATA Hitachi HTS54251 SCSI disk devices
    Keyboard
    standard PS/2 keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech M185 Wireless Mouse
    Internet Speed
    415Mb/27Mb/sec

wither 3

Vista Guru
Gold Member
Where do you get a copy of that 360 version for installation?
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Vista Home Premium 64 bit SP2
    Manufacturer/Model
    Cyberpower
    CPU
    Intel Quad CPU Q6700 2.67 GHZ
    Motherboard
    NVIDIA 780i
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GTX 560 TI Twin Frozr
    Sound Card
    Sound Blaster SB Audigy
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Viewsonic VG2436
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080p
    Hard Drives
    Samsung HD 105SI
    WDC WD20
    Case
    Apevia XJupiter
    Cooling
    air
    Keyboard
    Logitech MX 3200
    Mouse
    Logitech MX 600
    Internet Speed
    30 Mbps

19jmsr56

Member
Here is a link to the home page of the 360 Chrome project. 欢迎使用360极速浏览器 I would like to point out that this is a Chinese program, but it runs in English localization, even in Slovak for me. The Internet Download Manager add-on does not always work successfully, but the Video downloader professional add-on cooperates perfectly with it, practically everything can be downloaded with these add-ons. As for the fear of being tracked by various malware, spyware, etc., I scan the system once a week with the applications RKill 2.9.1.0, mbam-setup, JRT, HitmanPro_x64, adwcleaner-7-2-7, IObit Malware Fighter and the current version of Windows Defender. always with the result that the system does not contain harmful products, which is physically signaled to me on the desktop by the Vista CPU/RAM meter widget - the system is "at rest".
 
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My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Windows Vista Business SP2 64bit OEM/ Windows Server 2008R1
    Manufacturer/Model
    FUJITSU ESPRIMO Mobile V6545
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core Duo P8400 2x 2,7GHz
    Motherboard
    Fujitsu D45
    Memory
    DDR2 4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3450
    Sound Card
    Realtek HDA
    Monitor(s) Displays
    OrayDPMS
    Screen Resolution
    1280x800
    Hard Drives
    ATA Hitachi HTS54251 SCSI disk devices
    Keyboard
    standard PS/2 keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech M185 Wireless Mouse
    Internet Speed
    415Mb/27Mb/sec

wither 3

Vista Guru
Gold Member
It took me a sometime to get that downloaded, installed and registered. I haven't explored it much but one thing it does is let me make direct entries in sites like Krogers, Facebook and Dropbox which I can no longer do in both the old Opera and Firefox browsers. I'll probably do some fine tuning on it tomorrow. Thanks for posting about it and providing the link.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Vista Home Premium 64 bit SP2
    Manufacturer/Model
    Cyberpower
    CPU
    Intel Quad CPU Q6700 2.67 GHZ
    Motherboard
    NVIDIA 780i
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GTX 560 TI Twin Frozr
    Sound Card
    Sound Blaster SB Audigy
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Viewsonic VG2436
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080p
    Hard Drives
    Samsung HD 105SI
    WDC WD20
    Case
    Apevia XJupiter
    Cooling
    air
    Keyboard
    Logitech MX 3200
    Mouse
    Logitech MX 600
    Internet Speed
    30 Mbps

19jmsr56

Member
It took me a sometime to get that downloaded, installed and registered. I haven't explored it much but one thing it does is let me make direct entries in sites like Krogers, Facebook and Dropbox which I can no longer do in both the old Opera and Firefox browsers. I'll probably do some fine tuning on it tomorrow. Thanks for posting about it and providing the link.
I'm glad it helped.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Windows Vista Business SP2 64bit OEM/ Windows Server 2008R1
    Manufacturer/Model
    FUJITSU ESPRIMO Mobile V6545
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core Duo P8400 2x 2,7GHz
    Motherboard
    Fujitsu D45
    Memory
    DDR2 4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3450
    Sound Card
    Realtek HDA
    Monitor(s) Displays
    OrayDPMS
    Screen Resolution
    1280x800
    Hard Drives
    ATA Hitachi HTS54251 SCSI disk devices
    Keyboard
    standard PS/2 keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech M185 Wireless Mouse
    Internet Speed
    415Mb/27Mb/sec

wither 3

Vista Guru
Gold Member
I find that it won't play Pandora. Elsewise, I've been able to customize it although there are some menus in it that are still in Chinese.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Vista Home Premium 64 bit SP2
    Manufacturer/Model
    Cyberpower
    CPU
    Intel Quad CPU Q6700 2.67 GHZ
    Motherboard
    NVIDIA 780i
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GTX 560 TI Twin Frozr
    Sound Card
    Sound Blaster SB Audigy
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Viewsonic VG2436
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080p
    Hard Drives
    Samsung HD 105SI
    WDC WD20
    Case
    Apevia XJupiter
    Cooling
    air
    Keyboard
    Logitech MX 3200
    Mouse
    Logitech MX 600
    Internet Speed
    30 Mbps

19jmsr56

Member
I find that it won't play Pandora. Elsewise, I've been able to customize it although there are some menus in it that are still in Chinese.
It is necessary to consider that the OS Windows Vista is already 16 years old, of which it has been running for the last 4 years due to full compatibility with Windows Server 2008. Many software already run on it only in older versions (some of them are artificially blocked - my opinion). And as for extensions in Chinese - here is a link to the Chrome Web Store in your location: Chrome Web Store
if it finds and successfully installs the extension you want, the 360Chrome browser will accept it.
 

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System One

  • Operating System
    Windows Vista Business SP2 64bit OEM/ Windows Server 2008R1
    Manufacturer/Model
    FUJITSU ESPRIMO Mobile V6545
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core Duo P8400 2x 2,7GHz
    Motherboard
    Fujitsu D45
    Memory
    DDR2 4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3450
    Sound Card
    Realtek HDA
    Monitor(s) Displays
    OrayDPMS
    Screen Resolution
    1280x800
    Hard Drives
    ATA Hitachi HTS54251 SCSI disk devices
    Keyboard
    standard PS/2 keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech M185 Wireless Mouse
    Internet Speed
    415Mb/27Mb/sec

wither 3

Vista Guru
Gold Member
Up until about a year or so ago, Pandora was playable in any of the browsers I had and in two installations of Vista. It suddenly quit. What's missing is some sound file since Pandora works but I can't get any sound from it.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Vista Home Premium 64 bit SP2
    Manufacturer/Model
    Cyberpower
    CPU
    Intel Quad CPU Q6700 2.67 GHZ
    Motherboard
    NVIDIA 780i
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GTX 560 TI Twin Frozr
    Sound Card
    Sound Blaster SB Audigy
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Viewsonic VG2436
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080p
    Hard Drives
    Samsung HD 105SI
    WDC WD20
    Case
    Apevia XJupiter
    Cooling
    air
    Keyboard
    Logitech MX 3200
    Mouse
    Logitech MX 600
    Internet Speed
    30 Mbps

19jmsr56

Member
Up until about a year or so ago, Pandora was playable in any of the browsers I had and in two installations of Vista. It suddenly quit. What's missing is some sound file since Pandora works but I can't get any sound from it.
This is where my knowledge ends, I'm just a computer layman, self-taught, with 20 years of practical experience. But otherwise it indicates to me that there is either an error in the sound codec of the OS or the browser player. Or I would install again the version of the browser in which Pandora was functional without errors.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Windows Vista Business SP2 64bit OEM/ Windows Server 2008R1
    Manufacturer/Model
    FUJITSU ESPRIMO Mobile V6545
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core Duo P8400 2x 2,7GHz
    Motherboard
    Fujitsu D45
    Memory
    DDR2 4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3450
    Sound Card
    Realtek HDA
    Monitor(s) Displays
    OrayDPMS
    Screen Resolution
    1280x800
    Hard Drives
    ATA Hitachi HTS54251 SCSI disk devices
    Keyboard
    standard PS/2 keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech M185 Wireless Mouse
    Internet Speed
    415Mb/27Mb/sec

wither 3

Vista Guru
Gold Member
I appreciate your help. Like you, I'm going by my 35 years of "by the seat of my pants" with lots of help from others. On one Vista system without much software, I was previously able to run Pandora. On the other Vista system with tons of media software it decided to quit so, I figured, something in one of those pieces of software was the culprit. Then, both systems quit running Pandora with sound. This is all browser independent. I really haven't taken the time to find out the specs for the Pandora audio. I use Accuradio instead. This isn't an ad. I've made the Chrome 360 my default browser. Glad you posted about it.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Vista Home Premium 64 bit SP2
    Manufacturer/Model
    Cyberpower
    CPU
    Intel Quad CPU Q6700 2.67 GHZ
    Motherboard
    NVIDIA 780i
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GTX 560 TI Twin Frozr
    Sound Card
    Sound Blaster SB Audigy
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Viewsonic VG2436
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080p
    Hard Drives
    Samsung HD 105SI
    WDC WD20
    Case
    Apevia XJupiter
    Cooling
    air
    Keyboard
    Logitech MX 3200
    Mouse
    Logitech MX 600
    Internet Speed
    30 Mbps
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