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

Vistaar

Vista Guru
That browser was first mentioned here more than 3 years ago (post #300 on a previous page), but this forum was still mainly Firefox diehards in those days. The time to recommend Firefox 52 or Opera 36 for web browsing is gone now, so I’m glad that wither 3 has found something more modern that he can use.
...there are some menus in it that are still in Chinese.
MSFN members NotHereToPlayGames (formerly known as ArcticFoxie) and Humming Owl have both made modified versions with Chinese language and telemetry removed, although I believe they are strictly portable (no installers). I no longer run Vista and therefore can’t recommend one or the other.

The bad news is that the Chinese support for XP and Vista is ending, and new versions of this browser based on Chromium versions higher than 86 will require Windows 7 x64 minimum. ☹️
 

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

wither 3

Vista Guru
Gold Member
In regards to my comment about Pandora, I solved the problem. I got thinking about things that have changed (without me doing anything) on both of my Vista setups and I remembered I hadn't uninstalled Adobe Flash Player which ceased to be supported like a year or so ago. I uninstalled it and, lo and behold, I can listen to Pandora once again. Yeah!
 

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
The bad news is that the Chinese support for XP and Vista is ending, and new versions of this browser based on Chromium versions higher than 86 will require Windows 7 x64 minimum. ☹️
The 360 Chrome Extreme Browser received an update to version 13.5.2036.0 based on Chrome version 86.0.4240.198 in October 2022, the third update this year. I hope they last until February 2023. I use it as the default browser on my Windows Vista Business 64bit SP2/Windows Server 2008 R1 laptop.
 

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 wouldn't think that the unavailability of new updates will kill our ability to use what we have. I mean, all sorts of software receives no updates on a Vista or even Win 7 system. Hopefully, I'm not wrong.
 

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 mean, all sorts of software receives no updates on a Vista or even Win 7 system.
Of the SW that I have installed and use, e.g. it still has the latest updates: 7zip v.22.01, IDM v.6.41.3, Iobit Driver Booster v.10.0.0.65, Iobit Malware Fighter 9, Java 8 update 351, Media Info 22.09, Smart Defrag 8.2.0.197, Total Commander v.10, VSO ConvertX to DVD 7, Wise Registry Cleaner v.10.8.3, PrivaZer v. 4.0.55, Winaero Tweaker v.1.33.0, Revo Uninstaller 2.4.1 Portable.
But e.g. Ashampoo programs froze on version 2016, similarly KC Sumo, Dumo, qBittorrent, FormatFactory, Adobe Reader, Autorun Organizer, K-Lite Mega, Driver Easy, Geek Uninstaller. In my opinion, they are blocked artificially for Vista. But these older versions also work reliably.
 
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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

Vistaar

Vista Guru
The 360 Chrome Extreme Browser received an update to version 13.5.2036.0 based on Chrome version 86.0.4240.198 in October 2022, the third update this year. I hope they last until February 2023...
All 13.x versions are based on the same Chromium version (your Jul 23, 2021 post #306 on the previous page confirms that). The latest 360 Extreme Explorer v21 based on Chromium 95 does not support XP, Vista or any x86 system. I don’t visit Chinese websites myself, but VistaLover of MSFN wrote an informative post 7 months ago.
 

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
All 13.x versions are based on the same Chromium version (your Jul 23, 2021 post #306 on the previous page confirms that). The latest 360 Extreme Explorer v21 based on Chromium 95 does not support XP, Vista or any x86 system. I don’t visit Chinese websites myself, but VistaLover of MSFN wrote an informative post 7 months ago.
Hello Vistaar. It is enough for me that there is a reliable browser for Vista for the second year. In addition, it accepts plugins from the Chrome Web Store without any problems. Its predecessor, the Maxthon 5, was hardly usable, when Vista does not support Chromium/Chrome in a higher version than 49. Vista is enough for the last 4 months of safe operation. I will miss OS Vista very much, in my opinion it is not only the most graphically beautiful Microsoft OS, if I do not think of Windows 7, which is practically Vista SP3. My opinion again - Windows 11 22H2 is inspired by Vista in many ways, but that's on a different HW level...
 

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
...it accepts plugins from the Chrome Web Store without any problems.
VistaLover’s post that I linked to above includes a paragraph about Chromium extensions migrating to Manifest Version 3, which requires Chromium 88. I’m not going to ask what you mean by “the last 4 months of safe operation” because I can’t endorse expropriation of ESU updates! I’m certain that wither 3 will continue to run Vista despite the lack of Microsoft patches. Windows XP still has more users than Vista even though no patches for XP have been available for years.
 

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

wither 3

Vista Guru
Gold Member
Of the SW that I have installed and use, e.g. it still has the latest updates: 7zip v.22.01, IDM v.6.41.3, Iobit Driver Booster v.10.0.0.65, Iobit Malware Fighter 9, Java 8 update 351, Media Info 22.09, Smart Defrag 8.2.0.197, Total Commander v.10, VSO ConvertX to DVD 7, Wise Registry Cleaner v.10.8.3, PrivaZer v. 4.0.55, Winaero Tweaker v.1.33.0, Revo Uninstaller 2.4.1 Portable.
But e.g. Ashampoo programs froze on version 2016, similarly KC Sumo, Dumo, qBittorrent, FormatFactory, Adobe Reader, Autorun Organizer, K-Lite Mega, Driver Easy, Geek Uninstaller. In my opinion, they are blocked artificially for Vista. But these older versions also work reliably.

I started to respond using a quote which I decided I didn't want. Can't figure out how to get rid of it. I don't if it will show up in this reply.

I'll be using Vista a long time if the mobo components hold up on this system. If the bad boys somehow screw this up, I also have Win 7. Of course that's not being patched any longer either.
 

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'll be using Vista a long time if the mobo components hold up on this system. If the bad boys somehow screw this up, I also have Win 7. Of course that's not being patched any longer either.
Hello. Regarding the quote: it can be deleted after it is displayed by selecting it with the right mouse button and delete.
Windows 7 receives patches just like Vista-Server 2008 R1. It is necessary to have BypassESU-v11 installed, and the latest October updates are also available. More here: Windows 7 – Erweiterte Sicherheitsupdates (ESU) erhalten ist mit einem Patch möglich. Of course, it will also be safe until February 13, 2023, along with Vista/Server 2008, and Windows 8.1. Then we really have to switch to Windows 10 22H2, Windows 11 22H2 (only 64bit), or...some linux-distro.
 
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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
In another thread, we talked about my experience with installing all the Server 2008 R1 updates on this system. One of them screwed it up so I quit doing it. Reminds me that I have all those installation files taking up a lot of space on my system. Need to dump them.
 

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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