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    Web browsers for Windows XP

    Updated web browsers for Windows XP: https://alternativeto.net/list/updat...for-windows-xp

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    I'm still using SR Iron as my main browser though it's been over a year since they stopped supporting XP with updates. Also have Firefox, but, as your link stated, after September, no more updates for XP either. Just check Lunascape (never heard of that one). Might be my future browser so long as they continue to support XP, but I did say might. So long as I still have no issues with SR Iron, I'll keep using SR Iron, but I do know that that won't be an option forever.

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    Surprised at what I am reading here. I went from IE to MFF which is just as bad as IE. It crashes all the time. I was thinking of going from MFF to Google Chrome.

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    Chrome no longer supports XP so you may want to consider one of those from that linked article.

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    uc browser, maxthon, and baidu browser. all based on chromium.

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    On an old Windows XP computer that serves as a backup I installed Opera, the second browser on the list, and it's working well. I first downloaded the installation file using a newer computer and that didn't work. You have to use the computer you will install the browser on to download the file because they need to detect your operating system and send you the correct installation file. I limped over to opera.com with Internet Explorer 8 to download the correct file.

    I tried Slimjet, near the bottom of the list, last year on a newer computer and thought it was a good browser. So, if you like Chromium based browsers, that's one to consider. I left Slimjet to return to Google Chrome, but for just minor reasons.

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    I seldom browse the web from my Windows XP machines anymore, but when I do browse from any of them I'm running Opera version 12.18 (for years now).
    (They also have AdBlock Plus installed.)
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    Out of my 20 PC's, I still have a few that run ONLY XP. For a browser I prefer Firefox, just like with all my other OS's.

    The only thing about Firefox, is that you have to stay with a version below 43.0 and disable auto upgrades.
    Then, it works just fine.

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    I went through a lot of browsers trying to find one that is not fixated on being my Mommy, Daddy & Nanny! Pale Moon, QtWeb, Browzar, 3 versions of Firefox, Black Cat, Cometbird, and that is just the ones I remember. All kicked out thanks to IObit Uninstaller. The four remaining are Comodo Ice Dragon, Whitehat Aviator, Slimjet, and SRWareIron. These are okay, but I'm still testing others out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueNumber View Post
    Surprised at what I am reading here. I went from IE to MFF which is just as bad as IE. It crashes all the time. I was thinking of going from MFF to Google Chrome.
    If you mean Mozilla Firefox by "MFF" ,then I agree. The new(er) version on the library computers crashes every time I go there, at least once a hour. The three versions I tried out (21, 3.5, and 2.?), never crashed once in the three days I tested them, but jeez were they a pain in the rump....constantly whining about 'security certificates', and forcing me to do 5 to 10 mouse clicks to reach the site the dang browser should of taken me to from the get go. Same thing with way too many other browsers that also got the boot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lylejk View Post
    I'm still using SR Iron as my main browser though it's been over a year since they stopped supporting XP with updates. Also have Firefox, but, as your link stated, after September, no more updates for XP either. Just check Lunascape (never heard of that one). Might be my future browser so long as they continue to support XP, but I did say might. So long as I still have no issues with SR Iron, I'll keep using SR Iron, but I do know that that won't be an option forever.
    I tried Lunascape, but could not get the gecko engine to download, so I uninstalled it. Something about a missing dll. It looked nice. Maybe when my Techie does his monthly housecall I'll have him give it a shot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cloudsandskye View Post
    Updated web browsers for Windows XP: https://alternativeto.net/list/updat...for-windows-xp
    I have tried all of these except Midori. Looks interesting but no idea which version has the WebKitGTK+ 1.1.20, or if that is a separate component to install. I might have my Tech Guy fool with it. Think its a bit too complicated for me to try to download.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sudo View Post
    Chrome no longer supports XP so you may want to consider one of those from that linked article.
    The browsers that survived my test drive are SeaMonkey 2.48, CyberDragon 1.6.5, Comodo IceDragon, Whitehat Aviator, and SRWare Iron 49. They work reasonably well with XP, but I'm still actively seeking other browsers to try out.

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    A few browsers that do work on Windows XP:

    * New Moon - Pale Moon 27+ mod for Windows XP. In my opinion the safest and most compatible choice with proper community support. Just search "New Moon Windows XP MSFN" for build links.
    * Advanced Chrome 54.x - Use the 'Custom Build'. Hasn't been updated since March but might be worth a try if Chrome is needed.
    * Maxthon 5 - Not good on 1 GB RAM / Atom processors, but works decently for many sites. Might be a privacy risk due to being Chinese though...
    * K-Meleon 76 RC2 - Hasn't had a single update since late 2016 and it's based on FF 38 ESR but might work for some sites. Very lightweight!
    * Slimjet 10.x - Windows XP and Vista Chrome 50 backport.

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