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#16 cafejose

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 07:09 PM

Once support for Firefox ESR on Vista and XP ends, you may want to consider moving to one of the other browsers such as Comodo IceDragon, K-Meleon, or QupZilla. But for now, Firefox ESR will work fine till June 2018.

 

 

Once support for Firefox ESR on Vista and XP ends, you may want to consider moving to one of the other browsers such as Comodo IceDragon, K-Meleon, or QupZilla. But for now, Firefox ESR will work fine till June 2018.

Thanks for that with the two suggestions of Comodo Ice Dragon and K-Meleon.

 

My older machine with Windows Vista sp2  IS  32-bit computer.  Also specific to another comment given, protection software on the machine is Norton Security.

 

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THIS IS WRONG, AND SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN SAID:

Now after a couple days trying, a good apparent alternative to Firefox on Windows Vista is Comodo Ice Dragon, portable edition.  Still slow compared to how Opera responds, but response is faster than Firefox.


Edited by cafejose, 06 December 2017 - 11:53 PM.


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#17 pcpunk

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 08:51 PM

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 11:55 PM

I was wrong about Ice Dragon on my Vista machine.  It is almost as slow as Firefox.  Faster, maybe, but still too slow.  Just a little less annoying than Firefox.



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Posted 27 January 2018 - 12:05 PM

I have used almost all these Browsers mentioned, except for Ice Dragon.  I tried it this morning on Windows 7, and it is slightly slower than the other Browsers, but I agree with Cafejose, it is less annoying, and I can live with it!



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Posted 28 January 2018 - 12:19 PM

Microsoft is no longer allowing users to post any replies on suggestions for Browsers for Windows Vista. 

There was a person by the name of Raffaello, asking this very question about what would be the best browser for Windows Vista. 

First of all, Raffaello stated that his laptop was an older model, Pentium, and it came with only 1 GB of RAM.  Looking at the specs one can add another GB RAM to that Laptop, (DDR2). 

I have been looking at all these less known Browsers, and I am impressed with the improvements and speed for K-Meleon from when I first tried it.  That seems like a pretty good alternative. 

Microsoft has been trying extra hard to cut-off all Windows Vista users, much more that a NT 4.0/95/98SE/XP/2000 user.  I have never seen so many red stuff, and Browser people ending support so quickly. 

If you are a Vista user, due to your computer being too slow, you can always have Linux on a Flash Drive or Dual Boot on the Hard Drive.  I like Lubuntu. 

In my opinion, the real reason for Vista not becoming more popular than it did is due to the fact that XP users had low RAM on their computers, and the 1 GB first used by Computer Manufacturers just didn't cut it for Vista, it needed 2 GB.  This was not understood by users, and they only used 1 GB. 

If you are a FREAKO, like me, (and I can tell some of you are), you are going to be putting Windows Vista within Linux using the VirtualBox.  

I am using a bit NT 4.0, 98SE, 2000, and XP on the Internet through Linux.  I have never seen so many "End of Support-Type" messages like I received on my Vista Laptops, which I put 4 GB on, and am using Windows 7 on one, and Linux/Windows 7 Dual Boot on the other.  If Microsoft doesn't want to support their Operating System, go Linux, and you will even find the operating system working better through Linux than originally! One can even watch Star Trek from the Star Trek site with a Windows 2000 operating system! 


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Posted 28 January 2018 - 01:33 PM

Thank you easeltine for your comments


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Posted 28 January 2018 - 08:53 PM

Post #20 an interesting one.

 

Windows XP is much like Vista is much like 7; and then Windows 10 is slightly different but is still Windows.

People like me are not skillful enough or intricately aware enough how to deal with any kind of Linux.  Any advice I've seen so far is not enough for me.

 

I wish I could find a few alternative browsers still receiving development to include using on Windows Vista, but none now as far as I know.

 

I tried k-meleon - dead for me.  USELESS.

 

 

My tries worth knowing as useful:

 

Comodo Ice Dragon - -...forgot which version.   not as slow as Firefox, but otherwise much like Firefox.

 

Opera - version 36 is the last developed for Vista.  Fast, but a few features don't work right  Mostly trouble with Bookmark system.

 

Vivaldi -  their last version developed for Vista.  Reasonably fast.  Imported bookmarks will take useable effect but become put in awkward place, yet as long as put into your folder on bookmakrs bar, okay.  A few of Chrome extensions may fail to work.  Click hyperlink on a page for another hyperlink address site may for some sites also fail.  Otherwise good browser.  

 

Slimjet - version 11.  Last one  (or it be v 12?) developed for Vista.   Good.  One problem is oddly sluggish uneven starter behavior when using YouTube.

How POPULAR are these three for Vista as alternatives, I do not know.

 

Right now my favorites of the list tend to be Opera and Vivaldi.






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