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Discussion in 'Browser Issues' started by BGBG, Nov 18, 2018.

  1. BGBG

    BGBG Registered Members

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    Is there a browser that will now work with XP Home Edition Version 2002 SP3? Have Firefox 52.9? Got some notice aboutt support endiing but still seems to work now. Maybe it just will not be updated but will keep working?
    I posted about this in XP but maybe that was the wrong place?
     
  2. Rustys

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    Yes it will still work they are just not updating and or supplying security updates.

    Things I have noticed is that some pages take longer to load.
     
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    XP.

    Seriously?
     
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  4. plodr

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    First: XP hasn't been patched in 4 1/2 years
    Second: there are NO browsers that are being patched for XP. FF v 52 ESR support stopped in September 2018.

    Bottom line: pull XP off the internet.

    If you have to browse and all you have is an XP computer, you have two relatively inexpensive choices:
    1. Buy an 8gb USB (if you can't find one that small, any larger size will work)
    I will teach you how to install Linux Mint onto the USB stick so you can use that to surf safely.
    2. Buy an android tablet and use that to surf.
     
  5. BGBG

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    I do not use the XP often but mostly Windows 7 Home Premium SP1. Occasionally I use the XP if need something that is on that one. I noticed it said not supported but did not realize it was maybe referring to updates and not that it was impossible to use it. Have to consider options but definitely not a problem because use W7 most of the time. Nothing I think I do requires maximum security but but then there may be dangers I do not realize. Mostly just my personal stuff and web searches for information. No banking, financial, and that sort of data. Could be in danger without realizing it though. Maybe I should discotnue use of XP online anyway just in case.
     
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    Good idea.
     
  7. Rustys

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    You can also copy you browser links to the Windows 7 system that way you have them there.

    Like @plodr stated you can try out Linux Mint as a replacement for Windows XP.
     

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