Mypal Browser

Discussion in 'Windows XP General Discussion' started by trimis, Jul 4, 2020.

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    XPAnarchy

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    I'm really hoping there's something out there to fit WinXP's frame still in the works. YouTube in some areas are now breaking because Mypal hasn't been updated. Patreon's website is still broken on Mypal as it's always been! I don't know exactly what happened with the development team, but it's really not benefiting anyone in the slightest.
     
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    All the issues you describe are what is to be expected when running an old, outdated OS with no support. There never was a development team, MyPal/Centaury were maintained by 1 volunteer (Feodor).

    You have two choices: Abandon XP and use a newer OS with modern Firefox/Chrome browser support or try some of Roytam's XP browsers.

    https://rtfreesoft.blogspot.com/search/label/browser

    You are going to have to accept the fact that there are just some sites that won't work with any XP browser. This is due to modern websites implementing features that just aren't available in XP browsers. This is why I don't use XP as my main OS.
     
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    I have to agree with Clippy. And this is why I run a 'kennels' full of Puppies for all modern web-access.....and re-package/maintain a whole host of different browsers for the community. It's an important job that needs to be attended to, since browsers are the 'glue' that hold said communities together.....and this is why I proritize these over all the other packages I build.

    I suspect more than a few of you will agree with me, if you stop to think about it.

    XP was great in its time, and I really had a lot of fun with it during its heyday.....but now, anyone who's still clinging to it as a primary OS is simply on a hiding to nothing. By all means, keep XP for stuff you can run on it without needing to be on-line; it's a well-known fact that some things still run better under Windows than they will anywhere else. I say this as a Linux user of almost 8 years standing; I still like to use a bunch of apps from PortableApps.com under WINE, because I can't find equivalent functionality for them under Linux, and got so handy with them under XP.....though having said that, more and more of them are steadily getting ported across to Linux, day by day.

    Incidentally, even Feodor is now a part-time Puppy Linux user.....and has been for at least 3 or 4 years!

    (*shrug*)

    Mike. ;)
     
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    The question is about MyPal and other browsers that will run on XP, the question was *not* , (whether it is said in a 'nice' way or not) , try to convince users to use the operating system you prefer over XP and if these forums were moderated properly, off-topic responses proselytizing newer OS's would be removed.

    This is the XP Forum, not the 'you should really use something other than XP forum'.

    There is nothing about XP that hasn't been said already 1000 times over ad nauseum.

    Please use the operating system of your choice as you see most befitting and allow others to do so as they see most befitting or link to a thread where you want to advocate abandoning XP/ using other OS's.

    Please advocate the OS system of your choice on your own thread devoted to your OS views as to why your OS choice is better than XP, though members who want information on what works on XP should receive the requested information, not 'something else' .

    I'm not interested in hearing about other OS''s or other off-topic material on a site which is ostensibly devoted to XP and if I want information on other OS's I know where to find it,
    I expect on-topic answers to the question(s) asked and in relation to XP, not in relation to a different OS, unless it is truly relevant to enabling something to work on XP.

    Please respect the intentions of the thread title and everyone's right to use the OS system of their choice without any condescending insinuations.

    Thank you for your respectful consideration.
     
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    Pretty harsh words coming from someone who joined only a month ago with only two posts. I wholeheartedly agree with Jody. It's pointless to cling to an abandoned OS (by abandoned I mean Microsoft has abandoned it, Mozilla, Chrome, all major app developers, hardware, you name it).

    The only reason I see for keeping legacy OSes is if you have some software or hardware that simply won't work with newer versions of XP. I have XP for games that won't work with Windows 7 & higher - and yes, there's a lot of nostalgia involved.

    I don't surf the web with XP anymore, too many broken websites. Try Discord with any XP browser. Try accessing any of VMWare's knowledgebase articles or Skype for Web with XP.

    Couldn't have said it better myself - my main rig is Windows 7 with XP running under VMWare Workstation. Most of the XP apps I used run fine under 7, it's just my games that I need XP for.

    There was a user here who posted that their bank's website stopped working with XP and when he contacted them they shrugged him off. Get used to that. Any website you attempt to contact to complain about not working with XP will get that same response. We don't care, too bad, time to upgrade.

    There's only one volunteer maintaining XP browsers (Roytam). There will come the time when he decides to retire due to lack of time (Wife, kids) or worse, health issues. Unless you or someone else here knows how to modify/compile Mozilla from source that will be the end of it.
     
    ClippyBeer, Oct 21, 2021
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