New XP Browser Supremium (Chromium 121)

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    ClippyBeer

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    I saw that xperceniol mentioned a new Chromium browser for XP (Supremium) which is based on newest version of Chromium 121.

    https://www.xpforums.com/threads/pl...dows-xp-with-google-meet.934903/#post-3271326

    Intriguing. Chromium 121 for XP would be huge. I've been watching Supremium's Github repo and noticed that it was just updated to add XP support but there's a catch - the installer won't work with XP and they are planning to fix that in a future update.
    https://github.com/win32ss/supermium/releases
    Meanwhile you can just use 7-zip to manually extract the files following the instructions:

    https://msfn.org/board/topic/185045-supermium/?do=findComment&comment=1259070

    1. Open 7-Zip.
    2. Navigate to the setup file you downloaded and hit the 'Extract' button (make note of where you extracted the files to).
    3. There should be 3 files: mini_installer.exe, progwrp.dll and setup.exe. Use 7-zip to extract the mini_installer.exe file and make note of where you extracted the files to.
    4. You will see chrome.7z. Again, use 7-zip to extract all files maintaining directory structure.
    5. It should have created a Chrome-bin directory where you will see the chrome.exe Go back to the first directory and copy the progwrp.dll to the same directory as chrome.exe.
    6. Launch chrome.exe

    I tested it in my XP SP3 VM and it was sluggish. Even going into settings kept freezing the browser. I unfortunately don't have the time to do extensive testing but I post these instructions in hopes that other XP users will test drive Supremium and provide feedback to the rest of us.
     
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    Also pretty sluggish here on my system but Mina wrote its going to improve.

    Here is what it looked like on my computer.
    https://msfn.org/board/topic/185045-supermium/page/15/#comment-1259020
    [​IMG]
     
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    I have been using it for a day now, and it is working perfectly fine for me. I am able to do everything I want to including watching YouTube, and it seems to preform fine on my machine. I am running an OptiPlex 9010 with a core i7-3770, 16gb RAM (PAE patch), and an NVIDIA Quadro FX-4600. The RAM usage is quite high even at idle, so if you have the standard 4GB RAM, I can see how it would quickly bog down, but this is still a great advancement.
     
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    Not surprised that the latest version of Chrome requires more resources than your standard XP era PC can provide. Forget anything like Core Duo and the like and definitely the standard memory limit of XP 32 bit of 3 GB won't be enough.

    Will have to keep an eye on this to see if there's any improvement for lower spec computers but for now we'll have to rely on MyPal 68/360Chrome for PCs that shipped with XP.
     
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    [​IMG]
     
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    I wonder how it performs on an AMD FX CPU. I will check in the weekend how well it runs on my system. While I really like that we get an updated browser for XP, I would've wished it was a Firefox build instead. I just don't like Google.

    @xperceniol
    I think it's understandable that it's sluggish with a Pentium D CPU. I get sluggish performance on youtube with an AMD FX cpu with Newmoon and Serpent browsers.
     
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    I understand and am grateful to have 2 working computers at all and at least I can do what I need to do with them and print when needed.
     
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