Serpent Web Browser

Discussion in 'Windows XP General Discussion' started by ClippyBeer, May 19, 2019.

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    Hi ClippyBeer,
    I was hoping to try out the Serpent Web Browser as suggested by you but am having trouble downloading the installer.
    Reading through the thread, there appear to be 2 download links:
    https://rtfreesoft.blogspot.com/
    https://o.rths.ml/basilisk/basilisk52-g4.6.win32-git-20200815-57e81f0-uxp-d3383327a-xpmod.7z
    http://o.rths.ml/basilisk/basilisk55-win32-git-20190511-89eeeb225-xpmod.7z
    When I download these approximately 41.5-43.0 MB .7z files and try to open them in 7-Zip, there is a message 'Destination folder already contains processed file - Would you like to replace the existing file?". Clicking yes just gives a newly created empty folder.
    What am I doing wrong?
    Can you or anyone else give any help on how to get the installer?
    Thanks in advance.
     
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    Ok. Found the problem. My old version of 7-Zip (4.57 32bit) couldn't open it, for whatever reason.
    Trying to open it on a Win 7 machine with a later version of 7-Zip (16.02 x64) worked ok.
    While I'm here, I currently have Firefox 52.9.0 ESR installed.
    Can I install Serpent with Firefox 52.9.0 ESR still installed or will it cause problems and it's best to remove it first?
    Thanks in advance.
     
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    You can leave Firefox installed, both can be used simultaneously. The only issue is when you first run Serpent it will ask you to make it your default browser. You can simply click 'Not now' and uncheck the 'Always perform this check when starting Serpent' box.
     
    ClippyBeer, Aug 18, 2020
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    How do I get updates for Serpent. Does it update the already installed browser or do I have to uninstall the current browser and install the latest one?

    BTW when I click on 'Help' in the menu bar >About Serpent>What's New, this web page opens:
    https://www.basilisk-browser.org/requirements.shtml
    Under 'Requirements' it says that XP is not supported! Anything known about this?
     
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    xp not supported means that no new security updates or browser updates will be provided.
     
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    As far as I know none of Roytam's XP browsers do auto updates, they have to be done manually. You should be able to just extract the new browser files over the old ones.

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

    Serpent is actually a fork of Basilisk which doesn't support XP - it appears as though when Roytam compiled Serpent for XP he forgot to remove the references to the Basilisk project homepage (maybe he fixed that in recent versions)
     
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    I need help here. After downloading what do I do to "extract the new browser files over the old ones"?
     
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