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What's the most current browser you can run on Windows XP SP3?

Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:13 pm
by mrbigmouth502
Obviously, using Windows XP in this day and age for anything requiring any real level of security is a bad idea, but that said, what's the most current browser that can run on it? Last I checked, it was some fork of Basilisk or Pale Moon, both of which are forks derived from older versions of Firefox on the Gecko engine. I still like messing with XP every once in a while, and I like how snappy it feels on hardware that is much more powerful than what it was originally intended to be run on. ;)

Also, is there anything for XP that performs a similar function to what KernelEx does on Win9x? It'd be really cool to see XP run software that would normally only work on Vista/7 or higher. Could even be useful for running modern browsers, who knows.

Re: What's the most current browser you can run on Windows XP SP3?

Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:25 pm
by Meow
Probably Opera. It runs really well.

Re: What's the most current browser you can run on Windows XP SP3?

Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2020 3:21 am
by beta.a.brian
New Moon is the newest that I know of. Opera is very old, being based on Chromium 49 for XP at most.

Re: What's the most current browser you can run on Windows XP SP3?

Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:49 pm
by Memwhis
I am using Firefox as the default browser on Windows XP SP3.

Re: What's the most current browser you can run on Windows XP SP3?

Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:43 pm
by Zheng He
Recompiling latest Chromium might help, though the last version that supports Windows XP officialy is Chrome 49.

But you can use Firefox instead. For CPUs with SSE2 capability (Pentium 4 / Athlon 64 onwards) 52.9.0 ESR is the latest version, and for those without SSE2 (like Athlon XP) 45.9.0 ESR is the way to go, though the performance will be very poor. Both versions are newer than Chrome 49.

However, root certificate and TLS protocol version are no longer updated for Windows XP. Eventually Windows XP will be completely disconnected from the SSL-encrypted Internet.

Re: What's the most current browser you can run on Windows XP SP3?

Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:49 pm
by VictorMX2307
Hmm... Is there any "unknown" browsers? I would try it out on xp.

Re: What's the most current browser you can run on Windows XP SP3?

Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:42 pm
by xyz
I use MyPal, a Firefox PaleMoon fork especially built for XPsp3
https://github.com/Feodor2/Mypal/releases