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    I know there are many here who share my attitude that XP is still a fine operating system. My question is for those of you who use it for production online with web surfing as one of those activities; what browser do you use (and version of it)?

    Thanks,
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    I use SlimJet:

    http://www.slimjet.com/

    Based on chromium (chrome), they will support XP for a while yet.

    http://www.slimjet.com/blog/both-xp-...jet-10-branch/

    Works fine for me.

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    Pale Moon, a fork of Firefox that focuses on improved efficiency/performance and (even better) rolling back all the bullshit changes they made after deciding that turning an excellent, distinctive web browser into a bad knockoff of Google Chrome was the way to go.
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    When I use it (not often), plain old Firefox. Also have an old copy of Opera and Qupzilla when I'm bored.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck(G) View Post
    When I use it (not often), plain old Firefox. Also have an old copy of Opera and Qupzilla when I'm bored.

    Ditto on oper 12.18 and the recent Firefox for me too. Though i might have to abandon it in favor of something else. In order to get speeddial (a lookalike of the old opera's speeddial) to work, I had to spend an hour to get a non-signed add-on to work. Its not even available anymore on the add-ons listing, had to go to the authors page and get it: http://speeddial.uworks.net/. The bookmark dial and speed dial FVD are total bloated garbage.

    Plus classic theme restorer to get firefox to work like a browser should, not some chrome knockoff made for ppl who cant understand the concept of a menu bar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by d5aa96 View Post
    I use SlimJet:

    http://www.slimjet.com/

    Based on chromium (chrome), they will support XP for a while yet.

    http://www.slimjet.com/blog/both-xp-...jet-10-branch/

    Works fine for me.
    Very nice... I like it already!
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    Palemoon, but with few modifications. As it is not supported anymore in XP, it is needed to make a few security tweaks:
    1. NoScript with whitelist, not blacklist.
    2. Disconnect add-on
    3. Extended Adblock filters, based on own experiences.
    4. FB and Tweeter domains closed in hosts file.

    And for someone paranoid, I sometimes use a script which passes the PDF through Ghostscript to remove potentially malicious inserts.

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    Firefox

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    I'm curious how folks browse and display .MP4 files on XP. I don't think that FF or IE has a facility for that format.

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    Download the entire video and Windows Media Player handle it, perhaps?

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