Jump to content
Strawberry Orange Banana Lime Leaf Slate Sky Blueberry Grape Watermelon Chocolate Marble
Strawberry Orange Banana Lime Leaf Slate Sky Blueberry Grape Watermelon Chocolate Marble

MSFN is made available via donations, subscriptions and advertising revenue. The use of ad-blocking software hurts the site. Please disable ad-blocking software or set an exception for MSFN. Alternatively, register and become a site sponsor/subscriber and ads will be disabled automatically. 


Popular Content

Showing content with the highest reputation since 09/16/2017 in all areas

  1. 4 points
    Anyway I built my own palemoon-27.4.2 with patches in #1 and replaced GetTickCount64() with dynamic loading NtQueryPerformanceCounter() like One-Core-Api does (with --disable-skia and bundled New Moon branding, nothing else changed) http://o.rthost.cf/gpc/files1.rt/palemoon-27.4.2-unofficial-xp.7z
  2. 4 points
    One of the reasons I personally tend to at these types of posts of yours is that IIRC you've mentioned a number of times how you used to really hate some newer Windows versions, and how now you've learned to like them and "moved on" from XP, with a strong implication that everyone should do the same. Somehow, the way you present it comes across as a religious argument, about how you used to believe in a wrong god but now you've found the right one and everyone should do the same. For starters, logically a big part of "moving on" would be that you don't keep coming back to lecture those who are now in the "wrong" from your point of view. I assume the reason most people say harsh words about Windows 10 is because they've tried it and strongly dislike certain aspects of it and MS behavior surrounding it. It's a fresh experience for them, often an ongoing one, they haven't "moved on" from it years ago. That's completely different from your self-described situation with XP. Then, I think virtually none of the regulars here are still on vanilla XP, they have all gone down the POSReady 2009 route. So talking about it as if people who are (for all intents and purposes) using a product still supported by MS - with updates coming out every month just as for any other supported Windows version - are irresponsible and a major threat to the Internet or whatnot is simply twisting the reality. A lot of the people here are more than capable of determining whether or not their choice of OS is a risk to them and the world at large or not - and they're unlikely to appreciate implications to the contrary. Wait until after the POSReady EOL. maybe? And finally, why does there have to be something irrational about someone still using XP, can't it be a perfectly rational decision? If it still does everything we need (and doesn't do what we don't want), why shouldn't we keep using it? As I think I've already said in a similar discussion in the past, we live in the age of virtualization and can and do use other OS-s in parallel to XP whenever such a need arises. i know that should XP outlive its usefulness for me and become a hindrance or an unacceptable security risk, I will stop using it as my main OS, no question about it. But I'm not going to do so because of marketing speak, scare tactics, artificial crippling of software, or anyone's proselytizing, and I think many people here feel the same.
  3. 4 points
    Not only, When everyone agrees there are risks : http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks05/0500421h.html#c03 Now to get back on topic (of the need to disagree), we must agree to disagree. One thing is someone expressing his/her own disappointment (or disgust) at something (or on the contrary show one's enthusiasm or appreciation for something). Another thing is telling other people what they should do. So, I can say that the way Metro Apps work suck (and suck big) and you can say (hypothesis) that they are much better than traditional programs. Both these are opinions, and each of us will bring some arguments, examples, anecdotes, etc. in favour of his thesis, and possibly the discussion will also heat up a little bit, but all the time the reciprocal respect remains unchanged. The moment I start (still hypothesis) saying that people using Metro Apps should be fired, that professionals should not allow the use of Metro Apps, I am clearly stepping over a (maybe subtle and almost invisible, still right there) border line, starting to touch other people freedoms. reputation and what not. Much more if there is not a fully demonstrated, 100% proved, objective, undeniable reason behind such a thesis. Besides, comments like your original one (as dencorso stated off-topic here since the thread is - or was - intended only as a "documentary" of the remaining "public" use of XP) will inevitably provoke a rebuttal, and then a (senseless) war is likely to start, with reciprocal accuses of incompetence, fanboyism, condescence, etc. In other words, I believe that you can well start a new thread titled "Why Windows XP sucks" (or "is totally outdated" or "is insecure", etc.) and there we can well discuss (hopefully in a plain manner) the matter, but not here. As a matter of fact if we can (for once and exceptionally ) agree on something, if you are OK with it I would ask dencorso to move the off topic posts, starting from your original comment to a separate thread. jaclaz
  4. 3 points
    I don't know. BTW the project is still alive, I haven't done much this summer but now I have came back from holiday, I will work on it again
  5. 3 points
    Vista still has a long life ahead of it even without updates XP is still pretty alive in 2017 with a bunch of software still supporting it. Vista has a very similar code to 7, so occasionally programs designed for 7 or later may accidentally work on Vista, too bad that isn't the case for xp xD An example of a program working unintentionally was Qupzilla 1.66 on Windows 2000. A nice web browser that still supports Vista is Maxthon, Qupzilla?, Palemoon?, and Dooble.
  6. 3 points
    He is probably funny. But I see much more funnier when someone installs buggy beta version of the operating system and then he complains that he is not able to run the software which was never meant to be run there.
  7. 2 points
    What the heck? Have those so called security experts heard about kali linux , backtrack etc ? Have they heard about kernel security toolkit? (A tool from black market ) it is extremely hard to penetrate a fully unpatched xp in comparison to fully patched 7 . XP shares different technology than newer oses. Upgrading will degrade performance and security. Last major xp vulnerability found in 2013. Most modern exploit kits crashes xp . Most exploit kits gives bsod. Who will stop these fools from sharing miss information to masses? I have successfully compiled firefox 55 for vanilla XP. Just testing I will share soon.
  8. 2 points
    When will Microsoft actually start listening to the people? Guess never, at this rate. Windows 10 is designed to be a dumbed down, cash cow for folks who just want the latest stuff and trust MS to keep things in check. Good luck with that!
  9. 2 points
    Yes, you've identified an interesting dilemma. Living in a community that is an age restricted 55 and older area adjacent to Phoenix, AZ. Sun City is an area around 3 miles by 7 miles in size and is not incorporated as a city by preference. Many of the residents are very sharp mentally and use computers easily. However, Windows 10 installed on a PC has many turning to the local Apple Store to buy compatible products. I have been able to get some of the Windows 10 users oriented to be able to use their Win 10 PC. Also, suggested that their Win 10 PC can be turned into a Friendly Windows 7 Pro computer. My Dell Latitude E5410 is only allowed to run Win 7 Pro and it is "Senior" friendly, thank you. The 64 bit Win 10 test computer is a dual boot with Win 7 Pro. Otherwise, Linux Mint has been very friendly as well although a bit more challenging than Apple OS X. Yes, in full agreement, "Bit of a dilemma....;)". Saved up for 2 years to get the iPhone 7 Plus which is fully compatible with the big iMac. Life is good and it was cool enough to sit outside to read this morning.
  10. 2 points
    A lot has been said here. For me at least, XP is still a stable and worthy work environment, and probably has had the widest hardware and software compatibility of any modern Microsoft operating system. While I would argue that XP SP3 is much different than XP SP0 / RTM, at its core it is still NT 5.x. There aren't too many operating systems that can still be used on a daily basis after 16 years, and many third-party software and hardware manufacturers are still supporting XP, as long as it is SP3. Some examples are HP (any printer you pick up will support XP SP3), Norton/Symantec antivirus/security products, Linksys and Netgear wireless devices, Logitech keyboard/mouse products, etc. There are many other manufacturers continuing support but I have made my point. In my opinion, if the system still does what it was designed to do, it is not obsolete, and continuing operation is not an issue.
  11. 2 points
    SUMMARY OF CHANGES TO THE LIST FOR SEPTEMBER 17, 2017: Removed Sonic Mania disclaimer, as the game has now been tested by MSFN member burd and confirmed to be working on Vista. Added Maxthon to (ONG) "Web browsers" "Multi-engine supported browsers" subsection. Simplified link descriptions in the "Quick Links" section to be less overly detailed and more to-the-point.
  12. 2 points
    I downloaded (what is supposed to be) the browser) from MajorGeeks and it appeared to be nothing more than a re-packaged version of Tor... I think simply listing Tor Browser and Firefox 52 ESR shall continue to saffice. I see no difference between them and this browser that warrants a new entry. Thanks a lot for trying the game out on Vista, I will now remove the disclaimer. Thanks for letting me know about Maxthon. I have added it to the ongoing support section. I personally couldn't get Qupzilla 2.0.1 to install in Vista (installer gave an NSIS error), and 2.0.2 would install and run, but as soon as I tried to load any webpages with it, it crashed the entire operating system. It is for this reason that I added Qupzilla 1.8.9 as the true last version for Vista. Pale Moon and Dooble are already in the ONG section. Pale Moon IMHO is the best browser choice for Windows Vista. As I mentioned earlier, the main developers actually listened to me when I told them about the problems with the 64-bit version of the browser under Vista back in June 2017. Instead of backing out of supporting Vista or blaming me for using an "obsolete" operating system, the problem was fixed and the browser works better than ever. In addition to the former, it also utilizes Windows Vista's features quite well, such as DirectWrite font rendering and system codec support (these were added in Platform Update and Platform Update Supplement for Windows Vista), something that Google never managed to (properly) pull off with Chrome. Speaking of Chrome, even Windows Aero was no longer utilized in Google Chrome under Vista after version 40, due to Google discontinuing development for the Vista version of Chrome and simply throwing Vista on XP's version of Chrome... To this day, it irks me that this occurred. They can blame "low usage" and "lack of feedback" all they want to, but I know d*** well that they did it as an excuse to drop Vista and XP support simultaneously. Kill two birds with one stone, so to speak. The fact that Mozilla and Moonchild managed to pull these things off just fine without the apparent need for "feedback" doesn't help Google's case. Oh well, who needs Chrome when we have Pale Moon, Slimjet 10, and Firefox 52 ESR?
  13. 2 points
    Note, actually I have registered in this forum because the users reciprocally no accusations make which Windows version a user prefers. I also prefer Windows XP, but I also have no problems working with other versions of Windows. In many German-speaking forums, hardly one has what postet and already one can not save itself from comments. With under of because of you're a safety risk and other meanstream bla bla that give any self-appointed specialists of themselves. Therefore, mutual respect is one of the aspects that made this forum great!
  14. 1 point seems to be needing a few post-XP API functions (12 from kernel32.dll, 2 from dbghelp.dll) so what's probably happening is that when Chrome "detects" and lists it, it's just checking that all the plugin files are there and reading the manifest data, but when it's time to actually use the plugin, it won't load on XP. seems fine in this regard. (I don't use Chrome myself, this is just based on static analysis.)
  15. 1 point
    If we go by that rule PHP would be as a big problem as all .exe files and actionscript. No thats surely not the main issue. And btw: Apple planned the kill on Adobe Flash (formerly Macromedia Flash). So thank the Apple Company that youtube wont work anymore on devices that dont properly support HTML5.
  16. 1 point
    Hi. CCleaner 5.35 needs XP compatible settings :3
  17. 1 point
    Microsoft released new Insider build of Windows 10.... I have tested it , more craps are added with more bloatware.. When Microsoft will listen to its customer ? here their major improvements but where is performance improvements ... I am wondering how many days these things will go on. When Microsoft will wake up? We fixed an issue resulting in the Facebook Messenger app failing to accept the enter key when sending messaging in recent flights. We fixed an issue where the “New” text displayed under the names of newly installed apps in Start wouldn’t go away after launching the app. We fixed an issue where using the letters in Start to jump to different locations in the alphabet wasn’t consistently working in the last few flights. We fixed an issue where local app search in Cortana failed to return the expected app if the user profile directory contained non-ASCII characters. We fixed an issue where pressing WIN + X would sometimes not show the accelerator key underlines. We fixed an issue where when the People button was present in taskbar, and toast-only banners (for example from ******* 2016) were sent, the Action Center badge counter would become inaccurate. We fixed a bug from recent flights where upon unlock you’d be bombarded with any notifications that occurred while your PC was locked. If you’d like to review notifications received while your PC was locked, they can be found in the Action Center
  18. 1 point
    Hello everyone, in the last past few months I have been working on a windows nt 4.0 api wrapper which can run softwares designed for new windows's version. I'm writing the functions in inline assembly (I'm using ida) and C. (There is also some code from reactos and wine). There are some issues with certain softwares, some don't load at all and some crash, so I can't release nothing for now. What are some software you use and you want to run on it? List me and I will try to get them work. Unfortunately firefox (the 3.5 version and newer), opera 12.18 and utorrent don't load even if I added the missing functions... They don't throw me any error, they simply don't load at all... Maybe I have to do something. I will investigate. Here, there are some software that load. Filezilla 3.8.1 (last version crashes, but I think I will be able to get it work) vlc 2.2.0 last version of 7-zip last version of Sumatra (it's a little buggy but it reads pdf).
  19. 1 point
    So for HTML5 video, 2K needs to be upgraded enough to use the XP Firefox solution. Makes sense, Thanks @Tommy!
  20. 1 point
    I use clamwin on all my computers. Very lightweight, but no real time scanning.
  21. 1 point
    Microsoft Security Essentials is no longer supported with XP, 4.4.304 is the latest version for XP. You can download it but automatic updating doesn't work, you need to manually update it, Or just install POSReady 2009 Registry Hack to get security updates for XP and it will make Automatic Virus definitions updating for MSE working.
  22. 1 point
    A powerful firewall is extremely important if you wish to keep system away from bad guys. https://www.privacyware.com/personal_firewall.html This firewall may not be a well known one like zone alarm or comodo but it does very good job. Try to modify any system files it will block. It will warn when critical system settings are changed then you can revert it back . Most common malware behaviour are also blocked. Including ransomewares.
  23. 1 point
    Personally, i use Comodo Internet security
  24. 1 point
    @jaclaz: Sorry, this is not directed at you. The post that caused it has already been split into the proper thread. @Everybody: Just a friendly warning. I'm tiring of spliting off-topic posts from this thread. Hence, the next off-topic post here will award its author a 2-day suspension to muse about what on-topic means. Y'all have been warned.
  25. 1 point
    Which WMP version you've installed? As jumper said, you probably need to install the latest version, which is WMP9, download it right here: (M$ still hasn't removed it!) http://download.microsoft.com/download/1/b/c/1bc0b1a3-c839-4b36-8f3c-19847ba09299/MPSetup.exe
  26. 1 point
    It is extremely difficult to suggest a theme, as anyone will have his/her own preferences, and - generally speaking - themes are "excessive". Check if any among the themes here: http://customize.org/teschio/gallery?page=2 might do. The QNX/XP might be similar to what you asked for: http://customize.org/xpthemes/19645 though cannot say how much functional is it. jaclaz
  27. 1 point
    WEEK TWO: Still trying to get the build process to respect the objdir flag. I think I may just mount the HDD from the old build machine in another PC and see what I did to get it working in the first place. HOWEVER: Once I get the thing to build, I am considering releasing another 2.x release before I get to the good stuff. There have been a few issues I've had that could be fixed quickly before I get to the long-term development of the rendering engine. (default prefs [security alerts get annoying], search issues [prevent that g*dda*n sidebar from opening everytime one searches from the addressbar], possibly some tabbed browsing fixes, etc)
  28. 1 point
    I debugged it . It is caused by videoport.sys it seems like a buffer overflow to me but it may not . I am a noob regarding kernel mode calls of win2k so do not ask me . In XP all calls are in VA but 2k calls in RVA(Not proper even some mixed coding ) . It seems like modding 2k is extremely tough.. Please replace videoport.sys with original one and see what happens .
  29. 1 point
    MSFN is $78 away from reaching its goal to continue keeping the site online! Keep it up!
  30. 1 point
    There is a trend to go HTTPS everywhere, regardless of whether the particular site actually needs it. I have mixed feelings about it. Improved security is a good thing, but there are disadvantages too. Lower compatibility with browsers is one of them. HTTPS websites also load slower, especially on mobile connections (test yourself at https://httpvshttps.com).
  31. 1 point
    Maybe, or maybe he thought of a possibly common incident involving high-end Aston Martins : (though most probably somethign similar may happen to Bentley's as well) JFYI, we (dencorso and me) had recently a PM exchange on the opportunity to have a BfB (Bang for the Bucks) unit of measure when comparing performance of things that can be bought. Personally (being besides grumpy also cheap) I rate cars using the PEV (Panda Equivalent Value) which is an abstract and arbitrary unit of measure roughly valued at the moment Eur 13,000 (i.e. the average "list" price of a Panda) but expressed in thousands, 13k. Max Speed (comfortable/sustainable) of the Panda is assumed 130 km/h, so the S ratio is a nice, round 130/(13*1)=10 As an example a Renault Clio Turbodiesel has a PEV of 19k/13k=1.46 so S is 150/(13*1.46)=7.89 An Aston Martin Vanquish Coupè has a Pev of 273k/13k=21 so S is 220/(13*21)=0.81 The PEV is useful because you can say "wait a minute, I can buy more than twenty Pandas with that kind of money". @dencorso Naah, you are missing a point, if you have a Lagonda, you also have a chauffeur, and you can afford another one when his points are lost. jaclaz
  32. 1 point
    @greenhillmaniac @2008WindowsVista Sonic Mania Working on Vista x64 https://imgur.com/a/HWIAL
  33. 1 point
    It's generally faster as well if you post your name change request here because then any admin can change it. xper doesn't always get on a lot so you might be waiting a while if you only message him about it. And since Trip and Den are on here regularly, it'll most likely get done quite quickly if just requested here.
  34. 1 point
    What you are looking for is called crack, because if program is protected with hardware id, then when hardware id changes you must type again your key or crack its protection...
  35. 1 point
    Ok, XP sucks (when compared with Windows 2000). As a matter of fact Windows XP is Windows 2000 with a number of mostly unneeded bells and whistles bolted on it. Again the base issue is the "one OS to rule them all". Until XP we had Windows NT and 2000 for "professionals" and Windows 9x/Me for "home users". Both professionals and home users were pretty much happy about their respective OSes as each did what they expected. XP re-unified the two categories, adding multi-user logon (and permissions, and quotas) to the innocent home users, making the setup and mantainance of the system much more complex, while adding (largely unneeded) plug 'n play extensions, multimedia features etc, to the professionals. The peak of abomination in XP came with Service Pack 2. Since the OS was deployed (because of the "home users" target) on scarce quality hardware with unstable drivers that were conflicting with managing large amounts of memory the good MS guys decided to remove PAE support to more than 4 Gb RAM from XP, thus damaging the professionals that actually had more than 4 Gb. On the other hand (thanks to the sheer quantity of "home users") the professionals benefitted from a number of software tools and new hardware (good enough for professional use) that would probably had never been developed if the user base had the same numbers of Windows 2000. And with some care, and once removed the most intruding bells and whistles, XP is as good as Windows 2000, actually it is Windows 2000, only a tad bit more bloated than needed. jaclaz
  36. 1 point
    @JodyT, First off, the way I see it, your comments and views are very appropriate and appreciated here at MSFN, and we're not trying to say that you shouldn't make them at all. We're just criticizing where you make them. They are appropriate in a thread talking about the OS of your choice, Windows 8 for you, where you can extol on why you are glad you made the switch. They're good in a thread about OS in general where comments about all OS are welcome. They are fine in a thread about XP that is about both the positives and negatives, or negatives only for that matter since that matches your views. They're appropriate when there is a question directly posed about whether someone should, or should not, switch from XP or to Windows 8.x. But in a thread specifically about the positives, or in this case the public continued use, of XP, they are not appreciated. Instead they come across, as @mixit explained, preachy at best. And it comes across that you are especially against XP since your posts about moving to Windows 8 seem to be almost always in threads about XP, and rarely, if ever, in threads about Windows 9.x, Win2K, Vista, Windows 7, or even Windows 10. And in a case of the pot calling the kettle black, in ends up that you are also using an OS that is no longer fully supported. According to Redmond Magazine on 2016-01-13, Windows 8 No Longer Supported and Potentially Insecure: On 2016-01-13, the table for Window 8 referred to above lists the Mainstream Support End Date as 2018-01-09 and the Extended Support End Date as 2023-01-10, but if you look at that table today, both dates are listed as Not Applicable. The article's point, though, that you have to move to Windows 8.1 within two years of its availability, is still the same. There are no exceptions made if your hardware does not fully support Windows 8.1, which is your situation I believe? But you'll probably say that that's OK since you apply the updates from Server 2012 so you're still covered. Isn't that the same thing that POSReady accomplishes for XP users? And even if you absolutely insist on stating your views where they are not appreciated, they might be better tolerated if you didn't seem to always insist on having the last word on the matter. You could have let the matter drop after your first post and @dencorso chastized you, but you had to respond to dencorso, jaclaz, and heinoganda even though you kept saying "I will leave it at that" and "no more on this from me, I promise." You are in a definite minority in preferring Windows 8. According to NetMarketShare.com's Desktop Operating Market Share, Windows 8 only has a market share of 1.35%, Windows 8.1 and XP each have 6.07 %, Windows 10 has 27.99% and Windows 7 has 48.43%. But yet I can't remember a specific case where anyone criticized you for your choice. That is one of the great things about MSFN. There are support threads here for users of almost all of the various MS OS. So I hope you will agree that dencorso should split these posts into a different thread. It might end up being an interesting one. It might even encourage folks that agree with your position to post, since so far they haven't. Like you said, we are all more likely to learn something if we have a thorough discussion on the matter, instead of the current situation where you are trying to make your point and we are mostly telling you to not make your point here. Cheers and Regards
  37. 1 point
  38. 1 point
    I don't see why Wikipedia needs encryption it all, let alone to insist on strong one. It is a public knowledge base, not a bank. My understanding or security is superficial, but the only risk I can imagine is where the password of a Wiki account gets obtained and used elsewhere. A few years ago Wiki only required SSL during log in to secure against this. Why would they limit read-only access to the site? Practically Internet Explorer 8 has long been too slow to browse most modern websites with complex, bloated layout, secure or not.
  39. 1 point
    BUG FOUND! *Extended core Windows2000-KB979683-v16a-x86-ENU is flawed* After thorough investigation into why my dualview was not working, I did a clean install on a test hard drive and everything was working fine, until I installed this core update package. As soon as I did and rebooted, dualview stopped working and only my primary monitor would work despite Windows knowing there were (multiple monitors). So I hooked up my original configuration of drives to get back to my regular install of Windows, removed extended core which I had installed on this installation, went to install duelview again from the nvidia control panel, rebooted, and sure enough it works like a charm. Both monitors work as an extended desktop just like they should. @blackwingcat Basically, using this extended core package means nvidia dualview compatibility is broken and will not work.
  40. 1 point
    It's probably funny. But I see extra much more funnier when someone uploads buggy beta version of the Aero Glass and then he complains about beta version of the operating system. What about inject UxTSB.dll in SystemSettings.exe (new Personalization Panel)?
  41. 1 point
    I've updated the repository with this month's updates, plus the extra ones mentioned previously by @VistaLover (sorry if I'm not documenting the changes properly, but I'm kinda sick, and did this in a bad state). NEW LINK: https://mega.nz/#F!txxRyLzC!1vBMGzMHiL864f3bl1Rj1w
  42. 1 point
    Can I say that still Windows XP the best OS ever?
  43. 1 point
    Thank you for this thread. I am still using xp & hate the thought of moving on, so I am closely following this thread.
  44. 1 point
    Unless you're a software developer who needs to ensure the future compatibility of their programme(s), there's surely there's no need to install 16362.1000 yet?
  45. 1 point
    KernelEx 4.5 Core Updates 4.5.2016.17 4.5.2016.16 4.5.2015.11 4.5.2015.10 4.5.2015.9 - source (full) 4.5.2015.8 4.5.2015.7 4.5.2015.5 - source (diff) 4.5.2015.4 dlls --- Extras --- ApiHook 4.5.2015.8 - Real-time API logger Kexports - API export lister for KernelEx DLL's ImportPatcher - View and edit dependencies . . . Dependency Walker 2.2.6000 TaskInfo2000 v2.1 ProcWin DumpPE How to install in Windows: backup existing Windows\KernelEx DLL files extract all files into one folder launch Update (or InstallDLLs) shortcut Reboot system! How to install in DOS: backup existing Windows\KernelEx DLL files extract DLL, EXE, and PDB files "Exit to DOS" out of Windows copy extracted files to Windows\KernelEx folder Reboot system! Changelogs: [see individual release posts] These updates are based on the source for the highly-tested KernelEx 4.5.2. Changes to the source will be presented in following posts. Changes will initially come from the 4.5.3 beta ("Master" branch), Kexstubs, and related projects. I did slip a few "wish-list" gifts into this first package just for Christmas: Kexbases.dll has a Kernel32:VirtualProtect wrapper to fix the GCC problem and a Shell32:727 ordinal stub. Kexbasen.dll has Oleaut32:442/RegisterTypeLibForUser and 443/UnRegisterTypeLibForUser ordinal/name stubs. Kernelex.dll is a straight rebuild of with just the version resource updated. My toolchain isn't 100% complete, so I have no plans for releasing a full, updated KernelEx package. Is anyone interested in doing this? Topics for discussion Versioning: Last official KernelEx product is 4.5.2, files 4.5.12. I'm currently using product 4.5.2015, files 4.5.2015.x. Updates installer: Currently using a batch file. Still taking suggestions for wininit.ini or better solution. API families TBD (additions welcome) My Kstub822.ini has lots of these definitions. Which need partial or full code rather than stubs? Ace Acl/Dacl/Sacl (Security) ActCtx AnsiString/OemString/UnicodeString Cred Fls Lsa MD5 SList Trace Any technical discussion concerning updates/changes to KernelEx API support or architecture are welcome. Please report all known issues and limitations in KernelEx 4.5.2 so we can addressed them. Known issues: API names must be stored in sorted order in memory plug-in limit is 4: std + kexbases + kexbasen + two more ApiConfigurations limit is 11 (0..10); higher numbers show but don't "stick" DLL must exist and be loaded for a new API to be added new API can't be added to DLL loaded via KernelEx\KnownDLLs no distinction between implicit(loader) and explicit(GetProcAddress) dynamic linking Psapi code problems An older version of this top post can be found at the Internet Archive Wayback Machine.
  46. 1 point
    What I think of the upcoming Firefox versions, simple censorship! https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2017/08/08/mozilla-information-trust-initiative-building-movement-fight-misinformation-online/ http://www.businessinsider.de/mozilla-new-initiative-counter-fake-news-2017-8?r=US&IR=T http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-08-14-firefox-browsers-will-soon-block-fake-news-flagged-by-george-soros-linked-left-wing-groups.html For one, I think the other web browser to follow, on the other hand here is a freedom right restricted the free information procurement! Therefore, any older web browser should save versions for itself!
  47. 1 point
    @Dibya, my friend, I hope nobody else responds to your post, and I wish you hadn't made it. dencorso already addressed jody's post, so your's was not necessary. Your comment was an example of what dencorso was trying to avoid. And before jaclaz mentions it, I will - Please stop using the phrase "my dear." You might think that it is the same as "my friend" as I used above, but in the US, (and other English speaking cultures?), it is not. I think it is often interpreted as condescending, at least in this day and age, so it is not appreciated. I know you meant well, but .. [I suppose that "my friend" could also be considered condescending by some, but I only use it for those I truly consider to be a friend, at least a casual one. However, if you view it as condescending then I will stop using the phrase.] Cheers and Regards
  48. 1 point
    And now, on other news, Windows 10 v.1511 cannot even keep time properly in some cases! From the mouth of the wolf: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/3160312/a-computer-that-is-running-windows-10-version-1511-reverts-to-a-previo jaclaz
  49. 1 point
    I want to advise you all that the Pale Moon website has deleted the download for the last Atom/ XP compatible Pale Moon browser. The below link no longer works: http://rm-us.palemoon.org/release/palemoon-26.5.0.Atom.WinXP.installer.exe You must now use the archived link (March 19, 2017), or get it from my FTP: https://web.archive.org/web/20170319043844/http://rm-us.palemoon.org/release/palemoon-26.5.0.Atom.WinXP.installer.exe http://sdfox7.com/xp/sp3/EOL/palemoon-26.5.0.Atom.WinXP.installer.exe
  50. 1 point
    But how big of a chunk is "We" Noel? (by the way, please know I am not arguing with you or being hostile - just having a debate/discussion. ). Is "We" a big enough market to stake your future on? Will shareholders care? As long as they get their return when promised. If not, then "We" don't matter worth poop. Do you think millions care for the file system improvement that were originally promised for Vista? Or for prettier desktops (look how simple everything is becoming now - even the new Google logo is...lol) And I know you think I'm being narrow minded. I'm not. I run Vista still, so I know all about pretty desktops, and I even like them. I love good performance from my dual Xeon HP Workstation. But again, I'm part of that "we" group you spoke of. I do not typify an everyday person in 2015. Last year I bought my last LP (and I never just bought vinyl bacause it was back in fashion. I bought it throught the 90s and 2000s when it was NOT cool. I cannot tell you much I was laughed at even in 1989 and 1990 for buying LPs and singles) Take care Noel.