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WinClient5270 last won the day on November 15 2017

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About WinClient5270

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    Computer/software enthusiast who can't stand Windows 10
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  1. SUMMARY OF CHANGES TO THE LIST FOR JANUARY 14, 2018: Added Kaspersky Antivirus 2017, Kaspersky Internet Security 2017, and Kaspersky Total Security 2017 to "Security software" section. Added Hyper-V "1.0" (2008) to "Virtualization software" section. Added download link to iCloud Control Panel 2.1.3. Added CamStudio v2.7.2 and Fraps v3.5.99 to "Multimedia editing software" section, as neither program has received an update in nearly 5 years, and as such are most likely abandoned. Renamed "Misc. Software Utilities" section to "System Maintenance." Renamed "Misc. Hardware Utilities" section to "Hard Drive Maintenance" Moved DAEMON Tools Pro v7.0, Diskeeper 12 Pro, and Samsung Magician 4.9.7 to "Hard Drive Maintenance" section. Added DAEMON Tools Lite v10.2 to "Hard Drive Maintenance" section. Removed HxD Hex Editor v1.7.7.0 as the application has not been updated since 2009 (with the exception of a 2.0 RC release in March 2017) and as such, is most likely abandoned. Moved Logitech Gaming Software to (ONG) "Hardware identification and temperature management" section as an (UNS) entry, thus eliminating the need to keep updating the version number. Moved Virtual CD-ROM Control Panel and Windows USB/DVD Download Tool to "Additional Microsoft software/utilities" section. Added information about Avast Antivirus (Free and Pro versions): Windows Vista Starter Edition is not supported. Added Comodo Antivirus For Servers, Comodo Cloud Antivirus, and Comodo Cloud Scanner to (ONG) "Antivirus/security software" section. Removed Kaspersky Antivirus, Kaspersky Internet Security, and Kaspersky Total Security from (ONG) "Antivirus/security software" section. Updated information about Sophos Endpoint Security & Control: the software will continue to support Windows Vista until October 31, 2018. Renamed (ONG) "Browsers > Multi-engine supported browsers" to "Independently based" in order to accommodate more types of browsers. Added K-Meleon on Goanna by roytam1 to (ONG) "Browsers > Independently based" section. Removed CamStudio and Fraps from (ONG) "Screen Recording & Capture software" section. Added new (ONG) section: "Bootable USB Flash Drive creation tools." Added Rufus and WinSetupfromUSB to (ONG) "Bootable USB Flash Drive creation tools" section. Updated information about Google Earth: the desktop client is currently being replaced by a web-based version of the application, which means the desktop client may not be maintained/updated much longer.
  2. It's next to the Waterfox entry already, but here you go: http://kmeleonbrowser.org/forum/read.php?19,144023
  3. SUMMARY OF CHANGES TO THE LIST FOR DECEMBER 30, 2017: Added link in "Web Browsers" section to a separate list by @~♥Aiko♥Chan♥~ containing ONLY web browsers that support Vista, for those interested. Updated information about Waterfox: the head developer and some other users have recently discussed adding XP/Vista support back into Waterfox. It is unclear whether or not anything has materialized, however the list will be updated as new information becomes available. Renamed "Instant Messaging" section to "Instant Messaging/Internet Communication" to be more descriptive/inclusive. Added HexChat v2.10.0 as the last version to support Vista in "Instant Messaging/Internet Communication" section. Added Basilisk by roytam1 to (ONG) "Web browsers" subsection. Updated/simplified information about Pale Moon: Basilisk by Roytam1 is now in its own separate entry and the overly-detailed paragraph about Pale Moon support has been condensed into a short sentence for easier reading.
  4. SUMMARY OF CHANGES TO THE LIST FOR DECEMBER 3 & 4, 2017: Added tip for Internet Explorer 9 on Windows Vista: You can continue to receive security updates for the browser by installing security updates for IE9 for Server 2008 on Vista. Updated information about SeaMonkey: the browser's final version to support Windows XP and Vista (v2.49) was released. The current download link points to the main SeaMonkey download page (since 2.49 is the latest version currently) but will be changed to a page containing the final version of 2.49.x when the next major version of the browser is released. Updated information and download link for Word Viewer 2010: Microsoft removed the software from their website as of Nov. 29, so a link to a WayBack Machine archive of the download site has been posted instead. Added FileHippo link to last version of Microsoft OneDrive to support Windows Vista (Build 17.3.7076.1026). Clarified information about Java compatibility.
  5. Sorry for the late response, but after some searching around on Google, I can't seem to find the non-Electron version of the Github Desktop app. Could you provide a download link to it (legally of course), please? For reference, the Electron-based app doesn't work, complaining of a missing entry point "Shell_NotifyIconGetRect" in SHELL32.DLL, as this is a Windows 7+ function.
  6. SUMMARY OF CHANGES TO THE LIST FOR NOVEMBER 23, 2017: Updated information about Cocoon, Comodo IceDragon, and Tor browsers: these browsers are not likely to support Vista much longer, as the current versions of each browser are all currently based on the final version of Mozilla Firefox to be compatible with Windows Vista without rework (Firefox 52 ESR). Updated information about the future of Pale Moon: The browser will soon be merging into a new browser called Basilisk. When this merge occurs, Pale Moon will no longer support Windows Vista. However, efforts to restore Vista (and XP) compatibility are currently being conducted by MSFN user roytam1 via the New Moon project. Removed Dooble browser from the list, as the browser is no longer being developed as of November 19, 2017 with the release of 1.56e. Removed Conkeror from the list, as the browser has still to this day never been updated from its initial 1.0 release from April 2016. As such, the browser is more than likely abandoned, and in addition to this, the browser is not compatible with many websites due to being widely recognized by most sites as Netscape Navigator 5. Removed (ONG) "Web browsers">"Independently based" section, along with K-Meleon from the list, as the browser has not received a single update in almost a year. As such, it is most likely abandoned, but may be added back in future if development resumes. Updated status of Foxit Reader's Vista compatibility: the current version still works under Windows Vista as of November 2017 (I had not tested this since January previously). Updated status of Java's Vista compatibility: with the release of Java 9, the software no longer officially supports Windows Vista. However, I have tested the latest version of Java 9 under Windows Vista myself and have found it to be working just fine. As such, Java will be kept on the list in the ONG section as a UNS entry.
  7. You Want to Change Your Username?

    Could I please have my username changed to WinClient5270 ? My YouTube and Twitter accounts already have this username so I'd like to unify my username across all platforms so my subscribers/followers can find me on all of them easier. Thanks!
  8. SUMMARY OF CHANGES TO THE LIST FOR NOVEMBER 8, 2017: Added a new section: Cloud storage clients. Added Microsoft OneDrive Version 2017 Build 17.3.7076.1026 to "Cloud Storage clients" section. Added MakeMKV to (ONG) "Optical disc media management software" section. Added Handbrake to (ONG) "Multimedia" section. Moved OBS Studio from (ONG) "Multimedia" section to (ONG) "Screen Recording & Capture software">"Screen Recording" section, as I feel that the software's functionality fits in better with this genre. Added new (ONG) subsection: Outer space simulation software. Added Outerra to (ONG) "Outer space simulation software" section. Moved Space Engine from (ONG) "Games" section to new (ONG) "Outer space simulation software" section. Removed (ONG) "Google software" section. Moved Google Earth from (ONG) "Google software" section to new (ONG) "Outer space simulation software" section. Removed Microsoft OneDrive from (ONG) "Cloud storage clients" section. Added Backup and Sync by Google to (ONG) "Cloud storage clients" section.
  9. SUMMARY OF CHANGES TO THE LIST FOR NOVEMBER 3, 2017: Removed OBS Studio 18.0.2 from "Music & video streaming software">"Video Streaming" section, as Vista compatibility has been restored as of around version 20.x. Removed "Games">"Sequels unlikely to support Vista" section. Moved to a new (ONG) subsection: "Games". Added new (ONG) section: "Games". All games previously in the "Sequels unlikely to support Vista" section can be found here. Added Space Engine and Planet Explorers to (ONG) "Games" section. Added Leawo Blu-ray Player, Potplayer, and OBS Studio to (ONG) "Multimedia" section. Added GFXBench GL to (ONG) "Benchmarking and system stress-testing software" section.
  10. Game question for Vista 64 bit

    Thank you for your report. I will add that to Last versions of software for Windows Vista now.
  11. SUMMARY OF CHANGES TO THE LIST FOR OCTOBER 22, 2017: Added Advanced Chrome v54.15.5320.0 to "Web browsers">"Chromium based" section. Added a link to "Office suites" section: "Description of the versions of Office that are compatible with Windows Vista". Added a new section: "Microsoft Office Add-ins/Tools". The addition of this section helps to clean up the overwhelmingly large "Additional Microsoft software/utilities" section. Moved Business Contact Manager for Outlook 2013 Database Tool, Calendar Printing Assistant for Outlook, Junk Mail Reporting Add-in for Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Mathematics Add-In for Word and OneNote, Office 2010 Filter Packs, Office File Validation Add-in for Microsoft Office 2003 SP3 and Microsoft Office 2007 SP2, Outlook 2007/2003/2002 Add-in: Personal Folders Backup, PowerPoint Viewer 2010, Search Commands Add-In for Office 2007 and Office 2010, and Word Viewer 2010 from "Additional Microsoft software/utilities" section to "Microsoft Office Add-ins/Tools" section. Updated information about Windows Media Player 11: Online stores/Online Media Service Listing Program has been discontinued. Clarified information about Pale Moon x64 under Vista. Renamed (ONG) "Remote desktop access" section to "Remote access". Added Logmein Rescue Technician Console, Splashtop Business Access, Splashtop On-Demand Support, Splashtop Remote Support, VNC Connect, and VNC Viewer to (ONG) "Remote access" section.
  12. Server 2008 Updates on Windows Vista

    Just letting everyone know how October's batch of updates went. I was able to install all of the Server 2008 October 2017 updates on my Vista Ultimate x64 system with no issues. Here are the following updates that I installed (no .NET Framework updates were released this month AFAIK, so no .NET Framework related updates were installed): KB4040685 (IE9) KB4041671 KB4041944 KB4041995 KB4042007 KB4042067 KB4042120 KB4042121 KB4042122 KB4042123 KB4042723
  13. [Guide] Windows Vista on the Intel Ivy Bridge platform

    The X79 Deluxe and Sabertooth boards both have Asmedia USB 3.0 controllers and Realtek Audio which should both work with Vista just fine. I find it odd that ASUS decided to exclude any drivers for XP and Vista on their site for that particular board as it should work with Vista/XP just fine, however, you more than likely can use the Sabertooth drivers without issues since they have the same USB 3.0 and Audio chipsets. If for some reason the drivers don't work (and don't let the name fool you, unlike most "driver installers" this software is actually legitimate), you can use Snappy Driver Installer to find the appropriate drivers for your hardware, which was especially useful for me since ASUS didn't bother to list any official Vista drivers for my ASUS P8B75-M motherboard either (which btw, runs Vista just fine, except for the Intel USB 3.0 ports which don't work with Vista, since Intel didn't release any USB 3.0 drivers for Vista. These simply run in USB 2.0 compatibility mode, though).
  14. Vista on Intel Celeron N3050 (Braswell) board

    I apologize; I thought Intel introduced its USB 3.0 chipsets with Sandy Bridge, but Sandy Bridge actually only supports USB 3.0 through third party chipsets (such as Asmedia). Intel didn't create their own USB 3.0 chipsets until Ivy Bridge, so Intel never released any USB 3.0 drivers for Vista, at any period. My bad. From my understanding, Z68 boards don't have Intel USB 3.0 ports, USB 3.0 is only supported through third party chipsets. It wasn't until Z77 (Ivy Bridge) that Intel made its own USB 3.0 chipsets. So if you use a Z77 board (or any Ivy-era board), you won't get USB 3.0 driver support under Vista.
  15. Vista on Intel Celeron N3050 (Braswell) board

    Yes, unfortunately Vista is at a dead end when it comes to modern hardware. While Ivy Bridge is fine for now, it will only become less and less feasible to use as modern applications become heavier (that'll probably be quite a ways off though). Since I assume you probably like Vista mostly for its UI and looks (as do I and many others), I thought you might like to see this. The following screenshots show (mostly) how far I've been able to make 7 look like Vista (since you can't change your hardware, you may find this solution a viable option): Logon screen: http://prntscr.com/gx85jj System Properties: http://prntscr.com/gx871c Windows Explorer & user folder icons: http://prntscr.com/gx86gr Start menu: http://prntscr.com/gx86j4 System tray: http://prntscr.com/gx869z Windows Vista's built-in apps (only a few of them are shown): http://prntscr.com/gx86sy Windows Vista desktop backgrounds: http://prntscr.com/gx863o To give credit where credit is due, @AnX and @11ryanc did a lot of work on this project as well. If you check out the 7-to-Vista transformation tutorial link I sent, it will show you how to get most of what you see here (the transformation pack needs updating however, since certain elements of the project have been fixed/refined).