Mozilla Sets End Of Firefox Windows Xp Support
Posted 26 March 2012 - 06:02 AM
Posted 26 March 2012 - 10:34 AM
Posted 26 March 2012 - 12:09 PM
For Me, In The Last 12 Months, CHROME Went From 0% To 80% Usage.
Using FF3628 Basically Because Of PCW Forums, And Waiting For CHROME To Address Some Font Issues, Before Giving FF The Same Usage As IE - Less Than 1%.
Note To Article Writers:
When Are You Going To Use 2D Tables To Display This Kind Of Information ?
A Chronological Timeline For OS Versions With Dates Would Be A Lot Clearer - Not Holding My Breath, Though.
Posted 26 March 2012 - 12:28 PM
For non-techies, the requirement is called a "service pack", a larger update released infrequently by Microsoft (about every 2 years give or take) which brings the OS up to speed bundling a bunch of fixes, security patches, code, et al, all in one @350MB download file you get FREE from Microsoft.
The latest is called "SP3" so search google (without the quotes): "site:microsoft.com xp sp3 offline download" and install that biotch on. XP4L. ~COMPUTERFIGHT says boo hiss to you pcworld for bs bait article.
To any wackjobs who may come out blasting XP unfairly: XP PRO SP3 is still the best choice as fastest and most stable OS one can put on ANY X86 board with less than 4GB of RAM. I also have come around to accept the need for 7/2008R2 for my 64-bit computers using fighting loads of RAM, and I like those OS as well, but I would never move from XP if not for the RAM (and maybe the Dx10 foolery).
XP is here to stay and still the #1 used OS according to polls, sales, and web impressions accurate to right this second.
Windows was a thorny one but it's my favourite choice now and I use a great variety of compulard body parts. I am typing this on Snow Leopard which I prefer to Lion and run alongside Server 2008 R2. I use OpenSUSE and angstrom Linux on Zaurus, ICS on KF and HD2, ios5 on 3GS, etc..My point is XP SP3 is the achievement in OS design that should be recognized as the most versatile top choice for years to come. I smoke today's over-engineered behemoths with a 1.2Ghz dothan XP SP3 TPC in fractions of bootup time, app launch time, and insanely fast firefox.
There's my rant, consider it a rare use of fighttime that may be etched in stone to one day pummel with. All computers fighting now.
Posted 26 March 2012 - 12:49 PM
Posted 26 March 2012 - 12:59 PM
The Only Glitch Upgrading SP2 To SP3 Was That The Lower Address Toolbar Was Gone.
I Could Not Live Without It, So I Found Out That Replacing The New SP3 'BROWSEUI.DLL' File With An Old SP2 Version Did The Trick.
It Was Not Easy, The System Kept Reverting To The SP3 Version, But, Eventually, I Succeeded.