Reply 100 of 124, by Jo22
Seriously guys, the time for XP compatible browsers is over.
The web simply has become too bloated and 32-Bit editions were hard to compile to in ~2010 already.
As far as I remember from the news back then, a Windows 2000 machine used for compilation had to use all kind of tricks to get Firefox 32-Bit compiled.
In fact, the news said the Windows 2000 system was almost falling apart from the stellar memory consumption.
And no, a 64-Bit of Windows edition couldn't be used for some reason.
The compiling had to be done on a real Windows 2000 at the time.
So you see, 32-Bit computing was on its knees already, before Windows XP went EOL in 2014.
Let's see it positive, XP outlived both Mac OS X 10.4 'Tiger' and Mac OS X 10.6 'Snow Leopard'. And the Mac fans are kinda jealous about that (- Thenfourfox). 😉
If you're still using XP as your main OS, please consider using a virtualized Linux (CoLinux/AndLinux etc) or a VM.
Both Virtual PC 2007 and older versions of VirtualBox/VMware can still run under Windows XP.
So you can export all your bookmarks of Palemoon etc and import it in a virtualized Firefox on Linux, ArcaOS or modern Windows.
Up to Windows 10 should work, after that, 32-Bit PC support got canned (finally 🙏).
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