VOGONS


MyPal is dead

Topic actions

First post, by JanTwo

User metadata
Rank Newbie
Rank
Newbie

https://github.com/Feodor2/Mypal

R.I.P. ... What now? Is there ANY other good (not crashing, cert-error-free, ublock-compatible) browser for XP but FF 52.9esr ?

Reply 1 of 10, by zyga64

User metadata
Rank Member
Rank
Member

Newmoon and UXP from roytam1
https://msfn.org/board/topic/177125-my-browse … -builds-part-1/

Chromium based:
http://retrosystemsrevival.blogspot.com/2019/ … me-browser.html

1) VLSI SCAMP /286@20 /4MB /CL-GD5422 /CMI8330
2) i420EX /486DX33 /16MB /TGUI9440 /YMF718+GUS
4) i440BX /P!!!750 /256MB /MX440 /SBLive!+Vibra16s
5) i865G /E5800 /2GB /Ti4200 /YMF724

Reply 2 of 10, by Dominus

User metadata
Rank DOSBox Moderator
Rank
DOSBox Moderator

BUT you can still download and install mypal, right? So all's good, a dead browser for a dead OS 😀

Windows 3.1x guide for DOSBox
60 seconds guide to DOSBox
DOSBox SVN snapshot for macOS (10.4-11.x ppc/intel 32/64bit) notarized for gatekeeper

Reply 3 of 10, by JanTwo

User metadata
Rank Newbie
Rank
Newbie
Dominus wrote on 2021-10-06, 14:16:

BUT you can still download and install mypal, right? So all's good, a dead browser for a dead OS 😀

1. No, binaries are gone for some licensing trouble with the PaleMoon people.
2. Dead browser, dead OS ... like Vogons? I thought everything here is for dead stuff, that's why i'm here. Apart from my android mobile, my XP computer is the only device i own for going online. It isn't dead (yet), maybe somehow Zombie. My goal is, to keep it alive and use it as everyday computer as long as possible. So far, this worked fine.

Regarding the recommended browsers: Thank you, zyga64. The Chromium does not run at all. I've tried basilisk before and use it already for streaming (see my old posting). This one seems to be the only one that can handle h.265 codec. But (there's always a "but") the page https://rtfreesoft.blogspot.com/search/label/serpent is a little confusing to me. I'm no techie and can't even tell the difference between basilisk (=old name for) serpent (?) and NewMoon (=XP-PaleMoon?), resp. the advantage of each. Anyway, basilisk seems to work best.

edit: oh fck, i mean "Serpent works best", sorry.

Last edited by JanTwo on 2021-10-06, 15:02. Edited 1 time in total.

Reply 4 of 10, by Dominus

User metadata
Rank DOSBox Moderator
Rank
DOSBox Moderator

https://www.mypal-browser.org/download.html ?

Windows 3.1x guide for DOSBox
60 seconds guide to DOSBox
DOSBox SVN snapshot for macOS (10.4-11.x ppc/intel 32/64bit) notarized for gatekeeper

Reply 6 of 10, by zyga64

User metadata
Rank Member
Rank
Member
JanTwo wrote on 2021-10-06, 14:58:

The Chromium does not run at all.

To be honest I didn't tested it myself on Windows XP.
But about a week ago I set up Vista x86 SP2 (with necessary updates and C++ runtimes) and 360 Chrome (v13) works the best of all three (MyPal, NewMoon and 360 Chrome).
With Core2 Duo E6320 and 3GB ram I was more than satisfied - super smooth browsing, even youtube 720p was possible without frame drops.
Maybe you'll have better luck with this build ? https://msfn.org/board/topic/182993-360-extre … foxie-versions/

1) VLSI SCAMP /286@20 /4MB /CL-GD5422 /CMI8330
2) i420EX /486DX33 /16MB /TGUI9440 /YMF718+GUS
4) i440BX /P!!!750 /256MB /MX440 /SBLive!+Vibra16s
5) i865G /E5800 /2GB /Ti4200 /YMF724

Reply 7 of 10, by bakemono

User metadata
Rank Member
Rank
Member

This really burns my bacon.

I guess the BSD maintainers and everyone else who said palemoon devs are toxic was on to something.

new retro game on itch: https://90soft90.itch.io/glamorous-zombie-flakes

Reply 8 of 10, by soggi

User metadata
Rank Member
Rank
Member
JanTwo wrote on 2021-10-06, 12:20:

https://github.com/Feodor2/Mypal

R.I.P. ... What now? Is there ANY other good (not crashing, cert-error-free, ublock-compatible) browser for XP but FF 52.9esr ?

zyga64 wrote on 2021-10-06, 12:57:

Newmoon and UXP from roytam1

I would recommend using roytam1's New Moon 27 (NM27) or New Moon 28 (NM28), depending on your hardware. The former is better for slower machines, the latter is better for more powerful machines as it is less problematically with the modern web.

Personally I use NM27 (SSE2) for years, f.e. on an IBM/Lenovo Thinkpad T60 with Intel Core 2 Duo T5600, Intel GMA 950 and 1 GiB RAM.

Please note the following sources:

bakemono wrote on 2021-10-07, 02:12:

This really burns my bacon.

I guess the BSD maintainers and everyone else who said palemoon devs are toxic was on to something.

Haha... Matt A. Tobin hasn't been banned for nothing on MSFN (several times). His very rude attitude is simply disgusting. I've read many of his posts in several forums and in my opinion this guy has serious mental problems, I was always asking myself "What the hell is wrong with him?". He always insults all the locals and is not able to communicate in a somewhat normal way.

kind regards
soggi

Vintage BIOSes, firmware, drivers, tools, manuals and (3dfx) game patches -> soggi's BIOS & Firmware Page

soggi.org on Twitter - talent borrows, genius steals...

Reply 9 of 10, by JanTwo

User metadata
Rank Newbie
Rank
Newbie
zyga64 wrote on 2021-10-06, 19:47:

Maybe you'll have better luck with this build ? https://msfn.org/board/topic/182993-360-extre … foxie-versions/

Yes, 360ChromePortable_11.0.2031_rebuild_4_ungoogled_XP_x86_SP2.zip runs.

@soggi: I've tried ...
basilisk55-win32-git-20210911-e0dae4deb-xpmod.7z and
palemoon-28.10.4a1.win32-git-20211002-ba47fad4d-uxp-71e99f28a-xpmod.7z
... from your page. Both work.

Currently I'm using:
MyPal 28 for general surfing - no issues but on ebay - they (resp. MyPal) drop my entries: Clic "send" = entry vanished.
FF 52.9 with spoofed UA (version 99 or so) for ebay. CPU load is at 100% all the time (guess due to javascript).
Serpent 52.9 for streaming. The only one that does https://www.zdf.de/live-tv with clean sound, although it drops frames (weak CPU?).

Now it will take some time to find out if the new versions are better. Thanks to both of you for the links!

Reply 10 of 10, by soggi

User metadata
Rank Member
Rank
Member

You‘re welcome!

There are new builds released every week by roytam1, especially of NM27, NM28 and Serpent 52.

kind regards
soggi

Vintage BIOSes, firmware, drivers, tools, manuals and (3dfx) game patches -> soggi's BIOS & Firmware Page

soggi.org on Twitter - talent borrows, genius steals...