Not long ago i’ve already mentioned about privacy-hardened [Mull browser]
. Very nice Android browser, but have one serious downside: limited amount of supported addons. Yes, i like desktop convenience on the go!
To enable additional addons in mobile Firefox browser you’ll need to sideload custom addon collection tied to mozilla account. It’s astonishing fact how they like to implement overcomplicated stuff!
To create your own collection you’ll need Firefox account, but i’ll not bother to spent time on such dumb efforts.
Section is constantly updated, so check back in a while for new goodies
Here i’ll accumulate list of modern applications, which were forced to work in Windows 7 environment.
► [v3.4] [OBS STUDIO]
► [v188.8.131.52] [PYTHON]
► [v3.11.1] ……..
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Observing [february Windows updates]
@ Ghacks we can clearly see that Windows Server 2008 R2 is still maintained.
…author of [Simplix updater]
reported that POS ESU updates will be back-ported to non-server Windows 7 distribution and included in his monthly patcher. So, future usage of Windows 7 is 100% safeguarded. Stay sharp for more “obsolete” Windows 7 news!
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It looks like that i found replacement for [Fenec F-Droid]
browser, for real. I’m not completely satisfied with not fully removed telemetry, shady stubs and other fishy things presented by Fennec. That is why i begin to investigate the problem and discovered [Mull browser]
. Main features of it:
DOESN’T DIAL BACK NEITHER TO GOOGLE NOR TO MOZILLA [and that’s a complete steal] based around hardened version of user.js [main FireFox configuration file] frequently updated [keeps up with original Firefox releases] mascot of Mull is rather awful [but who cares?
FAR Manger is orthodox file manager written in C++. I am using it as file management tool from early childhood. Application is impressively fast in terms of speed due to it’s text-based nature and highly optimized routines. File operations like copy and move are waaaay faster than default windows explorer can deliver. Advanced batch processing and automation tools make file management a breath. Think that software have some similarities with text editor [Vim]
As you may know X670 chipset is already supported by means of [CanonKong’s driver]
. [Ryzen 7950X]
is confirmed to work with Windows 7. Ryzen 8000 reported to use the same AM5 socket as Ryzen 7000.
CanonKong [confirmed above mentioned statement]
with his own commentary:
I think I will maintain driver pack for modern amd chips until out of my ability.
Ryzen 8000 still can work on Win7. So we can safely announce that Ryzen 8000-series will work without any problems.
Recently i’ve switched to newer version of Vegas Pro. Tweeeenty to be precise. I’m using Vegas for basic montage of my tracker music clips for [Tik-Tok channel]
. Despite the fact that eighteeeen is surely a nice number i decided to move on and be a hip.
To my surprise transition goes so well that i didn’t noticed that i’m using new release. Right after execution Vegas 20 outputs window with [Windows 7 EOL warning], with something like this:
I’ll keep post updated if any changes happen.
Recently last officially supported version was [27.4.2]
. But from now on we can use actual version of software.
Here is small instruction list on how to make things rollin’ under mighty Windows 7:
Obtain hacked [QT 6.3.1 DLLs for Windows 7]
[QT6 is not officially supported] Download [CFF Explorer]
[direct link] for basic resource hackery Obviously grab latest zipped archive [OBS Studio 29.
Without further ado, straight to the facts:
last version with sane amount of system services, which can’t be turned off absence of [neural networks API]
, which is used for telemetry, collection/profiling user data with subsequent uploading collected information to third-parties [for the first time technology was introduced in Android 8.1] full support of any modern browser [even Android 6.0 can handle this] ability to load legacy Android 2.x applications without any issues [Android 14 is already blocking such apps] I care about older stuff simply because of code quality.
Unexpectedly Dell released firmware updates for 8 and 5 year old laptops. What a neat occasion! At least some benefit from purchasing enterprise-grade products. Patches are fixing malicious exploits and tweak some stuff.
►[Precision 7510 v1.30.3]
[Dec 2022] [direct link] ► CVE-2017-5715 / CVE-2022-34398 / CVE-2022-34463 / CVE-2022-40262 ►[Precision 7520 v1.29]
[Jan 2023] [direct link] ► CVE-2022-33894
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I think that any sane person would like to break free from dependencies of big corps and … No-no-no, no political rant will happen here today, so stay cool. It’s just a small guide on how to make your Hugo-based site to load faster and do as little external queries as possible.
Here is a classic situation when you load badly designed site. Output of [uMatrix]
plugin just for better representation.
UPDATED ON: 2023-02-08
As you may already know that [Unlisted Slacker]
provides the most comprehensive news regarding ageless Windows 7. Because i’m using it as my main system and simply care about. That is why don’t put like, don’t subscribe, [don’t watch embedded shite-ads!]
OK, YOU'VE GOT ME! THIS WAS PROPER OLDSCHOOL TEXT-BASED AD OF MYSELF. Some articles ago i’m [already mentioned]
about possible updates right till 2026. German enthusiasts [discovered stubs]
for feasible future upgrades.
UPDATED ON: 2023-02-16 Added super useful [interactive learning course]
Vim is for sure a discovery of the day. It is a [very fast text editor]
and will be helpful not only for coders, but can be useful for people who is working with insane amounts of text information. Software is 100% keyboard oriented. It’s based around original Unix text editor [Vi]
, which was released back in 1976.
"Windows 7 is not supported by modern Python anymore" The latest official version is [v3.8.15]
. Despite above mentioned dummy statement [Adang1345]
restored justice and brought back support of Windows 7. Hacked Python installers for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2003 R2 can be downloaded: ► [HERE]
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UPDATED ON: 2023-02-21 [Fennec]
replaced by [Mull]
: no telemetry at all.
No chitter here, just plain breakdown of the most important stuff.
► WINDOWS 7 FIREWALL▼
[Outpost Firewall Pro]
◄ very advanced and lightweight firewall with host-based intrusion-prevention and anti-leak systems. Review is [here]
◄ my personal choice to surf web [mozilla crap ripped off] [LibreWolf]
◄ debloated in terms of privacy Firefox with pre-installed uBlock Origin [PaleMoon]
◄ the most mozilla-independent fork of Firefox [but slowly degrading] [Tor Browser]
◄ handy to overcome geo restrictions and other artificial limitations of obsolescent governments Warning: some telemetry is present!
Some time ago i’ve mentioned the fact about [Linux usage]
on my laptop. It was a [Manjaro]
based around [Arch]
Recently i stumbled upon [SalixOS]
review. It’s a simplified [Slackware]
distro with modern fast [Xfce]
user interface. As you may already know Slackware is the most “Unix-like” Linux distribution. Besides i can’t afford myself to skip distro with motto:
"Linux for the lazy Slacker" Here is a quick intro into Salix operating system.
Right after [Windows 7 reached end of life]
in regards to non-pos esu updates i asked myself: “How can i improve security of ageing operating system?” Replacement of basic internal firewall comes back to mind in the very first place.
After some comprehensive research i ended up with [Outpost Firewall Pro]
, developed by [Agnitum]
a small Russian company, which was acquired by crappy yandex later on. Software was dismissed after purchase immediately.
UPDATED ON: 2023-03-17 Section is constantly updated.
Power of vintage 2009 operating system by microsoft can’t be underestimated. [Windows 7 x64]
supports up to 256 cores and up to 192Gb of RAM. How cool is that, huh?
256 thread CPU appeared only a [short time ago]
TECHNOLOGIES PARAMETERS MAX CPU SOCKETS 2 MAX CPU CORES 128 MAX CPU THREADS 256 MAX MOBO RAM 192Gb [or even bigger]1 MODERN CPUs Ryzen 7xxx/8xxx / Threadripper 5xxx 2 MODERN GPUs Radeon 6xxx [6950XT]
/ Geforce 3xxx [3090 Ti]
[direct link] 3 NVME SUPPORT YUP [+] 4 USB3 SUPPORT AHA [+] 5 ░ SOFTW@RE
TECHNOLOGIES PARAMETERS DIRECT X 11.
Some really important dates, for those of you who are using Windows 7 as a daily driver machine.
As for me, i’m using Windows 7 not only with oldschool hardware, like [Xeon E5]
, but with modern multicore platforms like [Ryzen]
AIO Repack of latest [Visual C++ Redistributable Runtimes]
by well-known [abbodi1406]
. High quality package without original payload bloat.
VISUAL C++ REDISTRIBUTABLES [x86/x64]
2005: 8.0.50727.6229 2008: 9.0.30729.7523 2010: 10.0.40219.473 2012: 11.0.61135.400 2013: 12.0.40664.0 2022: Latest Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime [x86/x64]
10.0.60833.0 Legacy Runtimes [x86]
Visual C++ 2002: 7.0.9975.0 Visual C++ 2003: 7.10.6119.0 Visual Basic Runtimes Universal CRT
a complementary part of VC++ 2022 redist delivered as an update for Windows Vista/7/8/8.