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    Does anyone use old software *on purpose*?


    Not because yer too lazy to upgrade.

    And if so, what and why?

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    Spacefm & xmms. Because I can and they work.

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    Nope. Newer is generally better, both in terms of performance and for security. I don't use any really old software on purpose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rokytnji View Post
    Spacefm & xmms. Because I can and they work.
    Xmms here too. I couldn't get xmms2 to compile. The old one works just fine. Spacefm looks interesting, but requires libudev. I still have devfsd. I use midnight commander anyway. They have a really good thing going on with the 4.8 series these days.

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    I use the old firefox(iceweasel) browser.

    The dev's, in their wisdom, have removed the ability to easily turn off/on javascript in the newer versions. I like to operate with javascript off about 99% of the time, only enabling it when absolutely necessary.

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    I use old Opera-9.62. It does everything I need and is very tuneable. It has this awesome author/user mode thing that allows it to completely ignore all of the style BS that far too many web pages abuse. There is even a hotkey for it: Shift-G.

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    Sometimes I have to use "dated" software for compatibility with certain company applications. I have to use IE 9 for some customer sites that I have to access. Fortunately I can use IE 11 in IE 9 compatibility mode in that case, but there are other things that isn't possible for.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BowCatShot View Post
    I use the old firefox(iceweasel) browser.

    The dev's, in their wisdom, have removed the ability to easily turn off/on javascript in the newer versions. I like to operate with javascript off about 99% of the time, only enabling it when absolutely necessary.
    That's what NoScript is for. You're exposing yourself to a lot of sec vulnerabilities by running an old browser.

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    I use dosbox and hatari to read old binary and to run abandond games like wolfinstien civilization and amazine i also use wine to play westwood studios c&c red alert i use windows workbench for things like musical composition

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    +1 +1

    DosBox ( or any emu ) for abandonware is a seriosly overlooked
    niche in the Linux world. The latter days of Dosworld had an
    amazing array of programs and games being developed ( point to
    where 'this game won't run in windows' became standard labeling
    ). I think that the 'latest greatest' often stomps on fertile
    fields before they can be fully harvested! Not to toss out
    flame bait, but I think we are in the midst of yet another
    transitional period where there is much innovation to be lost.

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