Re: Firefox ESR
JM Casey <crystallogic@...>
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That all makes perfect sense to me.
I’m using Office 2010 on this Windows 10 machine. Quite old, but it is what I have and it still works well. I no longer use IE and I keep Firefox up to date. My girlfriend uses Chrome. Internet browsers of course should be updated.
I do have the last version of winamp. 5.666 or something like that. I was having some trouble with the older version initially installed on this machine, and the last build of Winamp is recommended to Windows 10 users, for two or three reasons that I read about at the time but can’t currently remember. It works pretty well here for music and is pretty stable, only I can’t create the silly incredibly large playlists I used to on XP without Windows freaking out. I think that’s more of a Win 10 than a Winamp issue though. It thinks winamp has crashed because it won’t “respond” while adding a myriad folders to a playlist. One just has to adapt. J
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: February 21, 2018 8:18 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Firefox ESR
Openbook is one example. Winamp, if you don't use it for files that might be malicious from untrustworthy sources such as certain untrustworthy web sites. I use Winamp to play safe files, mainly things I've recorded myself or digitized myself or that come from known trusted sources. MP3 Direct cut, a recording program is another example.
Depending on how you use your word processor program, that may not need to be upgraded. If it no longer receives security upgrades, my understanding is that if you disable things that might allow malicious code to run, such as if your program runs macros automatically, that you can use it safely. Of course, if you need to use newer file types, you won't be able to do that. You might be able to read them, but not alter them and save them in the same file type.
I would think that if I thought about programs, I could think of many more but I can't just now. Others may want to give examples but what I've said gives various examples of some programs that you can use even if they may not receive security updates.
I've seen complaints about the latest version of Winamp in terms of stability. It would normally be a good idea to use the newest version if you are playing files you aren't very confident in. But there are times when an older version of a program is superior.
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What software does not run in such an environment?