Software for 3.0 (based on Windows Longhorn 4074)
Pre-reset builds of Windows Longhorn are rather hard in terms of device drivers and programs. Thankfully, I've got a laptop meeting the driver criteria:
Compal EDL71 (branded by Zepto, who cares though?)
- Intel Pentium M 750 (1.86 GHz)
- Intel 915PM chipset
- Intel 82801FBM southbridge with AC'97 Audio Controler + Modem (marked as Realtek audio and Motorola modem on my laptop)
- 1 GiB of DDR1 PC-3200 RAM
- ATi Mobility Radeon X600 (128 MiB of VRAM, drivers dated 2009-09-29)
- RTL8169 Ethernet Controller
- Intel PRO/Wireless 2915ABG
- TV Tuner (no, I've never used it): SAA7133
- HDD: HTS548080M9AT00
- DVD-ROM: TSSTcorp TS-L532A
- Display resolution: 1680x1050
When I first got it with Windows XP installed (hadn't been formatted for 12 years!) and looked at its specs, I knew I was gonna install Longhorn on it - c'mon, it has a GPU from LH era, it can run Aero!
Installation from USB was maybe not the easiest process ever, but it could be worse (include the entire I386 and Programs folders in the ISO created by WinSetupfromUSB.) However, what's an OS without proper software, right? That's why I made this list of the newest programs for that system.
List of software
- Internet Explorer 6.05.4074 and 7.0.5346
These two are included in SigmaOS, you can install IE8 RC1, but it has some graphical bugs.
- Mozilla Firefox 45 ESR
I haven't tested non-ESR versions of Firefox, just the newest ESR for XP (52) which took 100% of CPU even before it displayed a window about importing bookmarks from IE.
- Opera 12.18
By default, it's installed 12.16 IIRC, so it's just an update. Opera 15 can't find some system procedures, so I gave up.
- Google Chrome… let's say none
I tried 18.0.1025.168 from 2012 and it didn't work (GoogleUpdate.exe was crashing), Chromium 19.0.1037.0 also crashed on startup, the only difference is that Chromium doesn't have any updater. There's no point in bothering with that.
- SeaMonkey 2.40
2.46 was crashing just after it showed GUI and 2.48 was using 100% CPU - not a surprise as it's the same engine as Firefox 51 and Firefox 52 had the same issue.
- Adobe Flash Player 126.96.36.199
The newest version working with Longhorn was released in 4th May 2012, so it's very dangerous to use it because of maaaaany known vulnerabilities - and it only plays standard Candy Crush as Soda requires 11.3 and Jelly probably doesn't have a Flash version. No Longhorn browser is able to launch HTML5 versions.
- qBitTorrent 4.19.1
Program itself works, but you need to extract it from the installer because it thinks we have insufficient privleges… using built-in Administrator account.
I tried many versions of K-Lite and no version newer than CCCP 2015-10-18 work (8E BSOD I mentioned earlier when I try to play a downloaded YouTube video), so let's just stick with CCCP.
Media Player Classic Home Cinema DOESN'T work, use WMP11 bundled with SigmaOS.
Newest 7-Zip 16.04 works, I don't need anything else.