I don't meet the requirements for Firefox 4.

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  1. Rydian
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    http://www.conceivablytech.com/2562/produc...chrome-turns-6/
    I'm using an Athlon XP, it doesn't support SSE2. [​IMG]

    Anybody else here on older machines like that?

    Yes, this is a discussion thread.
     
  2. Maz7006

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    I also have an Athlon XP, but i dnt use it no more (used to use it as a media streamer, but the thing was load as hell so i just had to get rid of it) , its boxed up in the corner of my room

    maybe they'll release a patched version or something ?
     
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    Says they'll support the 3 branch for a few months after 4 comes out, at least.
     
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    i doubt it

    it's probably an obsolete architecture that little to no one uses
    it just makes it easier to not include a bunch of code for something that only a miniscule amount of people use

    the linux kernel developers did a similar thing by dropping some architecture (i forget which one specifically) for the same reason
    it makes sense because it's just extra work for the developers

    maybe some third party could make a patch? but there will probably not be an official release of such a thing


    i could be wrong though
     
  5. SifJar

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    It's open source, maybe someone will start an unofficial branch of the project that does support those CPUs. I don't believe I have one of them personally, and I don't use Firefox anyway, but I know a lot of people do, and I would too if it weren't so slow (to start, not browsing).
     
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    The SSE2 instructions will be used for a lot of the new technologies, so it'd actually be less work to continue the 3.6 branch.
     
  7. alidsl

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    Well you could try google chrome since 6 just came out, it supports addons now but I'm not sure it supports your computer
     
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    You could always try Opera its SSE support is there but not required (it of course will just run faster IF you have it)

    I know its not FireFox but its better then Internet Explorer.

    (My personal preference is Opera over FireFox but I am in the minority lol)
     
  9. Joe88

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    get a new comp/upgrade cpu
    even the p4's supported SSE2

    im fine, desktop support up to 4.1
    laptop supports up to 4A

    the core i7's now support 4.2
     
  10. Rydian
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    Rydian Resident Furvert™

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    Chrome 6 works, Safari works, Opera works, this thread wasn't so much about me in particular... but how about FF4 might remove support for current in-use computers, not just really outdated ones you think nobody would be using.
     
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    Admittedly it's hypothetical at the moment, but what are we expecting to happen if you're already running Firefox on a machine they drop support for? Will you be harassed to update to the latest version that you can't run, or will there be some sort of system check? I'd hate to get stuck in an "Update Now!" - "Oh, you can't..." - "Update Now!" loop.
     
  12. Velveteer

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    I'm pretty sure that it doesn't ask you to update full versions. Eg. I know FF2 didn't mention FF3 updates and I don't think it even suggested that you upgrade from FF3 to FF3.5.

    Either way, I'm sorry to say it, but the Athlon XPs are really going to struggle to run Firefox well in its current state, anyway. It's a tad bloated. I find that Chromium and K-Meleon are nicer to old machines.