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    I made an Ubuntu 10.04 virtual machine just to relive the good old days. I have an old PC laying around which is capable of running Ubuntu 10.04 and I was thinking to make this my project. However, I want the PC to connect to the internet and load some modern websites like YouTube and Google. I know a modern web browser for Windows XP called Mypal, and it can load and play YouTube videos properly. Do you know a modern web browser for old Linux?

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    I wouldn't know of any browsers for 14 year old unsupported operating system and would not suggest exposing your network to the possible security risks.
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    You are right. Even if one existed, I would not imagine having to deal with the dependency errors.

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    Re: Web Browsers for Ubuntu 10.04

    If you gave the system specs of your old machine then we could help you better.

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    4 GiB DDR4 RAM
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    4 GiB DDR4 RAM
    Intel Core i3 4th gen
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    Why not use modern Linux? [ Xubuntu | Lubuntu ] 22.04.4 would run very well on that system.
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    Nostalgia

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    Re: Web Browsers for Ubuntu 10.04

    Quote Originally Posted by chris0nlinux View Post
    Nostalgia
    10.04 has many unpatched security failures that are well known throughout the world. These include remote root exploits, so it isn't safe to connect an 10.04 system to any network anymore.

    I miss 10.04 too. I too believe is was THE BEST Linux distro ever produced, but with history as our guide, we now know it was full of remote exploits that would allow not just a user to be taken over, but root account to be taken over.

    No way should you run any browser in a 10.04 OS today. It isn't safe.

    Additionally, the world has moved to mandated CA-certs of a different size and with modern ciphers that weren't used in 2010, so using any browser from that time will open up all sorts of security issues, if they even work at all.

    I cannot overstate the risks involved with this plan. Really, this advice works for any distro that has lost support which would be any prior to 20.04 at this point, unless you have paid, ESM support, active, from Canonical. I think 18.04 and 16.04 still have ESM support available, if you sign up and meet their criteria OR pay for it.

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    That's sad. I could use 16.04 since ESM is free for personal use. Thanks for letting me know!

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    With those specs you could easily install and run Bodhi Linux 7.0 which is based on ubuntu 22.04 and has both chromium and firefox available for use.

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