2492 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Nov 21, 2009 11:53 PM by K Shaffer
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What you would have to do is to install Tiger (OS X v. 10.4) or possibly Leopard (OS X v. 10.5) on the iBook. To do this, you would need to have a full retail install disc. The problem is that Apple no longer sells these, and they are very expensive on the secondary market.
You might be able to find a retail install disc on your local Craig's list or on EBay. But you have to be careful. You cannot use a gray original install disc or an upgrade disc--it has to be a full retail disc.
Is there a specific reason for needing or wanting Firefox (new version)
when you can get Camino 1.6.10 from http://camino.org site and do OK
with that for awhile, on most sites; until you sort out the upgrade path?
Many web sites utilize newer flash and shockwave players (adobe) so
in some cases, the old Panther 10.3.9 system is too old to get later
updates anymore; the last Flash and Shockwave players are too new
for Panther 10.3.9, but the Adobe site does have older ones that may
be newer than the current ones in your old iBook's OS. If these are in
need of update, the old versions would need to be uninstalled when
you get the replacements, before newer ones are installed.
Between a different browser and these two players, some internet
should be more than just possible in that computer. There is an
older Firefox 126.96.36.199 that is still available for download here:
The Adobe players have newer versions than your computer OS can use
so be aware the links to the slightly older ones (as needed) are there.
Get Adobe Shockwave: (shockwave version 10 may be it, not 11.)
Get Adobe Flash player: (note 'Select version to download' chooser to get v.9)
Confirmation on the correct Flash and Shockwave for your 10.3.9 system
is recommended; and also, once you get these, check for an official app
that removes each of the older versions. An Uninstaller, one for each item.
The Camino browser is newer than the Firefox 188.8.131.52, but both should
work well enough for the most part, given the correct Flash & Shockwave.
Some sites and web content may not work even then, but most things will.
Good luck & happy computing!
Looking back, my bad on the link to get the Mozilla Camino browser;
it should have been: http://caminobrowser.org - The shorter link in my
earlier post takes one somewhere quite different, not the right place.
or here: http://caminobrowser.org/download/releases/1.6.10/
And it is worth getting the Camino 1.6.10 version for 10.3.9 as an
alternative browser to use concurrently so if you find some site
that may not work correctly with Firefox 184.108.40.206, that should help.
And some content will work better if the correct last Shock/Flash
players are in the 10.3.9 system. These are not seen as updates
by Software Update of Panther; & old ones would be uninstalled.
Good luck & happy computing!