Currently Being ModeratedNov 1, 2012 11:14 AM (in response to squierjosh)
Yes it should.
From the www.pbs.org website:
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Currently Being ModeratedNov 2, 2012 2:59 PM (in response to squierjosh)
I think it depends on how much Flash content they use. The last version of Adobe Flash player that can run on a PowerPC Mac like the G5 is 10.1.102.64. The current version is 11.4.somthing. Many PPC owners find that, although their computer does most things well and fast, they get choppy on sites with a lot of Flashed-based animation. An early Intel Mac with no faster clock speed than teh later G5s will usually run circles around the G5s due to the fact ath the curent Flash versions only support Intel chips.
Netflix streaming does not work on pre-intel Macs.
If it's free, it's certainly worth trying on teh PBS sites!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 2, 2012 3:14 PM (in response to Allan Jones)
I tried with my friend's PowerBook G4 that I'm fixing up, and it ran one of the Dora games just fine in Safari. Not so well in TenFourFox, which is weird. So a G5 with faster processor and more RAM should hold up for a while. If not, I'll move it to the garage as a media machine someday. It's good to have backup plans.