6 Replies Latest reply: Nov 19, 2012 10:08 AM by BDAqua
Ken Kline Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I recently got an iMac Core Duo 2gig (MA200LL/A) running Tiger Intel 10.4.11 +iLife 06. Now I can’t use Ten Four Fox because it only works on a PPC running the non-Intel Tiger, so I now have to use Firefox 3.6.28, the only legacy version of FF that can still run on a Tiger PPC. However, recently, I have been experimenting with Omniweb 5.11.2, the free browser from the Omni Group. I am not much of a techie but from my research omniweb seems to run on the same engine/webkit as Safari. Since Tiger users are stuck with Safari 4.1.3, the current version of Omniweb, I believe acts like Version 5 of Safari, seems to work very fast, without problems on my Intel iMac (probably built for Intel iMacs) so I am making Omniweb my default browser with Firefox 3.6.28 as a backup. I was also able to import all my TFF/FF bookmarks so all my browsing essentials are in place. I was just in touch, on the TFF blog,  with the developer of TFF asking about an Intel version of TFF, there is a lot of interest in it, might just happen at some point, shall keep monitoring the TFF blog for further info.  Just thought I might share this info with the group. Thanks for looking. Ken.

  • 1. Re: OmniWeb As My Ten Four Fox Replacement
    BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (116,480 points)

    Hi Ken,

     

    I actually ran TenFourFox on IntelMac under PPC emulation no problem...

     

    http://x704.net/bbs/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=5582&p=67191&hilit=tenfourfox+intel#p67 191

  • 2. Re: OmniWeb As My Ten Four Fox Replacement
    Ken Kline Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hey BDAqua, not much of a techie, what is PPC emulation? With OmniWeb functioning so well, might just use it, FF or TFF becomes unnecessary. Have you given OmniWeb a try? Ken.

  • 3. Re: OmniWeb As My Ten Four Fox Replacement
    BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (116,480 points)

    Hi Ken, Apple included Rosetta up to 10.6.8 that ran most all PPC Apps on IntelMacs... to help the transition from PPC, (G3, G4, G5), to Intel, much the way they included "Classic" up to 10.4.11 to run OS9 Apps in emulation.

     

    Many, Many years ago I did try OmniWeb, even tried to like it so I could justify supporting it, because I like to support independant development... but could neer get used to it, it ran fine, & IS a ggod option for older OSs for many.

  • 4. Re: OmniWeb As My Ten Four Fox Replacement
    Ken Kline Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hey BDAqua, on the TFF blog, they are seriously talking about creating an Intel version of TFF, they are getting requests for it. The main TFF developer, the guy who runs the blog says he will put the info on the blog if/when  such a version becomes available. Their vision is to maintain an ongoing emulation of Firefox for Tiger users, whether, it seems to me, PPC or Intel. My intuition is that they will probably come up with an Intel version of TFF. On the subject of OmniWeb, on my Core Duo iMac it runs way faster than TFF on my G5.

     

    Off to sleep, all the best

    Ken

  • 5. Re: OmniWeb As My Ten Four Fox Replacement
    Pixturesk Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hey BDAqua got TFF to work on my iMac Core Duo. Here is the scenario. From my G5 I copied the Firefox 3.6.28 App Support folder to the same location on my Intel Mac (deleting the existing folder). Then I saw somewhere that TFF 8.0b1 was the version to use so I got the G4/7450 version, works great so far but after updating to the current 10.0.10 G4/7450 many problems especially scripting errors, also ran very slow, crashes, so I will just stick with version 8.0b1 see how it goes. You ought to give OmniWeb another chance, way faster, smoother than TFF (it is the Safari 5 webkit Intel), the key is the way you set up the browser preferences. So OmniWeb will be my main browser with TFF 8.0b1 as my backup. Might even try TFF 17 just to see if it works. Thanks for your input. Ken.

  • 6. Re: OmniWeb As My Ten Four Fox Replacement
    BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (116,480 points)

    Thanks, my main concern is keeping everything backwards compatible with PPC Macs, which are still a majority here, in case the IntelMac dies for the 3rd time.