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Best browser for old Powerbook G4?

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Greg Reyna Calculating status...
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Nov 27, 2012 12:48 PM

Firefox doesn't seem to be updatable any more, but I hate to go back to Safari.  Is there a better choice for this old machine1/

  • Knucklesmac Calculating status...
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    Nov 27, 2012 1:37 PM (in response to Greg Reyna)



    Depends on what version of Mac OS X you have installed on your PowerBook.


    I personally use Camino on Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard on my PowerBook.

    Some people have said that TenFourFox for Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger is good.

    Tenfourfox does have a version for Mac OS X 10.5 should you have that installed.


    Hope this helps.

  • Knucklesmac Level 4 Level 4 (2,225 points)
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    Nov 28, 2012 1:00 AM (in response to Greg Reyna)



    The cost of living in the past indeed.

    Sadly Mac OS X 10.5.8 is the highest version your PowerBook would take.

    It's slowly become obsolete, due to no modern flash and java support.


    I guess I don't use FaceBook, so I don't know the full restraints of Camino. It's handy to know from your feedback for others. I would advise you download YouView an application for your desktop which plays YouTube videos. As it's running native it's perfect. With this application you can sign into YouTube account and search videos. It also plays full screen too.


    With exception to some social network site problems, the PowerBook can do everything else well.

    That's why I don't yet want to look at replacing mine.


    Happy to be of some help to you.

  • Michael Wasley Calculating status...
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    Nov 28, 2012 4:02 AM (in response to Greg Reyna)

    I run TenFourFox on 10.4.11 on my PB G4.


    I have no trouble with Facebook (apart from speed doubtless due to my having only 512MB of RAM as it's slow on other sites too.)


    I rarely use Gmail but that seems to work OK.


    No wireless problems either, and I find it strange that that could be a browser issue.

    mini 2.4 8GB, PB G4 1.67 15" 512MB, ASUS EeePC 701, OS 10.6.7, 10.4.11, Linux


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