11 Replies Latest reply: Mar 28, 2011 6:14 PM by K Shaffer
M-323 Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
so I loaded Firefox version 4 but apparently it will not work on NON INTEL computers like mine.

restarted this am, and firexox 3.6 (last version) is nowhere to be found!

went to this page to DL 3.6.....

http://www.oldapps.com/firefox.php?old_firefox=72?download

you get an exe file. I wanted to open with Quicktime! Then it says +"its not a movie file"+ I told it to open with DISK UTILITY but it would not open

HOW CAN I GET BACK TO FF LAST VERSION!??

Im worried that all my links will be gone too!

G5 Power Mac, Mac OS X (10.4.11), 2x 2.6Ghz DCPs, 8GB Ram, 4+TB storage Acer X243W
  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (45,425 points)
    You should be able to download the old version from here:

    http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/10700/firefox
  • BGreg Level 6 Level 6 (17,500 points)
    You can download 3.6.16 which is the current version that will run on PowerPC's from http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/all-older.html
  • clb5 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    This was ****-poor conduct by Mozilla. There was no read-me w/ the 4.0 update noting that the sys reqs had changed.
  • K Shaffer Level 6 Level 6 (10,820 points)
    For those who have not deleted their older 3.6.15 or before, and want 3.6.16,
    you can choose to 'check for updates' within Firefox' Help in the main menubar.

    This will check for and update the browser to the last 3.6.x version available.

    Since I have both Mac OS X 10.4.11 and OS X 10.5.8 on PPC-based Macs,
    and both are running Firefox 3.6.16, I have not tested the Leopard system's
    ability to use the later (and recently released from beta) Firefox 4.x. series.
    And would certainly read around, before committing PPC Macs to a mistake.

    The discussion of non-support for Tiger 10.4.11 in Firefox browsers after 3.6.x
    had been online for a time, before these latest moments of recent discovery.

    Not sure of the options open to older Mac OS X 10.4.11 users, after 3.6.x;
    except to hope Mozilla keeps the Camino browser updated awhile longer.
    And maybe Opera will keep something available; perhaps iCab (for a fee.)

    The other issue is the lack of Flash and Shockwave support for Tiger 10.4.11
    & diminished support for PPCs in general, as Leopard 10.5.8 gets left behind.

    Good luck & happy computing!
  • BGreg Level 6 Level 6 (17,500 points)
    Since I have both Mac OS X 10.4.11 and OS X 10.5.8 on PPC-based Macs,
    and both are running Firefox 3.6.16, I have not tested the Leopard system's
    ability to use the later (and recently released from beta) Firefox 4.x. series.


    Firefox 4.0 is only for Intel-based systems. Don't know if there are any plans for PPC support or not.
  • Baby Boomer (USofA) Level 9 Level 9 (56,190 points)
    "There was no read-me w/ the 4.0 update noting that the sys reqs had changed."

    Actually, it's on FF website.





  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (119,370 points)
  • M-323 Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
    Klaus

    that worked and my links, bookmarks are still intact thanks!

    Luckily, I also had Safari with which to read these responses.
  • M-323 Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
    BD, do you find any benefit from running either FF4 or "TenFourFox" for 10.4.11 over the 3-series versions?
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (119,370 points)
    Nope, but it supposedly has many Security fixes.

    MonkeyBoy's CPU optimized versions do result in lower CPU usage, especially if you Hide FF or send it to the back.
  • K Shaffer Level 6 Level 6 (10,820 points)
    If there may be some continuing support for the TenFourFox or MonkeyBuddy fix,
    those could be a way to go, at least for a time, with PPC G4/G5 and Tiger/Leopard.

    {Though it seems a little odd but not too strange that the Firefox update site offers
    their new Firefox 4.0 release, blindly to all visitors; that can be a problem for some.
    In the same vain, Flash components for vintage Mac OS are difficult to navigate.}

    Oh well. If it weren't Fun, it'd be too Serious...
    Good luck & happy computing!