View Full Version : G3 & G4 tips and tricks

Apr 28, 2011, 08:54 AM
To all,

Just bought a G3 700mhz and a G4 tower 450mhz. They aren't terribly slow but slow enough to where I want to clean them up a little bit. I have the free version on cocktail and XSlimmer (which only allows up to 50mb of defrag capabilities).

I know that Macs "never need to be defragged" but I am just wondering if there are free tools comparable to XSlimmer?

Im running 10.4.11 so would running a software update help out at all?

Just wondering, thanks to anyone who answers.

Dave H
Apr 28, 2011, 10:16 AM
free tools comparable to XSlimmer

TrimTheFat (http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/20404/trimthefat)

Apr 28, 2011, 04:34 PM
After you run Trim The Fat, check out the G4 optimized MPlayer in this thread (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1129727), and you should definitely check out TenFourFox (http://www.floodgap.com/software/tenfourfox/), a specifically tuned version of Firefox for G3 and G4 Macs. And you should also look into MacTubes (http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/28608/mactubes) to play Youtube videos better.

I don't know how much video you'll be able to play on those older Macs, but TenFourFox is an excellent browser for them.

Apr 28, 2011, 05:07 PM
A very nice browser is Camino.

Apr 28, 2011, 05:24 PM
thanks to all who posted so far, i will be testing out all of the apps and letting you know what i find.