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Old Apr 28, 2011, 09:54 AM   #1
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G3 & G4 tips and tricks

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.
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Old Apr 28, 2011, 11:16 AM   #2
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free tools comparable to XSlimmer
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Old Apr 28, 2011, 05:34 PM   #3
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After you run Trim The Fat, check out the G4 optimized MPlayer in this thread, and you should definitely check out TenFourFox, a specifically tuned version of Firefox for G3 and G4 Macs. And you should also look into 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.
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Old Apr 28, 2011, 06:24 PM   #5
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thanks for the tips

thanks to all who posted so far, i will be testing out all of the apps and letting you know what i find.
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