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Old Nov 17, 2004, 11:49 PM   #1
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G4/G5 Optimized Firefox/Camino

There are some optimized builds for Firefox and Camino at this site:

http://homepage.mac.com/krmathis/

I have not yet tried them, but I'm sure we'd appreciate feedback from anyone who does.. :-)
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Old Nov 18, 2004, 03:15 PM   #2
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I had just found the site from another source, and I am using such a build, though I had to guess whether I had an older G4 or a newer one (my Mac is an MDD PowerMac). It seems stable enough. I'm not sure if it's any faster though.
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Old Nov 18, 2004, 04:18 PM   #3
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I don't see a download for G5 optimized...
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Old Nov 18, 2004, 04:39 PM   #4
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i have a 1ghz ibook that is 2 months old, so i would assume i woud use the build for PowerPC 7450 ???
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There is a way to tell what processor you have from a simple terminal command. Unfortunatly I do not know it, but maybe someone else does.
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i have a 1ghz ibook that is 2 months old, so i would assume i woud use the build for PowerPC 7450 ???
I looked this up (see the other thread on this same topic for more information )...all the iBook G4s are 7450 era processors.
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It's very easy. Basically, any G4 running at 533 Mhz or less is a 7400 or 7410 (i.e. the "old G4"). Any G4 running at 550 Mhz or greater is a 745x (i.e. the "new G4"). This applies to all PowerMacs, Powerbooks, iMacs, iBooks, etc. I don't know if it necessarily applies to processor upgrade cards (but those are few and far between).
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Old Nov 18, 2004, 06:24 PM   #8
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been using it for a couple hours now and the only thing that seems faster (and its only a tad faster at that) is scrolling speed or general rendering. if you like to get every bit of extra speed you can get your hands on then go for it. only geeks like me will notice any difference.
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