G5-optimised Firefox 1.0.1 builds

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by oingoboingo, Feb 28, 2005.

  1. oingoboingo macrumors 6502a

    oingoboingo

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    This story appeared on xlr8yourmac.com, but I thought I'd repost it here too. You can now download a version of Firefox 1.0.1 compiled using G5-specific optimisations from http://homepage.mac.com/thenonsuch/firefox/. I'm currently using it to post this message on my 1.6GHz PowerMac G5. It's definitely faster than Safari, but I honestly haven't used regular Firefox on OS X enough to make a good comparison. Regular Firefox/G5 owners might like to take a look and see if there is any significant improvement to be gained by using G5-specific compilation options.
     
  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Excellent. Been waiting for the new build to be "G5 Optimised" :cool:
     
  3. JeDiBoYTJ macrumors 6502a

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    what about a G4 optimized 1.0.1 version? Im still running the old G4 Optimized version of 1.0.0
     
  4. atari1356 macrumors 68000

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    You can find that on this page:
    http://homepage.mac.com/krmathis/

    Since you have a newer computer, with newer G4, I believe you want the one called "FX-ppc7450-1.0.1.dmg"
     
  5. tersono macrumors 68000

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    Thanks for the heads-up. I've been waiting for this one =]
     
  6. JeDiBoYTJ macrumors 6502a

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    thx :D
     

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