TenFourFox & TenFourBird

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by mayuka, Oct 15, 2012.

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    mayuka

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    Has anyone tried out TenFourFox and TenFourBird? :confused:

    They claim to be fast and secure replacements for firefox and thunderbird, which are quite outdated on our beloved PPC Macs...
     
  2. macrumors member

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    I am using both and found no issues with either. Especially TenFourBird has the exact same user experience.
     
  3. macrumors 65816

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    I ended up switching to Camino after trying TenFourFox for a while. It does everything, is up to date and has built in flash enabler. The only thing that annoys me with Camino is the way it handles new tabs by taking you to them automatically.

    If you want a lightweight and fast browsing experience on PPC that is HTML compliant I'd go with Camino, otherwise try Omniweb. Firefox and its direct derivative TenFourFox is getting too bloated for PPC.
     
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    Starfighter

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    I don't really like TenFourFox since it is very sluggish on my computers, I'd go for SeaMonkey 2.13 instead! Camino is my favorite when it comes to speed and stability but it has no real compatability with new stuff like HTML5 - SeaMonkey does (to some extent).

    Preferences -> Tabs -> Always load tabs in background. :)
     
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    cocacolakid

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    I forgot about Omniweb, thanks. Camino still feels like the fastest browser on a PPC to me. And it's funny about TFF/Firefox becoming bloated. When Firefox was created the entire goal was to be smaller and faster than IE, now it's become so bloated and a resource hog, just like IE was.
     
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    Camino is still officially actively supported as well. Though updates remain few and far between it still handles everything I throw at it and is the most stable lightweight browser left on the PPC platform.
     
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    mayuka

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    Do you remember when the last update was? I don't. It's my favourite browser at the moment as well. It uses the native Mac-GUI and that's the most positive thing about it. Speed generally is fast but playing flash videos is very slow. The only thing that really bothers me that you can't feel safe browsing the web because they rely on a very old version of the Mozilla engine with dozens of bugs and security holes.

    I definitely will try out TenFourBird. Sounds good to me as I don't like Mac OS Mail.
     
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    tom vilsack

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    On my ibook G3 seamonkey is far and away the fastest.
     
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    skateny

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    The latest version of Camino is 2.1.2.

    If you go here, it will tell your browser's string, version of Flash and other useless information. :D

    http://www.whatismybrowser.com/
     
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    GermanyChris

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    I like Aurorafox then Omni then everything else
     
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    Not only useless but untrue, claims I'm using Safari but actually it's Stainless and claims java is enabled but in reality it is disabled, as it is in all my browsers.
     
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    skateny

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    Sorry about that. All data I received from this site is accurate.
     
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    Hey, not your fault, no apology needed, just pointing out a well know fact, "just because it is on the interwebs does not make it true".:)
     
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    I use the G4 optimized version of Thunderbird as well as a G4 optimized version of Camino since TenForFox dont allow flash

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    ive tried all browsers ive heard of on this forum and Camino remained the fastestes all other browsers are memory hogs expecially ssince i only have 1GHz macs and the MDD as 1GB eMac has 512MB
     
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    skateny

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    I agree. Camino works best for me.
     
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    never heard of tenfourbird does it use a version higher then v3?
     
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    Nameci

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    Have never installed TFF, it is either Safari or Camino for me. Safari is sluggish but had html5 support, Camino is fast. That is all I can say.
     
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    tff and safari are about the same as far as memory usage
     
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    That will be your browser reporting as Safari. If you open up Camino it will display the correct information, you can put any sort of false information into your browser string. It's just the information so as the website knows how to handle your browser. The latest version of Camino is 2.1.2, there was an update some time earlier this year.

    Camino reports fine for me even on security intensive websites.
     

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