Which is the best Browser for OSX 10.3.9

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Fishtalk, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. macrumors regular

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    My sytem is OSX 10.3.9 for the moment I'm running FireFox and Safari, but Safari crashes quite often and wont open a lot of pages.
    I want to keep Firefox (2.0.0.20) but want another browser to back it up.
    What do you suggest ?
     
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    wetrix

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    Opera?
    Internet Explorer?

    I think they both work on Panther, if you can find them.
     
  3. macrumors newbie

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    yea, id say opera is probably your best bet. is what i use on an old emac. No one likes IE :)
     
  4. macrumors 65816

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    opera, I use it sometimes and it is good :)
     
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    hughvane

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    Firefox or Camino. I use both on my G3 iMac/Panther, but Camino is better for speed and simplicity.
     
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    mkrishnan

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    There's something wrong here... there shouldn't be a lot of problems with Safari either crashing or failing to open a lot of pages. The last Panther version of Safari was reasonably stable and usable....
     
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    Jethryn Freyman

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    Firefox. I also used Netscape 7 back when I had Panther.
     
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    petermcphee

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    It might be worth a shot to upgrade your FireFox install to version 3, which I believe is still in beta.
     
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    Jethryn Freyman

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    Firefox 3 was released a couple of months ago.
     
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    ceezy3000

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    opera is what i run on myn, pretty good
     
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    mkrishnan

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    And at least the mainstream version does not run on Panther.

    http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/system-requirements.html

    I'll reiterate my statement that there's no reason Panther Safari should be performing so poorly. Camino and Firefox are great options, and if you personally like Opera, more power to you, but the old Safari should work fine also.
     
  12. macrumors newbie

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    Uh Oh. I only have 10.5.6. But i think that safari is the best in terms of compatibility, yet fire fox is best for privacy. So choose based on what you want.
     
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    Harmush

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    i had a 10.3 machine not long ago. an ibook g3. was pretty good on safari. the only thing was even with my 50mb connection at home and even faster one in uni/work (research student, uni is my work too) it did not render the pages properly and was still slow. it could just be the internet has moved on from our machines?

    i remember when i did have the ibook i actually used (now dont kill me) internet explorer for mac. it seemed a lot better, in my short time using it, at rendering the pages than the older safari.
    i don't think it was a problem with the machine as i re-installed the OS again so it was at its factory state.
     

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