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Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by olsend81, Jun 9, 2013.
I have used it but haven't seen an improvement over regular safari. What's the difference
it is built against the latest Firefox codebase - meaning you get the latest features and security updates.
Even if you don't see a performance increase (you should do though!), you should be using something like TFF, AurorFox etc. instead of Safari as it is wide-open to existing vulnerabilities and exploits.
I was never as enamored with TFF as you guys were. Aurora fox on the other hand is a nice browser
As I understand it from the two projects AuroraFox is built by a contributer to 10.4Fx against the 10.5 SDK. I agree it seems faster on 10.5 as the software its built against is newer and takes advantage of 10.5 features but it is essentially the same code.
I think the same guy that does AuroraFox also does leopard-webkit.
Regardless, you should be using one of the 3 for the security aspects that they bring to our old systems. Which is faster is a secondary goal of all three projects.
What they said, and...
....tenfourfox, auroafox are, still essentially at source parity with Firefox. So you get all the goodness of Firefox and its powerful library of extensions, like Greasemonkey, Adblocker, etc etc...how much longer we will have this, no one knows, not even Cameron Kaiser. But, he and Tobias Netzel (Aurorafox and Leopardwebkit developer) have pulled off some major programming wins in the past, here's to hoping they can continue to do so for a few more years.
No sane PowerPC user should be using plain Jane Safari in 2013. Its old, slow and unsafe. Use Tobias Netzels Leopardwebkit instead, which will give you a faster and more modern webkit engine inside your 5.0.6 Safari. Also, use ClicktoFlash and ClicktoPlugin extensions to dump flash off your PowerPC mac. Flash is also old, slow and unsafe.
I don't sound like a broken record, I am a broken record.
I have to agree with everyone else. Being online is security first, speed second regardless of processor architecture. Now we do have some browsers that offer the best of both worlds.
Leopard users should use Aurora, TenFourFox, or Leopard Webkit. There is literally no other browser that is getting updated. Tiger users are pigeon-holed into TenFourFox. There is TenFourKit (Webkit for 10.4), but it hasn't been updated very regularly.
Any user from Mac OS 9 to 10.3 needs to use Classilla. It will open in the "Classic environment" on OS X, but there is no other choice. Classilla is the ONLY BROWSER that I know of for those OS-es that gets any kind of update treatment, meaning it is the ONLY BROWSER that is halfway secure on those anymore.
TenFourFox: http://www.floodgap.com/software/tenfourfox/ (go all the way to the bottom and find your processor)
Aurora: http://code.google.com/p/aurorafox/ (these builds are not processor specific)
Leopard Webkit: http://code.google.com/p/leopard-webkit/
Don't forget Roccat, I'm not sure to pick that, AuroraFox or try to make my own to use with my Leopard G4s.
Roccat is here: http://www.runecats.com/roccat.html
It's a really good one also and is active in PPC support.