Best web browser for 9.2.2?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by WGoins88, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. WGoins88 macrumors regular

    Feb 8, 2011
    Hey guys, haven't been on here in a while.

    Anyways... I am reviving my old 333MHz Lombard Powerbook. I just upped the RAM to 256 and installed 9.2.2. I want to put a browser on it, but I am not sure what the latest and greatest browser is for OS 9 as I haven't used OS 9 in years. Anyone have a browser suggestion for me?
  2. zen.state macrumors 68020


    Mar 13, 2005
  3. SuperJudge macrumors 6502


    Apr 2, 2008
    The Triangle, NC

    Classilla kicks ass, relatively speaking. There's nothing comparable out there for OS 9 since iCab killed Classic support a few years back. It won't be a fully modern experience, but it's pretty good for what it is.
  4. MacHamster68 macrumors 68040


    Sep 17, 2009
  5. reddrag0n macrumors 6502


    Oct 1, 2007
    Classilla is the way to go. As for sites that use java, you will have to edit the browser a bit in order to run it. After that, websites like Shaw email will run properly.
  6. adcx64 macrumors 65816


    Nov 17, 2008
    Another vote for Classila! Thats IMO the best browser for OS 9
  7. Nameci macrumors 68000


    Oct 29, 2010
    The Philippines...
  8. Imixmuan macrumors 6502

    Dec 18, 2010
    Classilla... the only option, iCab locks up and crashes so much in OS 9 that I don't even bother.

    Don't expect a Mac OS X web browsing experience, its just not possible. Instead focus on what Classilla CAN do, which is pretty impressive. Some tips:

    Mobile web sites are great, and give you the same content, without the ads. nytimes and bbc mobile are particularly good, I actually prefer them to the regular sites now. Gmail still works well in basic html mode, ebay did work a few months ago but is hopelesss now. No flash, or more accurately no flash beyond flash 7, which is the same as no flash. I kinda see that as a bonus, not a limitation, nothing to distract me.

    Herr Kaiser says he is moving towards focusing Classilla on the mobile web, which is probably a good thing, not trying to catch Classilla up to say tenfourfox or something.
  9. BigDukeSix macrumors 6502a


    Sep 22, 2010
    34.6700N 118.1590W
    I am doing the same thing, and did download Clasilla. While it is not like any OS X browser, it does work pretty good considering how old my Lombard is.

    I also need a version of Adobe so I can open some pdf files from an old game. Any help on which version I need?

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