Best web browser for 9.2.2?

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

  1. WGoins88 macrumors regular

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    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?
     
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  3. SuperJudge macrumors 6502

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    +1

    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.
     
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  5. reddrag0n macrumors 6502

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    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

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    Another vote for Classila! Thats IMO the best browser for OS 9
     
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  8. Imixmuan macrumors 6502

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    Classilla...

    ..is 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

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    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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