Can someone run website tests for me on the iMac G3?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by macos556798, Jan 21, 2019.

  1. macos556798 macrumors newbie

    Jan 20, 2019
    So, I can't get an iMac G3 anytime soon. I am very interested in finding out how certain websites load on this machine though. Using the TenFourFox browser, (only browser that renders and loads modern websites) run the following websites and if possible post pics: (1). message me on google hangouts on the imac g3 (i am very curious if hangouts loads on this machine), or my email is (2). YouTube. Yes I know their are YouTube apps for this thing, but I am wondering how slow performance is on the desktop site and how bad a video plays. (3) I am wondering how well the macrumors website loads
  2. AnonMac50 macrumors 65816

    Mar 24, 2010
    I don't have any G3s anywhere, but would you like me to try it out on some older G4s? Granted the oldest G4 I have at the moment is an 867 MHz G4 TiBook (which has a newer G4), so it might not be what you're looking for, but I can test it out if you'd like. I don't use Hangouts, but I can say that on a 1.67 GHz PowerBook G4 and a Dual 2.0 GHz Power Mac G5 the YouTube performance is mediocre at best. I can run non HD videos on the G4, but it slows the computer down, whereas on the G5, a 720p video will do the same.
  3. macos556798 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 20, 2019
    Yeah I would appreciate that, you should use to send a message to me, as gmail will be way too slow for a 867mhz G4 system (its slow on a modern pc/mac). And I am curious as to how YouTube runs on your 867.
  4. AnonMac50 macrumors 65816

    Mar 24, 2010
    No worries, I’ll try it out in the common weeks; I have a few things going on right now...I don’t have any Google accounts so I won’t be able to test Hangouts, but I’ll let you know how YouTube (and browsing) works in general. Would you prefer I use Tiger (seeing as an iMac G3 won’t run Leopard), or is Leopard fine?
  5. macos556798 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 20, 2019
    I would try Leopard and use the TenFourFox and leopard webkit browers. UNfortunately the default Safari browser doesn't load sites too well these days (doesnt play video at all) even though it's the fastest out of the 3.
    --- Post Merged, Feb 4, 2019 ---
    Do you dual boot tiger and leopard on the ti book?
  6. AnonMac50 macrumors 65816

    Mar 24, 2010
    At the moment it's dual booting Jaguar and OS 9. It doesn't have an AirPort card, so I don't usually connect it to the internet. With regards to the browsers, that was my experience as well, only Leopard Webkit and TFF work, both of which are heavy.
  7. swamprock macrumors 6502a


    Aug 2, 2015
    My dual core 2.0 ghz G5 runs 720p video just peachy in Leopard Webkit :)
  8. Appleuser201 macrumors regular

    Oct 12, 2018
    The quad G5 can run 1080p 60fps video fine in Firefox in Linux

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