Firefox no longer supports G5, any ideas?

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by eclipse, May 27, 2011.

  1. eclipse macrumors 6502a

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    Hi all,
    I love the way the Firefox sidebar shows up all my bookmarks and lets me file and edit bookmarks as I browse — as I'm actually on the page I'm reading —*rather than cumbersomely having to switch into SHOW ALL BOOKMARKS mode like Safari and then switch back just to do a bit of bookmark editing.

    Any ideas of another really Firefox like browser that has G5 support?
     
  2. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Firefox still has PowerPC support, you just need to compile it yourself.

    Edit: There are probably some builds about on the internet if you spend awhile Googling.
     
  3. saltspringer macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, I'm using exactly the same hardware and OS as you for web development, and though it's getting a bit aged, still works good - except I now can't use the latest version of Firefox.

    There are, of course, lots of other browsers out there, but all of the great plugins for Firefox - notably Firebug - make it indispensable.
     
  4. eclipse, May 31, 2011
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    eclipse thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Would those plugins and add-ons work in TenFourFox? (Firefox for PPC)?

    The future development pathway has changed for Firefox 5, TenFourFox will no longer be using their code for some technical reason I don't quite understand. But they will continue to develop.
    http://tenfourfox.blogspot.com/#roadmap


    Get the latest TenFourFox for G5 here (4.2)
    http://www.tenfourfox.com/

    Then check if your favourite add ons and extensions work. I know British/Australian english does not work so far.
     
  5. saltspringer macrumors newbie

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    Hey, thanks for posting the link to TenFourFox - just installed it and it's MUCH faster than FF3.6, and FireBug seems to work fine.
     
  6. eclipse thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Awesome! You might want to RSS their blog as i don't think I remember any auto-update warnings.
     

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