I'm glad my 20014 iBook G4 still works....

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by GanChan, Apr 28, 2019.

  1. GanChan macrumors 6502a

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    ...because it just allowed me to convert a bunch of my old writing projects from the PPC version of movie Magic Screenwriter (proprietary file format) to RTF.

    The battery is kaput and the screen is going kind of dark, but hey!
     
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  3. GanChan, Apr 28, 2019
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    GanChan thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks. Now i need to see about getting a new battery....
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    By the way, what do I do about online security in Wi-Fi settings, if I'm stuck with using no-longer-supported browsers? On the one hand, I can't imagine anyone still writing/using malware for PPCs in this day and age -- and I don't need to keep any sensitive data on the iBook anyway. But then there's the issue of securing the connection itself....
     
  4. timidpimpin macrumors 6502

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    I assume you mean 2004? Otherwise you'd have an iBook G4 from far into the future. :)
     
  5. bobesch macrumors 65816

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    "I can't imagine anyone still writing/using malware for PPCs in this day and age"
    That's it! That is what made me taking an iBook G4 as a beamer-companion for meetings, which has to serve for files and presentations from different sources ...
     
  6. GanChan thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Biggest problem I'm having right now is getting my old versions of TenFourFox and Camino to connect to various sites. Apart from certificate issues, the biggest obstacle seems to be some kind of server encryption compatibility error. Any thoughts?
     
  7. sparty411 macrumors member

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    Upgrade to a newer version of TFF

    https://www.floodgap.com/software/tenfourfox/
     
  8. GanChan, Apr 28, 2019
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    GanChan thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    OK, just downloaded the current version. It's "checking my add-ons for compatibility" -- which seems to be taking a loooooong time.... but i think the problem is now solved!
     
  9. swamprock macrumors 6502a

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    A minor point, but make sure your time and date are set correctly as well. That can wreck havoc on certificates and other functionality...
     
  10. amagichnich macrumors 6502

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    Missing TLS 1.2 and 1.3 I guess

    EDIT: I know of no way to add that to the OS itself, if a browser doesn't support it
     
  11. GanChan thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, this is a problem as long as the battery is messed up, unless I keep it plugged in 24/7.
     

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