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  1. Seth Mac Fan, Jul 18, 2012
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    Seth Mac Fan macrumors regular

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    I really like Tenfourfox , and I will continue to use it . But is there anything else faster than tenfourfox that is still being updated and that is stable on mac os 10.5 ?
     
  2. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Aurorafox

    Aurorafox is developed by one of the contributors to TenFourFox using TFF code. Right now, Aurorafox is at version 15. G4/G5, Leopard only.

    Generally it's stable, but as part of the builds are based on the nightly Aurora builds sometimes it crashes or you have to force quit. I like it. It's faster than TFF.

    One small note. If you use anonymizing software (TOR, JonDonym, etc) you should not use this or TFF 13+. Something changed in the code after TFF 10.x and it completely nullifys both Torbutton and the JonDonym browser addons. This makes your IP address/identity completely exposed.

    For that reason I have rolled back to TFF 10.0.6 (latest stable release).
     
  3. jbarley macrumors 68030

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    Webkit for Leopard has become my favorite, it is fast and stable on my system and up till now at least, is still being updated,
     
  4. kevin242 macrumors member

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    i concur, love leopard webkit on my powerbook g4
     
  5. PowerPCMacMan macrumors 6502a

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    So, is the leopard webkit the same as the current intel version? I noticed there was another nightly build of Intel webkit, but the Leopard webkit is behind.

     
  6. MacinDan macrumors regular

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    Tor Project no longer supports Torbutton unless it's part of its browser bundle install. You can still use Tor without Torbutton, can't you? By connecting with Vidalia and setting your TenFourFox proxy manually according to this page?
     
  7. jbarley macrumors 68030

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    No, not the same cutting edge nightly, it is and will always be several builds behind, I would imagine because of the volunteer time and effort of those maintaining it, but at least it is still moving forward just at a slower pace.
     
  8. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    That's correct. I'm using Torbutton with TFF 10.0.6. When I use it with TFF13 or higher or Aurorafox 14 or higher though things get wierd. So, that's why I rolled back to TFF 10.0.6.

    Technically you can set your system proxys in System Preferences and thus have them go through Vidalia (which I have done) and that will cause any browsers not using the Torbutton to be on the TOR network (such as Safari) but the protection is minimal. The JonDonym anonymity test shows the TOR IP address and then under that your real IP. Now, that's probably because I don't have Safari and my other browsers configured correctly but then I don't use those as my main browsers so it's not something I am overly concerned with.
     
  9. Seth Mac Fan, Jul 18, 2012
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    Seth Mac Fan thread starter macrumors regular

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    Is webkit basically what safari is made from ? I thought I heard that somewhere a while back . Also where do you get it for leopard 10.5 power pc ? I went to the site and downloaded the nightly build but it said it would not run on this version of Mac OS X .
     
  10. jbarley macrumors 68030

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    Try the webkit link in my original post #3, the one you quoted.
     
  11. Seth Mac Fan thread starter macrumors regular

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    Wow I feel stupid I apologize, I did not even pay attention to that , thanks lol . You know it happens sometimes , it has been a busy day .
     
  12. Seth Mac Fan thread starter macrumors regular

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    Is Webkit supposed to say safari when you are using it ? I installed the leopard build and when I am using it at the menu bar it says safari and when I go to about it says safari , but in the dock it says webkit ?
     
  13. Nameci macrumors 68000

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    Yes.
     
  14. Zeke D macrumors 6502a

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    I've never tried any browser other than Safari on my PPC machines? What are the practical advantages to tenfourfox and the like?
     
  15. Imixmuan macrumors 6502

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    Tenfourfox....

    ...like Aurorafox, like Firefox, is a Gecko browser. Currently Camino is the only other Mac OS X Gecko browser out there (Seamonkey too, I guess, but no PPC support anymore), but Camino uses an older rendering engine than Firefox/Tenfourfox/Aurorafox. Tenfourfox has loads of add ons and extensions that many users feel greatly optimizes their browsing. Adding tons of add ons will, however, also slow your system down to a crawl if you aren't careful. It is also currently supported by Cameron Kaiser and a few other kind souls who don't want PPC macs to die a slow and painful death. Ad blocker, DownloadHelper, Greasemonkey and Flashvideoreplacer are all Tenfourfox extensions I use regularly, and I like/love them all.

    Safari, Omniweb, Sunrise, iCab, Roccat ,Chrome (intel only of course) and more are all webkit browsers. Webkit is the rendering engine, and most of them share the webkit you have installed. They also have add ons and extensions,but less so than Firefox. You can however use Greasekit to make Greasemonkey scripts work on a webkit browser. I do and they are great.

    I'd encourage you to at least download and try tenfourfox. Flash and all plugins are disabled by default (Cameron Kaiser is a security first kinda guy, which I respect, but there is a limit to my paranoia) but there are many tutorials on how to enable them if you want to take that risk. You may like it, you may wonder wtf? That's up to you. Its nice to have some choice in browsers, I find.
     
  16. Seth Mac Fan, Jul 18, 2012
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    Seth Mac Fan thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes do try tenfourfox it is a great browser , safari is no longer supported on the mac power pc and I really like that the devoloper is continuing support for power pc he gets that people stilll use old macs and they are still good computers in 2012 even if apple believes they are irrelevant in 2012 . That is not the case power pc macs at least the faster g4s and g5s could do pretty much everything a average user could want if only it was supported by software . If you like safari I do recommend webkit as I have just tried it and it is very good if you want a modern safari . I like tenfourfox more but webkit is a good secondary browser at least more usable than the last apple safari supported on power pc .
     
  17. wobegong Guest

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    Second that, use Firefox on my Intel Mac and find no difference at all using TenFourFox on my G5, great browser - renders all sites perfectly, good speed and up to date, whats not to like?

    i even use Firefox sync to keep all my bookmarks etc sync'd between the Intel and PPC machines :cool:
     
  18. MacinDan macrumors regular

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    Safari's speed is really impressive when you first open it but tends to bog down after extended use. TenFourFox stays steady even after days of use.
     
  19. PowerPCMacMan, Jul 25, 2012
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    Yes, Long live the PowerPC. I believe sometime in the future, it will once again be loved by Apple again. Think Different.
     

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