Tips to make iMac G3 run faster on the Internet?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by LOLZpersonok, May 8, 2013.

  1. LOLZpersonok macrumors 6502a


    Aug 10, 2012
    Calgary, Canada
    I have an iMac G3 slot loader with a 350MHz processor and 512MB of RAM. It's a summer of 2000 iMac.

    Before I accidentally murdered Mac OS X 10.2 and put OS 9 on it, it used to run oddly quickly on the Internet. Despite a couple incorrectly rendered sites every here and then and the normal slow site, it was much faster than it is now. It was even able to tackle Omegle perfectly fine and functionally.

    Now that I have installed Mac OS X 10.2.8 again (alongside OS 9.2) so I could play all of my M4A and M4P music again, it's significantly slower on the Internet now, I have no clue why. Most of the time I can't even get a new stranger on Omegle! Pages load much slower than they did before. It's also not any better under Mac OS 9.2

    Can anyone provide me with any optimization tips? Sorry if there is any misspellings or incorrect words. I'm using my iPod right now.
  2. Lil Chillbil macrumors 65816

    Lil Chillbil

    Jan 30, 2012
    I would like to add that the internet changes every second and is evolving if this was more than 3 months ago then that is why it feels like night and day.
  3. MisterKeeks macrumors 68000


    Nov 15, 2012
    So it is because the internetz has changed in 3 months so that every site is slower. Nah, I don't think so.
  4. AlbertEinstein macrumors regular


    Jan 3, 2013
    Browsers man... which were you using on OS 9 and which are you using in 10.2?

  5. rjcalifornia macrumors 6502a


    Oct 4, 2012
    El Salvador
    Internet is the same, it is the websites that changes. For some odd reason now we want to have more heavy web apps. HTML5 was made for make things easier to load, unlike flash... Oh well...
  6. LOLZpersonok thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Aug 10, 2012
    Calgary, Canada
    In OS 9 it's this weird browser called Mozilla or I'm using iCab.

    For 10.2 it's Camino. It was waaaay (actually not that much, but still) faster before when it ran OS 10.2 before I erased the hard drive.
  7. G4TheWin macrumors member

    Dec 8, 2012
    A ditch somewhere
    I'd just keep that thing on OS 9. It's much too slow for anything beyond that, and there's no updated web browser for Jaguar, the operating system you're running now. For web browsing, use Classilla. It's pretty much Mozilla but updated for the web standards of about Firefox 2, with security updates coming out regularly.
  8. spyguy10709 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 5, 2010
    One Infinite Loop, Cupertino CA
    Use classilla for OS 9.

    It's really the best browser for those old macs, especially when running on such old software
  9. Imixmuan, May 12, 2013
    Last edited: May 12, 2013

    Imixmuan macrumors 6502

    Dec 18, 2010
  10. Imixmuan macrumors 6502

    Dec 18, 2010
    Amen to those who say use Classilla, its the only browser you should use on OS 9. You can use Classilla in Classic in Jaguar, it may be the most secure browser for Jaguar these days.

    Tiger is not completely out of the question even at 350 mhz, it may actually run as well as Jaguar with your 512 MB of RAM. Tiger opens up a ton of modern browser choices. Tenfourfox (will be slow, but pages will render correctly), Omniweb, an even more modern Camino. Just sayin...

    Ken Watanabe on the Lowendmac OS 9 user group list posted that he discovered he could actually stream youtube on his Pismo pretty decently using Classilla in Classic with Tiger, and the mobile youtube site. It launches the video (3gp I think) in OS X's Quicktime. In Tenfourfox in OS X 10.4 this little tick doesn't work. Score one for Classilla! Here is the thread:!topic/macos9/7pRonFArJ14

    People have put mintPPC 9.3 on machines slower than yours and still report decent speed. Just another option.
  11. SawyerTHEBEST macrumors member


    Feb 5, 2013
    300mhz good luck > Webkit

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