What browser is the best to surf the Internet on and ibook clamshell?

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  1. snarestud940 macrumors 6502a

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    I recently bought a TP Link N30 from Amazon, as you guys can see in my other post. What is the best browser to use to surf the Internet? I don't have the wireless receiver yet, so I will probably download it on my iMac 2012, and use a flash drive to install it on my iBook. Any suggestions? It has 10.3.9.

    Happy fourth!
     
  2. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    I was going to suggest TenFourFox, but you said 10.3.9 so instead I would suggest Opera 10.10 or 10.20.

    iCab or OmniWeb are also good on this version of OS X.

    That aside, you cannot expect modern browsing. Your options will be limited on 10.3.9.
     
  3. snarestud940 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Of course, all I want is to check email on Gmail.com, maybe browse Facebook, and that's about it. Should I download the browser on my iMac?
     
  4. KawaiiAurora macrumors 6502

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    You'll have to be content with mobile versions of the web sites!
     
  5. snarestud940 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Totally fine
     
  6. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    As @KawaiiAurora said, you'll probably be best sticking with mobile versions of these sites.

    You're using an old version of OS X, with old versions of browsers. With Opera you can't even use a useragent that would show you as using anything above Firefox 3.

    A typical requirement of Facebook is Flash, which the last version for PowerPC was version 10.x. Even accessing Gmail may ask for some javascript the browser can't do. Of course, these seem simple things on modern browsers with modern hardware. Not so simple in this case.

    So, yes, stick with the mobile versions of the sites.

    You can download now and copy over when you get the Mac if you want.
     
  7. bunnspecial macrumors 603

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    I'd suggest Classilla in either Classic mode or booting OS 9 natively.
     
  8. KawaiiAurora macrumors 6502

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    Using 'touch.facebook.com' would make the OP's life much easier as that's what I use. If the OP doesn't mind going to 10.4, OmniWeb 5.11.2 is excellent for spoofing the user agent to mobile devices and it works decently even on my 400MHz PowerMac G4

    If you don't mind, try using Firefox 3 Alpha 6 as I think that should work on Panther
     
  9. MysticCow macrumors 6502a

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    I'm surprised it took this long to get to Classilla as a choice. This is the only one for OS 9 to 10.3 that is updated at all.
     
  10. mzs.112000 macrumors regular

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    Try this thing called VNC.
    It does require whats called a VNC server to be installed on either a Intel Mac or PC.
    Once you do that you can browse the web on a clamshell.
    In fact, you can then use ANY web browser that works on Intel, AND even use heavyweight modern programs as well.
    The only limiting factors are your GPU(you still have to push pixels), and your connection speed(all input/output is piped over IP between computers)
     
  11. YYsMD macrumors newbie

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    Another vote for Classilla on OS9, although it is super limited. I've only really found it useful on my clamshell for downloading software direct from Macintosh Garden without using a middle computer.

    YouTube specific, someone from 68kmla wrote a solution to watch that on older equipment. Might be worth a look
     
  12. Dronecatcher macrumors 68020

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    I'm waiting for my 68kmla registration to be approved before I can read that article...but the thread I did here allows you to do Youtube on a Clamshell iBook - I tested it myself on my 300Mhz base model.
     
  13. snarestud940 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm online with the stock camino app. However, I tried to download opera, and classilla, and icab, and they will not open on the iBook. any other suggestions?
     
  14. MysticCow macrumors 6502a

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    If Classilla won't open, the Classic environment is probably not installed. You will need to either find it legit OR go to the Mac OS 9 Lives forums and grab the universal installer (registration is required).

    http://macos9lives.com/smforum/index.php for their wonderful forums. It's hard to find.
     
  15. KawaiiAurora macrumors 6502

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    That's odd.. Are you sure you got the right versions? I'd still upgrade to Tiger tho
     
  16. MysticCow macrumors 6502a

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    OP has a toilet seat iBook. Might not be able to without some trickery.

    Not saying he shouldn't be on 10.4, but this is the likely reason.
     
  17. KawaiiAurora macrumors 6502

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    Yeah I know but I think that messing around with it is worthit considering that the difference between 10.3 and 10.4 when it comes to more modern software is between light and day.
     

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