Which browser to use with MacOS Snow Leopard?

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  1. andreisthename macrumors newbie

    andreisthename

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    Hello everyone, in your opinion what’s the best browser to use on OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard? I know its outdated and not many browsers support it, however I’m being “forced” to downgrade because my university uses a proprietary PowerPC based app for brain imaging and because of that I need rosetta. I’m using a 2009 MacBook Pro with 8 GB of RAM and an SSD. I’m currently using El Capitan, but having to switch between the two OSs one for general use (El Cap) and the other (SL) just for that specific app makes no sense and since my SSD is only 128 GB I’ve decided to downgrade completely. Plus my MBP came with Snow Leopard and it runs like a champ. I will however eventually upgrade to Sierra, but as for now I think I’m going to go with SL. Does anyone else still uses SL because of app compatibility?

    Thank you :)
     
  2. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    Why not install Snow Leopard into a virtual machine on something like Parallels Desktop?
     
  3. andreisthename thread starter macrumors newbie

    andreisthename

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    I thought about it, but I need graphics acceleration which a VM does not provide with SL. Plus it would use about 25 + GB os space on my 128 GB SSD
     
  4. Darmok N Jalad macrumors 65816

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    Could you get an external USB drive and install SL to it and then reboot to the external drive using Target Disk when you need it? Might even be able to use a thumb drive. It wouldn’t be fast, but it sounds like it’s not something you’ll use all the time.

    There are no actively supported browsers for SL anymore, so whatever you chose could pose risks. But if you must:
    http://www.oldapps.com/mac/firefox.php
     
  5. DeltaMac macrumors G3

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    How about Roccat browser? Same version 8 is supported from PPC Leopard to High Sierra.
     
  6. Darmok N Jalad macrumors 65816

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    I stand corrected!
     
  7. Fishrrman macrumors P6

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    Try:
    - iCab
    - Last version of Firefox that will work with 10.6.8
     
  8. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    My server 10.6 install on Parallels is under 16GB...
     
  9. redheeler macrumors 604

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    My approach would be to get a used PowerBook G4 or other PowerPC Mac just for that specific app if possible. Snow Leopard is a great OS, but has plenty of open vulnerabilities and next to no modern app support. Pale Moon as linked above is really your only up-to-date option for a browser.
     
  10. dbdjre0143 macrumors regular

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