Mozilla Firefox 7.0 (Tenfourfox) for Apple Mac OS PPC G3,G4 and G5’s

Floodgap Systems beats Mozilla to the punch with an early final 7.0 release that gives us a taste of the newest version of this successful browser. I’m using it now to bring you the news. There may be pre-existing issues with TLS 1.0 security, but this looks to be extremely remote. Remember that plug-ins are disabled due to compatibility issues. But at least we have a modern browser to run on some ancient kit.

Look here for the security issues discussion. The Firefox support page is here and the Home Page for Tenfourfox version 7.0 is found here. You must know which CPU chip your Apple PPC  has. To find out, open a terminal session. Hover your mouse over the application selection bar and look for a small black box marked ‘Terminal’ then click that to start it up. Type in the word ‘machine’ without quotes.

Terminal Session

Your Mac will tell you the PPC version of your chip. Go to the Tenfourfox home page and look at the bottom of the page. Find the chip references listed there, then click the one that matches your system, or use the quick links below. The download of approx. 17.3MB will arrive shortly in your designated download folder and when that download has completed, open the folder and double click the zip file to open it. After that step completes, drag the .app into your Mac Applications menu to give Tenfourfox a home. After that you can place an alias into your quick reference bar.

Zip file is named with your chipset.

These download links courtesy of Floodgap Systems :

Remember, TenFourFox is free software, “as is” without warranty of any kind, including merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. There is always the risk of system instability, data loss or security compromise. You accept these conditions unconditionally by downloading and using TenFourFox at (y)our own risk. Find out more about the Mozilla Public License and other licenses governing this software.

Follow the progress of Floodgap Software on the TenFourFox Development blog!

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