Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Firefox 3.7 and Tiger

Firefox 3.6 went final last Friday, so I'm moving to that at my "regular" version of Firefox, replacing 3.5. I've been using the 3.6 Namoroka PowerPC G4 build for some time, and it's been very stable.

I wanted to put the 3.7 alpha on my Power Macs and soon discovered that it won't launch on Mac OS X 10.4 "Tiger" - it apparently requires 10.5 "Leopard" or later. That's a shame, as Tiger remains a great operating system and meets almost all of my needs. (Ditto for Leopard, which doesn't support Classic Mode. That's why I use two Macs side by side.)

Camino 2.0.1 remains my primary browser, with the PowerPC build of Firefox 3.7 playing second fiddle. I also use Opera 10 and Safari now and then.

1 comment:

  1. I give my highest regard to those envelope busting software writers who try to max-out "classic" software beyond what market or convention says is possible or workable. I still have a G3 900Mhz iBook I'd like work closely as possible to Tiger is on my 1.25gHz eMac. That's why iCab and Opera and SeaMonkey (so far) earn extra respect in my book for trying keep older platforms as modernly capable as technically possible. Such reminds me of the GEOS gang in my Commodore 64 days! I wish LEM would reserve a column just for these kinds of "neo-classic" envelope-pushing software writers and their wares. Besides, it's kind of fun to see your older machines chin up to the younger guys at times!