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01-02-2007, 12:22 AM
Pulse-8, I hunted up the latest BonEcho and the author had PowerMac G5 optimized versions as well as Intel. I downloaded the latest and tried it and it worked like a champ. Very, very fast, AND it had the site and folder icons as they should be in the Bookmarks menu. I am not sure why the stock Firefox doesn't do this, but it doesn't, and the BonEcho build does. Thanks! Problem solved.
To all the other readers, as you know, Firefox is open source software. This means that anyone can pick up the source and build derivatives of it themselves. That is what this BonEcho build is. Someone has taken the Firefox source and done some optimizing on it for both PPC and Intel chips. To get the latest, go to:
Why "BonEcho"? He can't call the result "Firefox", since that name is already in use (!). I am not sure how he picked "BonEcho", but as Pulse-8 says, it is the Firefox we all know and love. Try it out, it seems significantly faster than the stock offer.
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