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omniweb browser on OS X 4.11 and a Quicksilver


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yes, believe it or not, i have a running Quicksilver with Tiger.
not that i am bragging or anything. haha...but in this day and age, i find that getting any old operating system to work with the internet is kinda fun.

a gentleman who is a member of our local Mac Users Group had some old equipment to give away, and one of them was a Quicksilver 867 mhz that he had OS X 10.3 server on. i "upgraded" to Tiger, and maxed out the RAM to 1.5, but still found that Safari was ponderous, and since i didn't want to use an old version of Firefox, decided to go search for another browser.

since Mozilla quit supporting Camino, i decided to see what else was out there. i found Omniweb...i had never heard of it before. it seems to run just fine on the Power Mac, and i was wondering why i had never seen much discussion on it in the forums.

my background working with Apple stuff has been an off-and-on thing going back to the 90s, so i am not well versed in the various tricks for keeping these things going. i will get all enthusiastic about what i am working on, and then loose interest and go back to Windows or Linux for a while....so i am not as up on Mac software and tweaks as i probably could be.

anyone have any suggestions or experience working with this browser? i notice it doesn't work well with graphics....which would suggest i am missing a plug-in or something. is there a version of quicktime, java, or flash [or something open-source] i can use to see more stuff on this browser with this set-up?

help save me from the trial and error i would have to go through doing this on my own.
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Try TenFour Fox. You may well have a problem with graphics using Tiger on a PowerPC.


http://www.floodgap.com/software/tenfourfox/

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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yes. the graphics were a bit hit and miss. since i posted this, i have installed !0.5 on the machine. it seems to run OK with it. i heard that Leopard isn't a good fit for the old quicksilvers, but everything checks out on it so far.

thanks for the link to TenFour Fox....will let you know what my experience is with it.

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I would be very hesitant to put such a machine on the Internet now. Too many things either won't work right or are dangerous due to security flaws that aren't fixed in older OS systems.
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seeing how slow and tedious this machine is for internet use, compared to my more modern machines, it will only be used for "entertainment purposes" on my part. i think it is just interesting that i can get it online at all.

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Well many of us got online before G4's, or even G3's for that matter, were even released. I had a Performa 5500 black Directors Special with a massive 96MB of memory and a 1GB hard drive on a dial up connection! Thought I was the bees knees using Netscape Communicator for email and Navigator as the browser. And ahh for the days of Claris Works.

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