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    I have used firefox on PC and now that I have switched would like to use it on MAC. It downlaods as a exe file but I cannot open it. What am I missing?
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    Your downloading the PC version, you need the MAC version.
    http://www.lightcafe.net

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    It takes a while to get used to looking for the OSX version of APPs. No problem.
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    Actually the Firefox website only offered me the Mac version, I'm finding lots of Linux/Open Source projects are good at detecting the OS and offering up the right version. Open Office did the same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tandaina View Post
    Actually the Firefox website only offered me the Mac version, I'm finding lots of Linux/Open Source projects are good at detecting the OS and offering up the right version. Open Office did the same.
    Yeah same
    It also worries me that they can see all about your computer though
    on this forum somebody's signature knew my OS browser and internet provider

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    The one I saw had Xp and OSX written under it so I assumed (and we all know that its unsafe to assume) that I would get the correct version for OSX

    Thank...I have it and it now works.

    Mark

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    You should check out the optimized versions of Firefox available at www.beatnikpad.com. The owner of this site has recompiled the stock open source Firefox code, creating specifically optimized versions for G4 and G5 PPC Macs, and a similar version for Intel Macs. The resulting programs, which cannot be called Firefox, are called BonEcho, and work noticeably faster than Firefox itself.

    See www.beatnikpad.com

    I run BonEcho daily and love it. BTW, lest anyone wonder, I am not the author of the site - just a satisfied customer!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mac57 View Post
    You should check out the optimized versions of Firefox available at www.beatnikpad.com. The owner of this site has recompiled the stock open source Firefox code, creating specifically optimized versions for G4 and G5 PPC Macs, and a similar version for Intel Macs. The resulting programs, which cannot be called Firefox, are called BonEcho, and work noticeably faster than Firefox itself.

    See www.beatnikpad.com

    I run BonEcho daily and love it. BTW, lest anyone wonder, I am not the author of the site - just a satisfied customer!
    Sounds interesting.

    Can you use regular firefox extensions with this product?

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    Yes, it is Firefox in every respect - it is the Firefox code, recompile with specific optimizations enabled for the type of machine it is targetted at. It *is* Firefox in all things except its name - the web site can't re-use the Firefox name - clearly that name is owned by Mozilla!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeyman View Post
    Yeah same
    It also worries me that they can see all about your computer though
    on this forum somebody's signature knew my OS browser and internet provider
    I don't think that it is a really big deal. You report your IP and ISP simply by making a connection to the web server and your browser reports things like Browser, OS, referring page, screen resolution, color depth, number of pages visited, and installed plugins/options. All of that is just there to make the browsing experience a little more tailored to the individual user, an example being firefox.com sending you immediately to the Mac version installer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac57 View Post
    You should check out the optimized versions of Firefox available at www.beatnikpad.com. The owner of this site has recompiled the stock open source Firefox code, creating specifically optimized versions for G4 and G5 PPC Macs, and a similar version for Intel Macs. The resulting programs, which cannot be called Firefox, are called BonEcho, and work noticeably faster than Firefox itself.

    See www.beatnikpad.com

    I run BonEcho daily and love it. BTW, lest anyone wonder, I am not the author of the site - just a satisfied customer!
    Thanks will check that out. I had done some optimizing myself simply following directions from MACWORLD magazine some time ago, however that was a couple versions ago and they most likely did not carry over through...that was much easier.
    http://www.lightcafe.net

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeyman View Post
    Yeah same
    It also worries me that they can see all about your computer though
    on this forum somebody's signature knew my OS browser and internet provider
    That kind of information is readily available from your browser regardless of what OS you're running (and always has been since the dawn of the Web). You can tweak it to some extent to fool certain websites that might cater to IE, but keep in mind that your presence on the Internet is a two-way street (in other words, when you connect to the Internet, it also connects to you).

    This is one of the reasons that running a firewall is important. Also, if you're running a router of some sort, the IP address people display is your public IP address (the IP of your modem, not your PC). Since ranges of publc IPs are assigned to ISPs and that information is a matter of public record, it's easy for some web toy to determine your ISP and sometimes even your general location (i.e. the UK).

    So, in short, this is nothing to worry about and is certainly not because your computer is lacking in security features.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeyman View Post
    It also worries me that they can see all about your computer though
    on this forum somebody's signature knew my OS browser and internet provider
    Here are a couple of sites that tell you what your browser tells them.

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