TenFourFox Browser

TenFourFox is a Mozilla-based browser closely related to Mozilla Firefox, written for PowerPC-based Macintosh computers running Mac OS X to retain compatibility with the older architecture and older versions of the operating system, and to add PowerPC-specific optimizations for improved performance. Like Firefox, it includes compatibility with a wide range of addons, Acid2 compliance and near-Acid3 compliance, and HTML 5 and CSS 3 features; however, it also includes JavaScript just-in-time compilation, custom builds for specific PowerPC processor families, and AltiVec acceleration of key media codecs. The primary maintainer is Cameron Kaiser.

Why is this TenFourFox and not Firefox?
Because even though it uses the Firefox code base, it’s not Firefox. It uses code tuned for 10.4 (and compatible with 10.5), adds new PowerPC-specific improvements and restores the glue necessary to get most of modern Firefox’s advanced features working on our older computers, offered in separately hand-tuned builds for G3, G4/7400, G4/7450 and G5 processors to get the most from your specific computer.

Nevertheless, it’s still almost all the same code as today’s Firefox and has nearly all the same features, including dramatically faster JavaScript, WebM video, compatibility with most Firefox add-ons, and HTML 5 and CSS 3 support. You’ll find TenFourFox significantly faster overall than Firefox 3.6, yet it supports so many more new and emerging Web features that your dear old Power Mac will still be able to do what you need online for years to come.

TenFourFox requires a G3 Power Macintosh, Mac OS X v10.4.11 or Mac OS X v10.5.8, 100MB of free disk space and 512MB of RAM. Video playback will be poor on systems slower than 1.25GHz; we recommend a G5. Intel Macintoshes are not supported (and will be mercilessly mocked).

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. UseĀ  TenFourFox at your own risk. Find out more about the Mozilla Public License and other licenses governing this software.

Download TenFourFox Browser at Official TenFourFox website



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