A while ago we mentioned Browsers for PowerPC in few of our posts. We also mentioned a few updates from those Browsers, because we believe it is important to have applications updated as much as possible. Here is our list of recently updated Browsers, which are probably the Big Four for PowerPC, these days.
I was almost finished another post about Browsers, because Mac PowerPC users like to browse around and suddenly I got great news on my Twitter account that AuroraFox released the new Aurora 15.0a2 on July 6th and right away I downloaded this new version and it seems to be working like a well oiled machine: very stable and fast with the same great layout! Having Aurora in my PowerPC ensures that I won’t miss Google Chrome because it’s equally as good as Chrome. These guys aren’t playing around, for more info take a look at:
It’s really hard to say which browser is the best option for PowerPC these days, it’s a never ending forum. Today we can not complain about it anymore because we have some great options. I believe TenFourFox (http://tenfourfox.blogspot.com/) is installed in 11 of 10 PowerPC Macs around the world and it’s probably one of the most powerful and updated options today and runs in G5/G4/G3. Also Aurora, that just came out for PowerPC, seems to be the promised one. I’ve been using it for the last few weeks and I always have 4 tabs + google and it didn’t crash once! So far it seems to be a very stable browser. We can not forget to mention Camino, which is another good option and before this list starts growing (thumbs up) let’s mention some names that are not quite as popular but they deserve to own a place in your hard drive.
NagaraBrowser (1.0.1) (PowerPC 10.2 [way to go Jaguar] or later) - http://www6.plala.or.jp/lingo/contents/software/nagarabrowser.html The nicest thing about NagaraBrowser is the full screen view mode. You also have your entire desktop to work as a browser and you still have all access to your docks. Also, you can open any search web site like GOOGLE for example and leave it as a wallpaper in case you need to do some fast research, you just press the short cut (command + tab) and bingo, it is ready for you! Having all your research as wallpaper makes your life really easy when you are reading and writing at the same time!
Stainless (0.8) (PowerPC 10.5) - http://www.stainlessapp.com/ I like to use Stainless because it’s very fast, very stable and it has a very nice layout. It kind of looks like Firefox but the Bookmarks are in the left side (vertical). I’m not quite sure how long they will keep updating this software for PowerPC compliance, but let’s hope that our community gets bigger and bigger not only for those that already have a PowerPC Mac but also for those that own an Intel and want to have a second machine running side by side. I also enjoyed parallel sessions which allow you to log in using different credentials in separate tabs at the same time, that’s awesome new feature, not even Google Chrome has something similar.
AuroraFox is on my G5. I think/hope they fixed “whatever” was being a problem and not supporting G5s, and I’m anxious for the new update to come so I can start using this program on regular basis. Yesterday, I got home from work and tried to download it again and suddenly it worked and launched with no problems at all. So far I’m using it and like it. I will keep AuroraFox as another browser option because I like to have 2 sometimes 3 browsers open to do different tasks at the same time. Right now I have 3 tabs on: twitter, facebook and myapplespace.com running, with no problem.
I like the full screen view and it looks like you can sync your firefox account with Aurora, plus mange the famous add-ons…
Well so far that is the news for the Monday, and you can download the version that is working for me from this link:
Just browsing around this morning, I came across some pretty sweet news, Aurora (Mozilla Project) just released a browser for PowerPC users called AuroraFox 10.5Fx!! Needless to say, I immediately downloaded AuroraFox and launched it, but for some unknown reason, it seems not to work on PowerPC G5 machines only. I posted the news on Mac PowerPC’s Facebook page and some of the G4 users tried Aurora and it did work for them, and it apparently works fine. I’d really like to share more information with my Mac PowerPC readers, but I don’t have a G4 machine and usually I like to test all the apps/software before I post them here, but this time I won’t be able to do so. I think AuroraFox is a great browser and will be a breath of life that we PowerPC users have been waiting for, to keep our machines alive and working.