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.
So I guess you probably are thinking “why the hell am I posting about Safari if this browser comes with all Macs?” It’s true, all Macs come installed with this great Browser, but once you update your browser the old version is gone, so this post is to show you how you can run multiple Safari versions along with the newest version that your PowerPC can get. (Let’s put it this way, because we know that PowerPC can not go any further than 5.0.6). Anyways, choose one or more versions of Safari that you’re missing and start playing around with it. It won’t bring you any new or great features other than the nostalgic feeling and you probably like that because in few years we (PowerPC) community will be 10 years out of “the orchard”.
* Sunrise 2.1.5 it’s the version that will work for 10.5 (PowerPC) Thank you NyMaxmo for sharing.
Now I realize that it says it requires Intel, but turns out it actually works for a PowerPC 10.5. At the moment I’m not running 10.5, so I couldn’t try it.. But when you download the browser, it lists notes itself as a Binary file. I conducted some research about this software, and found that it’s developed with Cocoa/Objective-C by Xcode, and uses the same KHTML rendering engine as Safari. So if you are a web developer, you’ll probably enjoy this tool! I appreciate if you’d share some comments with us and let us know how it worked out for you!!
Here is the thing there are good choices for PowerPC but there are much more for Intel. It’s unbelievable why they stopping doing browsers for our old PPC. Anyway, I think the most sad thing for a PPC user is not be able to use Google Chrome. But follow a list of good Browsers: