Okay, you have the right processor, but the wrong Mac OS.
TenFourFox runs under 10.4 and 10.5 only (10.4.11 and 10.5.8 are
the supported versions). I'm sorry I can't offer you a better
solution, but you will have to upgrade your G5 if you want to run
The thing is, if you need the desktop version of Facebook or the
latest and greatest in HTML/CSS, these old browsers won't help you
much. Since your G5 can run 10.4 or 10.5 very decently, your best
option is to upgrade the OS if you want to keep the machine
You were assuming correctly. Safari on 10.3 is hopelessly
outdated. Webmail interfaces can be pretty demanding nowadays.
Security is also an issue for webmail, and TFF (plus Seamonkey PPC,
needs 10.5) are the only PPC browsers, as far as I'm aware, that
are up-to-date security-wise.
Be careful, Jordan........OS X 10.5.8 is the last Mac OS made
for the Power PC but even the Dual 1.8 G5 is not powerful enough to
run the 10.5.8 OS.
This OS version was deliberately written to force G5 owners to
update to a newer Intel powered Mac.
My Dual 1.8 G5 can not cope with the power demands of the 10.5.8
OS, and the Mac experts that look after my G5 know all about the
problems........no G5 ever built had enough POWER to run OS X
I normally run an older OS in my G5, but my hard drive is in for repair.
The replacement hard drive i was given is running 10.5.8 and my cable net
service is like dial up......not to mention the time wasted waiting for my
G5 to start up, and worse to close down.
The IT Tech's informed me about the power problems that the Power Macs have
with the 10.5.8 OS.
It is apparently a well known problem with Power Macs trying to run the
10.5.8 OS........either that, or the Tech's are lying to me.
Jordan seems to be having a similar problem to me, but he is running a much
faster OS that doesn't need as much power.
Logic would suggest that if he downloads the SLOWER 10.5.8 OS, then he
should have even more trouble downloading your latest version.
That makes this a Ten Four Fox topic........
I closed it to stop the discussion about one person's off-topic
"power" problems that was generalized to all Macs. Neither 10.4 nor
10.5 will run like crap on any G5 except there's something majorly
wrong with the hardware.
Hello D.H., make sure the zip file is downloaded completely. TFF
24.5.0 for G4 7450 is 33.544.050 bytes (we don't support TFF 17
anymore). Also make sure you unzip it with the Mac OS X built-in
utility. Right-click the zip file and choose Open With… >