I am looking for a browser that will work with Mac 0S X Version 10.4.11

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James

31 Jul, 2020 04:12 PM

Hi there,

I have an old Imac computer I am trying to use to surf the web but most websites are not displaying images or even opening. It is currently running Mac 0S X Version 10.4.11.

Will your browser work on my computer? And what version should I download?

Many thanks
James

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Chris (chtrusch... on 31 Jul, 2020 07:30 PM

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    James, what kind of iMac is it? G3, G4 or G5? What's the processor speed? If in doubt, click About this Mac… in the Apple Menu.

  2. 2 Posted by James on 01 Aug, 2020 12:07 AM

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    Hi Chris,

    Its an Imac5, 1
    Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2.16 GHz

    Looking online I think its a 2006/2007 model.

    Many thanks

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Chris (chtrusch... on 01 Aug, 2020 07:08 AM

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    So you have an Intel iMac, which means the 'official' TenFourFox won't work on your computer.

    If your iMac can update to Max OS X 10.11 El Capitan, you could just run the latest version of Firefox. But I only recommend doing this if the Mac has an SSD and at least 4 GB of RAM:
    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT206886

    If you want to keep Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger you have two options:
    https://sourceforge.net/projects/tenfourfox/files/unstable/contrib/
    https://github.com/OlgaTPark/tenfourfox/releases/

    These unofficial builds are not supported here. I cannot recommend which one is better, you'll have to try for yourself. (I'd probable try the more recent TenFourFox-FPR24-i386 first).

  4. 4 Posted by James on 01 Aug, 2020 10:07 AM

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    Hi there,

    Thanks for your reply.

    I checked and Apple says my computer cannot be upgraded to another operating system unfortunately.

    I just thought of one problem when downloading the TenFourFox-FPR24-i386 browser. If I try to access this page on the Imac computer it will be unable to open the website. I have another computer the one which I am messaging you from but thats a windows 10 computer. I am assuming that if I download the TenFourFox-FPR24-i386 it will be the Windows version of this browser? Is there anyway I can download the Mac version of TenFourFox-FPR24-i386 from a windows computer?

    I could then save it to a USB drive and transfer it to my Imac computer and then install it there.

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by Chris (chtrusch... on 01 Aug, 2020 10:22 AM

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    There is no Windows version of this browser :-) Just download TenFourFox-FPR24-i386 on Windows 10 and transfer the installer to your iMac using the USB drive as you planned.

  6. 6 Posted by James on 01 Aug, 2020 03:18 PM

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    Hi Chris. I will give it a go and let you know how I get on.

    Thanks again for all your help!

    James

  7. 7 Posted by James on 01 Aug, 2020 07:58 PM

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    Hi Chris,

    I did as you suggested and it worked perfectly!

    Thanks again for taking the time to respond to my post. You have been absolutely amazing!

    Stay safe my friend.

  8. Support Staff 8 Posted by Chris (chtrusch... on 01 Aug, 2020 09:41 PM

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    Splendid! You're welcome. You stay safe, too.

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