Processor versions of TenFourFox or OS versions?

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Michael Williams

10 Oct, 2014 07:00 PM

I have a G3 Mac with 10.3.9 installed. I downloaded the G3 version, but it crashes on launch... It complains that QuartzCore is missing. That's correct. 10.3.9 does not include QuartzCore. Still, my machine is a G3 (Lombard Bronze) so I thought it should work.

So I went over to Classilla because it is advertised to have a version which will work on 10.3.9. I get there and it tells me that it *only* works with Classic OS9 installed, which I don't have or want.

Therefore there seems to be a confusion in the TenFourFox website between whether a particular version of TenFourFox runs on a *processor* (G3, etc.) or an OS (10.3.9, etc.). In my case it seems that I'm out of luck... I fall in the crack between systems and processors which handle Classic OS9 (which I don't have nor want) and those which include and support QuartzCore (which my Mac is unable to upgrade to).

Any suggestions?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Cameron Kaiser on 10 Oct, 2014 07:21 PM

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    I'm not quite sure I understand. TenFourFox needs 10.4.11 or higher; it won't run on 10.3.9. The page says 10.4 and 10.5, so do the release notes, and so does the FAQ.

    Classilla does, but under Classic, so if you'd prefer not to use Classic my suggestion would be Camino 1.6, which is still current enough to work with some sites.

  2. 2 Posted by jesshampshire on 07 Mar, 2015 10:49 PM

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    According to several sites, that machine should be able to be upgraded to 10.4, with a third party utility, however bizarrely it requires OS 9 to achieve this.

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