It's going to be very difficult to predict. My reason for working on TenFourFox is simply because I wanted to keep using my G5 as my usual computer. I don't have any personal interest myself in doing the same for Intel Macs, though some people do have that interest, and have contributed (unsupported) builds. It would depend on there being someone out there with the interest and acumen.
maybe what I should be asking is ; Is the MacPro superior to my G5 or is it just a simulation of the G5 in the microsoft architecture?
Are the newer computers faster? Are they better? I know this mac inside and out and repair it when need be.
The truth is it only crashes when using a google product.
It always crashes on youtube when you try to access a video that they do not want you to see.
The first time this happened was when I tried to open a video titled "they do not want you to see this"
Other than that this mac works well using tenfourfox.
On Thursday, October 15, 2020, 05:50:48 PM EDT, Cameron Kaiser <[email blocked]> wrote:
This is going to be a bigger topic than TenFourFox. I think the best thing to say is that the Mac Pro is newer, uses more current technology and supports more recent versions of the operating system. However, Apple is moving away from Intel, and history also shows that Apple tends to drop support for older technology quickly. There are enough Intel Macs out there that it is likely someone will offer some level of support, but we've been offering TenFourFox for almost 10 years now and that is a very long time. I don't advise you make a purchase decision based on what level of free software support will persist because it's an expensive way to be wrong.
With respect to the crashes, if you have a specific site that crashes consistently, we can look at it. If it's intermittent, however, there may not be much I can do to fix it (other things like memory -- remember that TenFourFox is a 32-bit application -- or interfering add-ons or system extensions, etc. can be responsible in those cases too).
according to the bus speed specks the mac pro is only 30% faster than the G5.
that is if I am reading it right.
I was expecting more improvement in twenty years.
I think that I will keep my G5 for a while and enjoy my TenFourFox for the wonderful gift that it is.
Thank you for your support.
On Saturday, October 17, 2020, 03:01:14 PM EDT, Cameron Kaiser <[email blocked]> wrote: