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Offline Syntho

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Are any of you actually browsing the forum from OS9?
« on: July 12, 2014, 05:06:10 PM »
I don't browse the web on my OS9 system, I do it from OSX. I tried Classilla but that seems to be a bit of a headache. What do you use?

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Re: Are any of you actually browsing the forum from OS9?
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2014, 02:13:00 AM »
Classilla 9.3.2 here on mdd 1.25ghz (2003) 8)

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Re: Are any of you actually browsing the forum from OS9?
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2014, 03:00:16 PM »
I don't currently have an OS 9 Mac to test it on (it's in the mail!), but isn't "iCab" supposed to be a decent browser?  (http://www.icab.de/dl.php
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Re: Are any of you actually browsing the forum from OS9?
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2014, 05:00:23 PM »
I browse MacOS9Lives! on every device I have. From Android to Win7 to OSX to OS9

The fastest ways to download Adrive files are OSX and  W7.

OS9 w/Classilla is slow but works. I have used before IE on OS9 just because when you download a file it send it to Stuffit to unarchive it. Now I know we all have in Aplications/Internet Utilities all the stuff needed and use Classilla to download, but never "launch the file" unless the file been a BIN file.

I don't browse the web on my OS9 system, I do it from OSX. I tried Classilla but that seems to be a bit of a headache. What do you use?

It depend in my case. When I am already on OSX, I try to download from there, as it is quicker. All files bigger than 200 Mb, I download on OSX. If I already booted on OS9 and the file is small, I just use classilla.

I don't currently have an OS 9 Mac to test it on (it's in the mail!), but isn't "iCab" supposed to be a decent browser?  (http://www.icab.de/dl.php

It was a decent browser on its age...As it was IE for its age...Now is Classilla age.  ;D With a little help of its brother tenfourfox  ;D
« Last Edit: November 23, 2014, 08:56:42 PM by Protools5LEGuy »
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Re: Are any of you actually browsing the forum from OS9?
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2014, 01:56:08 AM »
I mostly browse the forum on my iPad since i'm generally doing it when i get up and read my news. I haven't had the time to boot any of my OS9 machines in a while.
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Re: Are any of you actually browsing the forum from OS9?
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2014, 09:01:23 AM »
Now is Classilla age. With a little help of its brother tenfourfox

I wasn't aware of TenFourFox.  Why do you use both Clasilla and TFF?  Does one do something the other cannot?  Or does one run in OS 9 and the other in OS 10 only?
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Re: Are any of you actually browsing the forum from OS9?
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2014, 09:42:12 AM »

I wasn't aware of TenFourFox.  Why do you use both Clasilla and TFF?  Does one do something the other cannot?  Or does one run in OS 9 and the other in OS 10 only?


They both are from Cameron "ClassicHasClass" from think classic forum. His blog is http://tenfourfox.blogspot.com.es/
Classilla is for OS9 (even 8.6) and TFF is for Tiger/Leo. Classilla is the most modern browser for 10.1, 10.2 and even 10.3. Some people say is better to use classilla than latest firefox and Opera for Panther

http://www.floodgap.com/software/classilla/
http://www.floodgap.com/software/tenfourfox/

I wonder if PowerPC macs would have last so long without Cameron's works


Does one do something the other cannot?

TFF w OSX have a better browsing experience than Classilla w OS9, have modern addons and give fasters downloads. OSX is the best utility for OS9  ;D
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Re: Are any of you actually browsing the forum from OS9?
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2014, 03:13:16 PM »
most things work great in safari 4. where it fails, tenfourfox is the one and only useful alternative you have.
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Re: Are any of you actually browsing the forum from OS9?
« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2014, 04:31:21 PM »
most things work great in safari 4. where it fails, tenfourfox is the one and only useful alternative you have.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Safari_version_history
Safari 4 for Tiger and 5 for Leo are like camino, long time abandoned. There is a version of Safari more modern for Tiger and for Leo. I can not remember its name
http://powerpcaccess.blogspot.com.es/2013/02/best-powerpc-web-browser-v2.html#.VHPMS2e9YYI
http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/45151/tenfourkit A better Safari for tiger
https://code.google.com/p/leopard-webkit/downloads/detail?name=WebKit-536.28.8-Leopard-PowerPC.dmg&can=2&q= A better safari for Leo

I prefer using Cameron's browsers, but everyone have its opinion

PD Also look AuroraFox http://macpowerpc.com/tag/aurora/ With all these browser, there is no file that resist... :D

http://macpowerpc.com/tag/browser/ some more info on browser for ours macs
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Re: Are any of you actually browsing the forum from OS9?
« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2015, 10:58:36 AM »
I use iCab on my Macintoshes and my iPhone and iPad.
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Re: Are any of you actually browsing the forum from OS9?
« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2015, 09:15:24 AM »
Clasilla use to render pretty well our forum. But It may have some troubles with some parts (mainly personal messages)
Please don't PM about things that are not private.

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Re: Are any of you actually browsing the forum from OS9?
« Reply #11 on: August 17, 2015, 11:18:48 AM »
Classilla works great for me over here. No issues ;)

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Re: Are any of you actually browsing the forum from OS9?
« Reply #12 on: August 17, 2015, 12:08:59 PM »
classilla works great on any machine above 867Mhz with stock or better graphics

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Re: Are any of you actually browsing the forum from OS9?
« Reply #13 on: June 24, 2020, 08:36:28 AM »
I don't browse the web on my OS9 system, I do it from OSX. I tried Classilla but that seems to be a bit of a headache. What do you use?
I am browsing this forum and currently writing this message at my PowerMacintosh 9600/350 with Classilla under OS 9. This site works very well.
Browsing this forum with my PowerMacintosh 9600/350 with OS 9.2.2!

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Re: Are any of you actually browsing the forum from OS9?
« Reply #14 on: August 04, 2020, 09:50:05 PM »
Classilla works perfectly for me. Running OS 9 on my Mac Mini G4 1.5 Ghz.

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Re: Are any of you actually browsing the forum from OS9?
« Reply #15 on: December 28, 2020, 01:18:29 PM »
I am reading the forum from a G4 9.2.2 using Classilla. Glad to see the site works!

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Re: Are any of you actually browsing the forum from OS9?
« Reply #16 on: January 08, 2021, 12:33:44 PM »
A more modern machine would be faster, but it's much more fun to use Classilla on my G3 iMacs.  No problem reading posts, but I'll see how it handles this attachment...

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Re: Are any of you actually browsing the forum from OS9?
« Reply #17 on: January 09, 2021, 08:40:31 PM »
Posting from my Mini G4 using Classilla.

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Re: Are any of you actually browsing the forum from OS9?
« Reply #18 on: January 10, 2021, 10:07:57 AM »
Android 10. Haven’t used internet with Mac OS since 2002.

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Re: Are any of you actually browsing the forum from OS9?
« Reply #19 on: January 10, 2021, 06:53:16 PM »
well not currently, but yes, i regularly do it with classilla on os 9 and even 8.

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Re: Are any of you actually browsing the forum from OS9?
« Reply #20 on: January 12, 2021, 03:19:47 AM »
A more modern machine would be faster, but it's much more fun to use Classilla on my G3 iMacs.  No problem reading posts, but I'll see how it handles this attachment...
I have no problem with the attachment on my 9600 PowerMac.
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Re: Are any of you actually browsing the forum from OS9?
« Reply #21 on: January 15, 2021, 09:17:36 PM »
Yes, from my 1.0Ghz upgraded Cube running 9.2.2 and Leopard. Right now using Webkit, but rebooted into 9 with Classilla just to post.
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Re: Are any of you actually browsing the forum from OS9?
« Reply #22 on: February 12, 2021, 10:54:25 PM »
The site doesn't look too pretty in Netscape Communicator 4.8, but after turning off all java and CSS, it looks good enough to read and send and receive messages.

I don't think the image screens will work but let me attach one without converting it...

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Re: Are any of you actually browsing the forum from OS9?
« Reply #23 on: February 13, 2021, 05:27:51 AM »
The site doesn't look too pretty in Netscape Communicator 4.8, but after turning off all java and CSS, it looks good enough to read and send and receive messages.

I don't think the image screens will work but let me attach one without converting it...

Yep, it is quite useable once you've got used to the layout.
Compared to Classilla it's quicker, less buggy, uses a fraction of the memory, and works in OS8.1.

Your screen shot won't open until the file type has been set to PICT.
Perhaps a more web friendly file format will show up though...

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Re: Are any of you actually browsing the forum from OS9?
« Reply #24 on: May 24, 2021, 01:34:52 PM »
Hi.
I use Clasilla. Currently I use 4G QS, iBook SE, iMac G3 SE Sage, all on 9,22