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Are you looking for a web browser for Mac OS 8.6-9.2.2 (and
compatible with 10.1.5-10.3.9)?
Try our sister project,
Mozilla left you. Apple left you. But we didn't.
We love Mozilla
software. We love Firefox
and Camino. We think the new
hot Mozilla has
every possibility of kicking WebKit back into the margins where it belongs.
But we were horrified
when Mozilla delivered the one-two punch of dropping both support for Tiger
and our beloved Power Macs from Firefox. A quad 2.5GHz G5 isn't
worth using to surf the web? Really? And you guys still support Windows XP?
And, of course, Apple's been giving us Power Mac users the proverbial middle
digit since 2006. Remember: think different. That's why your MacBook has the
same hoary old architecture in ye old generic Wintel box, and if you want to
use your perfectly good OS 9 software, you're using Tiger or bust. Heck,
Lion won't even run any PowerPC software anymore. (And don't get
us started on Sheepshaver. It's a great hack, but Classic beats it cold.)
But if there's one thing we've learned from our years of using Macs, it's
that they outlast anything else out there. Why shouldn't an iBook be able to
look at embarrassing pictures on Facebook, or Twitter about our lunch break?
These are our computers, dang it. We paid good money for them. They
still work. They may not be as fast, but
there's no technical reason they can't do everything that a
MacBook can. So if you want something done, you do it yourself, and we did.
The result is TenFourFox.
Tuned for your operating system and processor.
Why is this TenFourFox
and not Firefox
? Because even though
it uses the Firefox code base, it's not Firefox. It uses code tuned for
10.4 (and compatible with 10.5), adds new PowerPC-specific improvements
and restores the glue necessary to get most of modern Firefox's
advanced features working on our older computers, offered in
separately hand-tuned builds for G3, G4/7400, G4/7450 and G5 processors to get
the most from your specific computer.
Nevertheless, it's still almost all the same code as today's Firefox
and has nearly all
compatibility with most Firefox add-ons, and
and CSS 3 support. You'll find TenFourFox significantly faster overall
than Firefox 3.6, yet it supports so many more new and emerging Web features
that your dear old Power Mac will still be able to do what you need online for
years to come.
TenFourFox requires a G3 Power Macintosh, Mac OS X
v10.4.11 or Mac OS X v10.5.8, 100MB of free disk space
and 512MB of RAM. Video playback will be poor on systems slower than 1.25GHz;
we recommend a G5. Intel Macintoshes are not supported (and will be
mercilessly mocked); see
TenFourFox was the first (and so far the only) browser to bring you
faster than Safari 5 and over twice
fast as Firefox 3.6, as proven on both the
TenFourFox 10 is our new method compiler, trouncing even the fastest
interpreter by over three
times using Mozilla's JaegerMonkey and type
inference technologies. Not only have we tuned our JIT specially for your
processor (even the G5), but our JIT also works on Leopard and
Tiger even on the lowliest G3, allowing any Power Mac to pound through
than any other PPC browser. We're sending our work
back to Mozilla so others can benefit, but with TenFourFox, you can
Testing done on 10.5.8 for Safari 5. Result is best of two individual runs.
Performance may vary with energy saver settings and available memory.
Dromaeo includes both SunSpider and Google V8 tests in its final
score. 7450 build used for TenFourFox. Stock builds used for other browsers.
AltiVec™ acceleration, from server to screen.
Remember how AltiVec was going to change the world? Well, it did, because
everyone else did it too and now vector and SIMD extensions are in every new
Intel CPU and every new browser. But no one brought those new algorithms back
to the PowerPC browser world ... until now. In TenFourFox 4, we brought you
pixel compositing and
WebM video accelerated by AltiVec. In TenFourFox 5,
we brought you scaling and colour conversion powered by AltiVec. In
TenFourFox 6, we even accelerated HTML itself, and in TenFourFox 8, we
not only made that faster but added accelerated JPEG decoding too.
step of the content chain is faster already, and will get faster in the future.
It's the power your G4 and G5 Power Macs always had that TenFourFox finally
unlocks. (Don't worry, G3 owners, you can still enjoy all the other benefits
Scene from Big Buck Bunny used under Creative Commons © 2008,
Blender Foundation /
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photograph © 2011 Cameron Kaiser. All rights reserved.
Used by permission. AltiVec and
the AltiVec logo are trademarks of Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.
VMX is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation.
You asked for it. Now you can get it. Download TenFourFox 10.0.10.
So what are you waiting for? Download TenFourFox and accelerate your
Power Mac's Internet experience today. We're (almost) exactly the same
code as Firefox ESR 10, and surf the same sites, but with the code needed
to keep your Power Mac functional and fast.
10.0.10 is an urgent security update for TenFourFox 10. (If you're
looking for TenFourFox 17, read on.)
Are you up to date?
Be sure to read the
Release Notes, the official
and the list of
before you begin. Then pick the version for your processor
versions also available, or
download files over SSL):
Double-click the .zip file to decompress it, and copy the application to your
Please note: TenFourFox no longer supports browser plugins
why). If you require
using Flash, Java or other plugins, do not use TenFourFox. (However, plugins
are not extensions. Most add-ons and extensions will work.)
Remember, TenFourFox is free software, "as is" without warranty of any kind,
including merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. There is
always the risk of system instability,
data loss or security compromise. You accept these conditions unconditionally
by downloading and using TenFourFox. We eat our own dog food, but we (and you)
do so at (y)our own risk. Find out
more about the Mozilla Public License and other licenses governing this
Please, do not send bug reports by E-mail -- use our TenFourFox Tenderapp Support site.
be furnished over E-mail due to volume of mail received and the inability to
easily track concurrent issues. You are also welcome to post constructive
comments and requests
publicly on the developers' blog or file issues with our Google Code project.
Respectfulness of our limited resources
and understanding of our triage process is a virtue.
Looking for TenFourFox 17? It's in our unstable branch -- read
all about it in our TenFourFox Development blog!
Prefer international support? TenFourFox speaks your language.
TenFourFox spricht Ihre Sprache.
Um die deutsche Sprachunterstützung für TenFourFox 10.0.x zu installieren, laden Sie
herunter. Entpacken und doppelklicken Sie ihn, um die Installation zu starten.
TenFourFox parle ta langue.
Pour installer les ressources françaises dans TenFourFox 10.0.x,
dézippe le, et double-clique l'installeur pour commencer.
TenFourFox porozumiewa się w Twoim języku.
Aby zainstalować wsparcie dla języka polskiego w TenFourFox 10.0.x,
rozpakuj go i uruchom aby rozpocząć instalację.
More languages in development!
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Contributors to TenFourFox. All rights reserved.
Mozilla, Gecko and Mozilla Firefox are trademarks and/or registered
trademarks of the Mozilla Foundation.
TenFourFox is not an official Mozilla
product and is not a Mozilla-maintained build of Firefox.
The Deer Park Globe appears in the
derivative works used in this product under the auspices of the Mozilla Public
Flag images are courtesy the IconDrawer
Copyright © 2010-2012 IconDrawer. All rights reserved.
The TenFourFox "tiger fox" is copyright © 2010, 2011, 2012
Cameron Kaiser and appears
under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 3.0 license. All rights reserved.
The Apple marks, Apple press images and Apple icons used in the spoof image
above remain the property of Apple, Inc., and appear here in the spirit of
making fun of Intel Macs. Please don't sue us.
(because Tim says we're obsolete)