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
Built tough. Built secure. Because your security is your
No one at Apple
is maintaining Tiger or Leopard anymore. The Genius Bar has told you
to stop embarrassing them by bringing your TiBook in for service. The
neighbour's kid thinks a PowerPC is a Core i7 with an extra power supply.
And you might think that since the world's moved on, they're not going to
bother breaking into your old Mac.
Well, think again. Even if the latest malware plaguing Intel Macs and
Windows PCs won't run on your Power Mac, your security online could still be
jeopardized by out-of-date browser software. Your connection to your bank
might be easier to snoop than you think. You might be trusting servers you
shouldn't trust anymore. Someone might find a way to sneak cookies out of
your browser and impersonate you.
As modern life moves even more online, and fewer and fewer browsers for
Power Macs are maintained, make sure your browser is as up-to-date
as possible. TenFourFox is built on time-tested
Mozilla security and encryption --
the same security software used by both Firefox and Google Chrome --
and receives all the security updates Firefox does. No, it's not an
iron-clad guarantee you'll be safe: your security is your
responsibility. But it's better than you'll get anywhere
else. And we trust it enough to use it ourselves.
TenFourFox was the first (and so far the only) browser to bring you
tracing just-in-time "JIT"
faster than Safari 5 and over twice
fast as Firefox 3.6, as proven on both the
TenFourFox 10 introduced our method compiler, trouncing even the fastest
interpreter by over three
times using Mozilla's JaegerMonkey and type
inference technologies, and TenFourFox 17 makes it even faster.
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 and letting you do more than you ever thought
before, in less time. Wow, that was fast!
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 /
www.bigbuckbunny.org. US 395
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 17.0.11.
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 17, and surf the same sites, but with the code needed
to keep your Power Mac functional and fast.
17.0.11 is a security update for TenFourFox. This will be the final
release of TenFourFox 17. Future releases will be based on ESR 24.
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 supports add-ons,
but not plugins
why). If you require
using Flash or Java, 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.
Keep up with our progress on the
Prefer international support? TenFourFox speaks your language.
TenFourFox fala la to llingua.
Pa instalar la llingua asturiana en TenFourFox 17.0.x,
baxa esti instalador
estráilu, y calca dos veces p'aniciar l'instalador.
TenFourFox spricht Ihre Sprache.
Um die deutsche Sprachunterstützung für TenFourFox 17.0.x zu installieren, laden Sie
herunter. Entpacken und doppelklicken Sie ihn, um die Installation zu starten.
TenFourFox habla tu idioma.
Para instalar el soporte español en TenFourFox 17.0.x, descargue este instalador,
descomprímalo, y de doble click al instalador para iniciar.
TenFourFox parle ta langue.
Pour installer les ressources françaises dans TenFourFox 17.0.x,
dézippe le, et double-clique l'installeur pour commencer.
TenFourFox parla la tua lingua.
Per installare il supporto alla lingua italiana in TenFourFox 17.0.x,
scarica questo programma,
decomprimilo e fai doppio click per iniziare.
TenFourFox porozumiewa się w Twoim języku.
Aby zainstalować wsparcie dla języka polskiego w TenFourFox 17.0.x,
rozpakuj go i uruchom aby rozpocząć instalację.
TenFourFox говорит на Вашем языке.
Для установки поддержки русского языка в TenFourFox 17.0.x, загрузите этот установщик,
распакуйте его zip-архив, и дважды щелкните по установщику для начала.
TenFourFox puhuu kieltäsi.
Asentaaksesi suomen kielen tuen TenFourFox 17.0.x, lataa asentaja, pura se ja tuplaklikkaa asentajaa aloittaaksesi.
TenFourFox talar ditt språk.
För att installera det Svenska språkpaketet till TenFourFox 17.0.x,
ladda hem installeraren,
zippa upp den och dubbelklicka på installeraren för att komma igång.
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 (except Asturian)
are courtesy the IconDrawer
Copyright © 2010-2013 IconDrawer. All rights reserved.
The TenFourFox "tiger fox" is copyright © 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
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)