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fred3rd
April 11th, 2010, 06:57 PM
First off I'd like to apologize if this in the wrong place or if the machine is too new for this forum. I recently purchased an iBook clamshell with a 366cpu. I upgraded the ram to 576 mb, and added an airport card. It has classic 9.1 installed and also os 10.0. All works great except the browser. An old version of internet exploder. It continuously has unexpected errors and closes. I can't even view the VCF. I wanted to download and install a real browser, like firefox or opera. I found them at www.oldversions.com , but they give no system requirements with the downloads. I tried some versions that I thought would be compatible, but they either wouldn't work or wouldn't install.
If anybody has a suggestion and/or a good link I would greatly appreciate it. Also, I have to find a browser for os 10.0 because os 9 doesn't support my airport card.
Thanks

fred3rd
April 11th, 2010, 08:25 PM
I just overwrote the os {10.0} and installed Netscape 7.0. It's not exactly Mozilla, but I'm here now.

Ole Juul
April 11th, 2010, 11:47 PM
I don't know Macs, but when you mention "real" browsers like Opera and Firefox, then SeaMonkey comes to mind. I run the first two all the time and to me SeaMonkey is just as good, but runs with less resources. YMMV I don't know if you can run it or not but check it out here:
http://lowendmac.com/misc/09mr/seamonkey-2.0.html

wmmullaney
April 12th, 2010, 07:42 AM
iCab is a nice browser too:

http://www.icab.de/dl.php

jthiemann
April 12th, 2010, 08:35 AM
For Classic OS, your best bet now is Classilla: http://www.floodgap.com/software/classilla/

A port of Mozilla to Mac OS 9.

fred3rd
April 12th, 2010, 01:09 PM
Thank you all very much. I'm going to test drive them. I have Netscape 7.0 now but it has some quirks.

digger
April 12th, 2010, 02:21 PM
Mac OS X 10.0 users were allowed to upgrade to Mac OS X 10.1 for free, basically because 10.0 was too buggy and unstable.

I recommend you to upgrade to 10.1. Once you've done this, you'll be able to use an older version (0.8.5) of the Camino browser:

http://caminobrowser.org/download/#os10.1.5
http://caminobrowser.org/releases/0.8.5/

fred3rd
April 12th, 2010, 04:39 PM
Mac OS X 10.0 users were allowed to upgrade to Mac OS X 10.1 for free, basically because 10.0 was too buggy and unstable.

I recommend you to upgrade to 10.1. Once you've done this, you'll be able to use an older version (0.8.5) of the Camino browser:

http://caminobrowser.org/download/#os10.1.5
http://caminobrowser.org/releases/0.8.5/

I couldn't find 10.1, but I did find an upgrade to 10.0.4 .
I'm gonna go try that now.

Thanks for the info,

QuantumII
April 15th, 2010, 04:38 AM
If it is the Clamshelll with FireWire, it can run OS X Tiger, which supports Safari 4. If you do not have the Firewire model (Which I have), Use XPostFacto to install OS X Tiger on it. I did it on mine and it works fine. Keep in mind that you will need the CD version of OS X, unless you want to disassemble the laptop and jerry-rig a laptop DVD-rom to the ibook.

Anonymous Freak
April 15th, 2010, 02:04 PM
10.0.x is basically unusable. Not much better than a beta release.

10.1 is FAR more useful. Unless you specifically want 10.0 for "vintage" value, don't use it. It is *NOT* an OS for day-to-day use. I have 10.0 installed on two machines, solely for their vintage nature. Both machines also have 10.4+ on them for "real" use.

fred3rd
April 16th, 2010, 11:23 PM
Ok, Here's the deal. I dug up the disk from my old iMac and installed Classic 9.2.2 and os X 10.1. I then downloaded and installed Mozilla 1.7.11 and here I am. All seems to be working great. I also have a copy of os X 10.2,(2 cd set), but got errors during install. This is a firewire iBook so I did something wrong I guess.