…ah, that is “TenFourFox” and “TenFourBird” of course!
What am I babbling about? It all concerns running Mozilla’s latest and greatest versions of it’s Firefox browser and it’s Thunderbird email client on our trusty PowerMacs, and in my case, my PowerMac G5 2.3 GHz. Regrettably, Mozilla has ceased development of Firefox and Thunderbird for the PPC platform. Happily however, PPC development for these cutting edge applications is still going on. The joys of open source!
In the case of Firefox, PowerPC compatible versions of the latest Firefox, named TenFourFox, can be had at http://www.floodgap.com/software/tenfourfox. Versions are available for G3, G4 and G5. I am running the G5 variant, and I can report that it works very, very well.
In the case of Thunderbird, PowerPC compatible versions of the latest Thunderbird, named TenFourBird, can be had at http://en.sourceforge.jp/projects/tenfourbird. Versions are available for G4 and G5. I am running the G5 variant, and like TenFourFox, I can report that it works very, very well.
The lastest Firefox and Thunderbird versions on a PPC? That’s a big Ten Four!