TenFourFox-Intel -- current browser for older systems

Uli Wienands wienands at gmail.com
Fri Jun 12 04:24:30 UTC 2020

I have been using Ken (and Riccardo, at least originally)'s 386 port of 
TFF since the FPR14 release, on a 17-inch MBP running 10.6.8. It is 
stable and functional, I'd argue the best there is for such an old 
system. Unfortunately true "feature parity" turned out to be too 
difficult to maintain for Cameron, so things like online banking by and 
large don't work anymore.

In the first day of use, FPR23 has been very well behaved & did not 
crash. There appears to be memory leakage; but that is the case with 
Firefox as well.

But I am grateful for the work people put in and share, keeping machines 
like this one useful and out of the landfill. And besides, Tiger, Leo 
and Snow Lei were the high-points of OS X/macOS as far as useability is 

So, my sincere thanks. And my thanks to MacPorts, which allows me to run 
a number or programs from Unix/Linux land. I'd help if I had the skills 
and the time; as it is I have neither.


On 6/8/20 8:35 PM, Ken Cunningham wrote:
> Older systems are popular with many MacPorts’ users, and are often 
> missing a browser that can access current webservers that use TLS 1.3, 
> etc.
> A very gifted hobbiest programmer who loves older Macs provides a 
> FireFox fork, TenFourFox for PPC Tiger. He could certainly use your 
> support and kudos if you find it useful. 
> <https://www.floodgap.com/software/tenfourfox/>
> TenFourFox for i386 also exists courtesy of a couple of us and 
> MacPorts’ tools, and has full parity with TFF PPC. It runs on 10.4 
> Tiger up.
> I may make a port for it that installs the binary or optionally allows 
> you to build it yourself (quite a project) but for now, you can 
> download it, along with the software needed to enable web video, here:
> https://sourceforge.net/projects/tenfourfox/files/unstable/contrib/TenFourFox-FPR23-i386.tar.gz/download
> https://sourceforge.net/projects/tenfourfox/files/unstable/contrib/TenFourFoxMP4Enabler-Intel.dmg/download
> Best,
> Ken

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