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Which version is correct with Mac OS 10.5.8?

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Still trying to locate correct Firefox version to run with Mac power PC running OS 10.5.8.

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X 10.5; en-US; rv:1.9.0.19) Gecko/2010031218 Firefox/3.0.19

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the-edmeister
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Firefox 3.6.x is the last available from Mozilla for PPC Macs.
http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/all-older.html


For older Macs that aren't supported in the Firefox 4+ versions, try TenFourFox for PowerPC's running Mac 10.4.11 & 10.5.8 .
http://www.floodgap.com/software/tenfourfox/
http://tenfourfox.blogspot.com/
https://code.google.com/p/tenfourfox/wiki/PluginsNoLongerSupported
http://code.google.com/p/tenfourfox/wiki/AAATheFAQ

Matt_G
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Hi BobMcD,

Firefox 4 and above requires Mac OS X 10.5 or greater and will only run on an Intel Mac. Mac OS X 10.4 users, and 10.5 users with a PPC Mac, can run the latest 3.6 series available here.

You could also try TenFourMac, which is a fork of Firefox and is based on Mozilla 2.0 and Firefox 4 code.

Hopefully this helps!