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why is there no warning that firefox 4 doesn't run on a powermac? where can I find firefox 3.6 to reinstall?

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why is there no warning that firefox 4 doesn't run on a powermac? where can I find firefox 3.6 to reinstall?

So I responded to a prompt (while running Firefox 3.6 on my powermac) to download and install Firefox 4. Great! Well, the install and over-write of 3.6 ran smoothly, but trying to open Firefox 4 there was a message saying the hardware didn't support it. OK fine. But now I have no firefox. Where can I find 3.6.16 to install?

The Firefox 4 beta from a few months ago DID run, so this is curious.

thanks

Don

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Re: why is there no warning that firefox 4 doesn't run on a powermac? where can I find firefox 3.6 to reinstall?

Firefox 4 requires at least OS X 10.5 and an Intel Mac.

For Mac OS X 10.4.11 or Mac OS X 10.5.8 you can look at:

Firefox 3.6.x can be found here:

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Re: why is there no warning that firefox 4 doesn't run on a powermac? where can I find firefox 3.6 to reinstall?

Firefox 4 requires at least OS X 10.5 and an Intel Mac.

For Mac OS X 10.4.11 or Mac OS X 10.5.8 you can look at:

Firefox 3.6.x can be found here:

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Re: why is there no warning that firefox 4 doesn't run on a powermac? where can I find firefox 3.6 to reinstall?

Thanks. The URL for 3.6 was what I needed.

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Re: why is there no warning that firefox 4 doesn't run on a powermac? where can I find firefox 3.6 to reinstall?

This oversight is inexcusable!! I am also running 10.4.11 on a PowerPC Mac, and I received a notification advising me to update to Firefox 4.0. I checked first, and not only was there no warning that it was compatible only with Intel computers running 10.5 or higher, but it showed that it required 10.4 or higher! Mysteriously, this is gone now.

I lost everything, and now have nothing to lose by going back to Safari. You (Mozilla) axxholes have cost me a lot of time!!!

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Re: why is there no warning that firefox 4 doesn't run on a powermac? where can I find firefox 3.6 to reinstall?

It would have been so simple to put "system requirements" prominently on the download website!!! Instead I was notified to download 4.0, did so, it replaced 3.6 on my applications and then, of course, is inoperable! I run Mac OS 10.5.8 on a PowerPC Mac--you need to make 4.0 compatible with that operating system--PLEASE!!!!

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Re: why is there no warning that firefox 4 doesn't run on a powermac? where can I find firefox 3.6 to reinstall?

mjrucker,
That ain't gonna happen. Use the version of 4.0 that was created by other Mac users.

TenFourFox for PowerPC's running Mac 10.4.11 & 10.5.8 .
http://www.floodgap.com/software/tenfourfox/

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Re: why is there no warning that firefox 4 doesn't run on a powermac? where can I find firefox 3.6 to reinstall?

Thanks for the link. When I clicked the English US version which indicated a 3.6.16 download, it began downloading your version 4.x, which definitely does not run on a PowerPC mac running 10.5.x.

 What is peculiar about the entire episode is that the second time I performed the exact same clicks and selections, and it did download version 3.6.16.   Was that just a glitch in your system?  Or was something fixed?

Is your link broken, or are you attempting to force people over to another browser?

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Re: why is there no warning that firefox 4 doesn't run on a powermac? where can I find firefox 3.6 to reinstall?

I found TenFourFox a little buggy. I did like using it but it's got problems. hope they fine tune it soon. I really like how it handles speed wise.