Well, TenFourFox is now dead, long live TenFourFox! That means that PowerPC in a way is also dead, long live PowerPC, Intel, and Apple Silicon!
The developer of TenFourFox, Cameron Kaiser, had said that development of TenFourFox would end, largely due to his time becoming very limited and the increasing amount of development work that was required to keep TenFourFox up-to-date. After all, he's just one guy. If there were a group of people, maybe TenFourFox would last longer.Was it from a lack of interest or did something happen in the code where the task became impossible?
Yeah this is sad. I still use my MDD G4 for a few internet things.
It may be time to just let it go and find a newer iMac.
I am genuinely curious what was still working fine on G4 hardware, especially things that don't already still load fine in IE5 and Netscape 4.x/7. I should pull out my iBook G4 and take a look around because the web is bad enough that I'm seeing people start to say that Sandy Bridge (second-gen Intel Core from 2010/2011) is now over the hill for most people's use cases.
Core 2 Quad QX9300 and 8GB RAM running Windows 10 and Edge/Chrome and uBlock Origin.
I may be wrong but I think the future of browsers on older platforms is probably going to look more like new web engines (and accompanying JS engines) written specifically for use on systems with limited resources, wrapped in native platform chrome.