my mom's spa has switched to new appointment booking software. Previously we had a mac based server/client system, unfortunately new features were slow in coming and online booking/gift certificates were poorly set up and glitchy(among other issues). The new one is web based and works great...
However, after we get it up and running she finds, oops, requires firefox. Fine for the front desk computer and for her office computer. Not great for the appointment desk computer of employee computer(so employees can check their schedules and clock in/clock out) those are G5 and G4 imacs, no firefox(3.6 is incompatible). :O So I tried ten four fox, it works with the site! YAY!
I saw this thread last week, didn't have a clue was TenFourFox was until I had a quick read. Downloaded the G3 version for my Pismo and was just blown away with the browser. Then during the week upgraded my Pismo to a G4 550mhz, so swapped to the version matching my CPU and wow..Just WOW! Thank you so much for developing this. You made my Pismo actually SURF the internet and not chug along in a way that is almost painful to watch.
It just goes to show what I always suspected, if something is coded right. You dont need a quad core, 5gig, rocket powered system to visit Facebook..Regardless of what Apple might tell you. A G4 550Mhz or even a G3 400mhz can still do the job very reasonably ;D
But I think the biggest thing is that Mozilla recognizes their performance chugs on low-spec devices. Now that they're focusing heavily on mobile, these efficiency improvements are getting into the core browser as well. 19 is already a lot faster than 17, and we're busily whacking bugs out of 20. By the time 24ESR comes out, I bet it'll be sleeker still.
I just tested the Zotero Firefox plugin in TenFourFox after the latest (17.0.5) update on a G5 dual 2.3, and was delighted to see a huge improvement in sync speeds (as promised, i.e., all that stuff about online storage services in the readme). I am shortly off to install the update on a 12" G4 PowerBook in order to see how it behaves under the new regime. Well done!