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Check out this blog for an interesting post on Firefox being ported to x86.
http://weblogs.mozillazine.org/josh/

And once you get ahold of an x86 Mac, here's the first experimental release:
http://josh.tranceso...US.intelmac.dmg

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I will be trying this out.

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As will I - hopefully in a few hours. :)

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As will I - hopefully in a few hours.  :)


Did I miss something? O.k. dowloading Firefox is not the Problem... but what about Tiger X86??

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As will I - hopefully in a few hours.  :)


Did I miss something? O.k. dowloading Firefox is not the Problem... but what about Tiger X86??

Probably, nothing new.

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Erm, how are you supposted to run this again?

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You get your finger and stick it deeply into your eye until it hurts and lots of goo comes out.



What are you on about? :)

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I meant how are you going to run this on an 'intel mac' without a gui?

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You could install XFree86 on Darwin, and then compile the linux source for firefox.

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You could install XFree86 on Darwin, and then compile the linux source for firefox.


That seems to work, thanks

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So... What it all comes down to is Firefox for Darwin x86.
Sure Darwin is the basis for OSX, but that is also like saying that water is the basis for an ocean.

What we really need is an Aqua-Like UI for Linux.
If we had that and Photoshop, then I would be happy until the end of time.

Currently I am stuck with my old version of Photoshop 6 under Wine so that I can get away from Windows and still have a reasonably high performance notebook.

Lets face it, a 17-inch G4 Powerbook just in no way compares to a Clevo-based Turion64 with a 17-inch 1920x1200 screen. Then take into account that it only set me back $1800 USD. If we had a working G5 Powerbook, then hands down Apple is the way to go. Now, with the move to the x86-ish architecture, then hopefully it will be again, atleast in the notebook enviroment.

As for desktops, there is no point looking at anything other than Apple.





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