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Re: Adobe Flash issues with Mac OSX 10.4

Subject: Re: Adobe Flash issues with Mac OSX 10.4
From: "vickipowys" vpowys
Date: Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:29 pm ((PDT))
Hi John, Scott and others,

That was useful information John, many thanks.  I downloaded (again)
Firefox version 3.6.28 and installed it.

But before launching it I disconnected from the internet, which gave
me time to re-set the preferences menu NOT to update automatically
(the default setting was 'automatic').

Running Mac OSX 10.4.11 I can access SoundCloud audio clips via a
flash player with no problem, so I now have two browsers that will
work for SoundCloud (Firefox and Camino).  (But for how long is
another matter!)

Scott, you have suggested that 10.4 indicates I am using G4 or G5
processor, which won't handle anything over 10.5.  I'm not sure if I
have that or not, maybe not?  I have an iMac model 7,1 with 2 GHz
Intel Core 2 Duo.  I could not find any mention of G4 or G5 in the
system profiler.  Does this mean I will be able to upgrade to OS
later than 10.5?

thanks again,

Vicki Powys

On 19/06/2012, at 1:27 AM, John Crockett wrote:

John Crockett wrote:

> fyi, I am using Firefox 3.6.28 with OS X 10.4.11 and soundcloud
> works fine, no warning messages. I don't have anything set in
> Soundcloud. It just works whether I am signed in or not. My Flash
> version is 10.0.22. I am resisting updating it as long as it works.
> Whether you want updates in Firefox to install automatically or not
> can be set in the preferences of Firefox 3.6.28, at least the
> original release. I have it set to not update automatically.
> I don't want to play the "upgrade or die" game. My PowerPC
> Powerbook running 10.4 is a fine computer, and I do not have the
> funds to upgrade.

> When I upgrade Firefox, I first rename the version currently on the
> computer to a different name (other than "Firefox", something like
> "Firefox v3.5" works). Then, the new version is installed alongside
> the older version, and I can use either one, or return to the
> earlier one if issues arise with the new one. I wonder if this
> would also work for re-installing an old version? Just name the
> current one "Firefox xxx" and then install version 3.6, and it will
> be installed in your Applications folder as "Firefox".

Scot Fraser wrote:

> Apple gradually withdraws older functionality with each new OS
> release. The current system, 10.7, no longer supports pre-Intel
> applications. I'm sticking with 10.6 for the moment since a few of
> my audio apps have never been updated to work on Intel processors,
> & run under the Rosetta wrapper on current computers.
> If you're running 10.4 you must have a G4 or G5 processor &, if I'm
> not mistaken, OS 10.5 is the last system which will run on those
> machines. It may be difficult to find a new copy of 10.5, & even
> that may not be new enough to fix this Firefox issue. Perhaps there
> is a preference within Firefox allowing you to turn off the
> automatic update feature.
> Since my audio business is utterly dependent on Apple computers I
> find it good to never get more than a couple years behind the
> current hardware & software release. Upgrading the OS is a simple &
> straightforward process, & the software guides you through it, but
> you need to know what older functions might be lost when moving to
> newer gear.

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