March 22nd, 2008, 08:21 PM #1
Unable to Install New Browser
I just bought my first Mac, a used PowerMac G4, installed OSX and now I'm trying to install a new browser, because my computer came with Internet Explorer...and it keeps shutting down and loading pages incorrectly.
I tried downloading Firefox, Safari, Opera, and Cyberduck, but I've had the same problem. After the download finishes, it does nothing, so I double click, opening Disk Copy, which tells me that its "unable to verify" the file.
I come from a strictly Windows background, so I don't even know where to start. What I do know is that I cannot function with my current browser and I must change to another, non-Microsoft one that actually works.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
March 22nd, 2008, 08:46 PM #2
Did you boot up in OS X or Classic?
March 23rd, 2008, 02:39 AM #3
March 23rd, 2008, 07:47 AM #4
Your OSX install should come with Safari installed already right? Why doesnt that work?
March 23rd, 2008, 11:52 AM #5
Make sure you are higher than 10.1 OS X. Then, repair permmissions: apps/utilities/disk utility/repair permissions.
Let us know if you still can't download and use a browser after that.
March 23rd, 2008, 04:32 PM #6
Which exact operating system does your system report? From Apple in upper left corner > About this Mac. The window will show the exact version and update, e.g. 10.1.4, 10.2.7, 10.3.8, etc. What does it report?
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March 24th, 2008, 10:32 PM #7
It's telling me that I'm running 10.0.3. Is there any way to get it to work with this version, or do I have to get something more current?
And to answer your question, Madelin, my computer was previously owned by a unoversity, which they probably installed Internet Explorer on, I assume for the sake of convienience, and an old version, too, that doesn't work at all.
March 24th, 2008, 10:45 PM #8
This is what I thought. You've got a computer with the first edition of OS X which is older than Firefox (FF came out in 2004: http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox...m-requirements and the OS you have (Cheetah: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mac_OS_X_v10.0) came out in 2001 so you definitely need to upgrade your OS X to run Firefox or most current browsers.
Hope that helps!
You could start by running System Preferences/Software Update to get the most updated Cheetah you have, but you're going to want to get at least Panther (10.3) as soon as you can.