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On: 2019-08-19 11:42:29
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  • Classilla surfing on Macintosh Repository in 2017 under Mac OS 9.2.2! 

What is Classilla?

Classilla is literally the best and most up to date web browser that can be used on Mac OS 8.6 or 9.x.  Classilla is also open source and thus, free.  It was derived from Mozilla Internet Suite, which emerged itself from Netscape Communicator's tweaked source code back in the days.

Nowadays, Classilla is the only web browser for Classic Mac OS still allowing you to visit websites in an almost correct fashion.  Since PowerPC systems are so old and slow, there is no way fancy HTML5, CSS3, ES6 Javascript or newer SSL encryption versions will ever work, let alone WebGL 3D websites, purely from a hardware limitation factor, but it is still the best option to browse websites on a Mac OS 8.6 or Mac OS 9.x system at the verge of 2020.

It is said in the source code repository that a security update is in the making (hopefully for supporting newer SSL encryption protocols, altough unlikely) but that there is no ETA for this update.


Download Classilla for Mac

Classilla_9.3.3.sit (23.74 MiB / 24.89 MB)
/ compressed w/ Stuffit
2205 / 2015-08-09 / 486b22bf134723f72c13f61517e827b897c0bebd / /
Classilla_9.3.3_Source.sit (79.31 MiB / 83.16 MB)
/ compressed w/ Stuffit
133 / 2017-11-18 / 47c25ecb0204a4d6d277400598ea30f40b497433 / /



System Requirements

From Mac OS 8.6 up to Mac OS 9.2

Compatibility notes

Architecture: PPC (100mhz or faster recommended)

At least 64MB of RAM

Mac OS 8.6 - Mac OS 9.2.2

Note: If you are using a system with 128MB of RAM or less, or want to run Classilla on a system with less than 64MB of physical RAM, please see the section on Running Classilla With Low Memory below.


Emulating this? It should run fine under: SheepShaver

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