Classilla is a Modern Web Browser for Classic Mac OS 9
Do you have an old Mac running Mac OS 9 laying around the closet? Dust it off and bring it into the modern age (of the web at least) with Classilla, an open source port of Mozilla, the same underpinnings of Firefox. It’s a work in progress so don’t expect it to be perfect, but alongside iCab it’s probably the best web browser option available for the classic Mac environment, and it works great for getting on the web in Mac OS System 9.
Requirements are basic enough to run Classilla: PPC processor, 64MB of RAM either virtual or physical, 50MB of disk space, and Mac OS 8.6 or later, although Mac OS 9.1 is recommended along with a G3 CPU.
And yes, Classilla even works in a SheepShaver environment if you want to run this inside a Mac OS Classic emulator to get that online too, here it is running on Mac OS 9 emulated within MacOS Sierra:
If you have a different generation older Mac and you’re feeling left out, you might still be in luck. For those PPC Macs running older versions of Mac OS X, don’t miss TenFourFox, a modern FireFox port for older pre-intel Macs running 10.4.
Know of any other handy classic Mac OS tools or apps like this? Let us know in the comments. Something for System 6 or System 7 perhaps? Do share!