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Today (2010/08/24 Aust) I am actually using Firefox 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206
firefox-220.127.116.11.tar.gz or firefox-18.104.22.168.tar.gz running under Red Hat 9.
Works ok for simpler www pages. However, sites like Hotmail do not operate properly, etc
Yes RH9 is old. Yes it has been unsupported for years.
However, RH9 was,is,and continues to be quite useful and usable for local installations which are not connected to the Internet (ie. not subject to external security risks, etc). RH9 has documented problems, but so have all distros. Consider Googling for any specific patches for problems that you encounter.
Unfortunately, whenever you post a question about old distros (RH 7.2, RH 8.0, RH 9, etc) on linuxquestions you tend to pick up a lot of posts from people who don't read the posted question and just parrot general advice.
Not every Linux PC is attached to (or is intended to be attached to) the Internet (shakes his head sadly).
Hope that assists.
Last edited by cgtueno; 08-23-2010 at 10:18 PM.
Reason: Minor typo