Sounds like you have some thing other than defective browsers going on with this aging G4.
I would suggest an Archive and Install of the OS, 10.5, bring it back up to date and you will probably find that your crashing browsers are a thing of the past.
Hopefully the RAM is already max'd out, you doing graphic arts and all.
If your wife still insists on another computer, consider an iMac. Good price, superb monitor and great performance from the Dual Core processor. It'll leave your G4 in the dust.
Hello everyone. I am in need of some serious help. I have been a loyal Mac user all my life, but now my wife is trying to convince me to buy a PC. The main reason it that all of my browsers keep crashing constantly. It does not matter which site I am on. They crash as soon as I open the browser, when I am reading information on any site, when I am reading email or sending email, when I am paying bills online, when I am on facebook, when I am on YouTube, reading articles online, listening to online radio, or when I am buying songs on iTunes. They just crash non-stop every few minutes. Every browser does the same thing. It crashes in Firefox, Opera, Safari, and Camino. I have the most recent updates to all of these browsers. I tried changing accounts and signing on as a new person, but the same thing happens. I have a G4 Mac using OS 10.5.8. My wife insists that we buy a PC to do out online transactions, pay bills, email, and surfing the net. She said just keep the Mac for my Graphic Arts work since I already have my Graphics software and Adobe Software installed on the Mac. As a lifelong Mac User I am very disheartened about this. Can anyone give any good suggestions?