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Camino is Firefox done right for Mac. The beat alpha version of 0.9 is a sizzler. It is brisk, clean and better than Firefox. Jonathan, thanks for the tip. Add this bit of spice, and go zoom! via

Camino is Firefox done right for Mac. The beat alpha version of 0.9 is a sizzler. It is brisk, clean and better than Firefox. Jonathan, thanks for the tip. Add this bit of spice, and go zoom! via

  1. Jonathan Hirshon Saturday, June 25, 2005

    My pleasure, Om. :)

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  2. The beat version of 0.9 is a sizzler.

    If by beat version you mean beta version, Camino 0.9 is actually still in alpha stage. Alpha 1 to be precise, hence the designation 0.9a1

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  3. Sunday morning links

    –Om Malik links to news about the Camino browser — Firefox done right for Mac. “It’s brisk baby.” –We’re not sure if VCs really do blog more than angels, as suggested by this post. Jeff Clavier already has a list of some angels that do: Mark Cub…

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  4. Could the energy spent on Camino be better utilized in making MacFirefox beter?

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  5. Not sure if anyone is even paying attention on mac firefox. i think camino is a much cleaner os-x browser. and thank god and some cool cooders for that.

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  6. It’s Brisk Baby!

    We continue to convert new users every day. Go team! Keep up the good work! “Camino is Firefox done right…

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  7. @pb

    I beleive MoFo just hired a summer intern who’s primary focus is soley on Firefox/Thunderbird on the mac so that Firefox 1.1 plays nicer..

    But still, Camino is built for OSX and has it’s purpose, and I think it always will.

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  8. I disagree that Camino is Firefox done right on the mac…

    Basically you have another island. While the deep ties into the Mac OS X is really great, that you can’t treat Camino just like Firefox and use all the extensions which I benefit from daily is like using a Mac in the old sense of the word… you are stuck. It may be a fine place to be stuck in but this project would be best if it were more closely linked to the features of Firefox.

    But that’s another project eh?

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  9. Calling Camino Firefox done right for the Mac may make a great sound bite (blog bite?) but the two are so different in practical function that I don’t see how you can compare them in that way. FYI, I think Camino is a standout browser. I’ve used it off and on for a long time and prefer it to the other Mozilla offerings.

    Firefox doesn’t feel as “Mac” and stands out mainly for its extensions and perhaps its live bookmarks. My first choice on my PC.

    Camino is pure Cocoa and oozes OS X (Tiger, really, with 0.9+). However the things that make Firefox what it is, namely extensions but including live bookmarks and themes, are not part of Camino. Nor are there any equivalents. This isn’t a shortcoming, its just that, at least functionally, the browsers are very different beasts.

    Comparing them they way you have doesn’t really do Camino justice.

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  10. You folks talk about extensions – when the broswer’s first and foremost function is to be just that – a broswer. i love camino because i don’t have to reboot it like firefox which freezes on me all the time. i don’t care for extensions for they slow down the browsing experience. camino does one thing – be a browser and does an admirable job. so if you want a sucky experience with firefox go right ahead. on my mac, camino is the way to go. enough people use it, and we can surely expect more extensions for camino as well!

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