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I am an unabashed fan of Camino, the best damn mac browser. Today with the release of version 1.6, it became a lot better. A more streamlined user interface isn’t the only improvement. Camino 1.6 is on par with any modern browser and has commonly used […]

I am an unabashed fan of Camino, the best damn mac browser. Today with the release of version 1.6, it became a lot better. A more streamlined user interface isn’t the only improvement. Camino 1.6 is on par with any modern browser and has commonly used features we take for granted: feed detection, integrated search, session saving and spell check. Sure it doesn’t have “extensions” but when it comes to good browsing experience, it outclasses its more universally known elder brother, Firefox. Its brisk baby! (Download it.)

  1. Om, you mention Firefox so I have to ask: have you tried Firefox 3 Beta? For the Mac they have completely changed the user experience. It has a native Mac Interface and a lot of performance improvements.

    It is like a breath of fresh air using Firefox 3. http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/all-beta.html

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  2. “Firefox 3 Beta … has a native Mac Interface”

    No, it hasn’t. Firefox has a XUL interface like it always has done:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XUL

    This is why it has the extensibility that Camino, which does have a native interface lacks.

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    1. What? I’m not picking up what you are putting down…

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  3. The Camino effort is such a waste of talent and energy that would be much better deployed making Firefox a better Mac app. Duh.

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  4. pwb > Yeah, never understood why, just put all you skills on develope Firefox instead. There is not a market for 3 browsers on the Mac-platform. Not when Safari is that good. Safari and FF is all you need.

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  5. Camino = Firefox – flexibility

    What do you get for losing features and flexibility? A native Cocoa user interface.

    BFD.

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  6. I use both Firefox and Camino but I prefer Camino for daily browsing since it is at least twice as fast as Firefox on my old G5 desktop tower.

    Firefox simply doesn’t have the speed on older Macs. Firefox on my MacBook Pro is certainly much faster but when I install Firebug and a few other extensions it starts to get slow. Not terribly sow but definitely slower, which is a trade-off I accept for the usefulness of such extensions.

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  7. Firefox 3.0 with Gecko 1.9 outperforms Firefox 2.0 and Camino tremendously when it comes to rendering speed and memory usage and open web standards support. It looks and feels like a native Cocoa app but knowing Mac users, they’re so picky over anything.

    Camino 1.6 still uses the old Gecko 1.8 engine, same as Firefox 2.0, so it has all the problems of Firefox 2.0.

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  8. I’ve been using Camino since the Chimera days; keeps getting better.

    Several times I’ve strayed (first Safari, then Firefox, then Flock for a brief time).

    I keep coming back to Camino for my workhorse, day-to-day browser.

    One of the most Mac-like apps ever (which imho is hilarious given that Apple makes Safari).

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  9. Camino FTW! Tried all the others and keep coming back. It just feels right and always has. Pure web and no cruft. Been a fan since Chimera .1!

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  10. I have tried Camino. It is good….fast, sleek and has the highly “Apple” thing/feeling in it. You definitely need to try it…

    story bookmarked @ http://livbit.com

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