Claim Victory in the Browser War

Claim Victory in the Browser War

Take a Walk, Buddy: Camino

Claiming to fuse the power of Mozilla’s Gecko Web engine with the style of Mac OS X, Camino (free) has been around for a while, always with some stalwart users, but it’s never quite been a major player. We give Camino props because it’s a Cocoa app, so it can tap into Mac OS X services like inline spell-checking. It’s also fast, and its Annoyance Blocking does a decent job of blocking pop-up windows and ads, though some of the junk still seeps through.

 

The Camino browser is cool, but not quite as cool as its automotive name-cousin, the El Camino.

 

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Mad Science: OmniWeb

Receiving mad props from respected Internet geeks and bloggers, OmniWeb ($14.95) had better have some kind of secret weapon feature to charge 15 bucks for what others are giving away for free. And a secret weapon it has: Searchable History. And we’re not talking about searching the titles of pages you’ve loaded, we’re talking full-page text search, so you can still track down that chupacabra page that you browsed a few hours, days, or even weeks ago and forgot to bookmark.

 

Exercise your inner science geek with OmniWeb’s Searchable History.

 

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Anonymous

I often had a problem with Safari 2 just bogging down after a few hours of browsing. Switched to Shiira and haven't looked back. It's not perfect but it gets me where I want to go.

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Jerry South

I use Camino for general browsing because it has a nicer looking interface and it's noticeably faster than Safari. It also will allow you to select download folders on the fly, rather than having to set it in preferences. That is very clumsy for Safari.

However, the MacLife writer did not know about or mention any problems with Camino. It happens that if you use your browser to do your online banking, and you try to print your bank statement, it will only print the first page. This is a known error with Camino. I was told it was a failing of the Gecko browser engine? Can anyone verify that?

So I use Camino for everything on the web but my online banking print statements, and for these, I use Safari. I leave them both in the dock.

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macmansan

I LIKE EM ALL, BUT I USE FIREFOX THE MOST WHICH I GUESS WOULD BE THE BEST BUT I ALSO LIKE FLOCK ... THEY HAVE ALOT OF GREAT STUFF I FIND USEFUL AND IF FIREFOX WOULD HAVE EM THEN THAT WOULD SEAL THE DEAL ..

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erich13

To me, there of several features that are extremely appealing... http://lilurl.org/m516uib

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Anonymous

Hmmm I don't know about that. I can't access my bank account informationm, I get an error everytime I try to log in with Safari 3.

Some would say I should get a different bank or they should update, but I say that Safari should be able to connect. Safari 2 does.

For the record I use Camino, I have found it to be the best all around.

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Jerry South

I can print only one page of my bank statement using Camino. I have to use Safari 2 for that one job. How about you? I heard it's a failure in the Gecko browser engine that Camino is built on. ???

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Dave Barnes

Firefox is the best.

Yes, the font rendering sucks.

But, it has AdBlockPlus and the Developers Toolbar.
For me, there are no adverts on this website.
For me, as a web developer, the developers toolbar is extremely useful.

Also, I like having my bookmarks in a menu on the left.

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Dave Barnes

"Creative Suite 3 installer stops with a blank "Installer Alert" dialog box (Mac OS)"

http://kb.adobe.com/selfservice/viewContent.do?externalId=kb402337&sliceId=1

In plain English: you must use Safari 2 if you plan on using Adobe CS3.

Oops.

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Anonymous

Niko, nice job! We miss you! (Hey, MacLife staff, why did you let him escape!?) Good information. I had never heard of "SplitBrowser" or "Googalizer" Thanks Mr. Cousmartcougeekcouinfovanis!!

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