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Whatever Tickles My Fancy
Authored by: duffster on Feb 15, '06 07:46:46AM

I don't understand these people who experience crashes and gobs of websites that don't display properly.

I run 10.3.9 on a 700 G3 iBook and Tiger on a G5 iMac and rarely have any problems with browser crashes or non-functional websites.

On my G5, I'd probably stick almost exclusively with Safari if it weren't for Firefox's excellent web development extensions. I also quickly grew addicted to using mouse gestures in FF, but fortunately, Cocoa Gestures has allowed me to add that to Safari.

Finding a browser for the G3 is a little more difficult. Safari 1.3.2 occassionally has some rendering and javascript blips, which is unfortunate. Firefox is just plain slow, especially when I get more than one tab going.

I tried Opera, but don't like it. I tried Shiira, which is okay but doesn't seem faster—or better—than Safari.

Recently I started using a G3 optimized version of Firefox called DeerPark. It seems to have greatly improved upon my biggest complaint about Firefox: the hogging of resources and unresponsiveness in certain situations.

I had tried Camino, but had experienced quirkiness so it just gathered dust in my Applications folder.

Then yesterday, I downloaded the newly released Camino v1.0. I'm VERY impressed. Fast rendering, stays responsive, and doesn't bog my processor. Not only that, but Cocoa Gestures works with it.

<em>Most</em> impresssive, however, is that Camino allows me to scroll down a page while images load—something that Firefox and Safari struggled greatly with.

For general browsing, it seems to be an excellent choice.

Camino has now been officially added to my rotation, and threatens to become the new starter.

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