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Why Camino is better
Authored by: Alex Yeh on Apr 29, '07 12:24:19AM

Just to fan the flames…

Camino is by far the best available web browser, at least for me. Here's why:

1. Webkit is not being actively developed for any version of the Mac OS before Tiger. This really irks me. I've heard that the WebKit developers are considering changing their build practices so that Panther users can benefit, too, but knowing Apple, I doubt that will happen. Anyway, this pretty much rules out webkit-based browsers, eg Shiira and Safari, since, as WebKit stands right now, for Panther, its javascript support just sucks.

2. Firefox is too slow. I love it's features and simple extensibility, but a lot of these features are written in ECMAscript, and overall the performance is quite sluggish. It takes about 30 seconds just to start up, and loading new pages takes a long time, too. Besides, if I really wanted Firefox, I would be running some other *nix distro.

Camino suffers from neither of these problems. It is fast, it is in active development for ALL versions of Mac OS X, not just Tiger, and it is attractive to look at (after I've updated its icons). I run Privoxy to get rid of ads, so I really don't need adblock or anything like that, and I figured out which icons to drag into the Resources folder with a little applescript magic.



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