Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 8th Jun 2009 11:29 UTC, submitted by Michal Bergseth
Morphos The MorphOS version of the Origyn web browser has been bumped to version 1.3. It comes with a long list of improvements and bug fixes. The OWB browser is used on a multitude of platforms, but recently it has been gaining a lot of popularity on AmigaOS4 and MorphOS because it's a small, fast, and modern WebKit-based browser. Since I'm currently borrowing a Sam440ep Flex machine with AmigAOS 4.1 from ACube so I can review the machine and the operating system for OSNews, I have access to OWB on Amiga and Amiga-like platforms, so read on for a few screenshots and some notes. Update: As commenters rightfully pointed out, I wasn't using the latest OWB version. The latest one does have tabbed browsing, as well as an updated interface. Check inside for a new screenshot.
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OWB 1.3 for MorphOS
by luky on Mon 8th Jun 2009 12:05 UTC
luky
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2008-12-21

Thanks! True, OWB for MorphOS / AmigaOS 4 rulez! And OWB has much better ACID3 result (99 and 100/100) than Internet Explorer 8 (20) Mozilla Firefox 3 (71), Safari 3.2.1 (75), Opera 9.63 (85), Konqueror 4.20 (85). Only new betas Opera 10 or Safari 4 can compete.

OWB 1.3 for MorphOS (or OWB 3.13 for AmigaOS 4) supports tabbed browsing.

OWB 1.3 for MorphOS has much better user interface (MUI 4) and more features than OWB for AmigaOS 4 you are testing - I tested both versions, I have AmigaOS 4.1 and MorphOS 2.2 on my Pegasos II G4 machine. I hope you will have MorphOS 2 powered machine soon ;) MorphOS rulez ;)

Luky

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RE: OWB 1.3 for MorphOS
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 8th Jun 2009 14:35 UTC in reply to "OWB 1.3 for MorphOS"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Yeah, you guys are right! I thought I was running the latest version of OWB, but apparantly, I updated with an older version or something. In any case, I've got the new version installed, I'll get some screenshots up ASAP.

Awesome, tabbed browsing on Amiga ;) .

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RE[2]: OWB 1.3 for MorphOS
by -ujb- on Mon 8th Jun 2009 15:27 UTC in reply to "RE: OWB 1.3 for MorphOS"
-ujb- Member since:
2005-10-21

IIRC tabbed browsing is possible since ages on Amiga/MorphOS with iBrowse. Plus, OWB is not the first browser on MorphOS that supports CSS. There was Sputnik before. That one was quite fine, too (lighter, faster, but not that powerful sas OWB).

But in the end OWB is a real blessing for MorphOS. It runs very stable and with the 1.3 release is has quite a very good speed. And the MIME type handling fills several gaps inherent to the browser itself.

It is definitly the most important application on MorphOS - the technical gap between the popular OSes got narrowed a lot and the OS became useful as every day OS again (i.e. you still need your reasons (which I have plenty of) to prefer MorphOS, but you don't need to be totally nuts anymore to use it..).

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RE[3]: OWB 1.3 for MorphOS
by ferrels on Mon 8th Jun 2009 17:22 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: OWB 1.3 for MorphOS"
ferrels Member since:
2006-08-15

Sputnik isn't nearly as mature as OWB and Sputnik constantly locks up on my PegII. Even OWB 1.2 was faster and more stable than Sputnik. Plus, Sputnik development stopped probably over a year ago and won't be resuming.

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RE[2]: OWB 1.3 for MorphOS
by Nicholas Blachford on Mon 8th Jun 2009 23:46 UTC in reply to "RE: OWB 1.3 for MorphOS"
Nicholas Blachford Member since:
2005-07-06

Awesome, tabbed browsing on Amiga ;) .


Wasn't the Amiga the first platform with tabbed browsing?
I remember being told that a while back. Some Amiga browser had it, then Opera then everyone else.

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RE[3]: OWB 1.3 for MorphOS
by luky on Tue 9th Jun 2009 07:41 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: OWB 1.3 for MorphOS"
luky Member since:
2008-12-21

Yeah, IBrowse browser on Amiga was the first one browser I know with tabbed browsing support ;) It was cool to have this featere, very comfortable. IBrowse 2 was good browser, PNG alpha support, resume downloads support, some features are still not available in common browsers. CSS was planned in IBrowse 3 which was never released. So OWB for MorphOS and AmigaOS 4 is the best browser application now, OWB / WebKit core rulez and other features like GUI interface, resume downloads, etc. is added and improved very often. Author of MorphOS version: Fabien Coeurjoly (fab) and AmigaOS 4 version: Jörg Strohmayer.

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On AMigaOS4.1 and MorphOS OWB
by AmigaRobbo on Mon 8th Jun 2009 14:07 UTC
AmigaRobbo
Member since:
2005-11-15

The versions of OWB are different, same source, similar but not quite the same. The last time I was able to compair them I prefeded the MorphOS version,but that was a while ago before The AOS4.1 supported file download.

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Blah
by chainq on Tue 9th Jun 2009 12:14 UTC
chainq
Member since:
2009-06-09

It's really silly to post OWB/OS4 screenshots into an OWB/MorphOS news item, as they're complettely different (both different ports from scratch), apart from the rendering engine. The MorphOS version has a totally different UI, with different layout, different features, different strengts and weaknesses.

With this attitude, you could even post Safari or Chrome screenshots, since they're also Webkit based... Sorry, to say that, but i really expect more from OSNews.

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