Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sun 9th Jul 2006 01:32 UTC, submitted by Tom H.
Mozilla & Gecko clones "Recently, I have been pondering why is Firefox so darn popular? This is a question that I honestly ask myself sometimes, often while browsing the web from within the browser itself. The real trick is that there are so many different ways to answer this." More of the editorial here. Additionally, the first set of release candidates for Firefox 2.0 Beta 1 have been posted to the Mozilla FTP of nightly releases.
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tiiim
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2005-09-02

Agreed Firefox for the mac is buggy and its a memory hog. It can be so furstrating that "one of the fastest browsers and snappiest" can sometimes hang when you open it or load a page. I really really hope they fix this memory issue in the new build. Im currently using it but at this rate I will be back over to safari. Sure it may not have the best rendering engine but for getting things done its 10/10.

Camino is a great browser but hasnt click with me yet, I guess having a built in RSS feeder etc is what hits it with firefox and Safari, unless anybody knows a tool to add built in RSS to Camino? Camino doesnt appear to suffer from the same bad memory allocation as firefox. No get me wrong the fox is a great browser just the OS X version needs a lot of working doing it. I really do hope they fix those issues in the new build or I will be switching to something else.

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kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

Agreed Firefox for the mac is buggy and its a memory hog. It can be so furstrating that "one of the fastest browsers and snappiest" can sometimes hang when you open it or load a page. I really really hope they fix this memory issue in the new build. Im currently using it but at this rate I will be back over to safari. Sure it may not have the best rendering engine but for getting things done its 10/10.

*nods head in agreement* I've been following the latest Safari builds from the webkit site, and quite frankly, the progress made by Apple is awesome; ksvg being integrated, improved CSS support, improved rendering in terms of HTML, improved javascript support, even for the weird Microsoft extensions used in the US Robotics router configuration web interface.

Camino is a great browser but hasnt click with me yet, I guess having a built in RSS feeder etc is what hits it with firefox and Safari, unless anybody knows a tool to add built in RSS to Camino? Camino doesnt appear to suffer from the same bad memory allocation as firefox. No get me wrong the fox is a great browser just the OS X version needs a lot of working doing it. I really do hope they fix those issues in the new build or I will be switching to something else.

The problem I have is the Camino is the lack of spell checker (which is available on Safari and Opera) and the problems when rendering/scrolling through heavily graphic intensive websites.

I don't blame the Camino developers though; it seems absolutely stupid to me that Mozilla Foundation are wasting time with trying to get Firefox to work on MacOS X, when quite frankly, they would be better off improving Camino and simply dropping Firefox for MacOS X.

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tiiim Member since:
2005-09-02

"I don't blame the Camino developers though; it seems absolutely stupid to me that Mozilla Foundation are wasting time with trying to get Firefox to work on MacOS X, when quite frankly, they would be better off improving Camino and simply dropping Firefox for MacOS X."

Now that is proberly the most sensible comment I read so far. It does seem stupid when firefox for the mac is poor and when they have a perfectly good up and coming browser. I think firefox is so multi-platform that they loose each platform individual uniqueness which im sure all of us and know that one thing we like to improve on our OSes. But its true the Mac OS X version was behind for ages. Im currenly tying this in safari and havent used it for a few weeks, but man its great to be on a great browser i forgot how brilliant it is. Now if only they can get rid of the brush metal look in 10.5...

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