Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 23rd Apr 2007 15:03 UTC, submitted by Governa
Internet & Networking The Shiira Project has announced the release of latest version of their Mac OS X Web browser, Shiira 2.0. Shiira is a web browser based on Web Kit and written in Cocoa. The goal of the Shiira Project is to create a browser that is better and more useful than Safari. All source code used in this software is publicly available. One of the features of Shiira is Tab Expose. Tab Expose shows all open tabs the same way that Expose shows all open windows (similar to IE7). Shiira 2.0 requires Mac OS X 10.4.
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What's wrong with Firefox?
by tomcat on Mon 23rd Apr 2007 21:34 UTC
tomcat
Member since:
2006-01-06

I mean, I applaud experimentation. But is there really that much wrong with Firefox that people can't use it on the Mac? Why wouldn't I simply use Firefox rather than Shiira?

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RE: What's wrong with Firefox?
by ma_d on Mon 23rd Apr 2007 23:32 in reply to "What's wrong with Firefox?"
ma_d Member since:
2005-06-29

Shiira, especially 2.0, has some very interesting UI ideas. It's fast (noticeably faster than firefox and safari for me).

Unfortunately, right now, it crashes every five minutes.


Different people like different things, and writing and using applications isn't about maximum efficiency. There's definitely an element of finding a program that fits you and your needs as well.

I wouldn't worry too much about wasted time. They're not developing a new html engine, it's just the surrounding UI.

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RE: What's wrong with Firefox?
by Johann Chua on Tue 24th Apr 2007 12:02 in reply to "What's wrong with Firefox?"
Johann Chua Member since:
2005-07-22

Firefox doesn't integrate very well on Mac OS X.

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