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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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"
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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 in reply to "RE[2]: OWB 1.3 for MorphOS"
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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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