Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 19th Nov 2009 23:32 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones "Camino - the Gecko-based browser with native Cocoa interface and more seamless Mac OS X integration - has finally landed an official 2.0 release. The browser uses a much newer version of Mozilla's Gecko rendering engine (the same one used in Firefox) along with updated tabs and improved security features. However, Camino still lags Firefox in support for Web fonts and advanced HTML5 features like the video tag and offline storage."
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Torbjorn Vik Lunde
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Before 3.x Firefox didn't look and act native at all, but now that's changed. (If your not happy with the default OS X skin you can get teh GrApple skins which I think look even better than Safari.)

What does Camino have to offer today that Firefox doesn't?

(Not that there's anything wrong with alternatives!)

Edited 2009-11-20 07:45 UTC

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Verunks Member since:

if I remember correctly you have a better integration, for example you can open dmg on the fly, but since it doesn't use xul you can't use any firefox extension and this is a big disadvantage

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Evan Member since:

Camino is a lot faster than Firefox. It also uses the system spellchecker, keychain (user password storage), and can interface with system services.

With built in ad and flash blocking, Camino is fairly feature complete. I can't think of any addons I use in FF beyond that.

Pretty much, Camino is what FF should be on Mac OS X.

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Gryzor Member since:

What does Camino have to offer today that Firefox doesn’t?

Let’s put it this way: Camino is a 100% Mac like application with all the Cocoa bells and whistles that has a “NSView" that is the Gecko Engine used by Firefox. For everything else, there’s Mastercard.

Everything it does, it does it in a Mac way because it’s not multi platform.

I think it’s faster and uses less resources, but having upgraded to 2.0, I don’t see much change, except you can now move tabs, yet you can’t drag them “out” of a window to create another like Safari.

Some things work better under Camino. It’s free, it’s relatively fast and it’s an alternative when Firefox crashes and there’s a problem with Safari.


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dukes Member since:

There's a Core 2 Duo specific build of Camino 2.0 out as well. Seems pretty quick and lightweight to me.

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