While Mozilla 1.0 is expected in May, the Mac folks released Chimera, a browser which is using the Gecko rendering engine wrapped with a native Cocoa GUI. In other Mac application releases news, Alias|Wavefront released the Mac-based Maya Personal Learning Edition for free.
Mozilla Chimera Released for MacOSX
2002-02-28 Mozilla, Gecko 8 Comments
Still sad that Chimera is in terms of speed nowhere near galeon or k-meleon. Is there a conspiracy against fast web browsing on OS X?
Not at all, as any user of Omniweb will tell you.
Kmeleon is the Windows version of Galeon. They’re both use their a platform-native toolkit as a wrapper for Mozilla.
Omniweb is beautiful, definitely. Omniweb is also rather, rather slow at loading certain pages, opening new windows, etc. To each his own.
Definately try the new OmniWeb sneaky peeks. OmniWeb SP 48 did the fastest cmd-click-new-wind-w stuff I’ve ever seen on any browser- even iCab on OS 9. We’re talking lightning. Mozilla doesn’t compare- I’ve actually had to wait 1-3 seconds for a window to open in Mozilla! 4-5 when I’ve got 15 other tabs open already!
actually, Kmeleon is the windows version of Konqueror. Galleon is a different browser altogether, based on the Gecko engine and rather than KDE for konqueror, uses Gnome.
I personally still just use IE 5.5 all the time for whatever reason on OSx. I think i’m just so used to it already and have fallen prey to Microsoft. Mozilla and Omniweb are both faster (though Mozilla takes forever to load), but Omniweb doesn’t support a whole lot of stuff. Omniweb is supposed to be prettier based on its use of Aqua, but I actually dislike the anti-aliasing and prefer the pixeliness because anti-aliasing looks pretty blurry on an lcd. Mozilla (.9.8) is actually pretty good, it’s more standards compliant than IE and usually faster (IE enjoys hanging on table-heavy pages) and more stable as well.
I’ve never tried icab.
But alas. I still use IE. old habits die hard.
“I personally still just use IE 5.5 all the time for whatever reason on OSx”
That’s a neat trick! The latest version of IE on MacOSX is 5.1!