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Camino 1.0b1 updates Mac OS X browser

updated 08:05 pm EST, Tue November 8, 2005

Camino 1.0b1 released

. It also offers an updated HTML rendering engine--now based on Mozilla 1.8, the same codebase as Firefox 15--resulting in performance, stability, and rendering improvements as well as Midas support.

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  1. Titanium Man

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Not bad

    Still not good enough to make it my default browser, though. I'll stay with Safari. But it's nice to have alternatives.

  1. bhuot

    Joined: Dec 1969


    mom likes it

    My mom enjoys it as her main browser. The default interface is much easier to use than Firefox and Firefox had this annoying bug that if you minimize it and then maximize it, it would not allow you to type in forms or in the address bar until you opened a new window. The Firefox bug is now fixed with 1.5 though. And Camino renders web pages like Firefox, which supports many more websites than Safari does. Although I always make sure mine works in any modern browser.

  1. boomer0127

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Camino rocks....

    ...My face. This latest beta fixes the problems I had with webCT. Now I have no need for safari (Since many of my billpay vendors don't allow safari in to their sites, but they do allow Mozilla! Brilliant! I have loved this browser since it was Chimera .4.

  1. OtisWild

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Daddy like...

    All my site passwds are in my camino keychain, so migrating would be a major pain in teh bvtt..

    More, faster, please!

  1. grimblegru

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Camino - thumbs up!

    The 1.0 beta builds have been really great. The rendering engine is much better than the 0.8.4 release, and being built in Cocoa means that it's much more spry.

    The area where it really beats Safari, to me, is in pop-up blocking. Safari's pop-up blocker is really quite crude: it's an all-or-nothing scheme that doesn't allow for user-defined exceptions. Camino's pop-up blocker, like those in Firefox and SeaMonkey, allows for an exception list. And Camino 1.0 also has a nice banner ad blocker that's much less intrusive than Firefox with the AdBlock extension (which mistakenly tags most Flash animation - really annoying).

    I also like the fact that Camino, like Firefox, recognizes the quick-edit buttons in the WordPress admin pages - anybody who runs a WordPress-powered blog will appreciate that. And the interface is very Mac-oriented. While I appreciate the commonality of the Firefox interface between platforms, Camino is a better Mac-centric experience.

    Camino 1.0b1 is my default browser these days. While I still use Safari for some things, Camino is the one I trust for day-to-day browsing.

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