Ars Technica Mac OS X Browser Smackdown

Wednesday August 27th, 2003

Several readers got in touch with news that PC enthusiast site Ars Technica is running a Mac OS X browser comparison, in which four of the nine featured programs are Mozilla-based applications. The Mozilla Application Suite 1.4, Mozilla Firebird 0.6.1, Camino 0.7 and Netscape 7.1 are pitted against Internet Explorer 5.2.3, Safari 1.0, OmniWeb 4.5, iCab 2.9.5 and Opera 6.0.2. The Mozilla-based browsers fare well, though the author of piece laments the slow pace of Camino development, saying that it "would be the best OS X browser if it had feature parity with the other Gecko-based browsers."

#1 Indeed, Camino 0.7 is /old/

by pnh

Wednesday August 27th, 2003 5:31 PM

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For those not familiar with Camino the last "release" was 0.7 which is still based off the mozilla 1.0 branch. A lot has happened in the mean time including moving to the trunk, a new bookmarks manager (still in progress, full overhaul is almost in/in by 0.8), Search feature in toolbar and a bunch of other great features.

So if you're on OS X (or just have friends who are and you want to suggest something to them) I'd strongly suggest looking towards a recent nightly.