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."
The big, bloaty, kitchen sink, Mozilla, which was passed over by Apple in favour for KHTML, still manages to beat Safari. And this is not even taking into account Firebird which is faster yet.
Call me wrong, but once they start havign to finish off CSS1 / CSS2 support, its only goign to get worse for Safari.
on a side note, does anyone know where we can get "Raptor", the original prototype that became our fav browser?