by Giles Turnbull
So, what's in the new Camino beta?
The answer is, some long-awaited stuff. Several of the features now appearing in this beta are ones that I am very pleased to see and will get a lot of use from.
- spellchecking in text fields
- better RSS handling
- access Bookmark Bar bookmarks using Command+1, Command+2, etc
- force links that would normally open in new windows to open in new tabs (aka Single Window Mode)
I do try alternative browsers from time-to-time, but I most often use Safari. I'm not a great believer in extra features and find I like its simplicity and uncluttered UI.
I cant be the only one who believes the OSX browser market is much stronger than the Windows browser market.
|The Mozilla-based browsers are still considerably slower than the WebKit-based offerings; this is mainly what keeps me on Safari.|
|Chris - funny you should say that WebKit is faster as some people say it's the other way round. From following the WebKit blog it seems it may have much to do with the way the sites you access are designed, as each engine makes different compromises.|
|Guys, download RC3 of Firefox 2. At least on the Macs I've tried it on it feels faster all around than Safari. I used to think Safari was faster but not compared to RC3. It's largely a matter of subjective perceptions though and I've obviously not done any measurements. And I work with both Macs and PCs (Windows and Linux) so I want something that is cross-platform. And with Foxmarks my Firefox bookmarks sync across all computers and platforms. Since I do some web developing there are some extensions (now add-ons) to Firefox that just makes like easier when it comes to CSS, JS and other stuff.|
Here is the speed comparison (pay special attention to CSS and script speed):