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Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by macdon401, Sep 23, 2005.

  1. macdon401 macrumors 6502

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  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Nice link macdon401. I would have liked a bit more on the different rendering speeds though. Plus, I don't think they were hard enough on Firefox, especially with respect to its interface and its ability to chow down RAM.
     
  3. Benjamin macrumors 6502a

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    One thing however is that Opera is now free, so i think it should be a few more mouses.
     
  4. fayans macrumors 6502a

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    IMHO the list would be in order of preference

    1. Opera
    2. Safari
    3. Firefox
    4. Camino
    5. OmniWeb (cos its not FREE)

    Look no IE :eek:
     
  5. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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  6. x86isslow macrumors 6502a

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    It really peeves me that they "reviewed" Camino 0.84, and not the latest version (1.0a1). The two versions are a world apart. The rest of the article wasn't really informative, and really left out some of the cooler browsers out there, in particular, Shiira.
     
  7. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    It mentions that as it went to press, Opera became free. :)
     
  8. OnceUGoMac macrumors 6502a

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    The article is several months old, so it's understandable.
     
  9. mduser63 macrumors 68040

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    By my calendar, September 22, 2005 was only two days ago, not several months.
     
  10. dubbz macrumors 68020

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    0.84 is the latest "Stable" version, that's likely why they tested it. They didn't test the FF 1.5 beta either, and it's much better than 1.0.x
     
  11. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Ummm.. You believe that magazine articles are written the day they are released??
     
  12. mduser63 macrumors 68040

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    No, and I'm not faulting the editor/author of the article either, because they did put a note in about Opera being free now, but the article is not several months old. It obviously takes time for magazine articles to go to press, but not several months, especially in the computer industry where a lot changes in 3 or 4 months.
     
  13. OnceUGoMac macrumors 6502a

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    By my Mac World subscription, the article was published almost a year ago. They just edited it on 9-22 to reflect Opera being free. Here's a link to the original aticle: Mac World November 2004
     
  14. ham_man macrumors 68020

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    1. OmniWeb
    2. Safari
    3. Camino
    4. Shiira
    5. Firefox
    6. Opera
    7. Netscape
    8. IE

    That is the definitive list... :cool:
     
  15. plasticparadox macrumors 6502

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    Argh, what is so great about Firefox on the Mac? I don't see the appeal in extensions - great features should be built-in, not bolted on. The interface sucks and will always be sub-par. The author was much too generous to Firefox.
     
  16. zap2 macrumors 604

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    FireFox
    Safari
    Opera
    Camino
    NetScape(like the AIM built in)
    (IE is not allows on my list :p ) and i have never used the others
     
  17. prophet621 macrumors member

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    I think Firefox is the best browser available on any platform. (Mac, Windows and Linux) Also 1.5 is shaping up to be a huge improvment over 1.0.x series with much better OSx support.

    The new Alpha of Camino is much better than the stable version.

    Never liked Safari or Opera.
     
  18. mduser63 macrumors 68040

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    That's a completely different article. The one you linked to doesn't even include Safari, while the one at the top of the thread includes Safari 2.0 and Opera 8 and Firefox 1.0.6 (none which were available in 2004).
     

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