Chimera dominates MacWorld's browser test

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by blackpeter, Dec 2, 2002.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    Aug 14, 2001
    In browser speed and render speed tests, Chimera loads 3 out of 5 pages faster than the rest!

    Macworld Article
  2. Moderator emeritus


    Mar 25, 2002
    London, England
    I knew it! Chimera friggin rockz!!!! if you haven't already got it, GET IT NOW!
  3. macrumors G4

    Jul 18, 2002
    I accidentally my whole location.
    Already got it.

    It's about the same speed as Phoenix on my PC, sometimes a little faster or a little slower depending on the site.

    It's a bit clunky, but that's probably cuz it's a 300Mhz iBook.
  4. macrumors 6502a


    Apr 14, 2002
    bat country
    what the hell is up with that test? does microsoft control macworld? i'm always amazed at people who still cling to the notion that ie is the "browser to beat". it's been a month since chimera .6 was out and they're using .5? just pop-up blocking and speed make it better than ie. when chimera hits 1.0, apple will probably bundle it with the system and 80% of mac users will run it (probably 15% omni and 4% moz), but there will always be those out there saying "ie is still the best browser around" that is, if they can type the entire sentence without it crashing or launching classic for some stupid reason.
  5. macrumors 65816


    Sep 4, 2002
    Near a Mac since 1993.
    Chimera all the way!

    I admit that .5 got weird on me and eventually I had to ditch it, but .6 is awesome! IE has not made an apperance in my machine ever since Chimera .6 appeared. Some people still have heart attacks about some comma in the HTML rendered 2.6° NE of a period or something, but Chimera is stil the fastest, most usefull browser on the Mac.
    If you don't have it download it and check it out. If you don't like it, it's easy to delete.
  6. macrumors 6502

    Jul 17, 2002
    A cardboard box.
    Chimera 0.6 was not out at the time the article was written. I subscribe to the magazine. 'Tis old news.
  7. macrumors 6502a


    Apr 14, 2002
    bat country
    sorry, my mistake. i'm a busy man *the crowd laughs* i can't be bothered with things like numbers and dates, they'll only slow me down. :cool:
  8. macrumors 65816


    Oct 9, 2002
    Sydney, Australia
    i love chimera.

    i got speed chimera as well. check VersionTracker for a copy of it.
    not only does it load faster than IE but with speed chimera i can make other sites believe i use winXP w/IE 6.

    tabs - fast loads - popup blocking

    using it now. IE sits in my dock only for one thing, hotmail.

    oh well one of these days.

    And, as for apple including it with OS X when it hits 1.0 - if i remember correctly it is cocoa and completely open source, who says they wont make their own web browser based on it or even a rebranded one with some fancy apple touches??
  9. macrumors newbie

    Oct 25, 2002
    Chimera is the best one yet. A little unstable, but it's still just 0.6

    Apple has actually just hired the developer of Chimera, so my guess is that it will be included in OS X soon.

    Why would you want to do this?

    Chimera can use hotmail as well.
  10. macrumors regular

    Sep 5, 2002
    chimera(navigator 0.6 ) is my default browser.:D
  11. macrumors regular

    Jul 18, 2002
    after asking for macrumors help concerning how slow my browsing experience was with dsl using ie 5.2.2, i UPGRADED to chimera 0.6 and haven't looked back. the only problem i have had thus far is when ordering products from our company's website i cannot perform all the necessary tasks. for ex. the options that normally appear at the bottom of each page are not there. hopefully we will get this worked out, but other than that my browsing experience is 100% faster and more enjoyable. at first i was confused by tabs, but now i love them.....
    thx again

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