Differences Between Firefox and Camino?

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  1. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Stupid question I’m sure, but what’s the difference between Firefox and Camino? They both seem to be from Mozilla and are based off the same engine, so what makes them different from each other? Just exploring my browser alternatives and wanted to clear this up.
     
  2. clevin macrumors G3

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    camino is a native Mac OS X browser, written in cocoa, so it runs faster on Mac, and more responsive, but without extension support
    firefox is a ported version for now, it will be a native mac OS X browser by version 3.0. It is a little bit slower than Camino, but with extension support.
     
  3. ~Shard~ thread starter macrumors P6

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    Cool, thanks. :)

    So apart from the extension support, is Camino lacking anything that Firefox has in terms of features or functionality? When Firefox becomes native in v3.0 will Camino lose its advantage in this respect? Or will it still be faster?
     
  4. fistful macrumors 6502a

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    Off the top of my head the only other features lacking in Camino are RSS and multiple quick search engines besides google.
     
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    I think camino looks nicer and feels more mac friendly than firefox
     
  6. ~Shard~ thread starter macrumors P6

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    No RSS, really? Hmm, didn't catch that one when I was looking at it. I thought that was table stakes these days as far as browsers go...
     
  7. fistful macrumors 6502a

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    Well I do know RSS is planned for a future release as well as spell check. The latter is currently part of the nightly builds from what I understand.

    Also, one feature Camino has that Firefox lacks is built in ad blocking.
     
  8. reubs macrumors 68000

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    I had no idea about this. I run Firefox on a MB w/ 512 MB of RAM and it doesn't seem nearly as sluggish as it did on our PC. I haven't put all of the extensions back on it yet, so that may be making a difference. With taht in mind, is the noscript extension necessary for the MAC version of Firefox?
     
  9. wmmk macrumors 68020

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    of course! cocoa has wayyyyyyy more os x support than straight c++.
     
  10. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    Oooh, about time! :D
     
  11. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Camino also lacks the search bar of Firefox.

    I'm using the spell checker in Camino now. TBH the Camino nightly builds that I have used have all been more stable than IE 6.0 (even the worst nightly) so as 80% of the world is using a less stable browser I feel fine! :D
     
  12. clevin macrumors G3

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    there is other stuff, for sure, such as
    "/" will not promote a search bar at the bottom for camino
    no single window mode for camino 1.0.2 (1.1 nightly or 1.2+ nightly both have it)

    but as far as usability, I really think the stuff I said in previous post are only major issue.
     
  13. fistful macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry if I'm being dense but didn't I mention that in my first post? Unless you're speaking of something entirely separate.

     
  14. ~Shard~ thread starter macrumors P6

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    Thanks for all the info guys - it's appreciated. :cool:
     
  15. erikistired macrumors 6502

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    i can't seem to get camino to open new links (all links!) into a new tab instead of a new browser, which is about the only reason i use firefox instead. yes, i can control-click-apple_key-shift-click or whatever, but it's too much to remember.
     
  16. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    I mean the page search bar at the bottom of Firefox (see screenshot)
    Picture 5.png
     
  17. clevin macrumors G3

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    go get camino 1.1 nightly.
     

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