Favorite Web Browser

Discussion in 'macOS' started by macmanny, Feb 20, 2007.

  1. macmanny macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I'm just curious to know what your favorite web browser for the Mac and why? Also does anyone know of a site that gives a review/comparison between gecko and webkit (like different website views/functionalities between the 2, etc.)?
     
  2. sunfast macrumors 68020

    sunfast

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    I use Safari because it's there and does everything I need it to, competently. I tried Camino becuase I heard a lot of stuff about it but it did nothing different for me so I went back to Safari. I like firefox too, it's what I use for Windows & Linux
     
  3. shellbryson macrumors 6502

    shellbryson

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    FireFox 2.0 99% of the time, but for the odd site that chokes I use Safari. I like the tabbing in FireFox and the several extensions I use daily for my work.... however, FireFox is a bit of a bloated resource hog sometimes, and I've noticed several glitches in the way it handles Flash (more down to the Flash plugin I suspect than the browser itself) which is irritating...
     
  4. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    My favorite web browser on the Mac is OmniWeb. I like these things about it:
    • Incredibly fast. Faster than Firefox or Safari.
    • Built-in ad blocking
    • Graphical tabs - no other browser I know of has this feature
    • Cookie management - a feature Firefox has, but Safari badly needs improved
    • WebCore based, so Safari updates eventually benefit OmniWeb too

    As for your other question, a Google search produced some interesting results.
     
  5. jenn221 macrumors member

    jenn221

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    I've used Safari since the day I got it. Haven't figured out the hooplah about FireFox yet because Safari works just fine for me. I only downloaded FireFox because there was one website I wanted to go to that didn't support Safari.
     
  6. shellbryson macrumors 6502

    shellbryson

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    Hey, new month, new browser :)
     
  7. Tymmz macrumors 65816

    Tymmz

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    sorry, but those "browser-threads" get really annoying.
     

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