JH- I'm sorry but it sounds like you tried Chimera early on and never kept up with its development. Anti-aliased text has been there for quite some time (since the OS X update enabled anti-aliasing) and looks every bit as good as Safari (better in some cases where Safari's non-standard initial ppi implementation came into play). As for speed, they are neck-and-neck. Some pages lean to Safari, some to Camino. I use Safari as my main browser now that beta 2 is out. I love it. But calling Chimera/Camino a "bad" browser is doing it a grave disservice. After all, it was the best alternative to IE for a long time.