Safari vs Firefox?

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  1. brsboarder macrumors 6502a

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    I've been having some problems loading certain websites, mail sites/ school sites w/ safari and switching, what r your thoughts? is Firefox better, or are there other things which might be better?
     
  2. dotnina macrumors 6502a

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    Just keep both around ... they're free, after all. :)

    Personally, I like Firefox better. I find that pages just load more quickly. However, I've also noticed that Firefox is a bit of a memory hog -- for me, anyway. I don't remember how much memory Safari typically ate up, but it's pretty dramatic on my machine when I have just a few small pages open in tabs.

    You could also try Camino -- it's fast as well, they say.
     
  3. kneeslasher macrumors member

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    Safari = Google search
    Mozilla (FireFox) = Google search + other features such as syntax highlighting via googlebar

    The presence of search terms highlighting more or less clinches it for me. I would dearly love to use Safari, but am now comfortably using FireFox until the googlebar, official or otherwise, reaches Safari.
     
  4. wPod macrumors 68000

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    i notice very little difference between the two. sometimes firefox seems a little faster, but i havent used it enough to find sites that dont work with it. though i like safari b/c i have the debug hack on it that will allow me to debug safari as a number of different browsers (so if my bank website will only let me use IE i can fake it into thinking im using IE) its really nice for those trouble web sites. i dont know if you can do that with firefox.
     
  5. howard macrumors 68020

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    i like safari better...

    and anyone if they please know if theres a way to get rid of the status bar on camino, please let me know, or if your sure it can't be gotten rid of let me know so i can stop this crazy search!
     
  6. Jonx macrumors 6502

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    there are some G4 and G5 optimized firefox available on this page

    could you guys try and let us know how fast it is ?

    I am still waiting for my powermac to arrive :eek: so comments would be nice :D
     
  7. stevietheb macrumors 6502a

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    What exactly is the difference between Camino and FireFox? (please don't say "Camino is optimized..."...haha).

    Is there a way to get a different look in FireFox? I don't like the way the buttons look...honestly--this keeps me from using it. I'm picky I guess.
     
  8. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    There are many themes available--just use the menu item under Tools.

    There is less to differentiate Camino from Firefox today since they both use a Mach-O backend. The look and feel and Keychain usage are the big points that I see and I wish that all Mozilla browsers used to the Keychain.
     
  9. stevietheb macrumors 6502a

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    Another Issue...

    I'm dependent on SideTrack. Does anyone else using SideTrack feel like the scroll in FireFox is really choppy and difficult to control?
     
  10. stevietheb macrumors 6502a

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    Ahhh...I would have expected themes to be in prefs...this is very helpful.

    I assume Camino uses the keychain and Firefox doesn't?
     
  11. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Yes, sorry that I didn't make that point explicitly.
     
  12. howard macrumors 68020

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    yes!!

    definitely hear you on that. and its the same in camino as well.
     

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