#@$@#$ so many different browsers around...

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by triotary, Aug 6, 2006.

  1. triotary macrumors regular

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    man why is there so many out there now????


    Camino
    Opera
    OmniWeb
    MyIE2/Maxthon
    Shiira
    Firefox
    Safari
    I bet there is more...

    I have been using firefox ever since it came out and it does the job pretty well.

    But looking on these threads about this and that browser is better blah blah blah...

    it seems that everyone of them has their own supporters, which make it worst for us to choose...

    but exactly which one of them is the best for OSX?
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    More options is a good thing.

    Different people are looking for different things in a browser. Look at why people like a certain browser and see if that's important to you. Or just take them all for a spin and decide for yourself.
     
  3. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    You did indeed miss a couple, but anyway...

    I use Safari, I like the look and feel of it. Firefox, Camino, and Omniweb are all very solid Mac browsers as well.
     
  4. emaja macrumors 68000

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    There is no "best for OS X" browser. There is a browser that meets your needs and that is the best browser for you.

    Variety and choice is a good thing. Without it, we would still be stuck wtih IE. Choice forced MS out of the Mac browser business since theirs was so pitiful in comparison to the others.
     
  5. triotary thread starter macrumors regular

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    Indeed... but one has to d/l and install everyone of them to really find out ourself which is the best to our own needs... well I Guess it is a pro and con situation ^_^ I will just stick to firefox :)
     
  6. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    You can use real player as a web browser :eek:

    I flip browsers from firefox, safari, and camino. Camino can't handle video/audio that well so I use safari for that. I use firefox when I want to view flash animation. kinda like that
     
  7. triotary thread starter macrumors regular

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    Why can't you just use either firefox or safari for all purposes?
     
  8. projectle macrumors 6502

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    you can.

    For example, usually I use Safari for everything, but when
    I am traveling, I usually switch over to opera because I can set it not to download images when I am web browsing on my Verizon EVDO card making it much faster.
     
  9. d wade macrumors 65816

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    shiira is the way to go. ive tried most of em, and i absolutely love shirra
     
  10. projectle macrumors 6502

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    i use safari as the main because I feel that it ties in more with the overall theme and structure of the OS when my bandwidth is really not an issue.
     
  11. iJawn108 macrumors 65816

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    Bon Echo
    it's the fastest browser i have ever used. beats firefox/opera/ie7 on my machine.
     
  12. gadgetgirl85 macrumors 68040

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    Bon Echo is the intel version of Firefox right? I loved it except it crashed every 2 minutes :(
     
  13. Hoef macrumors 6502a

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    I thought it was firefox 2.0
     
  14. setek macrumors newbie

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    bon echo isn't the intel version - all Firefox, in pretty much all languages, are universal binaries :)

    As stated on the alpha prerelease page:

     
  15. Lollypop macrumors 6502a

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    A list of possibilities are good for the consumer, keeps the developers on their toes, who knows we might end up seeing some features of shiiri in the (hopefuly) new safari! And more importantly the website developers, their target market is no longer 100% internet explorer 6! :p they are forced to use actual web standards!

    Personally I use Safari most of the time, for some reason gmail doesnt want to work on it for me so only then do I switch to camino.
     
  16. wako macrumors 65816

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    I say use Firefox... i been using it since late 2002, which use to be called Phoenix I believe, and I been a happy user since :)
     
  17. rafifreak00 macrumors regular

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    I personally use Camino, since it's basically Firefox with a Mac OS X look and feel. If extension don't bother you that much, then test out Camino.

    Safari just won't do it for me... opens too slow and web page load times are longer.
     
  18. clevin macrumors G3

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    camino: fast, no extension, good compatibility, single window mode
    firefox: slower than camino, extension support, good compatibility, single window mode
    safari: fast, no extension, ok compatibility
    shiira: fast, no extension, ok compatibility, single window mode
    opera: slow on mac?, no extension, ok compatibility singlw window mode
    webkit: fast, no extension, good compatibility

    Omniweb, $29
     
  19. RacerX macrumors 65832

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    And worth every penny. :D

    OmniWeb was also the first web browser for Mac OS X (predating all of the other browsers).
     
  20. steelfist macrumors 6502a

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    you haven't used windows for a long time have you? there's more than twice as much browsers than your list. more is always better, as long if it's free.
     
  21. Dane D. macrumors 6502a

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    Choice is good, competition drives innovation. I like having 7 browsers in my dock. My advice would be try them, see which ones you like. Personally I can't stand FireFox, looks bad and is slow.
     
  22. slackersonly macrumors 6502a

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    safari fits all my needs.
    well, i would like extension support.
     
  23. ImNoSuperMan macrumors 65816

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    Yup. Safari and firefox combo does get the job done pretty nicely.
     

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