A good web browser....

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  1. Antonwalkerv2.0 macrumors newbie

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    I was wondering what is the fastest browser. I mean it doesn't use a lot of RAM and is fast around the web. I already have safari and firefox. My firefox though, has a lot of themes and pluggins and takes forever to start up. I still love it though. Break down:

    Fast browser
    Barely any RAM usage
    Don't care what it looks like


    Is camino good? I heard it was good. Anything better?
     
  2. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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  3. magicjames92 macrumors regular

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    camino=linux
    safari=good browser
    firefox-windows (aka crap)
     
  4. Antonwalkerv2.0 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    But I love my firefox...

    So one vote camino!!!
     
  5. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    camino is a bit more lightweight than FF and Safari imo, won't hurt to try it. (the nightly builds have some upcoming features and are super stable too, so worth tying them out as well)
     
  6. Antonwalkerv2.0 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Nightly builds???
     
  7. M@lew macrumors 68000

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    I say Safari + Add-ons (Saft and Safari Stand)
     
  8. epochblue macrumors 68000

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    I have Camino installed as a backup, but with Inquisitor installed, I don't think it's possible to beat Safari.
     
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  10. Adion macrumors newbie

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    I initially used Firefox for a while when I first got my MBP, then I came to my senses and have been using Safari ever since.
     
  11. insular macrumors newbie

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    Opera.

    Not the best at rendering pages but the usability options are miles ahead of any other browser (without having to install bucketloads of extensions!)
     
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  14. jasko macrumors 6502

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    Honestly, I find a problem with each browser that I use.

    Lately I've been using Webkit and OmniWeb.
     
  15. solvs macrumors 603

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    I use the optimized versions of FireFox. 2 is definitely better than the previous version. Still no speed demon, but works for me with the addons I use. Safari is faster usually, but doesn't have the features I can get from FF and it's addons. More sites seem to work with it too. Speed isn't everything, as IE was faster on my PC too, but I still used FF.

    Camino is probably almost the best of both worlds, but last time I used it, it still wasn't as good as FF IMO.

    Try them all, they're free.
     
  16. TheAnswer macrumors 68030

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    Check out the Tominated Browser...seems to fit all the requirements you've listed. I can't say I've used on a regular basis, but it sure is snappy.
     
  17. clevin macrumors G3

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    camino=firefox-extensions+aqua widget
    safari=firefox-single window mode-extensions+aqua widget-website compatibility+5% speed increase
    firefox=safest bet.

    when denouncing firefox, remember without the firefox's success, there would have no chance other non-IE browsers (unfortunately, safari is one of them) could survive the market where most website developers just optimize their site for IE.

    Its always good not to forget where everything came from. safari? do u like Konqueror?
     
  18. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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  19. clevin macrumors G3

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  20. epochblue macrumors 68000

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    I would certainly argue the point that you're missing website compatibility with Safari.

    Yes, you might have some issues with a few sites because Safari doesn't yet support Edit-In-Place features, but most of those websites still work just fine (and the ones that don't have lazy developers, IMO). Beyond that, I rarely if ever come across a website that I can't load using Safari.

    So, rather than say -website compatibility, how about we say -some fancy features that aren't 100% necessary anyway?
     
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  22. iJawn108 macrumors 65816

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    technically safari is the fastest, nothing renders faster than webkit that I know of... but it's not nearly as powerful as gecko. Which is why I am die hard camino. Even if you are having a problem send them an email and you'll have a some sort of response within 10 minutes.

    I would also recommend the 1.1 beta (it's very stable).

    if you need other features...

    http://pimpmycamino.com/
     
  23. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Nonsense.
     
  24. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    I agree with Clevin on this one, that the IE alternatives have a 20% share makes it foolish as a webmaster not to support them. Without firefox it's only 5% so why bother. And probably more people use Opera/Safari/Mac's too than would otherwise because of Firefox.
     
  25. Antonwalkerv2.0 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i guess I am using camino!!!
    What one though? I have the full one. Whats better. The night build one. Or the beta one.
     

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