Browsers

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Spacecrawler, Jun 22, 2007.

  1. Spacecrawler macrumors newbie

    Spacecrawler

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    So I've been using Netscape 7.2 forever. Its worked fairly well, though it has it's issues.

    I never switched to Firefox due to it being a little sluggish and some features I didn't like (like tabbed browsing).

    Safari doesn't work well at all.

    I recently downloaded Navigator 9, the new Netscape, which is based on Firefox. I was hopeful that it would work as least as good as Netscape 7.2. But after a few days of using it I find it to be pretty sluggish, like Firefox. So I've had to switch back to Netscape 7.2 for certain things (I manage a band's MySpace page where I have to go through each "friend" request and leave a thankyou message. This is virtually impossible on anything but Netscape 7.2 unless you have hours and hours to spare watching that stupid spinning beachball and waiting for pages to unfreeze.

    The issues I had with Netscape 7.2 were that certain pages made it crash, like CNN.com, etc, and also that Flashblock didn't work completely (only partially blocking Flash content).

    So my question is what do people consider the best, fastest browser?

    Sean
     
  2. psychofreak Retired

    psychofreak

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    I love Safari, partly because of Inquisitor, but I recommend Camino (by Mozilla) for you...its my second browser :)
     
  3. djstarrock macrumors 6502a

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    I personally use Camino but I used to use Safari there both have there up and downs but there still good browsers.
     
  4. Tillisnut macrumors newbie

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    I've installed a few browsers on my Mac.

    I use Safari the most.

    I also really enjoy Firefox and Mozilla. I use Camino as well.
     
  5. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    camino is the fastest and lightest in my opinion. i'd give it a try. can't hurt.


    www.caminobrowser.org
     
  6. Spacecrawler thread starter macrumors newbie

    Spacecrawler

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    I updated my old Camino (I had it already) and it seems pretty good. I never liked it before but this version seems to be working just fine. A few things I don't like (can't have multiple passwords/log-ins for same site, and a few behavioral things with new windows loading in the background that keep popping to the front) but so far so good! Thanks!

    Sean
     
  7. tempques macrumors member

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    Camino is great. If you end up wanting more built-in features, try OmniWeb. It's reported as being really fast as well.
     

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