Camino vs Safari

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by mrsir2009, Dec 28, 2009.

  1. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    Hi, I'm not sure wether to use Camino or Safari, so I'd like your opinions on both if you've used both =)

    Thanks!
     
  2. Forsaken macrumors regular

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    I've usually had stability issues with Camino, but that's just with me.

    Safari is better, but whatever browser you use depends on what you do.
     
  3. mrsir2009 thread starter macrumors 604

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    The reason I use Camino is because Safari always crashes on me :( Camino seems pretty good for me though =)
     
  4. mysterytramp macrumors 65816

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    Camino seems to be a tad faster on my Mac, but your best bet is just to have multiple browsers and change to suit your whims. You'll decide which you think is superior.

    mt
     
  5. TonyK macrumors 6502a

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    I use the following:

    FireFox for day to day browsing
    Safari for occasional items
    Chrome and Camino when I don't want the plug-ins of FF to slow me down. :)
     
  6. mrsir2009 thread starter macrumors 604

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    Can you get all the Firefox add ons on Camino since Camino is the "Mac Native" version of Firefox?
     
  7. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Just to be clear. Firefox and Camino are both Mozilla-supported Gecko-based browsers. However, Camino is neither derived from nor is it inspired by Firefox.
     
  8. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    Safari is still the fastest browser in the world. I don't know why people bother with Firefox, it's about 3-4 times slower than Safari without any additional add-ons. It's not like you use those add-ons every minute you're on the web. Now speed and performance, you use that every single second you're browsing the web.

    Camino is kind of meh to me. It's in between Firefox and Safari. It's got Safari's native UI look and Firefox's slow(er) render engine.

    Conclusion: Stick with the best. Safari. I don't know about the OP, but Safari has never crashed, hung or lagged for me on any of my various Macs in the last 4-5 years. Now Flash... that is unstable as jumping onto thin ice.
     
  9. colourfastt macrumors 6502a

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    For me: Safari & Chrome for general browsing; Flock for social networking; Firefox for porn; Opera isn't used anymore (version 10 seems to be borked and haven't found a copy of version 9 yet); Camino, SeaMonkey & OmniWeb for occasional browsing.
     
  10. Aronnax macrumors regular

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    You know nothing and write only nonsense :)
     
  11. Forsaken macrumors regular

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    I don't like either. Safari is a memory hog and it does crash like hell, and Camino isn't very stable and it's a bit too bare-bones.

    I actually have four browsers - Safari just in case, Opera very rarely, Chrome to see if it sucks or not (currently it's 50-50, but it's just a beta as of yet), and Firefox w/o any add-ons for general browsing.
     
  12. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    Agreed. He does this on all subjects, and adds his own "Appel is dah pwnerz" flair.

    Having said that, I choose Safari over Camino, since the development of Camino has slowed to a snail's pace. However, all browsers running on modern engines other than IE (still not up to standards snuff) preform about the same. There might be some irrelevant speed differences in javascript, but they aren't even measurable unless the same routine is run MILLIONS of times. So it's really up to the end user and how you like the interface. Some of Camino's features like tab overview, growl notifications, and better (IHMO) tab management are nice. Safari has nice eye candy like top sites.
     
  13. DARKJ3DI macrumors regular

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    Personally, I use chrome but i would choose Camino over Safari. Why? Safari has too many issues rendering web pages and uses more memory than iTunes (what the...? :eek:)
     
  14. exegete77 macrumors 6502a

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    I primarily use Safari for browsing, but for work in Zoho Office, not everything works with Safari, so I use Firefox.

    I fire up Camino for individual searches, but not much else.
     
  15. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    This is not normal. Either you frequent some very problematic sites or you have other issues with your system.

    As far as speed goes, chill. If the time you save by using the faster browser over the slowest browser makes a difference in your life, then you need to simplify your life. On none of my Macs have I seen a perceptible difference among the performances of my 13 browsers. Unless you are using Internet Explorer for MacOS X or are frequenting crap sites like MySpace.com, then it should possible to distinguish the speeds of different browsers only with the aid of a chronometer.
     
  16. ceezy3000 macrumors 6502

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    No , not exactly, the reason camino feels or may be faster is because its a mac native application while firefox uses XUL or XULrunner(not sure) there are a few plugins for camino however. google pimpmycamino and you'll find a camino page with plugins and themes etc.
     
  17. ceezy3000 macrumors 6502

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    I do prefer camino to firefox but i still use safari as my primary browser. Camino is completely open source and since FF is already really popular on the mac, not many people develop for camino. thats why its always behind on gecko updates etc
     
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    What shocks me is that nobody uses Viola anymore...I mean, give it a chance!
     
  20. mrsir2009 thread starter macrumors 604

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    The only thing I miss from Safari when I'm using Camino is the top sites feature. I like Camino because it is more stable on my computer and it has more keyboard shortcuts than Safari.
     
  21. Thunderforge macrumors newbie

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    The only reason Safari has ever crashed for me is when I was using an addon that wasn't supported for the newest version of Safari. For those of you who are having crashes, were there any addons that you installed that may be crashing the otherwise stable browser?

    I even use GlimmerBlocker now, which is an ad blocker that works as an http proxy instead of modifying Safari. That browser hasn't crashed in ages!
     
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    I haven't heard too many people mention Omniweb. You guys should try that out. The newest versions are freakin fast. It's free now and still a great looking browser.
     
  24. fishmoose macrumors 68000

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    I use Safari as my primary browser (actually nightly's of webkit) and I used to use FF as my secondary but I switched to Camino recently, it feels more Mac like imho, I like it better then FF. That said FF is still a pretty decent browser.
     

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