How to choose the right browser for you! (not tryin to convert)

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by czeluff, Jan 27, 2007.

  1. czeluff macrumors 6502

    Oct 23, 2006
    Enough with it already! Look, quit trying to convert people to other browsers guys. But, of course, here's MY opinion: (lol)

    Safari pros - opens faster than all browsers, least amount of ram used, extremely fast on some pages, fast on most.
    Safari cons - very few features (unless you install plugins), 3% of pages load really slow imo.

    Who would use Safari: someone who constantly opens/closes the browser, and wants a fast internet surfing speed, without the bells and whistles.

    Camino pros - a mozilla product, only browser I couldn't get to crash, good overall speed.
    Camino cons - not the "best" at anything (ram usage, browsing speed, amount of features).

    Who would use Camino: someone who likes a good overall web experience, a few add-ons, with extreme reliability.

    Firefox pros - a mozilla product, feature-filled, consistently updated and consistently getting better, LIGHTNING QUICK on 30% of pages, and the best viewer for large amounts of Flash content (in my experience).
    FIrefox cons - takes a long time to load initially, decent speed on 70% of pages.

    Who would use Firefox: someone who uses the web for a long period of time once a day, or someone who likes to view alot of Flash material.

    Shiira pros - expecting an incredibly good update soon (!), largest amount of add-ons.
    Shiira cons - slowest of the browsers, not "simple" by any means.

    Who would use Shiira: someone who does more with the internet that "goto web pages", someone who isn't bothered by subtle speed differences.

    Here's my own personal order, favorite to least fav:

    Safari, Camino, Firefox, Shiira.

    That doesn't mean that's the DEFINITIVE answer, and i'm not going to convert you. But because of my work and school, I open/close the web browser 100 times a day....easily. The speed is good, though myspace crawls sometimes.

    Analyze yourselves. Which "Who would use this?" section do I fall under?


  2. MACDRIVE macrumors 68000


    Feb 17, 2006
    Clovis, California
    I like Camino, but it has no spell check.

    OmniWeb is slow as hell and you have to double click the edit tab. They want you to pay them $15.

    Firefox is fast, but I don't like the short history menu or their forum jump drop down menu.

    Safari is my favorite, but I wish they had the 'check spelling as I write' feature.
  3. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus


    Mar 10, 2004
    Bergen, Norway

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  4. BoyBach macrumors 68040


    Feb 24, 2006

    You use Myspace? The reason the browser crawls is because it's trying not to be sick in it's mouth. :eek: ;)
  5. Eraserhead macrumors G4


    Nov 3, 2005
    Yes it does, download the latest version (1.0.3) and that probably has it, or download a nightly, they've had spellcheck since the 1st July nightly last year.
  6. clevin macrumors G3


    Aug 6, 2006
    if u don't list "extensions" as firefox's feature, u basically know nothing about firefox...
  7. mikes63737 macrumors 65816

    Jul 26, 2005
    I use Camino on my Mac and I love it. I don't think I have 1.03 though... should probably upgrade. On my Windows and Linux computers, Firefox is the best because it's pretty fast and I find it to be really reliable. Plus you don't have all the security holes of IE.
  8. pianoman macrumors 68000


    May 31, 2006
    if you're opening and closing Safari so much (or any app, for that matter) why don't you just hide the application when you're not using it?
  9. MACDRIVE macrumors 68000


    Feb 17, 2006
    Clovis, California

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  10. 7ttman macrumors newbie

    Jan 10, 2007
    Safari and Firefox

    I can only comment on these... I was perfectly happy using Safari until my wife enrolled on a course at university and I discovered that certain web based applications just wouldn't work because they had been written to utilise Internet Explorer. Whilst I had that running on one of my macs, we didn't like the user interface compared to safari. So I downloaded firefox and everything now works like a treat. Sure it loads slower than Safari, but we usually keep it up in the background and running multiple tabs.

    My only other comment is that I personally think that Safari handles downloads in a much nicer way.. but then I haven't bothered to look at any of the options to configure firefox.
  11. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

    Scarlet Fever

    Jul 22, 2005
    i use safari for everything, and what it doesn't do, firefox does. if neither safari or firefox can do it, its not doable.
  12. clevin macrumors G3


    Aug 6, 2006
    u should try opera for the 3rd, if opera can't do it also, then, its not doable.

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