When I was still part of the Windows world (I am now seven months into my life as a Mac user), I made the switch from Internet Explorer to Mozilla’s Firefox. Smart move for anybody using Windows. Firefox is just a better browser and lots more secure than IE from everything I’ve read. Happily, Firefox is also available on the Mac, and I preferred it over Safari (Apple’s browser).
Tonight I was sitting on the sofa, icing my foot (I don’t know what I did but it hurts and I’m limping) and browsing through the September issue of Macworld when I came across a review of Mozilla’s Camino browser. Camino 1.0, made specifically for Macs, is a universal binary browser that runs natively on both PowerPC- and Intel-based Macs. So I jumped on the Internet and did some googling to learn a little more. Finally, I decided that the price was right (free). I downloaded the software and installed it.
Camino is significantly faster than Firefox in downloading web pages. I miss the particular way Firefox saves passwords, but Camino utilizes the Mac’s keychain, so I can live with it. My Typepad blog entry page appears a bit different in Camino than it does in Firefox, but this too I can live with.
So if you are a Mac user (whether the older models or the newer Intel Macs), you might want to give Camino a test drive.