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    I'm new to the Forum. I wanted to get some advice about using Camino verses other browsers such as Google Chrome?

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    Use whatever you're comfortable with. All browsers are modern and well supported. As for Chrome, some say it tracks your browsing habits for advertising reasons but there is no proof of this.
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    I think it's a preference thing.... you may want to look at this thread.
    http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/os-...o-you-use.html

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    Camino is my preferred browser, but I do need to use Safari for a couple of websites for compatibility where some text disappears, or some text boxes are extremely small.
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    Camino is a reasonable if a lightweight browser, using pretty old technology from Firefox 2 and 3 days. If you are happy with it just use it. Have a read of some comments on Camino:-


    Camino open source OS X web browser reaches 2.1 Alpha 1
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    I dislike Camino and other lesser known browsers because they do not have a huge pool of add-ons that can significantly augment your browsing pleasure, unlike Chrome or Firefox.

    Your best bet is to try all browsers for a certain period of time. The only one who can choose the best browser is yourself.

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    I suggest sticking with Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Opera. Those are the 4 big guys, and seem to have the best features. Preference really though.
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    Maybe my Macbook is just getting old, but Chrome, FF, and Safari tear through my memory. I always have multiple windows and tons of tabs running, and it's just a matter of time before things start to slow down.

    You lose a lot of the flexibility with Camino, but it handles things very nicely. I love using it for normal, day-to-day browsing and rarely encounter any compliance issues. That's just my experience.

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    From what I've heard Chrome uses a different process for every tab, which means that it doesn't get bloated during extensive browsing sessions. If one page causes trouble, it doesn't bring everything down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Virgeist View Post
    From what I've heard Chrome uses a different process for every tab, which means that it doesn't get bloated during extensive browsing sessions. If one page causes trouble, it doesn't bring everything down.
    Quite the opposite in my experience. Let me give you an example. Right now, I have the same set of tabs open in Safari. It is using 248.4MB of RAM. Right now, Chrome itself is only using 80.8MB but has spawned 8 processes which mean that Chrome is responsible for using 455.7MB. So if bloat is a concern, Chrome is probably not your best bet in terms of memory usage. In terms of how it performs though, I find the application quite responsive (I assume that this is partly because the app itself is only using 80.8MB).

    One thing I learned today that is worth noting is that if a tab is opened from a current tab (say you click a link that opens a new tab), it runs in the same process as the original. It's only when you create the tab yourself that it runs in a separate process (more here if you're interested).
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    Van, Agreed except for one thing. Watch Safari in say 24 hours. I keep this system on a few pages open all the time. Over time Safari's memory usage climbs to sometimes 1GB in 1-2 days. Chrome does not seem to and stays more consistent even if you have a few tabs open.

    The one thing I do like about Chrome and the Tabs all as separate process's, if one Tab locks, you only loose that and not the rest.

    On the main topic of this thread, Camino, I used to use it a lot but it's really getting dated and not updated to the latest engines out there. It's a bit behind the times now.

    I use Safari most of the time followed by Chrome and FF4 and the latest Opera!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dtravis7 View Post
    Van, Agreed except for one thing. Watch Safari in say 24 hours. I keep this system on a few pages open all the time. Over time Safari's memory usage climbs to sometimes 1GB in 1-2 days. Chrome does not seem to and stays more consistent even if you have a few tabs open.
    Yeah, memory sure does creep up quite a bit. I'll have to do an experiment when I get some free time (actually, I guess I can have these open while I do work). I'll compare it to Firefox 5 (while it only goes final next week, the final build is up now) and see how they are after a bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vansmith View Post
    Quite the opposite in my experience. Let me give you an example. Right now, I have the same set of tabs open in Safari. It is using 248.4MB of RAM. Right now, Chrome itself is only using 80.8MB but has spawned 8 processes which mean that Chrome is responsible for using 455.7MB. So if bloat is a concern, Chrome is probably not your best bet in terms of memory usage. In terms of how it performs though, I find the application quite responsive (I assume that this is partly because the app itself is only using 80.8MB).

    One thing I learned today that is worth noting is that if a tab is opened from a current tab (say you click a link that opens a new tab), it runs in the same process as the original. It's only when you create the tab yourself that it runs in a separate process (more here if you're interested).
    Great read thanks.
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