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    Any Camino users here?
    I finally gave Camino a shot after a few recommendations by other Mac users...and I really like it! I'm a huge Firefox fan, but Camino feels SO much faster on my Intel Mini, plus I like some of the little things about it better - nicer GUI buttons, kill button is on the tab instead of all the way on the right, folders within the bookmark toolbar folder, etc.

    One question I have is about security. I know that Firefox is pretty secure and it seems that Camino is too, especially since it's part of the Mozilla Foundation. Is is safe enough to use as my default browser? What I don't understand is why there is both a Firefox and a Camino - from the same foundation!

    Anyway, if you haven't tried Camino out and you are a Firefox user or aren't satisfied with Safari, give it a shot. Here's the link:

    http://www.caminobrowser.org/
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    It's certainly safe enough to use, though if you're going for speed and security, Opera 9 beats out both Firefox and Camino at the moment. Plus, it passes the Acid2 test.

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    There both from the same foundation, but Camino has a better Mac feel to it. If you like Camino, this is a must.http://pimpmycamino.com/preference-panes/camitools/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Discerptor
    It's certainly safe enough to use, though if you're going for speed and security, Opera 9 beats out both Firefox and Camino at the moment. Plus, it passes the Acid2 test.
    I'm giving Opera a try as I type this. Not bad! I didn't really care for the Windows version of Opera, but it's not too bad on a Mac. It's definately faster, even when resizing the window. Ho-hum, I'll have to play with Camino and Opera today to see which I like better.
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    I've been using it most exclusively for the last few months. I like it alot. I just wish it didn't sacrifice accuracy for speed.

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    i'm fire fox for life

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    Yeah, camino all the way baby!

    I can't wait for them to integrate spell-checking...

    My spelling has improved a ton since I started using Safari (and since I started posting here far too much ).

    I think it's already available in nightly builds, so it shouldn't be long now!

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    I'm using it over Bon Echo right now, because i had a skin on my Mac, which makes most Apps look like iTunes 5+ and its look nicer with Camino then Bon Echo, also Camino is very fast(however i think Echo is also very fast) also with Bon Echo i feel i'm fighting MS's IE and a that feel "right" but i

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    I made the switch from FF over to Camino about a week ago. If you use FF over a long period to time, without closing it out, it really becomes a resource hog. I also was a HUGE fan of FF on pc, and initially used FF exclusively on my new mac. But once I tried Camino for a while, I like it as much or more.

    1 thing though, the popup blocking isnt as good as FF. I do have Camitools, but even so, there are times I get popups. For instance, go here

    http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/...igion_tabs.htm

    Click on any tab and I almost always get a popup. Even trying to add them to the filter set does no good. Any ideas? I get no popups with FF.

    I did download Opera last night, but the layout looks kind of confusing. Id tried it for PC a few times and never stuck with it more than a few minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by voodoodaddy
    I made the switch from FF over to Camino about a week ago. If you use FF over a long period to time, without closing it out, it really becomes a resource hog. I also was a HUGE fan of FF on pc, and initially used FF exclusively on my new mac. But once I tried Camino for a while, I like it as much or more.

    1 thing though, the popup blocking isnt as good as FF. I do have Camitools, but even so, there are times I get popups. For instance, go here

    http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/...igion_tabs.htm

    Click on any tab and I almost always get a popup. Even trying to add them to the filter set does no good. Any ideas? I get no popups with FF.

    I did download Opera last night, but the layout looks kind of confusing. Id tried it for PC a few times and never stuck with it more than a few minutes.
    Another fan of Camino here. I was going to say I NEVER get pop-ups. However, I went to site above and sure enough I got one pop-up. Not sure how the website is getting around it though.

    Camino is fast, simple, and has a great layout. The only drawback is a lack of skins (compared to FF) however, most of the FF skins are ugly so it is not a big deal (to me).

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    Interesting info here. So far I'm very happy just using Safari

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    I used it when I was running 10.3x on my mac mini because Safari was kind of slow. My old 1.33ghz iBook with 10.4 and my MacBook Pro run Safari great, so no real reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaidomac
    What I don't understand is why there is both a Firefox and a Camino - from the same foundation!
    It's optimized for OS X. This page answers many Camino questions.
    . . . Camino and Firefox both grew out of the browser element of Mozilla, therefore it is incorrect to think of Camino as the Macintosh version of Firefox especially since it actually predates the Macintosh version of Firefox.
    Mozillazine runs a bunch of forums on Firefox, SeaMonkey, Camino and Thunderbird. It's run by volunteers, not Mozilla.

    This link will take you to the forums. The Camino section is about halfway down.

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    I didn't get any popups on that site, I'm using a nightly though. If you want to add themes, try this. I can't figure it out but...........hhttp://pimpmycamino.com/applications/caminicon/ttp://pimpmycamino.com/applications/caminicon/

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    I flip flop between firefox and camino, right now FF is locked in the dock. I think what did it for me was finding some plugins that actually applied to me. Methinks I'll give opera 9 a whirl tho.

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