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Can someone give me a run through about what to expect with the different browsers for macs? I keep hearing a lot about extensions and plug ins?

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The most extensions and plugins you'll find in a browser would be Firefox. Safari has a couple things that will change the default way it works. Flock has quite a few extensions also, but it uses Firefox extensions, but they do not always work.
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I have always found that Safari makes websites look the nicest, but I run into compatability problems with certain sites. Camino has run flawlessly for me.

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i've started with firefox; i used safari for a month.. some compatibility issues... i think i'm going to give Camino a shot next as its users seem rather attached to it.

i suppose i could try omniweb, but you better bring something really special to the table if you're going to charge $30 for a product where the competition is free

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I use Safari as my main web browser, as it seems faster than the others and has good integration with the rest of the OS. I have Camino on the side for 1% or so of websites that don't work with Safari. Camino works really well, but I've had it "unexpectedly quit" a few times, but other people don't have that problem. Firefox has excellent functionality in its extensions, but these seem to slow it down substantially. I think Safari is the best all around browser for mac. I have not tried OmniWeb or Opera 9. I didn't like the previous versions of Opera, but 9 has BitTorrent and little widgets built in.
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Thanks for all your replies...I just ordered my macbook!
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congrats on ordering..!

where abouts are you in the world?
im waiting for my order but have to wait ages. wasnt sure if the USA gets there stock from shanghai either?
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on the browser thing....hooked on safari. One wee question though...is there anyway to change the goolge toolbar to search google.co.uk and not google.com

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The only thing that I do not like about Safari is that it does not recognize the rich text format option in the blog site I use (Live Journal).
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I'm using opera at the moment. Was using it in XP and decided to keep it on OSX. Seems to work great so far.
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I have safari, firefox, camino and opera 9.
Out of all of them I use Camino the most, as I like it the most.
Also Opera is pretty nice.
I use Safari mostly at school for security features.
Firefox I do not use at all on my mac, because for some odd reason my macbook heats up whenever I run firefox.

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When I switched back 2 Mac I couldn't get used to Safari after using FireFox on my PC, but after about 3 wks Safari and I became inseparable.

I still bring on the Fox occasionally, though.
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well im on firefox cant really say anything about safari due to as soon as i got the imac i install firefox out of habit

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I use Safari 95% of the time. For the few sites it has issues with I use Camino. If there still is an issue I try Opera.

On windows though I always use Firefox followed by Opera, but I use Windows mostly for gaming now a days so I don't do much Internet stuff on Windows.

I got used to Safari right away and loved it even back in the Panther days.
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I hate the clutter in IE and Firefox. I just want a couple of buttons and the URL bar. Plus you can't beat the brushed steel surround in Safari.
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