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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Sep 18, 2006
    mac web browsers?
    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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    Murlyn's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 11, 2003
    Mount Vernon, WA
    MacBook Pro 2.6 GHz Core 2 Duo 4GB RAM OS 10.5.2
    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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    Jan 13, 2005
    Albany, NY
    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.
    Desktop Specs: Core 2 Quad Q6600@ 4.0Ghz | Asus P5E X38 Motherboard | 4GB PC8000 DDRII | EVGA GeForce 8800GTX | CL x-Fi Fatal1ty | 4 x Hitachi 73GB 15,000rpm SAS HDs (RAID 0) | Adaptec 3805 SAS Controller | Dual Sony 16X DVD-RWs | Dell UltraSharp 2405FPW 24" LCD | Logitech Z-5500 5.1 Speakers

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    Aug 12, 2006
    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
    MacBook owner since 7/15/06
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  5. #5

    Member Since
    Aug 09, 2006
    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.

  6. #6

    Member Since
    Sep 18, 2006
    Thanks for all your replies...I just ordered my macbook!

  7. #7

    Member Since
    Jul 27, 2006
    Berkshire, Uk
    15.4" MBP Sep 09, 2.66Ghz C2D, 4Gb Ram, 320Gb HDD 7200rpm, 10.6.x / iPod Touch 8Gb
    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?

  8. #8

    Member Since
    Jun 18, 2006
    on the browser thing....hooked on safari. One wee question there anyway to change the goolge toolbar to search and not


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    Mattlike's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 30, 2006
    Southern California
    Unibody MBP 2.4 GHz C2D/27" Core i7 iMac
    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).

  10. #10

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    Sep 23, 2006
    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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    BlueBacchus's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 20, 2006
    Southern Cali
    White MacBook @ 2ghz, 1 gig of ram, 100GB HDD
    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.
    My Avatar says it all.

  12. #12

    Member Since
    Oct 27, 2005
    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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    groggo's Avatar
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    Sep 08, 2006
    imac 2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor
    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
    :yinyang: Evolution win 3.1 / 95 -98-2000-xp now Tiger bye bill

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    Member Since
    Jan 04, 2005
    Modesto, Ca.
    iMac late 2007 10.11.b4, iMac 2008 10.10.5, Macbook2007 10.7.5, Mac Mini 10.7.5, iPhone 3GS Note 8!!
    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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    Apr 20, 2006
    Al iMac 20" 2.4Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo
    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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