6 Replies Latest reply: Oct 15, 2005 10:03 AM by john smearman1
julesj66 Level 2 (160 points)
I use Firefox as my browser on my iBook (running Tiger) ... I'm wondering what the differences are betw. Firefox & Camino?

  • Seejo Pylappan Level 2 (435 points)
    Inappropriate discussion. This is a Safari discussion list. Please ask it in the appropriate forum..
  • Tom Graves Level 7 (20,615 points)
    Camino is a native Cocoa program, which means it is a native OS X program and will recognize the Services menu. Firefox is not. Both are based on Mozilla. Firefox tends to come out with updates more often. Firefox has tons of themes and extensions so that you can customize the browser and add features.

    They are both excellent browsers. I tend to favor Firefox, partly because of the extensions, and partly because there is something in some of Camino's renderings that I don't like - but this is purely a subjective call.

    I mostly go back and forth between Safari and Firefox - these are my favorite browsers.
  • julesj66 Level 2 (160 points)
    Thanks for the helpful info Tom! I am perfectly happy with Firefox & use all kinds of extensions with it, and was just wondering if Camino was really much different (other than being native to OSX). I think I'll stick w/Firefox for now.
  • Pink Panther Level 4 (2,150 points)
    Hi Julesj,
    Where is Safari in the game? Curious to know why you prefer Firefox rather than Safari?
  • pbeaudet Level 2 (360 points)
    I prefer Safari, but I am using Camino until Apple fixes Safari or Tiger.
  • john smearman1 Level 1 (25 points)
    I absolutely love firefox. When i was still using OS 9.2, I couldn't wait to upgrade so I could use safari and stop using ie. But, when I actually got into it I wasn't very impressed. I tried firefox and it's been awesome. The extensions for it are basically limitless. The adblocker has been incredible and their popup blocker is top notch as well. I must have about 40 different extensions that I use and on top of that I like changing the theme to firefox often as well. I haven't found anywhere near as many options for safari as I had for firefox.