Related link: http://www.omnigroup.com/applications/omniweb
Hi, it’s me again. The browser whore. Just thought I’d check in with an update on my latest on-a-whim switch.
I used to use Safari; I spent a long time with Camino; I spent some more time with Firefox, and most of the time I liked it, except when it crashed out on me, which several times made me so angry I went back to Camino for a few days, just to spite those Firefox bytes.
But I’d miss something, usually one of the Firefox plugins, and come crawling back.
But Firefox continued to annoy me. Every few tabs, it would start to slow down; the beach ball of doom started to become a regular feature on my computer, something I’m not accustomed to. Other apps seemed to be running slower whenever Firefox was alive (notably Eudora and NetNewsWire).
So I had an idea. Why not switch to OmniWeb? After all, I’ve never actually tried it as my default browser; I’ve only ever used it in test mode, trying out a few things for a few hours.
And you know something? I wish I’d done this ages ago. OmniWeb does as standard most of the things I was using plugins for in Firefox (like saved sessions), but it’s also faster, easier on the system as a whole, and works with just about every web site or service I use on a regular basis. It doesn’t hang. I can leave it open for days without concern. After just a couple of days trying it out, I’m finding myself very unwilling to switch back to one of those old browsers.
But hey, you know me, I’m a browser whore. I’ll probably eat these words as soon as Camino goes 1.0, or when Firefox reaches 2.0, at which point I’ll start moaning about OmniWeb not keeping up or something equally dumb.
Until that day comes, though, I’m drinking the OmniWeb juice, and mmmmm it tastes gooooood.
Oh, wait a minute. I haven’t downloaded Opera 8 yet …
Have you drunk from the OmniWeb carton? And is the Opera 8 download worth it?