Related link: http://caminobrowser.org
I’ll shamefully admit it, I am a browser junkie and just about all web browsers that are made for Mac OS X have made it, at a point or another, onto my computer. Why? Not because I like changing for the sake of change but because I need to routinely test sites that I or others have designed. Also, keeping multiple browsers, allows at times for more flexible bookmarks and flexible management.
One of my favorite browsers is, and has always been Camino: to me, it embodies what a Mac browser should be — fast, clean, efficient, integrated with Apple technologies. While the Camino project has known highs and lows over the past years, development of the latest versions has picked up at surprising speeds and the project is now nearing its first major milestone. The Camino of today has little to do with the Chimera of yore, except for the project’s guiding philosophies and users who haven’t looked at it in a while will probably be surprised by its new found power and features.
In pure Camino style, the release doesn’t look impressive at first but starts shining when one digs deeper and takes time to understand the motto printed on the site “Simplicity is a thing of infinite beauty”. It is certainly not for everyone and the current release still is in alpha form — meaning crashes can and do happen and your feedback is kindly requested. Only the ones of us who feel geekiest at heart will want to download it right now but everyone should at least keep an eye on future announcements.
Between Safari, Camino, Firefox, Opera, OmniWeb, iCab and the others, Mac OS X is shaping up to be quite the Internet browsing platform!
PS: I know, that was one very bad title! ;^)