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Camino is a fast browser for Macintosh OS X 10.3 or later.
« on: August 18, 2007, 01:21:38 AM »
Camino is a fast browser for Macintosh OS X 10.3 or later.



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Why use Camino?

The Camino Project has worked to create a browser that is as functional and elegant as the computers it runs on. The Camino web browser is powerful, secure, and ready to meet the needs of all users while remaining simple and elegant in its design.

Camino combines the awesome visual and behavioral experience that has been central to the Macintosh philosophy with the powerful web-browsing capabilities of the Gecko rendering engine. Built and tested by thousands of volunteers, Mozilla’s Gecko brings cutting-edge innovations and capabilities to users in a standards-friendly and socially responsible form.

Migrating from Firefox?

Thinking about switching to Camino from Firefox? Switching browsers can be a disruptive, sometimes even painful experience. We’ve created a page which points out some of the common differences between Camino and Firefox and helps make Camino feel right at home on your desktop and in your Dock.

On that page you can learn how to migrate your Firefox data, how to extend Camino in similar ways, and differences in keyboard shortcuts.
System Requirements

    * Mac OS X 10.3 or later
    * 50 MB free hard drive space

Universal Application

Camino 1.5 is a universal binary and runs natively on both PowerPC- and Intel-based Macs.


From new features like the system spell-checker and session saving to improvements in trademark features like annoyance blocking, Camino 1.5 makes all your web tasks more enjoyable. Built on the world’s most compatible rendering engine, Mozilla’s Gecko 1.8.1, it displays more pages more accurately than any other Cocoa browser.
Spell-checking

Camino 1.5 includes the built-in Mac OS X spell-checker on every text field. Unlike Firefox, this spell-checker is the same one used throughout Mac OS X. Now you don't have to worry about making spelling mistakes when writing for your blog, leaving comments, or posting on your favorite forum.
Session Saving

Camino 1.5 now includes support for “session saving”, or optionally remembering what pages you were visiting when you quit and automatically loading them the next time you start—perfect for all those times you have to install Mac OS X updates! (See our FAQ for more information.) In addition, while crashes are not common, Camino can now load the pages you were visting when you start Camino after it unexpectedly quit.
Annoyance Blocking

Since version 1.0, Camino has included both pop-up blocking and adblocking. But now, it’s even better. Camino 1.5 includes an improved pop-up blocker user interface making it more visible and giving you the option to show the pop-up, whitelist the site, or never get prompted again. Additionally, Camino now includes the ability to keep Flash animation from loading until you’re ready (Flashblock) as well as the ability to disable all plug-ins.

World’s Best Rendering Engine

At its core, Camino 1.5 uses Mozilla’s Gecko 1.8.1 rendering engine, the same engine used in the popular Firefox 2 web browser. Gecko renders web pages more accurately than any other rendering engine on the planet. Not only is it incredibly fast but it also supports the latest web standards and is built on open source technologies.
Feed Detection

By popular demand, Camino 1.5 supports the detection of RSS/Atom feeds in web pages. When a feed is found, an icon appears in the location bar. Clicking that icon and selecting a feed will send the feed to your default Mac OS X feed reader.

Improved Tabs

Camino’s legendary tabbed browsing is even better in version 1.5. New tooltips help you keep track of all your tabs when you can’t read their titles. “Single window mode” tames sites that insist on opening new windows by forcing their new windows to open in tabs, keeping window clutter to a minimum. With “tab jumpback”, when a site opens a new tab, you can “jump back” to the page you were viewing simply by closing the new tab.

Open Source

The Camino Project is proud to say that our product is 100% open-source software. This revolutionary method of development allows a diverse group of people from around the world to work together on a product that is truly developed by and for the people. With so many eyes reviewing Camino’s code, as well as that of the Gecko rendering engine, problems are caught quickly, resulting in a more robust and secure product. If you are interested in contributing to the Camino development process, we encourage you to visit our Contribute page. We are always looking for volunteers with skills ranging from graphic and web design to testing and coding.
Even More!

In addition to the features listed, Camino now maintains compatibility with Safari Keychain entries, making migration simpler, as well as new options for the Downloads windows, such as the ability to send items directly to the Trash from the window. Camino 1.5 also includes the ability to save cookies for the current session only. Please see our release notes for a complete listing of new features and fixes.

  http://www.caminobrowser.org/ 

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