Camino Web Browser for Mac

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If you do anything online, you're familiar with the name Mozilla. Many of the most significant applications out there are associated with this name: the Firefox web browser, the Thunderbird email and news client, the Sunbird calendaring application, and more. These open-source tools have all been well received, increasingly popular, and available for free. They serve as a way to break the strangle-hold on software development by the big publishers. These tools are all available for multiple platforms.

Part of the genius of these applications is that they are cross-platform, with a version available to you whether you run Windows, or you're a dyed-in-the-wool Mac aficionado, or even a fan of Linux and the other UNIX-like platforms out there. If you've run Firefox on your XP box, you probably have it installed on your MacBook, and there's a copy on your Ubuntu machine as well. The uniformity between platforms means there's no learning curve in moving from one to another, but one-size-fits-all solutions sometimes don't fit as well as we might hope for.

For serious fans of all things Apple, there is an alternative in the browser wars: Camino. Unlike Firefox, Camino is a Mac-only browser built on the Gecko rendering engine. It uses the Aqua user interface, so it looks like (and behaves like) other native Mac programs. It uses Keychain for password management, and it knows about Bonjour (Rendezvous).

The latest version of Camino adds automated RSS feed detection, built-in spell checking, and more. It runs under OS X 10.3.9 or later. For older systems, there are still versions available for users back to 10.2.8.

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