Snapshot: Camino Is Friendlier by Design

By Jim Rapoza  |  Posted 2003-03-31

As many Mozilla users know, the Mozilla Organization states that the open-source browser is a developers tool, not an end-user application. Because of this, several side projects are under way to create end-user browsers that employ Mozillas Gecko browser engine.

One that recently underwent a name change is the Camino browser (formerly Chimera). Camino, which is still in beta, is an end-user implementation of Mozilla for Mac OS X.

By design, Camino is leaner and more user-friendly than Mozilla, lacking many Mozilla features, such as a mail client or an editor, but retaining pop-up ad blocking and other important tools. Camino compares favorably to Apple Computer Inc.s Safari browser and includes useful features, such as tabbed browsing, that are not part of Safari.

The Camino beta can be downloaded at

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