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Camino open source OS X web browser reaches 2.1 Alpha 1

Camino, the lightweight, open source Web browser for OS X, has just reached version 2.1 Alpha 1. This release contains significant new features, including improvements to autocompletion and plug-in management, a new offline mode, and the ability to hide the status bar. Camino has also been upgraded to version 1.9.2 of Gecko (Mozilla's rendering engine of choice). That means better compatibility...

Camino 2.0.6 released, fixes security and stablility bugs

Camino, the Mac-only cousin of Firefox, has just been updated to 2.0.6, bringing with it outdated Flash plug-in version checking. Given that many security vulnerabilities revolve around Flash player exploits these days, having the browser check for Flash updates and taking the burden off the user is probably a very good thing. The update also brings with it the latest 1.9.0 version of Mozilla...

Boxee eyes HTML5 goodness, ditches Gecko for WebKit

Boxee, everyone's favorite open-source underdog in the emerging entertainment-center-in-a-box market, has been using Gecko for its on-board browser for years now. That's all about to change, according to Boxee's Lead Apps Developer Rob Spectre, who told GigaOM that the team was looking to make good use of HTML5, and saw a shift to WebKit as the best way to get there. Boxee users should expect to...

Firefox Friday Five: Encrypt the Web, Firefox on the iPhone, and a few tricks!

There's been a total of one blog post by Mozilla and all of its many-tendrilled offshoots this week. I don't know why -- perhaps they're trying to finish up Firefox 3.6.4 and get the 4.0 beta out of the door -- but even then, we haven't even seen a new release candidate for either 3.6.4 or 4.0. In fact, the only actual release this week was a developer preview of Gecko 1.9.3 (but more on that...

Firefox 3.7 will become 4.0 -- Firefox 4, with updated Gecko, confirmed for later this year

Speaking at Air Mozilla yesterday, Firefox's lead developer Mike Beltzner confirmed what we've all been hopefully expecting: the latest Firefox beta, with its faster startup and shutdown times, more stability and better security, will become Firefox 3.6.4. Once 3.6.4 has been released (in a couple of days, according to the roadmap), development will shift in earnest to Firefox 4.0. The current 3.7...

Firefox Friday Five: news, add-ons and updates

Yet another week has strolled by. If you're in Mozilla's age-old stronghold of Europe, you're probably enjoying some delicious bright sunshine right now -- and if you're lucky there'll be some great sunsets caused by the erupting volcanoes in Iceland! Americans, I guess you might've had your flights to Europe cancelled -- but other than that, I trust your Spring is coming along nicely? Mozilla...

Border Radius makes setting them in CSS a snap

If you've ever struggled with rounding corners in your cascading style sheets, you're going to enjoy Border Radius, a purpose-built utility for exactly this task. It's a very simple page that allows you to set the border radius for one or more of the corners on a box, and it dynamically updates the screen to show you what it looks like, and updates the text field in the middle with the CSS code...

Lunascape's crazy triple-engine browser updates to version 6

For web developers, the idea behind Lunascape makes a lot of sense - a single browser with all three major rendering engines built-in. It's also a great browser if you just have a hard time making decisions. Lunascape has recently been updated to version 6, and the new version includes even greater multi-browser functionality. In addition to being able to install native Lunascape plugins, you...

Firefox 3.6 Beta 1 now available!

Let's not beat around the bush: Download the new version of Firefox now. With that out of the way, here are the new features that debut with Firefox 3.6, straight from the release page: Users can now change their browser's appearance with a single click, with built in support for Personas. Firefox 3.6 will alert users about out of date plugins to keep them safe. Open, native video can...

Coral IE Tab: the best way to view IE-only sites in Firefox

If you're a Firefox fan who frequently has to use sites that only display properly in Internet Explorer, don't despair. Coral IE Tab lets you do it without running two browsers at once. It's a modified version of the popular IE Tab add-on, with a couple of important features added on. Like IE Tab, it displays pages as if you were using Internet Explorer, but it also saves your cookies and works...

Lunscape - 1 browser, 3 rendering engines

Lunascape is a web browser for people who just can't decide which web browser to use. That's because the latest Alpha version of Lunascape supports three of the most popular rendering engines used in other web browsers, including Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, and Google Chrome. Upon setup, you can select your default rendering engine. Geck or WebKit are known for their blazing fast...

Camino 2.0 preview is out, with plenty of new features

Camino is the dark horse in the Mac browser competition. It's the faster, lighter little brother to Firefox, and there's a solid base of users who prefer it over Firefox and Safari. Camino uses the same Gecko rendering engine that Firefox is built on, but its focus is on a speedy user experience instead of maximum extensibility. With the preview of version 2.0, just released, Camino has added and...

Sleipnir: Customizable web browser uses IE or Firefox rendering engines

Sleipnir is a web browser that's popular in Japan and pretty much unheard of in the rest of the world. The Windows-only browser lets users choose between the rendering engines used by market leaders Internet Explorer and Firefox. But Sleipnir is more than just a pretty front end for either browser. It's a standalone tool that provides users with a huge number of customization options. Fenrir,...

Galeon: It's like Firefox for Spartans

A few weeks ago we looked at K-Meleon, a light-weight browser for Windows that uses the same rendering engine as Firefox 2. The result is a browser that loads any page you can open in Firefox, which uses significantly less RAM than Firefox. There's also no support for add-ons or many of the other bells and whistles that make Firefox tick. Galeon pretty much the same thing, except it runs on...

K-Meleon: It's like Firefox, without the bloat

K-Meleon is a light weight web browser for folks who don't need a ton of plugins, options, or much of anything except for a good utility for viewing web sites. The browser uses the same rendering engine as Firefox, so pretty much any page that you can access in Firefox can also be opened in K-Meleon. But don't expect your Firefox add-ons or Greasemonkey scripts to play nice with K-Meleon....