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19 November 2009, 16:02

Mozilla releases Camino 2 Mac web browser

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After more than a year of development, the Camino Project developers have announced the availability of version 2.0 of their open source web browser for Mac. The Camino Project is almost as old as Firefox and also uses the Gecko rendering engine. The main difference is that the user interface is based on Cocoa instead of on XUL to better tailor Camino exclusively to the Mac operating system. The latest stable release of Mozilla's Mac browser includes a number of bug fixes, performance improvements and new features.

Zoom Camino's new Tab Overview feature.
Camino 2.0 is based on Gecko 1.9 and features full content zoom, improved support for Full Keyboard Access and a new Tab Overview feature. Notable security improvements include the ability to display error pages for supposedly secure web pages that are using using invalid or untrusted certificates and integrated phishing protection using the Google Safe Browsing solution, where the browser checks browsed URLs against a regularly updated local blacklist. Additionally, the browser now allows users to block Flash animations on a per page basis, includes support for AppleScript and, should Growl be installed, Growl notifications as well.

More details about the release, including a list of known issues, can be found in the release notes and the change log. Camino 2.0 is available to download (direct download) for Mac OS X 10.4 or later from the project's web site. Users running Mac OS X 10.3.9 are advised to download Camino 1.6.10. Camino is released under the MPL/LGPL/GPL tri-license.


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