Ask PowerPage: Universal Binary Browsers

Posted by:
Date: Wednesday, March 8th, 2006, 22:21
Category: Uncategorized

Dear PowerPage:
I’m just wondering about Firefox on the new MBP. Does Firefox have to use Rosetta, or is there a native version available. If there is no native version yet, what speed does it seem to work at?
Thanks,
Chris


Hello Chris,
Currently Firefox 1.5.0.1 is a PowerPC application which means that it must run in Rosetta emulation on the Intel Macs. However I have found an excellent alternative in Deer Park an alpha release of the next generation Firefox browser which runs natively on Apple’s Intel Macs.
Unfortunately, my favorite browser Flock isn’t yet Universal Binary.
Best,
Jason

What Universal Binary browser are you using these days? Why?

Dear PowerPage:
I’m just wondering about Firefox on the new MBP. Does Firefox have to use Rosetta, or is there a native version available. If there is no native version yet, what speed does it seem to work at?
Thanks,
Chris


Hello Chris,
Currently Firefox 1.5.0.1 is a PowerPC application which means that it must run in Rosetta emulation on the Intel Macs. However I have found an excellent alternative in Deer Park an alpha release of the next generation Firefox browser which runs natively on Apple’s Intel Macs.
Unfortunately, my favorite browser Flock isn’t yet Universal Binary.
Best,
Jason

What Universal Binary browser are you using these days? Why?

Recent Posts

3 Responses to “Ask PowerPage: Universal Binary Browsers”

  1. In my mind there is only one contender. Camino is a universal binary, contains the same gecko rendering engine as Firefox and is faster even than the universal binary of Safari.
    I couldnt recommend this browser more.

  2. Camino 1.0 is Universal. If you’re used to using Firefox, Camino is essentially the same thing but with a much much MUCH more Mac-like UI. The only downside is that it doesn’t support extensions like Firefox does, but I don’t use them anyway.

  3. Camino is universal and damn fast!
    http://www.mozilla.org/projects/camino/homepage.html