Camino
Camino
2.1.2

4.6

Camino free download for Mac

Camino

2.1.2
15 March 2012

Lean and fast Web browser with Gecko rendering engine.

Overview

On 30 May 2013, the developers announced that Camino is no longer being developed.

Camino is an open-source Web browser developed with a focus on providing the best possible experience for Mac OS X users.

The Camino Project has worked to create a browser that is as functional and elegant as the computers it runs on. The Camino Web browser is powerful, secure, and ready to meet the needs of all users while remaining simple and elegant in its design.

Camino combines the awesome visual and behavioral experience that has been central to the Mac philosophy with the powerful web-browsing capabilities of the Gecko rendering engine.

What's new in Camino

Version 2.1.2:
  • Upgraded to version 1.9.2.28 of the Mozilla Gecko rendering engine, which includes several critical security and stability fixes.

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Gordon142
19 November 2009

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I understand that the Camino team is small, but in the years since its debut, the browser world has changed, and it's just not clear what purpose this browser serves anymore. When Camino was released, Safari was in its infancy with a very limited feature-set and a long list of major sites that failed to render in webkit. Firefox was rough and slow and very badly integrated on the Mac OS. Camino gave you the attractive and mac-like interface of Safari with the powerful and widely compatible rendering engine of Firefox. A winning combination at the time. Well, in the last few years Safari and Firefox have made massive strides. Safari has matured rendering and feature-wise. Webkit is now considered one of the best and most compatible rendering engines on the market and is widely used on the Desktop and mobile space. It is rare indeed to encounter a site that Safari cannot render properly. Firefox is faster, more feature-full, and integrates much better into the Mac OS features and appearance. Camino has not kept up at all. Version 2.0 adds nothing terribly compelling and is essentially just trying to play catch-up with the big players. Camino's rendering, which used to be one of its big selling points, is far behind Firefox. Camino's javascript performance is about on par with Internet Explorer 8, and Firefox and Safari leave it in the dust in this respect. I just can't find any reason to use Camino at this point. If you want a quick-launching, completely mac-like app, use Safari. If you want a large integrated feature-set and true extensibility, use Firefox.
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Version 2.0
Mr-Zark
21 March 2015
This was probably the only browser that handled Flash extremely well back in the day when Safari and Firefox had horrendous issues with Flash. It's so sad to see this browser being a casualty in the browser wars.
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Version 2.1.2
BDog
09 July 2014
This browser will always hold a warm place in my heart. I was involved with it via the forums for many years, still the best browser I ever used.
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Version 2.1.2
MacUpdate-Lon
31 May 2013
Camino Reaches Its End: http://caminobrowser.org/blog/
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Version 2.1.2
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Penguirl
Penguirl
01 June 2013
Farewell old friend, you will be missed.
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Penguirl
Penguirl
01 June 2013
For those like me who would like to get the most recent, and final, nightly build it and other nightlies are available here: http://ftp.mozilla.org//pub/mozilla.org/camino/nightly/ Makes me sick, with all the garbage on the MAS and quality Cocoa software like Camino gets left by the wayside.
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Mikael-B
Mikael-B
25 November 2013
It's of course possible for developers to get the source and continue.
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Mikael-B
Mikael-B
25 November 2013
Camino source: http://ftp.mozilla.org//pub/mozilla.org/camino/source/
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Unicorn
27 May 2013
Sometime I like just sitting on my bed with my laptop~ using any other browser will start burning my legs, but this does just fine for things I need it to do. I don't use it as much as other things, but it's a nice alternative when I get tired of firefox burning up :) The flash is disabled by default, unless you want to use it. There's some other weaknesses as far as website compatibility sometimes, but that's okay.
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Version 2.1.2
Bob Jacobson
25 April 2013
I've been using Camino again over Chrome and definitely Safari and Firefox. It's still the fastest, most direct, most stable, and complete. Chrome may be better tied to Google applications, and it has a few nifty features like auto-translation -- but I hardly use Gmail anymore and I can always hit a toolbar icon to get Google Translate. So for the speed I've gotten back, and the excellent linkage to various extensions and plug-ins (those still available), I've given up very little. Here's hoping someone revisits Camino and brings out the next version, or a new variant, whatever it may be. I love Camino.
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Version 2.1.2
OhEssex
14 February 2013
Coming up on 1 year without an update. I think McCoy said it best: "He's dead, Jim"...
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Version 2.1.2
4 answer(s)
Tanner1294
Tanner1294
04 March 2013
No no no! They're still doing nightly development builds. I just got an update about a week ago in fact. It's still not going to be very.. good though. I've noticed that since it's advertising as FireFox 4 I'm constantly switching browsers to use websites that deny access to these old FF's. It's pretty sad considering the speed and low mem use of Camino.
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Tanner1294
Tanner1294
04 March 2013
I stand corrected. Another nightly build was released today!
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Dp-G4-450guy
Dp-G4-450guy
26 March 2013
I love the developer's loyalty but as stated by moz.org Camino team, w/o funding, it's just going to slowly fade away in importance. A shame. Used to be my main browser, but today, many sites just won't render properly or allow you to use it interactively.
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sjk
sjk
11 April 2013
moz.org is not the Camino team's site.
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Michaelthegeek
25 November 2012
The nightly is still going.
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Version 2.1.2
Macroradical
17 November 2012
I use to love this browser, version 2.1.2 is unstable crash very often, also my MBP 10.6.8 over heat when using camino.
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Version 2.1.2
Sxreader
11 November 2012
I don't know why anyone would use this browser. It is *reaaaaly* slow. On my mac peacekeeper benchmark gives the following results: Chrome 24: 3808 Safari 6: 3154 Camino 2.1.2: 778 ipad 4th generation: 951 An ipad's browser is faster than camino on a macbook pro and Chrome is about 5 times faster and safari 4. Clearly this software is somewhat abandoned and does not receive the same development effort as other browsers.
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Version 2.1.2
DNAgent
30 June 2012
Camino used to be my browser of choice, but in the 2.1.x version, the developers changed the autocomplete algorithm such that you only get 10 results, and the results are not stem matches to what you type in the URL window. Also, I've been noticing more and more pages which do not render correctly. As a result, I'm now looking at going back to Safari or Firefox. It's a shame, because it really is a nice, fast, lean browser, as the description suggests.
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Version 2.1.2
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Aargl
Aargl
18 July 2012
I'm still using Camino, but indeed there are more and more sites that give me problems and that I have to load in Safari or Firefox. Years ago, firefox was so slow launching, so heavy, but now it has become real fast there's no big reason not to use it instead of Camino (Actually I've set MacUpdate as my startup page in Camino, that I use mainly for it! ;-) For PPC users, there's also TenFourFox that is really efficient (actually a PPC port of Firefox — at this time 10.0.6 ESR version)
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