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‘Camino Reaches Its End’

30 May 2013 705 views No Comment

Back in the mid-noughties, Camino was arguably the best Mac browser. For some PPC Mac loyalists, it still is. Yet, internet time waits for no one…

Back in the mid-noughties, Camino was arguably the best Mac browser. For some PPC Mac loyalists, it still is. However, internet time waits for no one, let alone a browser.

CaminoBrowser.org’s Stuart Morgan delivered the inevitable news in a blog post to the remaining users:

After a decade-long run, Camino is no longer being developed, and we encourage all users to upgrade to a more modern browser. Camino is increasingly lagging behind the fast pace of changes on the web, and more importantly it is not receiving security updates, making it increasingly unsafe to use.

Fortunately, Mac users have many more browsers to choose from than they did when Camino started ten years ago. Former Camino developers have helped build the three most popular – Chrome, Firefox, and Safari – so while this is the end of Camino itself, the community that helped build it is still making the web better for Mac users.

Thank you to all our loyal users, and to everyone who contributed in countless ways over the years to make Camino what it was.

The last update came in March 2012 with Firefox compatibility ending then at v3.6.x. Of course, that no stability, bug fix or security updates have shipped since.

For what it’s worth, Mozilla shipped Firefox 21 earlier this month.

— Mozilla recently shipped Firefox 21.

Fond memories of using Camino or are you still building them?

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