Joe Kissell of Macworld does what every Mac user needs to see—a full-on browser comparison. 10 browsers. Are all browsers created equal?
The ten browsers in our roundup use just three rendering engines. Gecko, a descendant of the engine used in Mozilla, is an open-source renderer that powers Camino, Firefox, Flock, and SeaMonkey. Apple’s open-source lay-out engine, WebKit, is used not only in Safari but also in DevonAgent, iCab, OmniWeb, and Shiira. Opera relies on its own engine, Presto.
Almost equal. I’ve said it before, but I’ll let Joe say it again:
Apple’s Safari emerged as a clear favorite, with its excellent standards support, its friendly user interface, and all the capabilities most people will need. If you want a more flexible browser, the Mozilla Foundation’s Firefox offers innumerable extensions and themes.