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Camino 2.1 alpha preview released, new features in tow

Camino, the open source web browser for Mac OS X, has released Camino 2.1 Alpha 1 -- the first preview release of the forthcoming Camino 2.1 update.

It's been just over a year since version 2.0 was released,
and we can expect to see some great new features and improvements in the upcoming update. Most notably, version 2.1 comes with an enhanced location bar with auto-complete and an offline mode, too.

Other new features to expect are as follows:
  • Improved Plug-in Control: Camino now disables Java by default, and a new hidden preference allows disabling arbitrary plug-ins.
  • Status Bar: The status bar can now be hidden by choosing "Hide Status Bar" in "View" menu.
  • Certificate Errors: The certificate error page in Camino 2.1 Alpha 1 is both friendlier and more informative than the one in Camino 2.
  • Gecko 1.9.2: Camino now uses version 1.9.2 of the Mozilla Gecko rendering engine, which has enhanced support for web standards and improved JavaScript performance.
However, not all of these new features are fully implemented in the Camino 2.1 Alpha 1 preview release.

Remember, this is a preview release for testing and feedback. This release may be unstable and unsuitable for daily use, but if you're feeling adventurous -- and want to check out the new features -- visit the download page here. If you're looking for a light-weight and snappy alternative to the more common Mac OS X web browsers, visit the Camino 2.0 download page here.

[Via Download Squad]

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