Omniweb 4.1b6 for OS X Released


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The Omni Group has released a new public beta version of its popular OS X browser, OmniWeb, now at 4.1b6.

Multithreaded and utilizing Apple's Cocoa frameworks, OmniWeb is a free, fully-native OS X browser that the Omni Group boast is one of the fastest - if not the fastest - browser available for OS X.

The latest version includes a long, long list of bug fixes too numerous to mention. Omniweb supports Speech Recognition and Java and JavaScript standards. Omniweb is also available in a wide variety of localizations, including German, French, Japanese, Danish, Swedish, Spanish, Dutch, Italian, Norwegian, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese.

The English version of Omniweb is a 3.2MB download, while the localized edition is a 6.5MB download.

OmniWeb is also available for older versions of OS X Server (v.1.0), and for OpenStep.

Analysis: OmniWeb gets better and better. While I use several browsers simultaneously in X, OmniWeb has not crashed once on me, which is more than I can say for IE or iCab. Still, around 6 browsers to choose from in OS X ain't a bad start. But a public plea to David T. Pierson, author of the Wannabe text-only browser: please carbonize it for OS X!