[10:00 AM] Third Party Mac OS X Web Browser Now In Beta 3
OmniWeb 4.0 beta 3 for Mac OS X DP4 is now available for download. The full featured Mac OS X Web browser's user interface has been updated along with bug fixes. According to Omni Development:
The "wget" command downloads the OmniWeb distribution from our ftp site, the "gnutar" command unpacks it. NOTE: Do not unpack the OmniWeb distribution using StuffIt Expander, it does not understand the extended GNU tar format.)
New in beta 3
Updated user interface (including slide-out bookmarks and history drawers)
Better performance and stability, and some bug fixes (including a work-around for a bug in DP4's text system which lost all content following a bullet on a line, which in OmniWeb meant you couldn't view any unordered lists).
OmniWeb is free for the "first user" at any site, and is available for US$59.95 per user after that. You can find more information at the Omni Development web site.
The Mac Observer Spin: It is nice to see OmniWeb's promising development for Apple's new operating system. It's also interesting that the only commercial browsers (for sale) are on the Mac. Though Microsoft's Internet Explorer for the Mac has become a very good program with version 5.0, it still has issues. Netscape's offering seem to have become mired in AOL's weird concept of reality. We hope that a product like OmniWeb will prove to be the browser we all actually want to use. Hopefully it will be a success!