I've recently switched from my old Dell laptop to a MacBook. I'm pretty happy with the switch (not least of all because my old computer couldn't survive at all without being plugged in and my MacBook's battery life is really good) but I'm not on the Mac train yet. To me, it's just another computer, albeit with a few new things to learn.
(As a sidenote here, for the company that's supposed to be all about easing the transition, making things work really simply, I've had some bad experiences with Mac. My iPod and MacBook both worked just fine, as expected, but when I recently converted to the iPhone, I had tremendous trouble setting it up. I'll chalk that up more to AT&T but I just recently bought a Time Capsule, to keep all my music backed up and it's been nigh-impossible to set up. Not that this has anything to do with this post, but I just wanted to complain for a little bit.)
Anyway, the main question of the night is this: for anyone out there who loves their Mac, which browser do you use? Why? I've been on Firefox since about day one of getting this new MacBook, but I've been reading up on Camino lately and I'm a little confused. It seems very much the same to me. When the fanboys talk about things loading faster, or graphics rendering better, they look the same to me, the speed appears the same. So I don't really get it.
Does it make a difference for a semi-casual web browser? I like the search engine functionality of Firefox and from what I've read neither Camino nor Safari (which I haven't even touched on yet, but should be mentioned as some of the Mac diehards mention it in the same breath, or even as better than, both of the others) offers that option, but what are the other things that I should be taking into consideration? I look at the same old websites, watch some YouTube videos every once in a while, but I mainly use my computer as a writing tool: blogging, e-mail, papers for school, etc. With the new purchase of the Time Capsule, I'm hoping to use every computer that I own as a media device, obviously including this one, but that's pretty secondary to me; there are very few times that I'm without my iPod.
Regardless, which browser do you use and why? And which should I use?