I've been getting tired of Firefox hanging frequently on my Mac but couldn't switch to alternatives like Camino because, as a developer, I need a browser with widest third-party support (like Silverlight plug-in). So when I ran across a comment suggesting Bon Echo as a possible solution to a similar problem Fred Wilson was suffering from, I decided to give it a try.
This post is intended to help people find Bon Echo because googling turned up only old versions. You should be aware that:
- Bon Echo is a build of Firefox supposedly optimized for OS X.
- Bon Echo versions are slightly behind that of main Firefox versions (latest Bon Echo version is 188.8.131.52 while the latest Firefox is 184.108.40.206).
First point is essential to me because I can use existing Firefox configuration as-is. You will have to delete Firefox.app though. Hopefully, the second point will be resolved when Bon Echo becomes more popular.