Chimera, the Web browser for Mac OS X, has been renamed Camino due to “circumstances beyond our control,” according to a note at the Camino Web site.
Developed using Mac OS X’s Cocoa framework, Camino is a Web browser based on the Gecko layout engine developed by The Mozilla Organization. It’s designed to be small and fast, and it’s free to download and use.
Chimera was growing in popularity among Mac OS X users until January. At that time, its luster began to fade a bit when Apple released its own Web browser, Safari. In fact, when rumors first began circulating that Apple was planning its own browser, it was believed that it would be based on Chimera. Instead, Apple chose to draw on KHTML from the KDE open source project for their Web page rendering engine, Safari