Midori vs Epiphany Review
Jan 19, 2011, 16:34 (0 Talkback[s])
[ Thanks to kiterunner for this link.
"In the last couple months I've been seeing a lot of
articles concerning the Midori web browser. It's a lightweight
GTK-based browser that uses the WebKit rendering engine also used
by browsers like Chromium and Safari. At version 0.2.9, it's
relatively new (it's still a ways away from a 1.0 release), but
it's included as part of the Xfce "goodies" package. It's also the
browser of choice of the Elementary project. I've tried Midori
before and like it because it isn't too much of a system resource
hog, and it faithfully displays the webpages I visit.
"More recently, when testing a prerelease build of Debian 6
"Squeeze", I came upon the Epiphany browser. Epiphany used to be
called Galeon and has been the default browser in distributions
that use stock GNOME for a long time (though for the last year and
more distributions using GNOME have been replacing Epiphany with
the far more popular Mozilla Firefox). Epiphany's version numbering
roughly corresponds with that of GNOME as it is kind of like a core
GNOME utility; the latest version is 2.30. Versions prior to 2.28
used the Gecko rendering engine shared with Mozilla Firefox, making
Epiphany a sort of "Mozilla Firefox-lite"."