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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"."

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