Now and Then: The Fate of 7 Promising Free Linux Web Browsers

In late 2014 and 2015, we published a couple of articles promoting 7 up-and-coming web browsers. All were in a very early stage of development. Definitely not stable, feature complete or remotely ready for a production environment. But they all were very promising for different reasons.

The seven web browsers in question are eww, Liri, Vivaldi, Ubuntu Internet Browser, Fifth, Dooscape, and Breach. How did these 7 web browser fare over the last 5 years? Did they see a stable release, were they able to capture any market share at all, or are they only remembered like fingerprints on an abandoned handrail?