Web browsers are standard desktop applications. Everybody requires one and all Linux desktop distributions have available web browsers.
This software application becomes handy in accessing as well as presenting information within the Web, which is an interlinked system of hypertext documents accessible through the internet. Therefore, web browsers enable users to see web pages that usually contain a combination of video, images, text as well as other multimedia.
Various web browsers exist for Linux with the well-known one being Firefox. Nevertheless, Firefox domination of the market doesn’t mean it is the ideal web browser useful in every situation.
Every individual has his/her needs with some fancying heavyweight browsers that come with various add-ons and features while other users require graphically attractive browser that has a small footprint. Several graphical browsers use plenty of memory. A number of users consider this unacceptable especially those using machines with small specifications. Hence, the article as well deals with text browsers. These browsers are invaluable in systems that don’t support graphical environment. In addition, some parts on the planet still rely on internet that has low bandwidth connections making text browsers a prudent way of exploiting the restricted data pipe.
Although we acknowledge Opera as closed source software that is proprietary and free for downloading, it is worthy a unique mention with the article.
To offer insight regarding the superiority of available software, we came up with a collection of 10 outstanding web browsers.
Abaco as a website browser is designed for Plan 9 OS. This graphic web browser supports tables, frames and inline images. The browser has an interface that supports multiple documents motivated by acme’s interfaces. Abacao is mid-sized and a multithreaded program.
This web browser is developed through open source framework a project that source code for Google Chrome relies on. These browsers share most of the features and code; however there are small variations in features as well they have distinct licensing. One focus about this project entails making Chrome a window manager that is tabbed, or even being a web shell instead of being a conventional browser application.
This is a cross platform, lightweight, open source and free web browser. Arora features include, bookmarks, tabbed browsing, session management, browsing history, Ad Block, privacy mode, Web Inspector, download manager, bar for smart location and Open Search.
This potent yet minimalist browser uses Tkhtml3 to act as its rendering engine as well as ordinary ECMAScript Engine in interpreting scripts. Html Viewer 3 (hv3) is developed in Tcl.
This is a fast and lightweight web browser. Midori utilizes rendering engine from WebKit as well as GTK+3 or GTK+2 interface. The browser is an element of goodies in Xfce desktop environment. This is the preset browser within elementary OS, SliTaz Linux and Bodhi Linux distributions and as well in SystemRescueCD and Trisquel Mini.
This web browser is based on Mozilla and is developed to support navigation primarily through computer keyboard. Conkeror design mostly resembles GNU Emacs text editor and is influenced by other programs like vi.
This web browser is designed for operating systems which resemble Unix and use GTK+ libraries. Kazekakase incorporates layout engine from Gecko and GTK+ WebKit.
This small web browser is especially developed for slower or older computers as well as embedded systems. Dillo supports just plain XHTML/HTML (with rendering for CSS) and images in HTTP while ignoring entirely scripts. The application runs in OS X, BSD, Linux, DOS and Solaris.