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This page lists most common web browsers that you can find in gNewSense.

Web browsers are used to browse the web: blogs, websites, webmails... Most of them support secured connections through https, cookie management or FTP.

Here is a list of most common used web browsers, divided into two categories:

Graphical web browsers

Note for browsers using Gecko (Epiphany, Galeon and GNU IceCat): to get rid of the popup asking you to download the plugin, you can do:

cd /usr/lib/xulrunner-$VERSION/plugins/
sudo mv libnullplugin.so libnullplugin.so.orig

Epiphany (default)

This section have to be updated with the release of Parkes: WebKit will then be the default layout engine of Epiphany (see explanation for details).

Epiphany is the default graphical web browser available in gNewSense deltah and is based on the Gecko layout engine. As a GNOME project, it is focused on simplicity and ease of use.

Epiphany official website: http://projects.gnome.org/epiphany/.

Galeon (discontinued)

Galeon is a GTK based web browser focused on speed and with an advanced cookies, pictures and popups management. It is based on the Gecko layout engine.

More details can be found on Galeon on gNewSense website.

Galeon official website: http://sourceforge.net/projects/galeon/ (was: http://galeon.sourceforge.net/).

GNU IceCat

GNU IceCat is a fork of Firefox from which it removes links to non-free addons and plugins. GNU IceCat is available in gNewSense if you build it from its sources.

GNU IceCat official website: http://www.gnu.org/software/gnuzilla/.


This section should be updated when gNewSense 3.0 will be released.

Midori is a lightweight web browser based on GTK, which uses the WebKit layout engine. gNewSense deltah's version of Midori is very much beta software, which means we recommend you not to use it until gNewSense Parkes becomes available.

Midori official website: http://www.twotoasts.de/index.php?/pages/midori_summary.html.

Text-based web browsers

If you are looking for performance more than aestethics, pictures and web media, you should try a text-based web browser.

ELinks is a fork of Links with download support, tabbed browsing and more.

ELinks official website: http://elinks.or.cz/.

Links is a text-based web browser with HTML tables and frames rendering.

Links official websites: http://links.sourceforge.net/, http://www.jikos.cz/~mikulas/links/.


Links2 is a fork of Links with fast graphical rendering.

Links2 official website: http://links.twibright.com/.


Lynx is a text-browser with HTTPS and FTP protocols support.

Lynx official website: http://lynx.isc.org/.


W3M is a text-based web browser with support for tables, frames, SSL connections and color.

W3M official websites: http://w3m.sourceforge.net/.


You can find a more complete list on wikipedia's website.


Documentation/WebBrowsers (last edited 2013-09-04 23:59:46 by AndrewR)