Mozilla Firefox may becoming the most popular browser in Linux world but these are also some competitors such as Opera, Konqueror, Google Chrome, Epiphany and others. The above browser has similar function and quite nice to be used on a standard PC. Unfortunately, as a modern and complexÂ application, all listed browser needÂ a fast, modern computer with standard modern hardware, such as minimum 256 MB of RAM. If you trying to run one of these on the older hardware, the result may vary but most of them will running slow, even on 256 MB of RAM. Google Chrome may run faster than Mozilla Firefox but overall working with modern browser on an older PCÂ is very inconvenient.
Actually, older hardwareÂ isn’t the only factor to use lightweight browsers. People may choose to use lightweight browser even on modern hardware, only to get high performance and faster browser experience. GUI or text mode environment, operating system configuration and personal preferences are others factor why lightweight browsers has a unique position in modern computing.
Below are some lightweight Linux browsers for Linux you should consider for fast browsing experience :
Midori (ç·‘, Japanese for green) is a web browser that aims to be lightweight and fast. It uses the WebKit rendering engine and the GTK+Â 2 interface.
- Full integration with GTK+ 2
- Fast rendering with WebKit
- Tabs, windows and session management
- Flexibly configurable Web Search.
- User scripts and user styles support.
- Straightforward bookmark management.
- Customizable and extensible interface.
- Extensions such as Adblock, form history, mouse gestures or cookie management.
Installing Midori on openSUSE should be easy with One-Click-Install feature on openSUSE Build Service link.