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6 Lesser-Known Browsers: Free, Lightweight And Low-Maintenance

Postby sunnyd » Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:12 am

Story : http://computerworld.com/article/2485269/web-apps/web-apps-5-lesser-known-browse





Mainstream Web browsers such as Edge, Firefox and Chrome provide a huge set of browsing and configuration features that make these browsers highly customizable. However, these features can have have a negative impact on the browser's speed and memory footprint.

In fact, many users do not require all those features - especially developers, who want to work quickly and without unnecessary frills. Happily, there are alternative Web browsers that are simple, fast and light on memory resources.

In this article, I examine five lesser-known free Web browsers: Dillo, Epiphany, Konqueror, Lynx and Midori. While they are all Linux-based browsers, three (Konqueror, Lynx and Midori) are compatible with Windows systems, while three (Dillo, Konqueror and Lynx) can be used on Macs. (The sixth browser, Brave, is included as another option for users. But it was not subjected to the same level of testing as the other five.)

Each browser has its strengths and weaknesses, I've discovered. Some of them strip away too much functionality for my taste, but one strikes just the right balance and has now become my daily go-to browser.







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