Tag Archives: firefox

WebKit GTK+ Port

Epiphany is always my browser-of-choise for my daily internet activities. It’s build on the real GTK, it’s simple, it’s light, and it’s integrated to Gnome. It is the konqueror of gnome. I’ve never had any memory leak when using Epiphany.

Epiphany is definitely fulfil my needs. I don’t need Firefox. Firefox is used only when I need it’s awesome Web Developer plugin (and Firebug, but now it didn’t work on Firefox 3 beta 5). I only use firefox when I need to design some html pages. Other than that, Epiphany is the answer. What? Adblock? Oh epiphany does have adblock.

But there is one think I always want to see in epiphany, the ability to choose rendering engine. Konqueror has this option. Konqueror user could pick Gecko or KHTML as the rendering engine. And now, KDE4 has webkit-enabled konqueror. Webkit itself is KHTML fork, and been said to be faster and better than Gecko (citation needed). Who doesn’t want faster browsing experience?

And now my dream is coming. Apparently, WebKit is being ported to GTK+. And if that is not good enough, it passed acid3 test, 100/100. For a comparison, Epiphany using Gecko 1.9 only scored 71/100.

Nice job for everyone involved. I can’t wait to use it 🙂

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Firefox 3 Beta 5

We’re getting closer. Firefox 3 beta 5 is released.

According to its release notes,

Firefox 3 Beta 5 includes more than 750 changes from the previous beta, improving stability and web compatibility, providing platform and user interface enhancements, and resulting in the fastest Firefox ever. Many of these improvements were based on community feedback from the previous beta.

And I didn’t even try firefox 3 beta 4 in my linux box since it hasn’t been in gutsy-backports, yet 😦

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Firefox Uses Less Memory

Definitely worth to use. Firefox 3 goes on a diet, eats less memory than IE and Opera. Although I still love my epiphany, I might put firefox 3 into big consideration as my primary browser.

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Firefox 3 Beta 4

It’s released, and been said to gain speed boost.

I left firefox 2 for almost a year now. I only use firefox if I need to debug html or css from website using web developer add-on, which I rarely do lately. Firefox 2 is slow, eats my memory, and doesn’t blend with my others gnome applications. Firefox 3 bring the design to the new level. It implements gnome icon theme, and better design integration.

I might turn back to firefox 3, since the power of add-ons in firefox is so tempting, and bring browsing to the next level. I have to try that.

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Firefox 3 Will Be Faster than Any Others

Firefox 3 Performance Gets a Boost.

Wow, nice one. I might consider to use Firefox again, leaving my beloved Epiphany.

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