Top 3 Best Default Popular Linux Web browser Alternatives

Unlike Linux user, Windows users have lots of choice when it comes to decide the best web browser for their OS. Linux has Mozilla Firefox as their default web browser. Mozilla Firefox is a user friendly and feature rich web browser. Keeping all the features apart, Firefox is notorious in using CPU memory.

At times you may hate it when it starts hogging CPU memory and causes your computer to crash. If you are a Linux user, you can choose from among numerous browsers that range in scope and features.

Top 3 Best Default Popular Linux Web browser Alternatives


Arora is a cross-platform web browser which is light weighted and runs on Linux, embedded Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, Windows, Haiku and all other plat forms which is supported by the Qt toolkit. The features are as follows: powerful JavaScript engine, fast rendering, supports Netscape plugins etc. It also uses a QtWebKit port which is a standard-compliant WebKit layout engine. Therefore it is a minimalistic browser which is easy to use. You can download this at


Amaya is a web-editor which is a tool used to create and update documents directly on the web. It is an open source and free authoring tool. They showcase web technologies in a fully-featured web client with the editing and remote access features in a uniform environment. It is covered by the W3C Software Notice and License. It is used today as a test-bed for new web technologies that are not yet supported in major browser. This walks along the original vision of the web as a space for collaboration and not just a one-way publishing medium. You can download this at



Midori is also a light weighted web browser for Linux which stands out because of its speed. It hardly uses any system resources and is integrated with GTK+ 2. This browser as a web kit engine which enables speed access to the web, enabling flexible configurable web search. The official features are straightforward bookmark management, Extension modules can be written in C and Vala, Support HTML5 on You tube. It has an extensible interface and is customizable. Midori will be an ideal pick for the linux users. You can download this at

2 Responses to “Top 3 Best Default Popular Linux Web browser Alternatives”

  1. August 11, 2011 at 6:46 am #

    There are a TON of browsers available for Linux. You didn’t mention:

  2. August 11, 2011 at 8:12 am #

    Thank you for the comment, we will soon update this one in the same article, or else we would make up another article 🙂

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