A Alternative web browser not based on Firefox or Chrome

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  1. ChrisFerro3

    ChrisFerro3 Registered Member

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    I have been looking for a web browser that is not based on Chrome or Firefox's engine, does anyone have any suggestions?

    The only ones I can think of is Opera 12 and Qupzilla, but Qupzilla appears to have errors many times with browsing the web, so I don't think it's a option now.
     
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    Maxthon, which is controversial recently. It uses two engines, Webkit and Trident.

    I'm not sure if you'll consider Pale Moon too. It's based now on Goanna engine, a fork of Gecko engine, in which Firefox is based.
     
  3. Hadron

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    I'm just trying Maxthon 5 Beta now, but as soon as I opened it up, it asks me for my phone number. :eek:
    I could choose to give them my email address if I so desire.

    It won't let me proceed without one. :cautious:
     
  4. NormanF

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    Green Browser which runs on top of the Internet Explorer Trident engine.
     
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    K-meleon is Gecko-based & faster than any other browser. Screenshots. || Download.

    K-meleon Forum

    The next update of K-meleon is currently in Release Candidate (RC) status. You can read about its ongoing development HERE
     
  8. NormanF

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    K-meleon doesn't have an x64 version. Seriously. My current PCs are x64.
     
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    Honorable mention should be made of Safari which is based on the Webkit engine.
     
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    As far as I know Apple discontinued the Windows version of Safari on 14 June 2013. The last supported version is 5.1.7
     
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    @pegas
    Waterfox is basically based on Firefox. It's in fact almost a clone. :)
    Vivaldi is also based on Chromium, in which Google Chrome is based. :)

    I'm not sure as for the others you mentioned. :)
     
  14. pegas

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    Yes I know. Hence I wrote " ... with different engines under the hood". I know that it partly deviates from the OP but frankly searching for a decent fully supported browser with extensions, widgets, cross platform support etc. that is not based on Chromium or Firefox is a challange. I can think of only IE or Edge but I believe that the OP has reasons why to not use the mainstream browsers.
     
  15. XhenEd

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    @TairikuOkami already actually gave us the answer/solution. :D
     
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    I'm using Edge in the Anniversary Update. I'm using the Adblock extension. So far I'm really liking it, it's super fast really responsive. I may stick with Edge.
     
  17. Brummelchen

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    the only different engines are QT and webkit - at least it only remains QT because the further dev of webkit is chrome engine again -> webkit -> - > blink and webkit -> webkit2. and as noted QT contains webkit also.
    https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/WebKit

    so hardly to say that current gecko and webkit (and forks) are the only real different engined (presto is death and servo/rust not ready)

    and ofc trident from IE and Edge with EdgeHTML
     
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    Oh boy, lots of stuff to play with!!! Thanks.
     
  19. Brummelchen

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    webkit2 is created from webkit by apple

    QT used webkit
    https://wiki.qt.io/Qt_WebKit

    qt changes to chromium
    https://wiki.qt.io/New_Features_in_Qt_5.6

    google - why blink and not webkit
    http://www.zdnet.com/article/the-real-reason-why-google-forked-webkit/

    at least just another UI for 2 and a half browser engine
     
  20. haakon

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    Off By One is dead. Long live Off By One!!

    http://offbyone.com/offbyone/

    Well, the OP did ask "for a web browser that is not based on Chrome or Firefox's engine." :D
     
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