Midori web browser - your views.

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  1. Ocky

    Ocky Registered Member

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    I was asked to start a new thread for the Midori browser here https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showpost.php?p=1777332&postcount=12

    As mentioned I have only used it on Linux (my only OS's) and was pleasantly surprised. I also tested it in SliTaz initially before switching to Firefox but that was some time ago. https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=268776&highlight=Slitaz

    The latest version is probably better. Must be one of the fastest browsers. See old Peacekeeper test.
    Anyway it is you Windows users who should test it with feedback. :p
    Install from archive or setup.exe

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    Thanks, Ocky!
    Using it right now on Win XP SP3 to type this. I'll give more feedback later. I've had two freezes so far (while on Wilders!) which I had to kill with the task manager.
     
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    It's supposed to work better in Linux. I have just installed as well on Ubuntu - very fast and so far no freezes. Have fun testing. :)
    Here a screenshot:-

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    Yes, even the documentation seems slanted for the*nix version.

    It runs well with Privoxy and with Sandboxie. I even opened a https bank site and viewed my account

    Now I have to figure out how to get my style sheet that I rigged up for Chrome to work with Midori and then I'm 99.99% happy.
     
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    Memory on Ubuntu one tab open, no addons only plugins. Bit higher than I thought.

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    Incidentally, both freezes were while I was typing in the reply box @ Wilders and pressed the back arrow!

    Anyways, I'm seeing about 50K usage when Midori is running. No plug-ins or add-ons.
     
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    I'm a Linux geek and it runs ok in Linux, but I still wouldn't use it, I'd use Chromium instead, much better.

    Also on Windows it's not that great.
     
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    But it's not that bad either and I don't mind playing with it as a lightweight substitute for Safari.
     
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    The Linux version is also a couple of versions newer 0.2.9 vs. 0.2.6. The status bar extension allows one to toggle images, javascript and Netscape plugins on/off which is nice. Midori is improving steadily imho. and as vasa1 says it's fine as an alternative (to play with, montor it's progress etc.)
     
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    If you want a real light weight substitute then I'd recommend you use K-Meleon it's much better.

    http://kmeleon.sourceforge.net/
     
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