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konqueror like browser without the nonsense?

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tbuitenh's picture
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I like konqueror as a webbrowser, it is fast and renders most pages I visit well. What I don't like is that starting it when not using KDE takes a quite long time, and also combining a filemanager and a webbrowser in one program seems like a bad idea for security.

So does anyone know of a browser that uses the same html renderer as konqueror, but doesn't try to be anything else than a webbrowser and doesn't need to start half of KDE to run?

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Try these ones.And I think

Try these ones. However both are quite old Sad

I think the Mac OS X browser is also based on KHTML, not sure if it's free though (not sure if KHTML is GPL or LGPL).

tbuitenh's picture
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ABrowse (for Syllable OS)

ABrowse (for Syllable OS) also is KHTML based... but for the wrong operating system :/

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WebCore based on KHTML

Yes Whistler, WebCore (Safari's rendering engine) is based on KHTML. However Safari is not free. KHTML is under the GLGPL.

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It could be possible for

It could be possible for someone to start working on a GTK KHTML based browser.. not that I volonteer. Eye

tbuitenh's picture
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A plain QT (no KDE

A plain QT (no KDE dependencies) KHTML browser would do the trick too.

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While it's not KHTML based,

While it's not KHTML based, I love using Epiphany. It's GTK, renders using the Gecko engine, and truly is loads faster than Firefox. Have you given this a try at all?

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One of my reasons for using

One of my reasons for using something KHTML based is that it's not Gecko (with the recent fuss about a cracker "holding on to 30 vulnerabilities", probably not true but it reminds me it's good to always have a replacement ready for software that accesses the internet).

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