Linux is Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) that lends itself quite nicely to being able to have many different applications designed to be used with it, notably web browsers. Listed below you will find a good selection of current browsers currently available for Linux that are not really considered mainstream, but each offers a little something to the table.

[Listed in alphabetical order]

Amaya browser

 

Amaya browser

  • minor system requirements
  • great for testing new technologies
  • is also a WYSIWYG editor

Arora browser

 

 

Arora browser

  • lightweight
  • runs under Qt toolkit

Conkerer browser

  • Mozilla-based
  • primarily designed to be navigated by keyboard
  • design patterned after GNU Emacs and vi
  • highly customizable using javascript

Chromium browser

 

 

Chromium browser

  • the open source browser from which Google gets its code
  • fast & lightweight
  • minimalist user interface
  • intended as a tabbed user interface for the web, as opposed to a traditional “web browser”
  • much the same as “Chrome”, but without the Google added features such as a Flash player and PDF viewer

Dillo browser

 

Dillo browser

 

  • minimalist browser
  • made for older, slower computers or embedded systems
  • will even run on a 486 w/ dialup
  • HTML support and basic CSS
  • ignores scripting entirely

Epiphany browser

 

Epiphany browser

 

  • browser for GNOME
  • descended from GALEON
  • does not have its own theme settings -instead it uses the GNOME Control Center settings
  • fully compliant with GNOME human interface guidelines
  • uses uses categorized bookmarks, not the usual folder based

GNU IceCat browser

 

GNU IceCat browser

 

  • formerly known as IceWeasel, rebranded form of Mozilla Firefox
  • adds security & privacy features such as third party zero-length image files & URL redirection warning

Kirix Strata browser

 

Kirix Strata browser

 

  • specially designed for data analytics
  • reporting tools
  • Data Analysis: Sorts, filters, copies, queries, calculated fields and relationships
  • combines capabilities of spreadsheets with those of a database management system

Konqueror browser

 

 

Konqueror browser

  • core feature of KDE desktop environment
  • combines web browsing with file management tasks
  • supports SAMBA protocol among others
  • highly customizable user interface
  • extends its capabilities using KIO plugins
Midori passed ACID3 test

Midori passed ACID3 test

Midori browser

 

 

Midori browser

  • meant to be lightweight & fast
  • utilizes modern browser features
  • Supports HTML5 on Youtube
  • passed ACID3 test

Rekong browser

 

 

Rekong browser

  • lightweight KDE browser
  • default web browser in Kubuntu 10.10
  • intended to be strictly a KDE web browser as opposed to the much more robust “Konqueror”

NetSurf browser

 

 

NetSurf browser

  • runs on large variety of platforms such as RISC OS & AmigaOS as well as Linux/UNIX
  • supprts HTML5
  • PDF export feature

SeaMonkey browser

 

 

SeaMonkey

  • continuation of the former Mozilla Application Suite
  • cross-platform Internet suite
  • includes web browser SeaMonkey Navigator, email & news reader SeaMonkey Mail & Newsgroups, HTML editor SeaMonkey Composer, an IRC client ChatZilla

Uzbl browser

Uzbl browser passed ACID3 test

Uzbl passed ACID3 test

 

 

Uzbl browser

  • mimalist browser
  • designed for simplicity and adherence to the Unix philosophy
  • contains none of the standard web browser features such as toolbars, widgets, bookmark management, etc.
  • passed ACID3 test

As is well-known, Linux has thousands of applications ready to be installed, and as this list shows, web browsers are no exception!