Popular web browsers like Google Chrome, and Firefox are available for Linux based operating systems like Ubuntu. Firefox, and Google Chrome both work well on Linux in my experience.
But, there are some less popular web browsers like Webs/Epiphany, Midori, Light Firefox, Chromium, IceWeasel, Palemoon, SlimJet, Vivaldi, Dillo and NetSurf which are also very good web browsers for users who care most about speed, reliability, and low system resource usage on older and slower computers. Linux Power users who own a powerful computer, and usually have many big intensive programs and games all open at once would benefit from using a lightweight web browser because of the low RAM and CPU usage.
Alternative web browsers sometimes run better and lighter on older computers with less RAM, a slower CPU, slower video card, and smaller hard drive. Some web browsers like SlimJet and Vivaldi are also designed better for certain types of users like more intense web browser power users who need features like mouse gestures, shortcut keys, form filler, better tab management, and fewer un-needed features like toolbars which can make using a web browser less enjoyable.
Some Web browsers like Web, Midori, Qupzilla, Dillo, and Netsurf run well even on older computers from many years a go with under 512MB-1GB of RAM and a 1 GHz CPU, or even mobile CPUs found on computers like the Raspberry Pi 1-3.
There are other alternative web browsers like SlimJet, Chromium and Vivaldi which has a lot of useful features like support for custom add-ons, apps, plug-ins, and many themes with a nice looking designs which you can download and install.
I think using more than one web browser is a good idea in Linux because some web browsers display websites better than other web browsers. But, some web browsers like NetSurf, Dillo, and Web could be good web browsers to use if you are running low on battery life on your laptop because of their low system resource usage. When your computer use less RAM, and CPU cycles, it uses less battery life or electricity from your home’s power outlet, so you may save some money on your power bill by using a lightweight browser like Web, and Midori which is good enough for casual web browsing in my experience. [continue reading…]