Midori 0.5.0 Released and installation instructions included

Midori is a lightweight and fast web browser. It uses the WebKit rendering engine and the GTK+ 2 or GTK+ 3 interface. Midori is part of the Xfce desktop environment's Goodies component.

What is new in Midori 0.5.0

· Native GTK+2/ GTK+3 and WebKit.
· High focus on Private browsing, user scripts and customizable keyboard interface.
· Adblock, form history, cookie management, RSS feed panel, external download managers (wget, SteadyFlow, FlashGet).

Install Midori 0.5.0 in ubuntu 13.04/12.10/12.04

Open the terminal and run the following commands

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:midori/midori-dev
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webkit-team/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install midori

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  1. Every browser claims to be lightweight… It’s always a lie, in my experience.

    I tried Midori on Rhel6. Pretty fast, but only because of the ancient version of gtkwebkit. Installiing a newer version became an utter nightmare… It wants the very latest glib/gtk and related libs, and then a long, long chain of dependencies to compile it from source. I wasn’t about to replace my nice stable base libs to experiement with a browser, so I compiled it all in a chroot, and what a huge hassle that was… Hours and hours, over a couple days. And I ended up doing all that damn work twice, for x64 and x86.

    And in the end? Not one bit faster or lower resource usage than Firefox ESR. Plenty of marks against it… Clunkier interface, and less customizable than Firefox. So no advantages that I see.

    To add insult to injury, you can download a working Windows buld from their website, no trouble at all.

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