Linked by Amjith Ramanujam on Thu 25th Sep 2008 17:55 UTC, submitted by fsmag
Internet & Networking "Epiphany is the web browser for the GNOME desktop. Its goal is to be simple and easy to use. Epiphany ties together many GNOME components in order to let you focus on the Web content, instead of the browser application." This article starts out with a little history about the Epiphany browser and goes on to talk about the advantages of this light-weight browser.
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by moleskine on Thu 25th Sep 2008 21:39 UTC
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It's hard to see the point of Epiphany. It strikes me as a leftover from the days when world + wife felt that they had to have a browser in their suite, and from when Gnome was obsessed with the "Users will do things simply and how we tell them" approach. OK, on low-power machines I can see a point, but then the excellent Opera might do just as well. On normal desktops, if you have Firefox there seems little point in bothering with Epiphany. Firefox can do so much more than Epiphany when you factor in extensions and on a modern dual-processor machine Firefox should be plenty fast enough. If it isn't, then there is always Opera waiting in the wings. And then there Konqueror, among other choices.

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