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Editorial Hands up if you use Firefox. Have used it? Know about it? Heard of it? 'Sites up and down the World Wide Web today will be celebrating five years of Firefox. When I sat down to write this I worried about having to list the history of its features and landmark events and the news of the past five years. Other sites will be comprehensively doing that, there is nothing I can add to that list that Google can't surmise. Instead I will be telling you what Google does not know, my story of Firefox and what Firefox has meant to all of us.
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Arora
by reez on Mon 9th Nov 2009 20:49 UTC
reez
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2006-06-28

First off, I'm a Firefox user and supporter. Reporting bugs, providing Feedback, doing tests in Litmus, helping in Live chat, etc. So this is not an Ad from a Fanboy, but since I'm also a fan of diversity, web standards, open source etc. I want to make you aware of Arora, which is a web browser I consider as a corss between Firefox and Chrome.

To make it short it's a web kit based browser similar to Firefox and even supports stuff like Adblock. It's really a nice alternative, if you want to try something new. Oh, it's Qt based btw. I've used it, but there are some Firefox Extensions I really like and personally I have no time to write Arora ports of them. That's why I'm not using it, but the Chrome statement at the end of the article remembered me and maybe it's an interesting thing for people who want to try something new. It's cross-platform, even OSs like Haiku are supported. Give it a try!

http://code.google.com/p/arora/

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RE: Arora
by vivainio on Mon 9th Nov 2009 21:04 in reply to "Arora"
vivainio Member since:
2008-12-26

To make it short it's a web kit based browser similar to Firefox and even supports stuff like Adblock. It's really a nice alternative, if you want to try something new.


It's also a good candidate if you want a browser whose codebase you'll have a chance of understanding (as it's a spiced up demo/test app for QtWebKit).

I actually switched to Arora briefly from FF 3.5 (I'm a big Qt fan), when I noted that FF started getting slower in prolonged use (blame Ubuntu, or whatever). That was before I realized how easy chromium nightlies were to install from PPA, and how stable it actually is.

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