Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 10th Nov 2009 20:05 UTC
Internet & Networking There are a number of browsers allowing you to switch between rendering engines, with Lunascape being one of them. We've covered this browser before quite extensively, and today, the Lunascape team released the first beta of Lunascape 6 ORION, the bext version of this triple-engine web browser.
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Must be 3x better
by invent00r on Tue 10th Nov 2009 22:38 UTC
invent00r
Member since:
2009-04-27

It follows the idiocy of - Hey! The more the better!
Users will go like It must be at least 3x better!.

If you want more browsers, it's a much better choice having separate clean installs. A actualized browser is a major software achievement. Now I don't see the point of handling 3 different engines just for the sake of it.

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RE: Must be 3x better
by Tuishimi on Tue 10th Nov 2009 23:25 in reply to "Must be 3x better"
Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

The idea of splitting the screen in three different rendering engines for the same page at the same time is a nice feature.

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RE[2]: Must be 3x better
by aliquis on Wed 11th Nov 2009 14:50 in reply to "RE: Must be 3x better"
aliquis Member since:
2005-07-23

Yeah because it would be totally impossible to line up three browsers side by side =P

Also makes it easier to pick up viruses I guess. Atleast if you actually use all three engines.

Tiled window manager + one webkit and one gecko browser and maybe Opera should be enough? Everyone knows IE is out of date and broken so who gives a shit?

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RE: Must be 3x better
by Ventajou on Wed 11th Nov 2009 01:14 in reply to "Must be 3x better"
Ventajou Member since:
2006-10-31

I agree. Plus slapping rendering engines in what is essentially a different browser introduces extra parameters in the equation and you can no longer be sure your page will render exactly the same way in the real browser.

Just look at Chrome and Safari: they both use Webkit yet they render differently.

And in the end, having 3 different browsers opened is not that big a deal.

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