Midori (web browser)

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Midori
Midori.svg
Midori 0.5.11
Midori 0.5.11
Developer(s) Christian Dywan, Nancy Runge
Initial release 16 December 2007 (2007-12-16)[1]
Stable release None [±]
Preview release 0.5.11 (30 August 2015; 2 years ago (2015-08-30)[2]) [±]
Repository
  • https://code.launchpad.net/midori
Written in Vala, C
Operating system Linux, Windows
Platform IA-32, x64
Available in 30 languages[3]
Type Web browser
License GNU LGPL v2.1+
Website www.midori-browser.org

Midori (, Japanese for green) is a free and open-source light-weight[4][5] web browser. It uses the WebKit rendering engine[4] and the GTK+ 2 or GTK+ 3 interface. Midori is part of the Xfce desktop environment's Goodies component[6] and was developed to follow the Xfce principle of "making the most out of available resources".[7] It is the default browser in the SliTaz Linux distribution,[8] Bodhi Linux,[9] Trisquel Mini, old versions of Raspbian, and wattOS in its R5 release.[10] It was the default browser in Elementary OS Freya.[11]

Features

Inclusion in Linux distributions

Midori is part of the standard Raspbian distribution for the Raspberry Pi ARMv6-based computer. While Dillo and NetSurf are also in the menu, Midori also features as a desktop link. Midori is also packaged with Manjaro Linux, Trisquel Mini and Bodhi Linux as their default web browser. At one time it was the default browser in elementary OS as well.

Standard compliance

Acid3 Test

Midori passing the Acid3 test.

Midori passes the Acid3 test.[20]

HTML5 score

In March 2014, Midori scored 405/555 on the HTML5 test.[21]

In July 2015, Midori 0.5 on Windows 8 scored 325/555 on the updated HTML5 test.[22]

Reception

Midori was recommended by Lifehacker due to its simplicity.[23] The major points for criticism are the absence of the process isolation, the low number of available extensions[24] and occasional crashes.[citation needed]

Nick Veitch from TechRadar included Midori 0.2.2 in his 2010 list of the eight best web browsers for Linux. At that time he rated it as "5/10" and concluded, "while it does perform reasonably well all-round, there is no compelling reason to choose this browser over the default Gnome browser, Epiphany, or indeed any of the bigger boys".[25]

Himanshu Arora of Computerworld reviewed Midori 0.5.4 in November 2013 and praised the browser's speed and uncluttered interface, while additionally underlining the private browsing which uses a separate launch icon and displays the details of this mode on the home tab.[19]

Victor Clarke from Gigaom praised Midori's minimalism in 2014 and stated that it will "satisfy your humble needs without slowing down your PC", despite stressing the lack of advanced functionality.[26]

See also

References

  1. ^ "midori - Midori is a lightweight web browser". Git.xfce.org. Retrieved 2012-02-05. 
  2. ^ https://launchpad.net/midori/+download
  3. ^ "Translations : Midori". launchpad.net. Archived from the original on 22 June 2017. Retrieved 22 February 2017. 
  4. ^ a b c 8 of the best web browsers for Linux Archived 29 April 2013 at the Wayback Machine.. TechRadar
  5. ^ Best Internet Browser – The Show Goes On! Archived 26 August 2012 at the Wayback Machine.. PCTips 3000
  6. ^ "projects:applications:start [Xfce Goodies]". goodies.xfce.org. Archived from the original on 21 October 2017. Retrieved 6 May 2018. 
  7. ^ "About Midori". midori.com. Archived from the original on 7 October 2015. Retrieved 8 October 2015. 
  8. ^ a b c Spotlight on Linux: SliTaz GNU/Linux 3.0 Archived 15 June 2013 at the Wayback Machine.. Linux Journal
  9. ^ Lightweight Bodhi 1.2 distro offers Enlightenment for the Linux masses. Midori is also used in elementary OS Luna. DesktopLinux.com
  10. ^ wattOS R6 Review – Go green with Linux Archived 5 October 2012 at the Wayback Machine.. LinuxUser & Developer
  11. ^ "Elementary OS Loki Has Arrived". linux.com. Archived from the original on 26 January 2017. Retrieved 22 February 2017. 
  12. ^ a b c d e f Midori Web Browser Archived 12 May 2013 at the Wayback Machine.. BeginLinux.com
  13. ^ Midori 0.2.5 Released!. OMG! Ubuntu!
  14. ^ Arch Linux and desktop adventures with the Raspberry Pi Archived 24 October 2012 at the Wayback Machine.. greenhughes
  15. ^ Midori Web Browser Gets an Update, Sets DuckDuckGo as Default Search Engine Archived 9 March 2013 at the Wayback Machine.. UbuntuVibes
  16. ^ Midori: One Of The Most Lightweight Browsers Around [Linux & Windows] Archived 16 October 2012 at the Wayback Machine.. makeuseof
  17. ^ Maemo Browsers Comparison: MicroB, Fennec, Midori, Tear Archived 30 July 2012 at the Wayback Machine.. Arantius.com
  18. ^ a b Web-browser Midori Adds Unity Support and Neat ‘Next Page’ Feature. OMG! Ubuntu!
  19. ^ a b Himanshu, Arora (6 November 2013). "5 lesser-known browsers: Free, lightweight and low-maintenance". Computerworld. Archived from the original on 17 November 2015. Retrieved 9 October 2015. 
  20. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 6 October 2015. Retrieved 2 October 2015.  Midori - The Little Web Browser that Might Just Surprise You - Make Tech Easier
  21. ^ "HTML5test - How well does your browser support HTML5?". HTML5test.com. Archived from the original on 1 March 2014. Retrieved 4 March 2014. 
  22. ^ "HTML5test - How well does your browser support HTML5?". html5test.com. Archived from the original on 5 July 2015. Retrieved 4 July 2015. 
  23. ^ Gordon, Whitson (2 October 2012). "The Best Web Browser for Linux". Lifehacker. Archived from the original on 3 October 2015. Retrieved 2 October 2015. 
  24. ^ "1 Month with the Midori Web Browser". the_simple_computer. 5 March 2014. Archived from the original on 18 September 2015. Retrieved 2 October 2015. 
  25. ^ Veitch, Nick (1 August 2010). "8 of the best web browsers for Linux". Gigaom. Archived from the original on 7 September 2015. Retrieved 1 October 2015. 
  26. ^ Clarke, Victor (24 August 2014). "Six alternative web browsers you should know about". Gigaom. Archived from the original on 2 October 2015. Retrieved 1 October 2015. 

External links

  • Official website
  • changelog
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