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    Checling out different browsers from a general users perspective for those who are interested.

    Arora

    Arora is a lightweight cross-platform web browser. It's free (as in free speech and free beer). Arora runs on Linux, embedded Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, Windows, Haiku, and any other platforms supported by the Qt toolkit.

    Arora uses the QtWebKit port of the fully standards-compliant WebKit layout engine. It features fast rendering, powerful JavaScript engine and supports Netscape plugins.

    Apart from the must-have features such as bookmarks, history and tabbed browsing Arora boasts:

    very fast startup
    integration with desktop environments
    smart location bar
    session management
    privacy mode
    flexible search engine management
    ClickToFlash plugin
    download manager
    WebInspector, a set of tools for web developers
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    arora - Cross Platform WebKit Browser - Google Project Hosting

    It is fast but for the typical user it's missing some functionality. While you can copy via right click you have to use the drop down edit menu to paste plus there is no Home button, again one has to go to the drop down menu, click on history then home.
    It does have (again in the drop down menu) a one click, on time addition of AdBlock and is very secure.

    It can open multiple tabs but is limited in number of windows it can display.
    Preferences are primarily the same as most browsers but limited for configurations under options.
    There appears to be no spell check.

    Like I said it's a free, light web browser with limited functionality but extremely fast and secure. It would work great as a backup browser for people on the move who my run into slow connection speeds or for those who have dial up service or older slower computers.
     
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    if i didnt know you were you i would swear you were a spamer!

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    Never heard of this one..I am using Chrome, and FF right now.
     
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    What I'm doing is with the advent of FF moving to 4.01 and stopping support for 3.6 there are many who will be looking for a new browser. I also know there are some here who are stuck with satellite or dial up service and thought if I could show them what's available and do a brief write up it can help them decide whether they want to try it or not.
     
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    I prefer aurora
     
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    If ya like it do a brief write up. I know it's not stable yet and most here probably won't want to mess with it.
     
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    Opera in Turbo Mode is the browser I use for a slow connection. I tried Arora a few years ago and thought it had potential. I didn't like the way it handled at the time.
     
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    Exactly, thanks. Someone may want to try it out, that's the reason for the thread, for anyone who wants to provide basic and/or detailed information on different browsers to give our fellow USMB members options to try if they so choose. I'm on Seamonkey right now checking out it's different features.
     
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    Firefox started having stability problems, so I changed over to Chrome.

    Chrome, however, has privacy issues.
     

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