Nice but slow with js execution - needs newer js engine
I don't know if it was mentioned on the thread, but I am liking Iron
(a Google Chrome
clone, essentially striped of its privacy compromising features) more and more. Now, I don't want to sound like a fanboi, but this really is a piece of exciting kit...
I reckon it might not be too gentle with legacy hardware, as it has stark memory requirements -- but so does modern K-Meleon on all PCs I currently run it on (see a year old thread for one example that's still happening to me, albeit in a less dramatic way: http://kmeleon.sourceforge.net/forum/read.php?1,74944,75350#msg-75350
, as is Safari, and it manages to score a full 100% on the ACID3 test
Among other things, it has embedded spellchecking, it supports some primitive adblocking via a text file placed in the program folder (search SRWare forum for it), it supports skins, it has a privacy mode (called 'incognito window'), it captures search engines automagically that you can set as default via the search engine manager, you can detach tabs into new windows and merge windows into tabs by dragging and droping, the same way you can rearrange open tabs, the url bar and search have been merged, there's no menu bar but only two menu buttons on the left for page and browser options, and so on.
Learn more about the technical options made by the Chrome developing team in a easy reading comic
; English only). Chrome is Open Source and came out of Beta testing just now.
A German software company, SRWare
, took the code, removed the privacy sensitive features of Chrome, and released in both an installer and portable versions under the Iron
moniker. It might be not as tweakable as K-Meleon is, but it is a magnificent browser; take it for a spin, especially the portable version (found at http://www.srware.net/en/software_srware_iron_download.php
) and I am sure you won't be disapointed...
Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 12/14/2008 07:57AM by foobarly.