Are you tired of slow and sluggishness of Firefox when you need it the most? Try Arora, and you won’t regret.
It is a Cross Platform – Windows/Mac/Linux/Embedded Linux/FreeBSD – Lightweight web browser uses the same rendering engine as Google Chrome and Safari, but works on almost any platform. Arora uses the QtWebKit port of the fully standards-compliant WebKit layout engine.
Apart from the must-have features, Arora also Features that browsers like Firefox and Chrome do:
- blazing fast startups
- smart location bar , session management
- privacy mode
- download manager
- Set of tools for web developers – Debugging
- 30 Regional Languages
The browser offers most of the features of mainstream browsers, including private browsing, session management, and a smart location bar—all in a lightweight browser that opens nearly instantly. It’s unlikely that Lifehacker readers will leave their precious Firefox behind for this, but it’s a nice, functional, and fast browser that’s definitely worth a look—especially for Linux users interested in a functional WebKit browser with a private browsing mode.
In my testing on Windows, Mac, Linux the browser worked without a problem, blazing fast startups, and rendered pages extremely fast (just like Chrome 3).
Tot test the real world scenario, I did some Benchmarks for Chrome 3 (Fastest browser yet on Windows) vs. Arora.
The benchmark was based on FutureMark PeaceKeeper –
Higher is better – Epiphany, Midori runs only on Linux.
Results: Midori is fastest on Linux, and Chrome 3.0 is fastest on Windows followed by Arora. 🙂
Arora kicks Firefox’s ass badly. The REAL Fact is – Gecko cannot hold a candle to WebKit when it comes to performance. And mercifully, WebKit brings decent browser performance to those of us who have been suffering on Linux under the growing weight of Firefox. Though I love my Firefox extensions, I will happily bid them farewell in favor of the speed Midori and Epiphany are currently delivering.
I was delighted to see the results, Arora.