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    Phoronix: Falkon 3.0 Released As The Successor To The QupZilla Browser

    Falkon 3.0 has been released today as the first version since its rebranding from QupZilla as an open-source, Qt-powered web-browser...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...n-3.0-Released

  • #2
    Thank goodness for the rebranding. That was the worst name ever. Clunky, referencing another browser (it didn't use Firefox/Mozilla tech, so why?) and just ew. "P then Z" is the worst thing to try and roll off the tongue without having to take a breath first.

    Falkon is at least simpler, if not better than Qupzilla.

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    • #3
      I also came here to applaud the new name.

      As if they had learnt from a mistake, this time, they spelled it *exactly* like it's pronounced. With K and everything, I especially liked that one.

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      • #4
        What are the features of Falkon that make it stand out from "the other browsers"? (I missed that part also in the article when QupZilla was announced.)

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        • #5
          It's got native wayland support!

          Well, you have to start it with -platform wayland, as any typical Qt5 program.
          Last edited by andreano; 27 February 2018, 04:24 PM.

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          • #6
            I'm excited to try it out, I always found Qupzilla to be the best non-firefox/chromium browser.

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            • #7
              Feels super slick trying it out just now. Can't use it as a daily driver because I depend on Stylish / color inversion addons on so many websites to make them white on black, but I can definitely see it becoming default on Kubuntu or Neon and me having no problems recommending its footprint is so tiny compared to Chrome / FF.

              Integrating perfectly with Qt (since it is Qt based) is just a nice cherry on top.

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              • #8
                Windows and macOS support is not yet finished, it will be available later, since im no lomnger on Linux at the moment, i'll have to wait for Windows Builds

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by andreano View Post
                  It's got native wayland support!

                  Well, you have to start it with -platform wayland, as any typical Qt5 program.
                  If you log into a wayland session just set the environment variable to make wayland the default.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by dwagner View Post
                    What are the features of Falkon that make it stand out from "the other browsers"?
                    I use it on my old netbook as my default browser. It stands out because it's the only browser that works nicely even with limited memory/CPU. It also fits perfectly with razor-qt

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