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April 2, 2009 @ 10:20

Midori faster than Google Chrome

Midori is a Web Browser, that aims to be lightweight and fast. I love using Midori because it is the fastest browser on Fedora, I still use Firefox but for most sites Midori does the job and much faster.
There are some issues, like occasional crashes but I saw on Midori project site that there is a new version[1] out so hopefully that will fix some of the issues.
How to pronounce Midori?
Pronounce it “midoɺi”, with a Bavarian/ Japanese “r” or “Mee-Doh-Ree” in English or read it Italian. The name comes from the Japanese word 緑 (みどり) for the colour “green”.
I’m really surprised how little people know about Midori. It is a fabulous browser and extremely fast! It is based on WebKit; Google Chrome is also based on WebKit but Midori feels even faster.
To install it on Fedora just issue this command as root:
su - [enter your root password]
yum install midori
I’m not sure if there is a package for Ubuntu but there is no package for Debian 5.0 in Debian repositories:(
There is a newer[1] version of Midori than one in Fedora repos, so I issued RFE[2] in Ferdora bugzilla. I hope new version hits the repos soon if some strange dependecies don’t stop it from being upgraded. Also check out Midori FAQ[3].

[1] Midori Blog – Latest version
[2] Fedora RFE for new Midori version
[3] Midori FAQ

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  1. Posted by Calvin

    April 2, 2009 @ 18:51

    Ubuntu has it.

  2. Posted by Sindhudweep Sarakr

    January 4, 2010 @ 22:22

    Hi I also have been using Midori and I think it’s excellent. Recently a friend of mine convinced me to try google chrome, and it seems like currently V8 is faster than squirrelfish extreme in the sunspider benchmarks (created by the webkit team).

    I’ve posted my results here http://www.phoronix.com/forums/showthread.php?p=106689 And i’d be interested in seeing benchmarks done on your machine / configuration as well. I really like midori and I’d like to be able to quantify why i think it’s fast.

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