Linux Web Browsers
roughly in order of my personal preference
Last update June 22, 2014.
Browsers being supported
NameAuthorVersionNotes
FirefoxMozilla30.0The browser.
ChromeGoogle24.0.x.xBig contender, based on open-source Chromium browser
OperaOpera12.16Great browser. Runs on many OSs
KonquerorKDE4.13.1Browser/file manager
elinksP. Baudis0.12pre6Text-only. Based on Links
IronSRWare34.0.xAlso based on open-source Chromium browser, but without Google connections.
linksM. Patocka2.8Text-only. Tables and frames!
lynxGnu2.8.8pre4Text-only
AmayaW3C11.4.4Editor, Web standards test.
w3mA. Ito0.5.3Text-only (does tables!)
dillodillo guys3.0.4In C, FLTK2 (higher version than in my distro); minimal (no support for non-Latin alphabets).
SeaMonkeyMozilla2.26.1All-in-one Internet App
Under Wine
Internet ExplorerMicrosoft6Using Crossover
Browsers on hold
SkipstoneMuhri1.0.1 GTK+ front end for Mozilla--last news 2008
GaleonGnome2.0.2Requires Mozilla install--no change since 2006
BrowseXBrowseX2.0.0In Tcl/Tk. Not so minimal. Sourceforge site has lost all its files...
ArachneArachne Labs1.66bAlpha. Lots of dependencies not in Linux dist. No change since ‘00
KylieU. Eriksson0.0.7Frames & tables. segfaults immediately. no change since ‘02
Browsers no longer supported
ICEBrowserICESoft6.1.3Java SDK. Many plugins. Cool Web Start Demo. Withdrew from market 2009
Navigator 9Netscape9.0.0.6AOL announced Nescape is discontinued.
XBrowserA. Arvanes4.3Java. Slow and buggy. No change since ‘01. Site gone.
QuasarO. K. Espinosa0.1Uses Gtk and w3c-www libs. Very alpha. No change since ‘01.
wApuaA. Beckert0.05devWML browser in Perl/Tk. No update since ‘00
wb0K. Kulhavy000324Front end for links. No update since ‘00, site gone
Armadillo?0.3.10GTK+. Was gzilla. No update since ‘99. Web page gone.
mMosaic?3.7.2Derived from NCSA Mosaic. no change since ‘00
CommunicatorNetscape4.79once the king
HotJavaSun3.0Java.
ScateApostol1 Implementation of ICEBrowser. Web page is gone.
ArenaW3Cbeta-3bPrecursor to Amaya.
GrailCNRI0.6Tcl/Tk. Written in Python
MosaicNCSA2.6The first graphical web browser
Plume??Tcl/Tk—now maybe called SurfIt!
zennocrew.web0.2.3Replacable interface. GPL.


Also see Helge Kreutzmann’s list of WWW-Browsers for Linux