If you generally like Firefox, but want something new, you can try one of the 5 alternative browsers based on it.
Tell me, do you know which browsers?
Chrome, Firefox, Opera … So, well … Yandex Browser, Maxthon … Excellent! There are suggestions?
What if I tell you that there are so many different browsers that do not have enough fingers to bend at all extremities? Do not believe?
Well then, sit down and listen, today we will focus on browser based on Firefox.
The heart of each browser, its foundation and the foundation, is the mechanism of withdrawal of the web pages, also called the engine. All programs reviewed in this article, powered by Gecko – the product of Mozilla Corporation. He distributed under a free license, so use it all and sundry.
Platform: Windows Vista (x64), Windows 7 (x64), Windows 8 (x64)
Waterfox – a special version of the browser Firefox, optimized for 64-bit systems. The makers claim that they were able to achieve a significant increase in speed through optimization of Intel’s Math Library, SSE3, AVX, and other smart technologies. All of your extensions and add-ons will continue to work in this browser.
- Who needs it: if you have a 64-bit system and you want to squeeze a little more speed out of your browser. In all other respects, it is all the same Firefox.
Platform: Windows 2000 / XP / Vista / 7, 8 x32 or x64
Another attempt to polish and improve the source code of Firefox for speed never seen before. Also hidden under the hood changes, designed for maximum acceleration of the program on modern processors, there are small changes in the user interface. By the way, anyone who does not accept the advance of the coming of the new interface Australis in Firefox, you should consider switching to this program.
- Who needs it: if you want to squeeze more speed out of your browser, and do not want to design a future Firefox.
Platform: Windows, Linux, MacOS
Today, few people remember, but Firefox gemmated at the time of the project Mozilla Suite, which is a complete set of tools needed to work in the Internet: web-browser, mail client, calendar, IRC-client ChatZilla, simple HTML-editor and tools Web-developers. This processor is still alive, and though not very active, but continues its development, and it even has a certain circle of admirers. The advantages of this approach include the fact that, in one package, you get everything you need for everyday work, at the same time in such a more economical use of system resources than the simultaneous use of certain programs. SeaMonkey is more convenient to set up, as many of the options are right on all components, and to complete the work with it requires far fewer extensions. This positive effect on stability.
- Who needs it: this product is interested, first of all, lovers of multipurpose solutions “all-in-one”, as well as fans of the old, proven for decades, classical solutions.
Tor Browser Bundle
Platform: Windows, Linux, MacOS
Tor – this is one of the most advanced and reliable technologies to bypass all restrictions on the network and maintaining your privacy. To help it take advantage of the maximum number of people, the creators developed a special browser based on Firefox. It differs from the original only integrated tools Tor and the presence of several specific extensions, ensuring your privacy.
- Who needs it: those who want to access blocked sites or worry about hiding traces of their activities in the network.
Avant Browser Ultimate
The most exotic participant of this review. It contains just three popular engine – from the browsers IE, Chrome and Firefox. It would seem that the time has long gone such monsters, but this project is not going to give up and even releases new versions. Avant is a ready-to-use tool that already contains everything needed for the network: download manager, advertising blocker, form filling, saving screenshots, reading RSS feeds and so on. Therefore, the browser often choose novice users who do not wish to refine the functionality naked browser.
- Who needs it: if you need a browser that can display pages in three engines and thus ready to use immediately after installation.
It’s not all browsers that are based on the browser Firefox. There are PirateBrowser,Wyzo, K Meleon-and several others. But I decided not to burden you with too much information, because some of them, apparently, is not developing, and others even for me, a great lover of exotic and experimental, caused bewilderment.
Well, tomorrow we’ll see what fans navayal engine Chromium. I must say that there is no less interesting zoo.