Qutebrowser

Qutebrowser

Web site: qutebrowser.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web Browsers
Platform: BSD, Linux, OS X, Windows
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Python
First release: December 14, 2014
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Qutebrowser – a keyboard-focused browser with a minimal GUI. It’s based on Python and PyQt5 and free software, licensed under the GPL. It was inspired by other browsers/addons like dwb and Vimperator/Pentadactyl.

Qutebrowser can be configured via the UI, the qutebrowser command-line or a Python script. It supports two different rendering engine backends: QtWebKit and QtWebEngine. Qutebrowser optionally uses pdf.js to display PDF files in the browser.

Qutebrowser’s primary author is Florian Bruhin (The Compiler).

KNewsTicker

KNewsTicker
Web site: userbase.kde.org/KNewsTicker
Category: Network
Subcategory: RSS Readers
Platform: Linux
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: ?
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KNewsTicker – a kicker applet for KDE3 and TDE (Trinity) desktops. The application can displays news on a desktop or on a panel as well.

It can scroll news from your favorite news sites, such as lwn.net, /. and freshmeat.net. To achieve this, KNewsTicker requires the news sites to provide a RSS feed to newsitems. KNewsTicker already comes with a selection of good news sources which provide such files.

Turpial

Turpial

Web site: turpial.org.ve
Category: Network
Subcategory: Microblog Clients
Platform: Linux
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Python
First release: March 16, 2010
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Turpial – a light, fast and beautiful microblogging client written in Python which supports 3 different interfaces: Shell, Gtk and Qt.

Turpial is an alternative client for microblogging with multiple interfaces. At the moment it supports Twitter and Identi.ca and works with Gtk and Qt interfaces, but we are still working on more fancy features.

Turpial tries to identify your desktop environment and load the interface that best suit to it. If you use a Gtk based environment then Turpial will load Gtk interface but in a non-Gtk based environment it will load the Qt interface.

Turpial also has desktop integration features like notifications, and themes. It includes convenient features like muting users, and url shorteners.

The project developer is Wil Alvarez.
The last version of Turpial was released in December 2013.

Pino

Pino

Web site: code.google.com/p/pino-twitter/
Category: Network
Subcategory: Microblog Clients
Platform: Linux
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Vala
First release: 2010 ?
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Pino – a simple and fast Linux client for Twitter and Identi.ca written in Vala. It uses GTK2 and perfectly integrates into Gnome and XFCE desktops. The goal of the project is to have a tiny, fast and beautiful Twitter client for Linux.

Main features of the application are:
– multi account support
– conversation view
– single instance mode
– option for hiding tray icon
– notification with application icon (for “docks” users)
– fresh statuses color

The last version of Pino was released in 2010.

Snownews

Snownews

Web site: github.com/kouya/snownews
Category: Network
Subcategory: RSS Readers
Platform: BSD, Cygwin, Linux, OS X, Solaris, UNIX-like
License: GPL
Interface: Ncurses
Programing language: ?
First release: 2004 ?
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Snownews – a command-line RSS feed reader. It is designed to be simple and lightweight, and integrates well with other command-line tools, for both generating and filtering the feeds it reads. Snownews runs on almost anything Unix (and will even build with Cygwin).

Features:
– Runs on Linux, BSD, OS X (Darwin), Solaris and probably many more Unices. Yes, even works under Cygwin
– Fast and very resource friendly
– Builtin HTTP client will follow server redirects and update feed URLs that point to permanent redirects (301) automatically
– Understands “Not-Modified” (304) server replies and handles gzip compression
– Uses local cache for minimal network traffic
– Supports HTTP proxy
– Supports HTTP authentication (basic and digest methods)
– Supports cookies
– A help menu available throughout the program
– Few dependencies on external libraries; ncurses and libxml2
– Import feature for OPML subscription lists
– Fully customizable key bindings of all program functions
– Type Ahead Find for quick and easy navigation
– Color support
– Extensible via plugins
– Feed categories and many other useful features

Main program code and maintainer is Oliver Feiler.
The latest version of Snownews 1.5.12 was released in 2009.

Classilla

Classilla

Web site: classilla.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web Browsers
Platform: OS X
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: June 30, 2009
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Classilla – a free, open source web browser for Mac OS 9*. Classilla focuses on the mobile web and mobile sites, a better fit for our old Macs and old code. It takes a little getting used to, but thanks to today’s smartphones, many of the most popular sites have mobile versions that are almost, if not more, functional than their desktop equivalents. And that pays off for us too: simpler pages render faster on old CPUs, use less memory and get more done.

While Mozilla is a cross-platform environment, and Classilla is based on its XPFE system, Classilla’s highest priority is whether it works on classic Macintosh, and any features that get added all have the same requirement. If it’ll work and it’ll help, it’ll be in Classilla. If Mozilla’s code won’t work as is and Classilla needs that feature, it’ll be rewritten if we can. Classilla isn’t designed as an application where MacOS support is an afterthought; it’s built to be Mac first and always.

Classilla requires any Power Macintosh with at least 64MB of RAM (virtual or physical), 100MB of free hard disk space and MacOS 8.6 or higher. A G3 processor with 128MB of physical RAM and OS 9.1 is the recommended minimum. (Although Classilla will run on OS 8.5, due to various bugs in that version we strongly advise updating to OS 8.6.)

Classilla is compatible with Apple Virtual Memory and Connectix RAM Doubler 9, but this may cause unpredictable performance problems and is recommended only for those systems with low physical RAM ceilings (such as the PowerBook 1400). You will observe better performance with adequate physical memory and Virtual Memory off, and better still if you use a RAM disk for your cache. You should also make sure you have adequate disk cache in the Memory control panel, as poor disk caching can also slow Classilla down.

The screenshot source: Wikipedia; author: Skedaddle; License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported.

Kazehakase

Kazehakase

Web site: kazehakase.sourceforge.jp (not active)
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web Browsers
Platform: BSD, Linux
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: January 29, 2003
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Kazehakase (Japanese: Dr. Wind) – an open source, lightweight web browser which aims to provide a user interface that is truly user-friendly & fully customizable. It supports tabbed browsing, a “remote bookmark” feature (through RSS) in a menu or sidebar, a variable UI to adapt to the user’s skill level, and customizable mouse gestures and key accelerators.

Main features of the application are:
– RSS support
– drag-and-drop of browser tabs
– mouse gestures
– import bookmarks from Mozilla Firefox, Mozilla Application Suite, Netscape Browser, Galeon, Konqueror, and w3m
– Smart Bookmarks programmable with regular expressions
– full text search in browser history

The last version of Kazehakase was released in 2003.
The project developer are Hiroyuki Ikezoe and Takuro Ashie.

The screenshot source is Wikipedia; author: ViperSnake151; License: CC-SA 3.0.

K-Melon

K-Melon

Web site: kmeleonbrowser.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web Browsers
Platform: Windows
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: August 21, 2000
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K-Melon – an extremely fast, customizable, lightweight web browser based on the Gecko layout engine developed by Mozilla which is also used by Firefox. K-Meleon is Free, Open Source software released under the GNU General Public License and is designed specifically for Microsoft Windows (Win32) operating systems.

K-Meleon allows you to use your existing Internet Explorer Favorites or Opera Hotlist in place of or along with Netscape/Mozilla’s Bookmarks system.
It offers a convenient way to manage the many sites you may visit during a browsing session.

Mouse gestures are now a common staple among alternative browsers. Through the mouse gestures plugin, K-Meleon offers a quick, easy way to navigate the web by right-clicking on a page while sliding your mouse left or right to go back or forward.

K-Meleon comes equipped with a Popup Blocking feature that blocks these popups and also allows you to quickly enable popups at a particular site.

It is one of the simplest browsers to skin and all of its images can be changed to your liking.
K-Meleon’s unique macros plugin greatly expands its features and capabilities.

Rekonq

Rekonq

Web site: rekonq.kde.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web Browsers
Platform: Linux
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C++
First release: December 2, 2008
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Rekonq – a web browser based on WebKit and the KDE technologies. Its aim is to integrate nicely in the KDE desktop while providing a lightweight experience.

Renkoq has a very simple and friendly user interface, it uses only one toolbar by default that consists of four navigation buttons: back, forward, home, reload/stop.

List of features :
– shares bookmarks and network settings with konqueror
– uses the kwallet password manager
– integrates with the kget download manager
– anonymous browsing mode

The latest version of Rekonq 2.4.2 was released in 2014.

Arora

Arora

Web site: github.com/arora/arora
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web Browsers
Platform: BSD, Haiku, Linux, OS/2, OS X, Windows
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C++
First release: 2009
Rating:  star  star  star

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Arora – a lightweight, open source and cross platform web browser built using Qt and WebKit.

Originally based on the Qt demo browser to show the possibilities of Qt Webkit. Arora is a very basic browser that supports history and bookmarks.

The main features are:
– tabbed browsing
– bookmarks
– browsing history
– smart location bar
– OpenSearch
– session management
– privacy mode
– a download manager
– WebInspector
– AdBlock.

The project developer is Benjamin C. Meyer.
The latest version of Arora 0.11.0 was released in 2010.