Qt vs. GTK: Konqueror, Arora, Firefox, Midori, Epiphany

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I’ve mentioned a couple of times that, at least in my opinion, KDE is losing out to GNOME because there simply aren’t as many Qt applications as GTK ones. This is the second in a series of articles comparing different kind of applications.

In this post I’ll cover the following browsers: Konqueror 4.2.3, Arora 0.7.0, Firefox 3.0.10, Midori 0.1.6 and Epiphany 2.26.2.


Konqueror has been KDE’s browser since KDE 2, and also doubles as a file manager, even if in KDE4 Dolphin is now the default for that. In any case, Konqueror’s primary focus now is browsing the web. It’s a bit of a loner amongst browsers, using KHTML as the engine, but with a bit of tweaking/installing it can also use Webkit. It’s a bit less stable, and I don’t notice any speed differences, but the advantage is that Gmail gets displayed correctly.

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