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Uzbl – a browser based on Unix philosophy

September 6, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

“Dieter@be over at Arch Linux forums, a release engineer for Arch Linux, got inspired to create a browser based on the Unix philosophy: ‘Write programs that do one thing and do it well, programs that work well together, programs to handle text streams because that is a universal interface,’ among other points.

The result? A fast, low-resource browser named Uzbl, based on WebKit, which passes the Acid3 Test with a perfect score.

The browser is controlled (by default) by vim-like keybindings, not too dissimilar to vimperator for Firefox. Things like URL changing, loading/saving of bookmarks, saving history, and downloads are handled through external scripts that you write (though the Uzbl software does come with some nice scripts for you to use).

It fits great in a tiling window manager and plays extremely well with dmenu. The learning curve is a bit steep, but once you get used to it, it’s smooth sailing. Not bad for alpha software.

Though built for Arch, it has been reported to work on Ubuntu.”

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