6 Lightweight Web Browsers for Linux


We had recently talked about some of the Linux distributions that still have 32-bit support, of which are intended for low-resource teams. Now in this section We will talk about lightweight web browsers for Linux.

While still in most of the most used Linux distributions usually include Firefox as default browser, there are also distributions that implement other such as Tor, Chrome, Chromium among others.

However I honestly personally differ from the browser selection that they implement by default, this is because for example Chrome and Firefox have a brutal consumption of resources.

And it's not that I'm paranoid or that I don't have enough resources on my computers to run these browsers, it's just that I just don't like wasting them.

There will be no shortage of people who will say that Firefox is lightweight or that Chrome is too, but I will only tell you to run the browsers and see how much RAM you need just to open the browser.

In the best of cases, it will only consume 250 MB, to this add the tabs you open and the accessories.

But hey, everyone is free to use what they please on their equipment and as I say it is only a personal reflection.

That is why if you are one of those who prefer computer resources to be used properly, I come to share with you some of the browsers that do not use so many resources and are lightweight for Linux.


Opera comparison table

Definitely one of the browsers that have everything you need and that its resource consumption is moderate unlike others that are at the height of Opera. Another of the points in favor that it has is that implements an ad blocker natively, as well as blocking web mining scripts.



This web browser, comes from the hand of the creators of Opera (after leaving this one) and you can be sure that it has quite good features and above all it is a browser that consumes few resources.

With Vivaldi we can count on the implementation of Chrome extensions, so we do not sacrifice this point of extensions to choose Vivaldi as the browser.


Midori screen

This It is a browser that you will find in several of the Linux distributions intended for low-resource computers or using Hardware from several years ago. Midori has the necessary characteristics to run several of the new technologies on the web as well as the correct execution of HTML5 and CSS3 without the need for the web you visit to have to implement a script for it.



Clearly another of the great browsers that you can use and who cares about taking care of your system resources.

Qupzilla is not only a lightweight browser intended for Linux but it can also be used on Windows and Mac, since it is a cross-platform project.

Based on the QtWebKit engine, qupzilla is an option excellent for all those looking for maximum simplicity without sacrificing features.


Dooble browser

Free and open source, Dooble is a browser was created in order to improve user privacy.

This browser uses QT for user interface And unlike most browsers that use the search engines commonly used in Firefox or Chrome, uses YaCy a free engine based on the principles of P2P and that anyone can use to create their own browser.

Epiphany Browser


Epiphany or better known today as Gnome Web, it is a lightweight web browser created by the Gnome development team for their desktop environment. This browser uses the WebKit search engine, it is quite lightweight and it has support for several of the functions that you can find in Firefox.

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  1.   Pablo said

    Hey, that cupzilla's called Falcon a long time ago ... You don't have the info very up to date ...

    1.    I javilondo said

      It's not called Cupzilla or Falcon, it's called Falkon

  2.   Gerson said

    For now the only problem I see with Opera on GNU / Linux is that it does not play videos on most pages, you have to configure it with scripts and it does not always work and when it is achieved, a new Opera update arrives and throws everything to the flat.

  3.   Pike said

    Instalei or Midori, and it really works for fracos computers. Valeu pela dica.