Midori, the lightweight browser, is back with a new update

Many of us install Linux on machines with low resources and especially for them there are software alternatives focused on improving performance without fear of sacrificing extra functions. In the case of browsers we have an excellent alternative under the name of Midori.

Midori is a open source web browser that is focused on performance instead of providing a bunch of features. It was launched in 2007 as a great novelty and until two years ago it was constantly being updated, although then I stopped doing it, until a couple of months ago.

This lightweight browser was used by default in Elementary OS, one of the friendliest low-resource distributions out there, but after its "death" it was retired. Now it has returned with many new features and the inclusion of some extensions such as the ad blocker.

Among the features of Midori we can mention the management of sessions, windows and tabs, the use of DuckDuckGo as the default browser, bookmarks management, fully customizable interface, modules for extensions written in C and Vala, support for HTML5 and private browsing.

Of course, focusing on performance almost always sacrifices utility. Midori does not accept third party extensions and a very limited number of extensions such as ad blocker or colored tabs etc. are included.

If you would like to install Midori on Linux We have good news, you can do it using the Snap packaging very easily through the Software Center, if in your case you have a distribution that does not accept Snaps you can use the official repository and the following command:

sudo snap install midori

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