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Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Arora is default full featured browser in Kubuntu

Arora is a simple cross platform web browser whose feature list includes things like "History" and "Bookmarks". It has a small code base and loads of fun to hack on. Benjamin Meyer originally created as a demo for Qt to help test the QtWebKit component and find API issues and bugs before the release Arora works with almost all websites and offers nice features like HTML 5, but needs some more features to give it the same parity as existing browsers. Arora should work with Web 2.0 websites we consider to be critical to our users. These include Slashdot, GMail, Google Calendar, Facebook, Flickr, Youtube, Yahoo and of course kubuntu.org.
[ED: tested the Slashdot , reddit , gmail , facebook , youtube, flickr and yahoo and all work OK , also wordpress.com and firebirdnews.org admin area
Arora passes 99/100 tests from acid3 tests also gets good scores on browser benchmarks http://service.futuremark.com/peacekeeper/results.action?key=1Ei0
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