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Kazehakase on Ubuntu.png
Screenshot of Kazehakase
Initial release January 29, 2003 (2003-01-29)
Stable release 0.5.8 (September 29, 2009; 7 years ago (2009-09-29)) [±]
Repository svn.osdn.jp/svnroot/kazehakase/
Operating system Unix-like
Type Web browser
Feed reader
License GNU General Public License v2
Website Archived March 4, 2016, at the Wayback Machine.

Kazehakase (Japanese: Dr. Wind (風博士 kaze hakase?) is a web browser for Unix-like operating systems that uses the GTK+ libraries. Kazehakase embeds the Gecko layout engine as well as GTK+ WebKit. However, the author also plans to add the ability to switch between additional different rendering engines (e.g. GtkHTML, Dillo, w3m).[1]

The browser is named after the short story "Kazehakase" by the Japanese author Ango Sakaguchi; its literal meaning is "Dr. Wind" (a PhD rather than a medical doctor).

Kazehakase is free software, available under the GNU General Public License. It has been available at repositories for Debian[2] and Ubuntu,[3] and has been ported to FreeBSD.[4]

Kazehakase seems to be no longer in active development since 2012.


Notable features include:


  1. ^ a b "About Kazehakase". Sourceforge. May 23, 2010. Retrieved 1 June 2010. 
  2. ^ Description at debian.org, for Debian 5.0 (lenny). Accessed 28 March 2012.
  3. ^ Description at ubuntu.com, for 8.04 (Hardy Heron). Accessed 28 March 2012.
  4. ^ Page at Freshports. Accessed 28 March 2012.

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