List of web browsers for Unix and Unix-like operating systems

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The following is a list of web browsers for various Unix and Unix-like operating systems. Not all of these browsers are specific to these operating systems; some are available on non-Unix systems as well. Some, but not most, have a mobile version.


Colored items in this table are discontinued.

Web browser Layout engine UI toolkit Source model Status Notes
Abaco Custom Custom (Acme-like) Closed source Discontinued For Plan 9
Amaya Custom wxWidgets Closed source Discontinued Also a web page composer tool (HTML editor)
Arena Custom Xlib Closed source Discontinued Discontinued testbed for W3C
Arora WebKit Qt Open-source Discontinued
Basilisk Goanna XUL Open-source Basilisk is a fork of Firefox with substantial divergence, especially for add-ons.
Beonex Communicator Gecko GTK+ Open-source Discontinued A separate branch of the Mozilla Application Suite
Brave Blink GTK Open-source Mozilla Public License, version 2
Camino Gecko Cocoa Open-source Discontinued Formerly called Chimera; Requires Mac OS X
Conkeror Gecko XUL Open-source Discontinued
Chromium Blink GTK Open-source Close affinity with Google Chrome
Dillo Dillo FLTK Open-source Versions prior to 2.0 were built upon GTK+.
Dooble Qt WebEngine Qt Open-source BSD License
Fifth WebKit FLTK Open-source Aimed at replicating the pre-v15 Opera user experience.
Flock Gecko XUL Open-source Discontinued Specialised version of Mozilla Firefox
Galeon Gecko GTK+ Open-source Discontinued
GNU IceCat Gecko XUL Open-source Rebranded Mozilla Firefox, renamed from Iceweasel
Google Chrome Blink GTK Closed source Based on Chromium - Freeware under Google Chrome Terms of Service
iCab WebKit Cocoa Closed source Versions prior to 4 used custom layout engine
Iceape Gecko XUL Open-source Discontinued Rebranded as SeaMonkey
Internet Explorer for Mac Tasman Carbon Closed source Discontinued Using Tasman in version 5
Internet Explorer for UNIX Trident Motif Closed source Discontinued
Kazehakase Gecko GTK+ Open-source Discontinued Dormant since 2012
Kirix Strata Gecko wxWidgets Closed source
Konqueror KHTML, WebKit Qt Open-source Default web browser for KDE
Midori WebKit GTK Open-source Default browser for Xfce
Mosaic Custom Motif Closed source Discontinued One of the first web browsers
Mozilla Application Suite Gecko XUL Open-source Discontinued
Mozilla Firefox Gecko XUL Open-source
NetSurf NetSurf GTK, Framebuffer Open-source NetSurf is not tied to any particular UI toolkits. Currently GTK and framebuffer front end implementations exist. For RISC OS, Amiga and others.
OmniWeb WebKit Cocoa Closed source Discontinued Using WebKit since version 5.5
Opera Blink Xlib Closed source Opera used its own renderer, Presto, through version 12.XX. Linux versions were suspended when Opera moved to Blink and resumed with version 26.
Otter Browser WebKit/Blink (engine) Qt Open-source Aimed at replicating the pre-v15 Opera user experience.
Pale Moon Goanna XUL Open-source Pale Moon is a fork of Firefox with substantial divergence, especially for add-ons and user interface.
Falkon (QupZilla) Qt WebEngine Qt Open-source
Rekonq WebKit Qt Open-source Discontinued
Roccat Browser WebKit Cocoa Closed source
Safari WebKit Cocoa Closed source
SeaMonkey Gecko XUL Open-source Community-developed version of now abandoned Mozilla Application Suite codebase
Shiira WebKit Cocoa Open-source Discontinued For Mac OS X only
SRWare Iron Blink GTK Closed-source Based on Chromium, removes information transfer to third parties such as Google by default. Has had its source code available at various points in development but currently has a proprietary codebase
Surf WebKitGTK keyboard-driven Open-source Minimalist web browser.
Swiftfox Gecko XUL Closed source Discontinued Proprietary optimised build of Mozilla Firefox
Swiftweasel Gecko XUL Open-source Discontinued Optimised build of Mozilla Firefox
TenFourFox Gecko XUL Open-source Discontinued PowerPC build of Firefox for Mac OS X
tkWWW Custom Tcl Open-source Discontinued
Uzbl WebKit GTK+ Open-source Discontinued Follows the Unix philosophy
GNOME Web WebKit GTK Open-source Formerly called Epiphany; Versions prior to 2.27.0 were built upon Gecko
Waterfox Gecko XUL Open-source Firefox fork
xombrero WebKit GTK+ Open-source Discontinued Renamed from xxxterm; originated from OpenBSD community
Web browser Layout engine UI toolkit Source model Status Notes


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