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 work for Android.


Colored items in this table are discontinued.

Web browser Layout engine UI toolkit Notes
Abaco Custom rio For Plan 9
Amaya Custom wxWidgets Discontinued; Also a web page composer tool (HTML editor)
Arena Custom Xlib Discontinued testbed for W3C
Arora WebKit Qt FOSS
Beonex Communicator Gecko GTK+ Discontinued; a separate branch of the Mozilla Application Suite
Camino Gecko Cocoa Discontinued; Formerly called Chimera; Requires Mac OS X
Conkeror Gecko XUL FOSS
Chromium Blink GTK+ Close affinity with Google Chrome
Dillo Dillo FLTK Versions prior to 2.0 were built upon GTK+.
Dooble WebKit Qt BSD License
Flock Gecko XUL Discontinued; specialised version of Mozilla Firefox
Galeon Gecko GTK+ Discontinued
GNU IceCat Gecko XUL Rebranded Mozilla Firefox, renamed from Iceweasel
Google Chrome Blink GTK+ Based on Chromium - Freeware under Google Chrome Terms of Service
iCab WebKit Cocoa Proprietary; versions prior to 4 used custom layout engine
Iceape Gecko XUL Discontinued; Rebranded SeaMonkey
Internet Explorer for Mac Tasman Carbon Discontinued; using Tasman in version 5
Internet Explorer for UNIX Trident Motif Discontinued
SRWare Iron Blink GTK+ Based on Chromium; removes information transfer to third parties such as Google by default
Kazehakase Gecko GTK+ Dormant since 2012; FOSS
Kirix Strata Gecko wxWidgets Proprietary
Konqueror KHTML, WebKit Qt Default web browser for KDE
Midori WebKit GTK+ Default browser for Xfce
Mothra Custom rio For Plan 9
Mosaic Custom Motif Discontinued; one of the first web browsers
Mozilla Application Suite Gecko XUL Discontinued
Mozilla Firefox Gecko XUL FOSS
NetSurf NetSurf GTK+, Framebuffer 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 Proprietary; using WebKit since version 5.5
Opera Blink Xlib Opera used its own renderer, Presto, through version 12.XX. Linux versions were suspended when Opera moved to Blink and resumed with version 26.
Pale Moon Gecko XUL Lightweight fork of Firefox and still uses the old (FireFox 28) user interface.
QupZilla WebKit Qt FOSS
Rekonq WebKit Qt FOSS
Roccat Browser WebKit Cocoa Proprietary
Safari WebKit Cocoa Proprietary
SeaMonkey Gecko XUL Community-developed version of now abandoned Mozilla Application Suite codebase
Shiira WebKit Cocoa Discontinued; for Mac OS X only
Swiftfox Gecko XUL Proprietary; optimised build of Mozilla Firefox
Swiftweasel Gecko XUL Discontinued; optimised build of Mozilla Firefox
TenFourFox Gecko XUL PowerPC build of Firefox for Mac OS X
tkWWW Custom Tcl Discontinued; FOSS
Uzbl WebKit GTK+ FOSS; follows the Unix philosophy
Web (formerly Epiphany) WebKit GTK+ Versions prior to 2.27.0 were built upon Gecko
xombrero WebKit GTK+ Renamed from xxxterm; FOSS; originated from OpenBSD community
Web browser Layout engine UI toolkit Notes


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