When, on one hand browsers like Firefox, Opera, Maxthon and Safari are boasting of new features, Uzbl, is a browser which dares to keep it simple. Uzbl is based on the Unix philosophy of
Write programs that do one thing and do it well. Write programs to work together. Write programs to handle text streams, because that is a universal interface.
Now if you have been using any browser other than Internet Explorer and Google Chrome, features must be a necessity for you. Uzbl is not totally marked by a lack of features. Based on the webkit engine, Uzbl forms the base for a totally customizable browser for programmers who can modify its behavior from the ground up. The Webkit engine also gives it a speed comparable to Google Chrome.
Techie Buzz Verdict
Uzbl is still in Alpha and is available only for Arch Linux. There are no .deb packages available as of now, but one can be developed by following the tutorial given here: Tommy Morgan’s Blog. The browser caters to all users, as developers can create new features and general users can demand for more features. The browser is fast and is good if you want to quickly visit a page. Else than that, Uzbl is a complete mess without any scripts or mods.
Techie Buzz Rating: 2.0/5 ( Average)