Rekonq To Be The Default Web Browser In Kubuntu 10.10

With the Ubuntu Developer Summit going on, we are constantly receiving reports of new changes and feature addition for Maverick.

The latest news that caught my attention is that Rekonq is going to be the default browser in Kubuntu 10.10.

Rekonq is a KDE web browser based off of Nokia’s QtDemoBrowser, which is what  the Arora web browser is based on. Rekonq’s focus is to provide a  QtWebKit-based web browser with superior KDE integration. Its aim is to  embrace KDE technologies to have a fully-featured KDE web browser.
  • Tabbed browsing
  • Uses KDE download system for downloading files
  • Shares bookmarks with Konqueror
  • Supports proxies and anonymous browsing
  • Can inspect web pages

Although many might not have heard of Rekonq, its is quite a solid browser with a lot of potential. I did a HTML5 compatibility test about a month back and was quite surprised to find that it outperformed even Firefox and Opera. However, what bothers me is that it is not as polished as I would like it to be. Hopefully by the time for the release of Kubuntu 10.10, it will be sufficiently polished.

If you want to try out Rekonq, open the terminal and execute the command given below:

sudo apt-get install rekong