Funtoo Linux Web Browsers

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Funtoo Linux offers a number of possibilities when it comes to Web browsers. This page is intended to give you an overview of what is available, their various trade-offs, and also provide tutorial-style instructions on how to set them up so they offer full functionality.

Google Chrome (binary)

The Google Chrome (binary) ebuild is www-client/google-chrome. Google Chrome is a very good Web browser. The binary build has quite a few advantages:

Advantages

  • It's very fast to install, because it does not need to be built from source.
  • It includes support for Adobe Flash and PDF viewing built-in, which works right away with no additional configuration.
  • It works well with PulseAudio with no additional configuration required.

Disadvantages

  • It's based on a binary for Debian systems, and sometimes depends on outdated versions of ebuilds to run.
  • The stable build of Google Chrome (www-client/google-chrome) has a bug where the text in the address bar "wiggles" as you type.