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    Lightbulb Howto: Install latest version of Midori [Browser]

    This is my first how to guide, so bare with me a little bit.

    Table of Contents
    -- Intro
    -- Installation
    -- Flash
    -- Benchmarks

    Midori (緑?, Japanese for green) is a web browser that aims to be lightweight and fast. It uses the WebKit rendering engine and the GTK+*2 interface. Midori is part of the Xfce desktop environment's Goodies component.[2] As of February 2009, the project is still at alpha status.
    Office website:

    Should I use Midori?
    Currently, as of version 0.1.7, Midori is still quite buggy. If you don't mind a browser that might crash every once in awhile, and want to try out something new, then go for it. I recommend that you still keep firefox installed, or whatever you are using as your primary browser, just incase you come across something that doesn't quite work as it should.


    First, you must add two PPA's to your sources.list

    sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
    Add these lines to the bottom of the file, then save and close it.

    deb jaunty main 
    deb-src jaunty main
    deb jaunty main 
    deb-src jaunty main
    Now you must add the keys to access the new PPA's.

    sudo apt-key adv --keyserver --recv-keys 2D9A3C5B
    sudo apt-key adv --keyserver --recv-keys A69241F1
    Now update your repositories.

    sudo apt-get update
    And install Midori.

    sudo apt-get install midori
    All the dependencies should be installed and you will have the latest version installed, if for some reason it doesn't just let me know and I'll try my best to figure out what happened.

    You can install flash as your normally would with any other browser, if you haven't installed it already, you can do so with this command:

    sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree
    For any of those interested, I ran a few benchmarks using SunSpider's JavaScript benchmarks. Please note that you might not get the same speeds reported here, because of various hardware and software configurations.

    Midori v0.1.7-7ca782e
    Results: 1135.0ms +/- 3.8%

    Firefox v3.5
    Results: 4018.0ms +/- 1.9%
    Last edited by Pixel; July 7th, 2009 at 12:44 AM. Reason: Updates

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