K-Meleon 1.0 Released
Sunday August 13th, 2006
K-Meleon 1.0 has been released. K-Meleon is a standalone Gecko-based browser for Windows, designed to be light, fast and highly customisable. This first non-beta release is based on the Mozilla 18.104.22.168 code base (the same as Mozilla Firefox 22.214.171.124) and introduces many new features, including a find bar, autocomplete in the URL bar, site icon support, new preference panels and many other improvements and bug fixes. The K-Meleon 1.0 Release Notes have more details and a full K-Meleon 1.0 changelog is also available.
#21 Definitely faster than FF
Saturday September 2nd, 2006 6:55 PM
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K-Meleon loads at about the same speed as Firefox and may possibly render web pages a little faster though the difference is so slight that it is hard to measure. But when it comes to backwards and forwards (something I do often as I browse) it is much faster than Firefox, more on a par with Opera. The differnece is pronounced, at least on my computer. I miss my FF extensions and the FF ease of customization but overall K-Meleon provides a much lighter, snappier browsing experience. I will probably use it as my default until FF 2.0 and then do another comparison.