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Basilisk

A XUL-based web-browser demonstrating the Unified XUL Platform (UXP).

  • Windows
  • Linux
Avg rating of 3.7 (3)| 3 comments

What is Basilisk?

Basilisk is a free and Open Source XUL-based web browser, featuring the well-known Firefox-style interface and operation. It is based on the Goanna layout and rendering engine (a fork of Gecko) and builds on the Unified XUL Platform (UXP), which in turn is a fork of the Mozilla code base without Servo or Rust.

Basilisk as an application is primarily a vessel for development of the XUL platform it builds upon, and additionally a potential replacement for Firefox to retain the use of Firefox Extensions.

Basilisk is a modern, full-featured web browser. It aims to retain useful technologies that its sibling Firefox has removed.

Main features:

Full support for JavaScript's ECMAscript 6 standard for modern web browsing. Support for all NPAPI plugins (Unity, Flash, Java, authentication plugins, etc.). Support for XUL/Overlay Mozilla-style extensions. Experimental support for WebExtensions (in gecko-target mode). Please note that some Mozilla-specific WebExtension APIs are not yet available. Support for ALSA on Linux. Support for WebAssembly (WASM). Support for advanced Graphite font shaping features. Support for modern web cryptography: up to TLS 1.3, modern ciphers, HSTS, etc.

Windows requirements:

Windows 7 or later. 1GB of RAM (2GB or more recommended for heavy use). Dedicated GPU strongly recommended.

Linux requirements:

A reasonably modern Linux distribution. This browser may not work well on old or LTS releases of Linux. Release builds are compiled on Ubuntu 18.04. 1GB of RAM (2GB or more recommended for heavy use). Dedicated GPU and hardware accelerated video in X strongly recommended. GTK 2.24 or GTK 3.22+ (Not GTK 4) GLib 2.22 or higher. Pango 1.14 or higher. X.Org 1.0 or higher (1.7 or higher is recommended). libstdc++ 4.6.1 or higher.

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Basilisk Features

  1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsBasilisk can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
  2.  PortableBasilisk can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
  3.  LightweightBasilisk consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
  4.  No TrackingBasilisk will not track you or use your personal data.
  5.  Privacy focusedBasilisk is considered a privacy friendly alternative.

Basilisk information

  • Developed byBasilisk-Dev Team
  • LicensingOpen Source and Free product.
  • RatingAverage rating of 3.7
  • Alternatives132 alternatives listed

Supported Languages

  • English

Our users have written 3 comments and reviews about Basilisk, and it has gotten 23 likes

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Sybok
  
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A very welcome option/alternative considering the questionable direction Mozilla Firefox is currently heading. From the same developers of Pale Moon, which I've been using since XP days, we can be assured this is a long term project.

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I like Basilisk, because it is a not popular alternative browser that supports classic add-ons such as classic theme restorer and classic toolbar buttons. It is also moderately fast.

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Insecure, behind upstream, lack modern standards. Short: one of worst browser

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Windows 7 or later

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64-bit distros only

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