When comparing Falkon vs Iridium Browser, the Slant community recommends Falkon for most people. In the question“What are the best desktop web browsers?” Falkon is ranked 19th while Iridium Browser is ranked 24th.
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Pro Privacy oriented
The developers have taken great care to maximize privacy benefits while maintaining useful features. Per their website:
"Before Iridium Browser, we had to decide if we wanted to have cutting edge technologies like sandboxed processes, WebRTC, WebUSB … , or if we wanted to use a browser that respects our privacy. So we decided to use the power of free software and build a browser that can do both. We analysed the code of Chromium and stripped out the functionality which exposes data to others in a way we don‘t like."
Pro Lots of extensions available
Due to access to the Chrome Web store.
Pro Extensions are updated manually
Con Now under the KDE umbrella
Qupzilla is now discontinued and renamed to Falkon. It will also now be a part of KDE and will probably need more dependencies like kde-frameworks in the future.
Con Bookmark management not the strongest part
It often requires quite a lot of clicks to add and remove bookmarks.
Con Same security-holes as Chrome
Falkon uses the same browser engine as Chrome, meaning it has the same security-holes as Chrome. Chrome is a big target for hackers (being the most commonly used browser). A webpage that will hack Chrome will likely hack Falkon.
Con Slow updates
PC users may wait half a year while the Chrome base gets updated five or six iterations.
Con Unknown developer
There are no forums to talk about this browser and its project team.
Con Definitive unique browsing-fingerprint
Con Extensions MUST be updated manually
Sometimes, removing extensions won't work. Some websites downright refuse to load, no matter the settings.