When comparing K-Meleon vs Iceweasel, the Slant community recommends K-Meleon for most people. In the question“What are the best desktop web browsers?” K-Meleon is ranked 26th while Iceweasel is ranked 42nd. The most important reason people chose K-Meleon is:
Has hundreds of its native extensions written on its own macrolanguage. Supports dozens of XPI-extensions for Firefox.
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Pro Highly extensible
Has hundreds of its native extensions written on its own macrolanguage.
Supports dozens of XPI-extensions for Firefox.
Pro Extremely customizable
Almost every detail can be personalized:
- buttons (icon theme and on/off state)
- toolbar placement
- number of settings and preferences
- proxies (add and switch with ease)
- locale (switch on the fly without downloads and restarts)
Pro Fast and lightweight
Light on memory footprint: the smallest RAM amount used among all the modern browsers. Fastest application startup. Very responsive. Invaluable on the older and low-end hardware.
Pro Secure and fully under user control
No malware/adware toolbars/extensions can be injected. You can switch off Java, JS, Flash, popups, and Ads from the toolbar or with a hotkey.
Pro Same rendering engine as Firefox
Iceweasel uses the same rendering engine as Firefox which is one of the fastest browsers around.
Pro External security fixes
In order to work on any system, Firefox Linux libraries contatin copies of all libraries despite what's installed in the system. While Iceweasel uses the system libraries only.
This way, when a certain library gets a security fix you will get that in the next system update without having to wait for Firefox to update their library tree and wait for their next patch to be released.
Con Windows only
Con Stability issues
Con Updates are released a couple of days later
Since Iceweasel needs to wait for Mozilla to release a new update which then has to be merged by the Debian team into Iceweasel, it can take one or two days more for Iceweasel to get updates.