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Orca Browser – the super faster Firefox?

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The Orca Browser is a new free web browser based on the Mozilla code such as used in Firefox. It comes with a number of extra features you won’t find in vanilla Firefox, like online storage of bookmarks as standard, support for mouse gestures and a built in download manager. The locked in Yahoo! search box is a bit weird admittedly, but that’s not going to matter much shortly anyway, eh?

But it’s the performance of the software that stands out. Although it doesn’t load anywhere near as quickly as Google Chrome, it does run some 3x faster than Firefox, while still supporting addons and extensions, which is a win-win. I also like the way it automatically gives you more granular tab support than Firefox, so I can have everything open in a new tab.

Oh and check out the auto-scroll button which automatically scrolls the current tab at a choice of speeds. Nice touch guys. I could definitely get to like this thing if it supports my must-have Firefox addons. Check it out for yourselves.

 Orca Browser is an extremely fast and user friendly web browser, designed to add more functions on to the latest version of Firefox. Not only does Orca Browser contains all the features, such as security, low memory usage, spell-checker, built-in download manager, etc. from a typical Gecko based browser, it also improves the speed, adds built-in features like an AD Blocker, Flash Blocker, Online Profile Storage, auto Form-Filler, and a Outlook-Style RSS Reader.

Nigel is the managing editor of the Red Ferret, as well as a freelance columnist for the Sunday Times newspaper in London. Loves tech and fancies himself as a bit of a futurist, but then don’t we all?

Nigel – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.


  • Try Safari – fast -f aster – fastest!

  • Try Safari – fast -faster – fastest!

  • Oh! We have a Leonardo da Vinci in our midst. Go right ahead, design a better looking browser Shekhar.

  • cdhawke

    Orca is a memory hog and a piece of trash. Incredible. Cannot even open a new window even when specified in options. Looks like an attempt by a bunch of whatevers to create a browser just so they can brag that they created a browser of their very own. I doubt the Mother's basement dwelling, development team, while swilling Mt. Dew or perhaps Pabst even use this browser.

  • kuder

    I have started using orca browser about a week ago and its the best software i have ever used it is very easy to use and it is fast. Its great no kiddin u gotta get it。

  • Ketty

    I suggest using Avant Browser 2010 build 123 since Orca hadn't been upgrade for a while.

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