Among existing web browsers, the most used is Google Chrome, followed by Firefox. Mozilla’s proposal is the one installed by default on Ubuntu and many other distributions based on the system developed by Canonical. Admittedly it works well and without consuming a lot of resources, but it seems that in Mozilla they are not fully satisfied and are already working on service, 1 web browser which has been written from scratch and in which the fox browser company contributes.
Although the browser is still in a very early stage, Mozilla and Samsung they wanted to offer us the possibility to try it to start getting acquainted with it and contribute to the project by providing our feedback. In this article we will teach you how to test this browser from any Linux distribution and, of course, on our PC with Ubuntu.
Servo is a project that was launched in 2013 as a high performance modern browser designed as an application and for built-in use. It has been written in the programming language Rust to achieve better parallelism, security, modularity and performance. As mentioned above, it is co-developed by Mozilla and Samsung.
How to test Servo on Linux
Trying Servo on Linux is very simple, but we will try not to leave anything so that you can run it without problems. We will have to follow these steps:
- We download the file servo-latest-tar.gz des THIS LINK.
- We unzip the file, for example, to the desktop.
- We open a terminal and, if we have downloaded it to the desktop, we write cd Desktop / servo
- Then we write ./runservo.sh
- We’ll probably see hundreds of mistakes, but it’s a normal thing. After a second, the browser will open and you will see a window like the following.
Of course, as I mentioned above, the browser is at a very early stage and we can not do much with it. In fact, the only option available (it doesn’t show up in the top bar of Ubuntu) is to open new pages and to set the tab bar so it doesn’t hide. It remains to be seen how the project progresses and how it works in the future.
Have you tried Servo? What do you think about it?