Lunascape, or “the world’s fastest web browser”, as advertised on its homepage, it’s a hybrid engine browser that promises infernal speeds and all that. Now, I’m not saying that I’m a bit skeptical, but hey, world’s fastest browser? I need to try it! Browsing around the specs, I found out that Lunascape is made of the 3 best engines out there, Gecko, Trident and WebKit. In translation, Lunascape is made of Firefox, Chrome and IE…interesting eh? In reality, users can switch to any of the specified engines within Lunascape with just few clicks. Also, the user can associate any of the 3 engines to a specified website and when browsed, switching automatically, which, believe me, it’s at least an interesting concept that works.
Now, another good feature of Lunascape is that it can use both IE and Firefox plugins, in the same browser. I tried several plugins myself and I can say wow, it works without any problems. I didn’t benchmark Lunascape yet, but seeing the SunSpider results, it seems that Lunascape is for real, the world’s fastest browser. I’m not amazed now, seeing that it actually uses the 3 top engines. I can’t say I’m not pleasantly impressed, however, it didn’t convinced me to switch from my day to day browser…yet. I’ll keep an eye on it tho, it sure has my attention and I highly recommend a test drive with this new born..