Screenshot of Kazehakase
Initial release January 29, 2003 (2003-01-29)
Stable release 0.5.8 (September 29, 2009 (2009-09-29)) [±]
Operating system Unix-like
Type Web browser
Feed reader
License GNU General Public License v2
Website Archived March 4, 2016, at the Wayback Machine.

Kazehakase (Japanese: Dr. Wind (風博士, kaze hakase)) is a web browser for Unix-like operating systems that uses the GTK+ libraries. Kazehakase embeds the Gecko layout engine as well as GTK+ WebKit. However, the author also plans to add the ability to switch between additional different rendering engines (e.g. GtkHTML, Dillo, w3m).[1]

The browser is named after the short story "Kazehakase" by the Japanese author Ango Sakaguchi; its literal meaning is "Dr. Wind" (a PhD rather than a medical doctor).

Kazehakase is free software, available under the GNU General Public License. It has been available at repositories for Debian[2] and Ubuntu,[3] and has been ported to FreeBSD.[4]

Kazehakase seems to be no longer in active development since 2012.


Notable features include:


  1. 1 2 "About Kazehakase". Sourceforge. May 23, 2010. Archived from the original on 3 July 2015. Retrieved 1 June 2010.
  2. Description at debian.org, for Debian 5.0 (lenny). Accessed 28 March 2012.
  3. Description at ubuntu.com, for 8.04 (Hardy Heron). Accessed 28 March 2012.
  4. Page at Freshports. Accessed 28 March 2012.
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