Epiphany is GNOME's default web browser, using the Mozilla Gecko layout engine to render web pages. It uses less resources and it's lighter than Firefox at the cost of configuration and features, which are only basic.
Epiphany is the usual web browser type, but it offers decent web browsing performance due to the Gecko engine. It has tabs, and the main feature is constituted by a big number of default plugins it comes with, expanding it to an almost full-featured browser. Some of them are: an AdBlocker plugin, the Greasemonkey plugin (run user scripts in order to modify web page's behavior) or the Page Info one.
The Preferences window offers only limited options, to set the homepage, font size, privacy and language options. It doesn't look to have spell checking at this point.
Overall, Epiphany is a good browser if you are looking for something lighter and less resource-hungry than Firefox.
Updated: Jun 16, 2008 (Created: Jun 16, 2008)