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Well I downloaded Mozilla's FireBird browser. I like that better than Mozilla or Konquerer and I even like it better than IE 6. I don't know if you've tried it but you can check it out at Mozilla's site www.mozilla.org. I've been really happy with it and it's seemed faster for me compared with the other browsers.
Dillo is really, really fast, but it's not as nice as the kind of browsers you've been using feature-wise.
There are text-only browsers you can use that are even faster, but I'm guessing you weren't looking for something like that.
The version of Mozilla that comes with SuSE 8.0 is very outdated. In fact all the browsers are, but Mozilla is a completely different animal now compared to the pre-1.0 versions. I'd try the updated versions of all the browsers to see if they perform any better.
"In general, this machine runs much slow than the P3/450mhz w/256m ram that I currently have running XP. Is that normal?"
What desktop environment/window manager are you using? Are you using the versions that came with SuSE 8.0 or are you using the up-to-date versions?
SuSE 8.0 is almost a year and a half old, and so are the versions of the applications that comes with it. A lot of things have been improved since then.
Last edited by Greyweather; 09-26-2003 at 12:54 PM.
I find Firebird the best. I've tried Opera 7.11 for Linux but I found that its not as fast as firebird, also, not as good as FB. Text aligning, colours, styles - they all work perfectly with FB. I'd say, go for Firebird...
Distribution: Gentoo, Slack, SuSE, Ubuntu... Flavor of the week
I'm currently in love with Opera 7.11. I found the Mozilla version that comes with SuSE a little cumbersome (although I think I would probably feel differently had I downloaded a version with full features), and Konqueror was just a royal pain -- it loaded fast, but for some reason I had troubles with pull down menus.
Opera 6 something comes with SuSE 8.2... and you have to go out of your way to install it, I believe. I've used it at school, so I was particularly looking for it.
After IE, they're ALL a breath of fresh air though.
Dillo is without a doubt the fastest browser out there but as said before it just doesn't work on some sites. Last months issue of Linux Magazine had an article about all the browsers out there. In the end, the people at Linux Magazine found Mozilla Firebird to be the best browser available. I agree.