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Old 09-27-2006, 11:31 AM   #1
jaakkop
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Lightweight browser for a Laptop with 128 MB of RAM


Hi,

I have a old Compaq Armada E500 w/ P3 500MHz CPU, 128 MB of RAM and 12 GB of HDD. The distro is Slackware-current, and I use xfce (and sometimes fluxbox). I've noticed that FireFox hogs a bit too much memory, so I was wondering if there was another browser that wouldnt use so much memory. I require a support for CSS, so Dillo and Links wont solve my problem.

Ty,
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Old 09-27-2006, 11:40 AM   #2
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i had the same problem (200MB RAM).

Dillo is nice but doesn't support much scripting of any sort like you notices. I didn't like Galeon, firefox and konqueror are a little sluggish but i found fasterfox extension for the former and using the --preload switch with konq, aswell as startign some KDE services sped that up too.

Good luck, i couldnt find any other browsers that did what those 2 can
 
Old 09-27-2006, 11:45 AM   #3
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You honestly think using a combination of Firefox, fasterfox and preload will solve speed issues caused by low system memory?
 
Old 09-27-2006, 11:59 AM   #4
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Opera is probably your best bet, not matter what you do with Firefox it uses a ton of ram.
 
Old 09-27-2006, 12:02 PM   #5
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You honestly think using a combination of Firefox, fasterfox and preload will solve speed issues caused by low system memory?
I didn't say solve now did i?, i said speed it up a little, preloading was more for the start time of the broser, fasterfox seems to load pages a bit cleaner in firefox (although not as cleanly as konqueror). I can get away with fluxbox and firefox at < 100 MB RAM which isn't too bad (i never keep it open longer than necessary though).

Opera might be worth a go.
 
  


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