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Old 08-05-2003, 06:08 PM   #1
yelp666
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Lightweight programs under X


Hi all

I know that most of the PC users has at least 1 GHz on the clock, but there are still some people how use really ooooold machines (got 100 MHz, 40 RAM).

I'm looking for some lightweight programs that won't take 5 minutes just to start the thing up. My biggest concern is Web browser. I use currently Mozilla, but I can have only one window opened at a time and it takes 3 mins to start the progs. Does any1 know any small and fast web browser (I'm not talking about links or lynx) that will work under X (got Ice).

If you know any small program that can simplify life of a user like me post it also.

Thanks for any help.
 
Old 08-05-2003, 06:16 PM   #2
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mozilla-firebird or dillo or atlantis or galeon for browsing. sylpheed for email
 
Old 08-05-2003, 06:32 PM   #3
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You can do a lot with the console or with console apps in X. rxvt is a good light xterm. w3m's a superb browser. There's always vim, but I like joe for an editor. Or mc's internal editor. And mc for file management, of course. Though vfu is kinda neat. That's the sort of thing I like to run on my P100/32MB. But, then again, I run a lot of it a lot on my 1.1GHz/512MB.

To tell you the truth, I'm amazed mozilla runs at all. Phoenix/Firebird would do you better on a box like that. Dillo's really light but it renders a lot of stuff wrong to me. But give w3m with all options compiled in a try. It's a console browser but it's *nothing* like ly(i)n(k)x(s).
 
  


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