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Old 09-17-2002, 11:17 PM   #1
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favorite web browser and email software for lowend pc's

anyone know of a good web browser and email client for slower pc's

i know dillo is fast, but i'd like something a little more useable

also, is evolution ( an outlook like e-mail client) good for a slower computer 233mhz / 80 megs ram? i know it looks good but it just seems like it will run slow

slackware comes with a lot of email programs, mutt for example, anyone have a favorite?
Old 09-18-2002, 05:37 AM   #2
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spruce is a nice and slim email client. my favourite, definetely.
browser i donīt know - iīm using mozilla without mail and news options. on my box itīs pretty fast- much faster at least than former versions
cheers, jens
Old 09-18-2002, 07:17 AM   #3
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for reading mail:
cat /var/mail/<user> | more

for sending I just use the commandline

on my workstations I either use kmail or evolution
worldwide: Squirrelmail (based on Imap. PHP and mysql)

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Old 09-18-2002, 09:28 AM   #4
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Low end GUI e-mail reader could be sylpheed, its fast and functional, plus you can tell it to store mail in /var/mail/user so other readers such as mutt can find it easily.
For browser lynx and links are good, but text only. Also i heard about skipstone, heard its good.
Old 09-18-2002, 10:34 AM   #5
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lynx & pine are your friends.
Old 09-18-2002, 11:11 AM   #6
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kmail has support for a very wide range of encryption and works very well if you need it
Old 09-18-2002, 11:12 AM   #7
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oh you said lightweight

fetchmail and pine
Old 09-18-2002, 02:29 PM   #8
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spruce looks nice. i dont want to do command line browsing, i checked out lynks and links and they're not for me, i guess i'll keep with dillo. i would like to know if theres any middle ground, a program that does more than dillo but is not as resource intensive as mozilla.
Old 09-18-2002, 03:04 PM   #9
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Maybe you want something like:


You should give each of those a try if you haven't, they appear to be lightweight, and might work for ya.

Old 09-18-2002, 03:12 PM   #10
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Well I could suggest either fetchamil and pine, or sylpheed. For a fast browser you could use either links or opera. Well opera might not load as fast but it works very fast Good Luck!
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While on the subject, is there an easy-to configure POP/SMTP server in one with not many features for a simple not-very-many-user domain?
Old 09-20-2002, 07:25 PM   #12
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postfix for smtpd
ipop3d for pop
Old 05-01-2003, 12:08 PM   #13
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Mozilla as usual browser
I'm using mozilla 1.2.1 standard included with RH9.0.
Very nice thanks to its smoothed fonts (thanks xft)

Opera for more critical missions
When it comes to websites fully respecting W3C that Mozilla sometimes can't display correctly, this is the right choice. Appealing themes as well.

Konqueror for flexible ID
When wanting to go on my bank website (you know, for web banking) Konqueror tries to play its role not badly as it offers the possibility to make him being identified as an Explorer 5.5 on Win2000 for instance.
VERY useful when web banking with a website only developped for M$ stuff.

Though, since some weeks none of them is granting me access to my web banking anymore ... even when identified as Explorer 5.5 on Win2000 or Explorer 6.0 on WinXP and so on.

I assume thanks to the Javascript debugger console that there lies the problem. There's somewhere a Javascript error that blocks me to execute some banking orders.

That's my personal experience on this.

Have fun.
Old 05-01-2003, 07:29 PM   #14
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opera for both fast and light


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