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Old 11-04-2004, 01:34 PM   #1
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Question Lean Web Browsers?


Hi,

I'm trying to find an optimal web browser for an older system (PII 400 MHz). I use firefox now on icewm, but it can become bogged down quite often. I heard there were other options that don't render as well as mozilla, but are quite good nonetheless and a lot leaner. Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks.
 
Old 11-04-2004, 01:54 PM   #2
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try dillo:

http://www.dillo.org
from the website:
* Dillo is a web browser project completely written in C.
* Dillo is small: source is less than 400 KB, and the binary is around 350 KB!
* Dillo aims to be a multi-platform browser alternative that's small, stable, developer-friendly, usable, fast, and extensible.
* Dillo is mainly based on GTK+ (GNOME is NOT required!)
* Dillo is a free-SW project in the terms of the GNU general public license.
* Dillo's bug meter is a tool to help towards standards compliance.
* Current code uses an improved html-parser (it was based on gzilla's), and almost everything else was rewritten from scratch!.
* Dillo is very fast!
 
Old 11-04-2004, 05:10 PM   #3
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Konqueror is much smaller than Firefox and renders pages alot faster. Give it a shot.
 
Old 11-04-2004, 06:38 PM   #4
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dillo, I hate it, but it is very "lite" and fast. There is always lynx too
 
Old 11-04-2004, 06:45 PM   #5
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I Vote lynx .
 
Old 11-05-2004, 12:57 AM   #6
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Go for links .. in my opinion, it's better than lynx.

Last edited by UsualTuxpect; 11-05-2004 at 01:02 AM.
 
Old 11-17-2004, 09:06 AM   #7
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i have a p3 750 processor if you want it zero... just come by and pick it up... if it's one of those dumb slot processors, this should work out for ya... i also have a buttload of EDO and SDRAM sitting at home...
 
Old 11-17-2004, 09:36 AM   #8
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You could also try Kazehakase - a few more features than Dillo, and runs almost as fast on my old 600Mhz P3:

http://kazehakase.sourceforge.jp/
 
Old 11-17-2004, 10:06 AM   #9
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I must be living in a different world?!?
I have a PII.350, and Mozilla, as shipped with Mandrake 10, is OK. A little slow, but still OK.

Well, anyway, if Mozilla is not good for you, I advise Konqueror or links -g.

Yves.
 
Old 11-17-2004, 11:02 AM   #10
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well.. it's not that you're in a different world... just the slow computer is fast enough to keep up with you... zero79 must be some mad speed machine that works for the government conspiracy departments and needs outrageously fast internet access... =) greetz
 
Old 11-18-2004, 05:25 AM   #11
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