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#1 2019-09-02 19:26:09

helminthe
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tinier browser?

Anything that I try nowadays kills a Pentium III sad
Would https://www.netsurf-browser.org be worth considering for BL default browser?

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#2 2019-09-02 19:57:06

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Re: tinier browser?

Not sure if it would be a "default" but it is only a:

sudo apt install netsurf

away anyway.

Looks interesting:
2019-09-02_165511_Scrot11.th.jpg


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#3 2019-09-02 22:51:33

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Re: tinier browser?

Sector11 wrote:

Not sure if it would be a "default" but it is only a:

sudo apt install netsurf

away anyway.

Not in  current buster/upcoming lithium...

https://packages.debian.org/search?keywords=netsurf

The sid version is probably easy to backport, though.

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#4 2019-09-03 03:08:50

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Re: tinier browser?

For years I've had dillo on hand as a quick browser for fetching a search result, dictionary lookup etc. It's amazingly fast, and its lack of any kind of javascript support helps keep security issues under control. Disable remote/embedded css with the settings icon for an even more minimal experience.

With my current somewhat more powerful machine it's less necessary than it was, but if Firefox isn't already up and running and all you want is a quick web search then dillo is well worth trying IMO. Don't even think of using it for anything Serious though. According to Debian, the only safe browsers they offer are Firefox and Chromium.


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#5 2019-09-03 14:28:41

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Re: tinier browser?

Midori browser is not too bad for a low resource browser, might suit your needs.

https://www.midori-browser.org/


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#6 2019-09-03 14:37:49

bigbenaugust
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Re: tinier browser?

Are uzbl and xombrero still out there? Guess not... sad 

https://www.uzbl.org/ (really old code)
https://github.com/conformal/xombrero (says it's discontinued)


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#7 2019-09-03 15:20:30

earlybird
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Re: tinier browser?

helminthe wrote:

Anything that I try nowadays kills a Pentium III sad
Would https://www.netsurf-browser.org be worth considering for BL default browser?

No. netsurf has its own layout engine and custom JavaScript engine which is very very far away from  the mainstream engines (Mozilla/Microsoft/Apple/Google).

Since the browser is so essential nowadays that people trust it to render and execute their online banking, stock trading platforms etc reliably and securely BL just can't ship a fringe browser by default but has to pick a mainstream browser.

In which we have IIRC stayed true to Iceweasel then and Firefox now, which probably is the most libre browser with mainstream support available.

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#8 2019-09-04 00:39:13

hhh
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Re: tinier browser?

earlybird wrote:

Since the browser is so essential nowadays that people trust it to render and execute their online banking, stock trading platforms etc reliably and securely BL just can't ship a fringe browser by default but has to pick a mainstream browser.

In which we have IIRC stayed true to Iceweasel then and Firefox now, which probably is the most libre browser with mainstream support available.

Good answer. +1. We want the most complete desktop experience available OOTB. Firefox is what got me interested in Linux in the first place, it's a solid browser and a very decent company, IMO.

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#9 2019-09-23 03:44:17

jesito
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Re: tinier browser?

Right to use mainstream browsers, but if anyone needs a lighter browser there is a nice one called "min".
Min is written entirely with CSS and JavaScript using Electron, and is open-source software, available on GitHub.

https://minbrowser.github.io/min/


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#10 2019-09-23 07:04:22

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Re: tinier browser?

jesito wrote:

Min is written entirely with CSS and JavaScript using Electron

How is that lightweight?
Electron is essentially a Chromium browser, made hackable. It is a blight on FOSS and should die a quick death.

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#11 2019-09-23 08:24:45

thoro
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Re: tinier browser?

How about surf by suckless? https://surf.suckless.org/


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