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d.kusummmanth@gmail.com
May 26th, 2008, 11:06 PM
I've a system with just 512 MB RAM, which regularly slowsdown to halt because of Firefox. So I wanted to know, if there are any RAM-friendly altenatives to Firefox, which support plugins like No Script and ABP, etc.,

spiderbatdad
May 26th, 2008, 11:10 PM
seamonkey is awesomous pawsomous

Soldierboy
May 26th, 2008, 11:10 PM
seamonkey is awesomous pawsomous

+1

atomkarinca
May 26th, 2008, 11:11 PM
Have you tried Iceweasel (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/IceWeasel)?

Soldierboy
May 26th, 2008, 11:15 PM
Have you tried Iceweasel (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/IceWeasel)?

Iceweasel is just de-branded FF because of Debian/Mozilla "free" issues.

kamitsukai
May 26th, 2008, 11:24 PM
so whats diffrent about seamonkey to firefox? arent they both based on the gecko engine :/

Soldierboy
May 26th, 2008, 11:26 PM
so whats diffrent about seamonkey to firefox? arent they both based on the gecko engine :/

You mean besides Seamonkey being RAM-friendly? Try here:

http://ilias.ca/SeamonkeyvsFirefox

arcarsenal
May 26th, 2008, 11:33 PM
I decided I wanted to give SeaMonkey a try because FireFox is kind of bogging down my system a little bit. Being new to Linux, I'm having some trouble figuring out how to actually install. I downloaded the installer file from the site, and then hit "Open" from the "Download" window. Then it just gives me a folder with a bunch of files in it. What do I do to actually install the browser?

I know this is probably a ridiculous question, but I guess since I'm so used to .exe files, this kind of threw a curve at me.

Soldierboy
May 26th, 2008, 11:37 PM
I decided I wanted to give SeaMonkey a try because FireFox is kind of bogging down my system a little bit. Being new to Linux, I'm having some trouble figuring out how to actually install. I downloaded the installer file from the site, and then hit "Open" from the "Download" window. Then it just gives me a folder with a bunch of files in it. What do I do to actually install the browser?

I know this is probably a ridiculous question, but I guess since I'm so used to .exe files, this kind of threw a curve at me.

In Ubuntu, you install applications via Synaptic (System>Administration>Synaptic). Search for seamonkey, click the check box and click install.

Soldierboy
May 26th, 2008, 11:38 PM
Recommended reading:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SwitchingToUbuntu/FromWindows

spiderbatdad
May 26th, 2008, 11:46 PM
There is also a suite of packages called iceape I recommend installing at the same time...you can purge the iceape packages after the seamonkey installation is complete.

arcarsenal
May 26th, 2008, 11:47 PM
In Ubuntu, you install applications via Synaptic (System>Administration>Synaptic). Search for seamonkey, click the check box and click install.

Oh, duh. I knew that. I went to Add/Remove instead of synaptic by mistake. Thanks.

dizee
May 26th, 2008, 11:48 PM
Kazehakase is a good light browser.

tad1073
May 26th, 2008, 11:52 PM
How come no one has mentioned Opera (http://www.opera.com/products/desktop/next/)

dizee
May 27th, 2008, 12:02 AM
I use Opera myself but I don't know if I'd call it RAM-friendly exactly ;)

tad1073
May 27th, 2008, 12:03 AM
I only have 256MB ram and 733 processor and I have no problems.

Happy_Man
May 27th, 2008, 12:12 AM
Epiphany is nice.. it's slim, it integrates, and it's based off of Gecko, same as Firefox.

spiderbatdad
May 27th, 2008, 12:16 AM
How come no one has mentioned Opera (http://www.opera.com/products/desktop/next/)
The OP was looking for a browser that had addons and security similar to those in firefox.

So I wanted to know, if there are any RAM-friendly altenatives to Firefox, which support plugins like No Script and ABP, etc.,
Also, opera is no longer included in the repositories.

tad1073
May 27th, 2008, 12:25 AM
There are similar features that are built into Opera as the addons for fx that you mentioned.
contents of urlfilter.ini in ~/.opera

Opera Preferences version 2.1
; Do not edit this file while Opera is running
; This file is stored in UTF-8 encoding

[prefs]
prioritize excludelist=1

[include]
*

[exclude]
http://a248.e.akamai.net/7/*
http://aads.myspacecdn.com/Images/*
http://adcast.deviantart.com/delivery/*
http://cache.opt.fimserve.com/contents/*
http://cache.trafficmp.com/adv/*
http://cdn.euroclick.com/contents/*
http://cdn.fastclick.net/fastclick.net/*
http://cdn2.adsdk.com/CDN/*
http://content.yieldmanager.edgesuite.net/atoms/*
http://ds.serving-sys.com/BurstingRes/*
http://img-cdn.mediaplex.com/0/*
http://m1.2mdn.net/1017324/*
http://m1.2mdn.net/1393346/*
http://m1.2mdn.net/1836541/*
http://m1.2mdn.net/617966/*
http://m1.2mdn.net/931236/*
http://m1.2mdn.net/998766/*
http://m1.2mdn.net/viewad/*
http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/*
http://pics.ebaystatic.com/aw/*
http://spe.atdmt.com/ds/*
http://syndication.mmismm.com/mmtnt.php*
"http://tremor-images.adbureau.net/tremor/assets/liberty_mutual/as01526/728x250_1/unexpanded.swf?url=http://ad.doubleclick.net/click;h=v8/36c0/7/88/*/l;187117281;0-0;0;24651889;3454-728/90;23257531/23275384/1;;~okv=;sz=728x90;click=http://ad.adnetinteractive.com/click,AAAAANJUAwCARwwA8mYEAAIAAAAAAP8AAAADFQIABgKA eAMAuY8GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAFQxKkgAAA AA,,,;~sscs=?http://ad.adnetinteractive.com/click,AAAAANJUAwCARwwA8mYEAAIAAAAAAP8AAAADFQIABgKA eAMAuY8GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAFQxKkgAAA AA,,,http://tremor.adbureau.net/accipiter/adclick/CID=00001b3e0000000000000000/acc_random=679073958/pageid=4035385449/site=Dedicated/aamsz=728x90/"
"http://us.mg2.mail.yahoo.com/dc/blank.html?bn=975.23&.intl=us*"
http://view.atdmt.com/HBO/*
http://www.google-analytics.com/urchin.js*
http://www.rent.com/ajax/*

also in the right-click menu there is a block content feature that will automaticly add what you want blocked to that file.

d.kusummmanth@gmail.com
May 28th, 2008, 04:38 PM
Epiphany is nice.. it's slim, it integrates, and it's based off of Gecko, same as Firefox.
what about plugins?

Happy_Man
May 31st, 2008, 01:13 AM
Yep, it's got several plugins/extensions available from a dialog much like Pidgin.