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    Question As light as dillo, but with javascript?

    Hi and thanks for helping,

    I am looking for a web browser that
    can run on my (very) old machine. Dillo
    works great, but it won't even log into
    this site so I can post (javascript I
    expect).

    Is there a very lightweight browser that
    accepts javascript?

    Thanks,
    Will

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    Re: As light as dillo, but with javascript?

    try epiphany, it's light but still full featured.
    what are the specs your working with?
    i'm on 450mhz 256mb ram, it's a 10 year old laptop.

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    Re: As light as dillo, but with javascript?

    Whoa! That's high powered for me. I am using a 333 Celeron w/64MB RAM using the alternate command-line only install.

    For a window manager I use LWM (The lightest I could find that would give me an easy way to open a terminal to open other programs).

    BTW: I tried epiphany and it works great. I am actually using it right now. Thanks for the help!

    Will

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    Re: As light as dillo, but with javascript?

    hmm, how much memory does lwm use?
    i'm using jwm, its using 1.4mb, but i got it tweaked, the default is much lower.
    Last edited by kerry_s; April 30th, 2009 at 01:30 AM.

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    Re: As light as dillo, but with javascript?

    Mozilla Prism with Buttons added.

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    Re: As light as dillo, but with javascript?

    Quote Originally Posted by juancarlospaco View Post
    Mozilla Prism with Buttons added.
    on 333mhz 64mb ram, i don't think so.

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    Re: As light as dillo, but with javascript?

    Graphical web browsers in order of lightness-speed. imo

    dillo
    dillo2 http://www.dillo.org/
    netsurf http://www.netsurf-browser.org/
    arora http://code.google.com/p/arora/
    midoi http://www.twotoasts.de/index.php?/p...i_summary.html
    kazehakase http://kazehakase.sourceforge.jp/



    speed v features the call is yours

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    Question Re: As light as dillo, but with javascript?

    Great list! -- my only question is which support java?

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    Re: As light as dillo, but with javascript?

    Two more very lightweight web browsers that support everything, flash, java, (with the exception of google chromium, but each day it gets better if you keep it updated, daily snapshots)

    Opera

    Google Chromium

    Search for Google Chromium PPA and add the repository and use apt-key to add the key.

    Use the package manager to install them if you'd like.

    For a lightweight IM client that supports file transfers and plugins, Finch

    If I had an old computer, I'd go command line only. The only problem with that is no problems with web browsers, and a few good apps that just dont have a cli alternative, but you'd be surprised how many do. I also found out there's a way to display pictures in the cli; You'll have to google that one.

    But I'm more likely to run Puppy Linux if I were to have an old machine. I have a modern machine and still want to run it. I don't like the included compiler they had, last I heard about a year back. I'd like to get gcc in Puppy unless it's already available.
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    Re: As light as dillo, but with javascript?

    I'm surprised nobody has mentioned "links2".

    If you run it with "links2 -g", you get the "graphical mode" with a menubar, images and tables; and yes there is a little bit of Javascript support, just enough to use this site (I think).

    Even better, you can run the graphical mode without X running; should save you a bit of memory
    I try to treat the cause, not the symptom. I avoid the terminal in instructions, unless it's easier or necessary. My instructions will work within the Ubuntu system, instead of breaking or subverting it. Those are the three guarantees to the helpee.

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