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which web browser for a old laptop ?
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biloute

Joined: 29 Jun 2011
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PostPosted: Wed 29 Jun 2011, 02:28    Post subject:  which web browser for a old laptop ?  

hi all,

i've just install the new puppy and it works fine on ma old laptop. (the previous puppy wasn't very fine for wifi).

But what web browser should i install on it ? firefox is too slow.

it's a pentium II 366 mhz, with 128 mo and 20 go. It have a slow video card (videomagic, no hardware acceleration).

i tried dillo, but it's not easy to use.

i've seen midori pet but there are severals pet and i don't know which one i must install.

sorry for my english and thank you.
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DaveS


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PostPosted: Wed 29 Jun 2011, 02:32    Post subject:  

Maybe Opera? http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=538671&sid=bd5201cc4680666d265b52a0095f88c7
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biloute

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PostPosted: Wed 29 Jun 2011, 03:39    Post subject:  

opéra on this old laptop ? Shocked
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jakfish

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PostPosted: Wed 29 Jun 2011, 07:18    Post subject:  

Links. You can get it through the puppy manager, in "Puppy 4"

Fast, renders only a few graphics, no flash, no cookies, no passwords. It's bare bones, but still a gui, as opposed to elinks which is text only.

To run links in gui format, in console:

links -g

I run this with a 600mhz cpu and 114mb RAM and it flies.

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nooby

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PostPosted: Wed 29 Jun 2011, 08:41    Post subject:  

I read about one named Uzbl which is Lulz name for Usable and that one is supposed to be small and fast. But not sure how it works on old.

A Unix like??? in thinking browser is Surf that one is very small but kind of limited but could be a way to get something going and then test with while one search for a preferred one. To download and look at text and so on.

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stu90


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PostPosted: Wed 29 Jun 2011, 08:56    Post subject:  

w3m terminal web browser - can use it just as text mode or if you install feh image viewer you can display images in it as well .
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playdayz


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PostPosted: Wed 29 Jun 2011, 16:13    Post subject:  

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i've just install the new puppy and it works fine on ma old laptop. (the previous puppy wasn't very fine for wifi).

Which new Puppy? If it is Lucid 5.2.5 then the browser midori is built-in and might be worth a try. We do not usually recommend it, but you have a special case. The reason we do not usually recommend it is because it does not have the ultimate level of security, so definitely should not be used for financial transactions, banking, etc.

To try it, click 'console' on the desktop to open a terminal and enter midori.

Well, maybe not, I couldn't login to this forum in midori.

To make it look more like a browser, right-click on the top line and choose Menu Bar and then choose View -> Toolbars -> Navigation bar.
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rokytnji


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PostPosted: Wed 29 Jun 2011, 18:50    Post subject: Might give QtWeb Browser a shot
Subject description: Works in Puppy
 

No need for a pet. Just download Linux zip and extract.

I made a new folder in rox file manager named qtweb and extracted files into qtweb folder. Made sure bin was executable using right click properties. Launched it from folder for now. Uses Mozilla plugins but java applets are a no go for now. Login works. Passwords remember works (if enabled in options). Flash works. Don;t use included adblocker in options. It blocks certain sites from completely loading if used (linux questions forum and AntiX forum) in my personal experience.

Just started using it. So that is all I know for now. Light and fast so far.


http://www.qtweb.net/

http://www.qtweb.net/screenshots.php?view=thumbnailList&category=2
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biloute

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PostPosted: Wed 29 Jun 2011, 20:36    Post subject:  

ok, thank you everybody Smile

i'll try midori and Qt.
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harii4


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PostPosted: Wed 29 Jun 2011, 21:06    Post subject:  

I have to say:
firedog 3.6 - not too slow and flash works
firepup is faster - i have never gotten the flash to work.

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mrreality13

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PostPosted: Sun 31 Jul 2011, 17:36    Post subject:  

on a satellite 2535cds p1@.300 mhz w/96 megs ram i use opera 10.11 its slow but best ive found so far for this 10 yr oldl appy.
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Hogweed

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PostPosted: Sun 31 Jul 2011, 19:33    Post subject:  

Opera runs very well on a 400 Mhz P3 with 192MB under Lucid Puppy 5.2.(Firefox is almost unusable with that config). I would try Opera.
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