Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sun 19th Sep 2004 09:23 UTC
Internet & Networking A few days ago we read about the Deli Linux, which aims to fill-in the gap of Linux distros in the 486/586 machine range by running lightweight/older applications. The disto comes with Dillo and Links as its browsers, but I bet there aren't many people who know that there is yet another very lightweight browser for GTK+ 1.2.x and it is more powerful and more memory-optimized than Dillo: Access' NetFront. Check for info and screenshots inside.
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Not so good
by Ced on Sun 19th Sep 2004 10:18 UTC

Not really as interesting as the article made it sounds...

I've browsed a bunch of websites with it, and while I was a bit surprised by its CSS capabilities (CSS 1 looks fairly good, but CSS 2 sites are rendered pretty badly), websites using older design techniques (nested tables and other junk) are completely unreadable: table cells may be empty as it appears on slashdot.org or reuters.com (granted: those sites are badly coded).

NetFront is also pretty slow on some websites, javascript support is clearly a problem here: you're going to get all those pop-ups, pop-under or other nasty dhtml advertisement junk.

Overall, it appears to me NetFront is trying to do more than it is really capable to do. Yet another lightweight browser, nothing more.