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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Usable product at this stage?
by Robert Sullivan on Sun 19th Sep 2004 13:21 UTC

From my perspective, NetFront seems to render pages better than Dillo. However, it has a few serious shortcomings (as mentioned in the article):
- GTK menu names
- Manual DNS server entry
- Horrible fonts
Basically, the engine is good but the interface isn't, and until this piece of software becomes more usable, I won't be using it.
Is there any chance that this will be released under the GPL so that people can work on the interface? Probably not.