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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RE: Doesn't matter for some...
by jirka on Mon 20th Sep 2004 11:29 UTC

> The freeware vs FOSS argument also has some major influence on some. I don't really care for it that much here, but since the software is practically not portable this browser runs on a lot less platforms than existing. The power to port lies at a small minority.
Yes. The software can be nice and usefull but if it runs on x86 only that is is really useless for many people.There is lot of people running Linux/NetBSB/something on PPC or SPARC (for example) and there is lot of IRIX and Solaris users. Open source usually can be ported to those platforms but closed source freeware can't.

> I'm actually interested in running this on non-x86 Unices! I mean, try Mozilla on an older MIPS or SPARC. Its just a 'bit' too slow and i'm not always on information-mode.
Yes, Mozilla on IRIX (on my SGI Indy) works nice but is too slow. But Dillo is not much faster here (I have no idea why) :-(