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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On Linux/x86 it rocks too!
by RevAaron on Mon 20th Sep 2004 19:00 UTC

A bit of a follow up: I got around to trying it on a Linux/x86 machine, although under VMWare. A lot of things are pretty slow in Linux under VMWare on this machine. FireFox, Mozilla and Konq all take too long to start. I was amazed to see NetFront pop up in just two seconds! And browsing was fast too, much faster than FireFox and Konq in this setup. Which is saying a lot, as those browsers are both quite fast. It uses a lot less RAM too: 19.5/12.0 for NetFront and 104.3/25.5 for FireFox. Numbers are both in MB of RAM, VSZ/RSS and both had the same 4 pages loaded each in a tab (osnews.com, newmobilecomputing.com, apple.com and slashdot.org). If you're on any sort of slower machine, check this out.

I didn't have the weird problem with the funky menus that was in the screenshots. /me shrugs The pages looked a lot nicer when I switched the font from fixed to Helvetica too.